Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- July 2, 2013

An Afghan fighter (Photo: Reuters)

How Afghan Forces Are Tackling The Taliban's Murderous PR Campaign -- Rob Crilly, The Telegraph

This aim of this morning’s attack close to a foreign contractor’s compound in Kabul was clear. Its target appeared to be Supreme, a logistics company that advertises itself as skilled in the “reverse operations required during a military draw-down”. More importantly, it is the latest in a surge of attacks designed to illustrate how local security forces are unable to protect even the capital.

In doing so, the Taliban are trying to undermine the Western strategy of training up Afghan troops to replace Nato combat soldiers as they head for the exit.

In some ways it is working. Last week they disguised their 4x4s to look like Nato vehicles and penetrated one of the most secure areas of Kabul, launching an attack close to the presidential palace. They managed to close the airport in another attack and are generating inch upon inch of coverage for their high-profile assaults.

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More News On Afghanistan

Taliban launch suicide assault outside base in Kabul -- Long War Journal
12 Killed In Taliban Attack On NATO Supply Firm In Kabul -- RTT
Taliban hit NATO supply compound in Kabul, kill 7 in latest high-profile attack in Afghanistan -- Washington Post/AP
Suicide attack in Kabul targets Nato supplier -- The Telegraph
Deadly militant attack targets NATO supplier in Kabul -- AFP
Taliban attack on supply base in Afghan capital kills six -- Reuters
Taliban blow up truck at gates of NATO supply compound in Afghanistan, killing American, 6 others -- FOX News
7 Killed in Afghan Attack -- Voice of America
Taliban militants killed in operations in Afghanistan -- People's Daily Online
5 civilians killed in separate incident in western Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
Taliban militants bungle coordinated multi-province terrorist attacks -- Long War Journal
Fatalities among Afghan security forces up by a fifth -- Business Recorder
Nearly 300 Afghan police killed in month -- AP
Taliban deny power-sharing concept with Afghan government -- Khaama Press
Pakistan defends it’s positive contribution in Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
Afghan-Pakistani ties in a tailspin, with botched British diplomacy blamed -- The Guardian
U.S. general marks 4th year of GI's captivity by Taliban -- Army Times
Sweden's Military Chief Visits Afghanistan -- RTT News

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