Thursday, July 11, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- July 11, 2013

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ricardo Arrequin, right, adjusts U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Arnold H. Cabral's gear as he relays a radio message during Operation Northern Lion II in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 3, 2013. Arrequin, a hospital corpsman, and Cabral are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 9. The Georgian soldiers led the operation to deter insurgents, establish a presence and gather human intelligence in the area. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena

IEDs In Afghanistan: Fewer But Still Deadly -- USA Today

The Pentagon's latest update on attacks in Afghanistan with improvised explosive devices reflects the continuing effort to put Afghans in the front of the fight.

Attacks on Afghan soldiers and police nearly doubled over the last three months compared with the same period last year, according to Joint IED Defeat Organization data released Wednesday. The number of attacks against Afghan security forces jumped 93%.

Meantime, there were 4,092 IED attacks against troops in the U.S.-led coaltion from April through June, a 17% drop.

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More News On Afghanistan

No Taliban Reprieve During Ramadan In Afghanistan -- Radio Free Europe
Officials: Twin roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan kills 3 civilians, 2 police officers -- Washington Post/AP
Five Afghans Killed In Twin Bombings In Helmand -- Radio Free Europe
3 civilians, 2 Afghan police killed in Helmand explosions -- Khaama Press
Transition from U.S. to Afghanistan military an uphill climb -- L.A. Times
U.S. mulling complete Afghanistan withdrawal in 2014 -- CBC/AP
Afghan peace talks won't bear fruit until 2015: EU envoy -- FOX News/AFP
No breakthrough in Afghan peace talks until 2015: EU envoy -- Khaama Press
Taliban Shut Qatar Office in Dispute -- Wall Street Journal
Afghanistan, Iran pledge to combat terrorism and narcotics -- Khaama Press
Canada closing door on Afghanistan as allies prepare next phase -- Edmonton Journal
President Obama reassesses Afghanistan -- Jon Soltz, MSNBC
Afghanistan: Boulevard of downsized goals -- Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Special to CNN
'Zero Option' the right one in Afghanistan -- Michael Kugelman, Special to CNN
Zero US troops in Afghanistan: real possibility or negotiating tactic? -- Howard LaFranchi, Christian Science Monitor

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