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US drone strike kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan


By James Holbrooks On Thursday, the United Nations condemned the killing of at least 15 civilians by a U.S. drone strike in the Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan, and called for an independent investigation to be initiated. From a U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) press release: In the early morning of 28 September, …

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12 ways tax payer money is being wasted in Afghanistan

Afghanistan opium heroin

Everyone knows America’s campaign in Afghanistan has been an enormous foreign policy success. The Taliban harbored al-Qaeda before and after 9/11 so naturally, the US had to oust Mullah Omar and company on the way to chasing Osama bin Laden through the mountains whilst laying waste to whatever civilization existed …

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Pentagon wastes $150 million of taxpayers money on luxury villas in Afghanistan

Pentagon luxury villas Afghanistan

The Pentagon isn’t known for being frugal with its spending habits, and new reports have surfaced which show that US taxpayers footed the bill for nearly $150 million in luxury villa rentals and fine dining in Afghanistan. When Pentagon personnel travel abroad, they’re typically placed in government housing, perfectly livable accommodations …

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WikiLeaks offers $50,000 for Kunduz bombing footage or cockpit audio

Kunduz hospital Afghan

Transparency activist group WikiLeaks is offering a $50,000 reward for any footage of the United States bombing of a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kunduz or cockpit audio from the plane. “The AC-130 records its attacks with high resolution gun cameras,” says the post on WikiLeaks, the website founded by Julian Assange …

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Hospital bombing: US changes story fourth time in four days

General John Campbell Pentagon Afghanistan hospital Kunduz

US special operations forces – not their Afghan allies – called in the deadly airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the US commander has conceded. Shortly before General John Campbell, the commander of the US and Nato war in Afghanistan, testified to a Senate panel, the president …

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Terrorist attack: United States bombs civilian hospital in Afghanistan

MSF staff Kunduz hospital Afghanistan

Up to 20 civilians were killed by U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan early Saturday morning that hit a hospital in Kunduz. According to reports, another 37 people have been injured and many more remain unaccounted for. The hospital is operated by a French affiliate of Doctors Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières (MFS), and was the only …

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Is the CIA running opium trade out of Afghanistan?

US troops Afghanistan opium poppy

Despite billions spent to eradicate opium crops in Afghanistan, the crop is more popular than ever there, leading many to wonder whether some U.S. forces may actually be encouraging its growth and the heroin it later becomes. In July, the Centers for Disease Control warned of record-breaking numbers of heroin deaths …

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