Thursday, April 30, 2009

Afghanistan War News Updates -- April 30, 2009

Toby Keith performs an acoustic show in Afghanistan for some 350 troops at on Forward Operating Base #1, April 23, 2009. USO Courtesy photo by Dave Gatley

A Bomb Greets A New US Unit In Afghan Countryside -- Yahoo News/AP

TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan – Only a few Afghan villagers waved as the new American forces patrolled deep into this valley, a warning sign even in a region not exactly known for its love for foreign troops.

As the 10th Mountain Division troops moved slowly down a rocky road that cuts through high cliffs and fertile land in the central province of Wardak, what awaited them were not smiles.

It was a bomb.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

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More News On Afghanistan

Taliban announce 'countersurge' in Afghanistan -- Christian Science Monitor
Taliban says new offensive begins in Afghanistan -- M&C
Taliban Pressures NATO Supply Lines in Pakistan -- Voice Of America
Taliban Threatens More Violence in Afghanistan -- Voice Of America
42 insurgents die in Afghan fighting -- UPI
US sees spike in Afghanistan, Pakistan attacks -- AP
More troops to be sent for Afghanistan polls -- AFP
Mentors in Afghanistan -- Washington Times
U.S. Takes Dutch Military as Role Model in Afghan Operation -- Wall Street Journal
Britain to Add 700 Troops to Afghan War -- New York Times
Rudd answers US call for troops in Afghanistan -- The Age
Afghan Presidential hopeful promises Taliban talks -- Reuters
Defying threats, fighting oppression: the woman leading protests in Afghanistan -- Times Online
Obama's Deepening AfPak Crisis -- Huffington Post
Retreat from Afghanistan -- Times Online opinion
A war without frontiers -- The Telegraph

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