Monday, May 31, 2010

Afghanistan War News Updates -- May 31, 2010

U.S. General Accuses Iran Of Helping Taliban In Afghanistan -- Voice of America

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, says there is "clear evidence" that Iran is providing weapons and training to Taliban fighters in the war-torn country.

U.S. General Stanley McChrystal told reporters in the Afghan capital he understands that as a neighbor, Iran has a natural interest in Afghanistan.

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More News on Afghanistan

NATO general in Afghanistan: Taliban train in Iran -- Yahoo News/AP
McChrystal: Evidence is 'clear' Iran aids Taliban -- Washington Times
NATO Commander In Afghanistan Says Iran Helping Taliban -- Radio Free Europe
NATO General in Afghanistan: Taliban Train in Iran -- ABC News

U.S. military: Air strike kills Taliban leader in Kandahar -- CNN
NATO Airstrikes Kill Top Taliban Commander -- Voice of America
NATO air strikes hit Taliban in troubled district -- AFP
Civilian, NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan -- Sify
British soldier killed in Afghanistan explosion -- The Guardian
At least 6 Afghan police killed in two separate incidents -- CNN
Kandahar offensive further delayed -- Chronicle Herald
Insurgents in Kandahar's undergrowth drag Nato forces into 'green hell' -- The Independent
Taliban stronger than expected, NATO chief says -- Reuters
Battalion Among Hardest Hit in Afghan War -- New York Times/AP
In Afghan region, U.S. spreads the cash to fight the Taliban -- Washington Post
Terror link alleged as Saudi millions flow into Afghanistan war zone -- Times Online
David Cameron rounds up security experts for secret Afghanistan summit -- Times Online
Mullen: Pakistan Cooperation in Afghanistan Bigger Concern Than Retaliation for U.S. Attack -- FOX News

NATO Has High Hopes for Afghan Peace Council
-- New York Times
In Afghanistan, a long-delayed national talk -- L.A. Times
Kabul readies security ahead of peace jirga -- Reuters

Commander of Canadian Forces in Afghanistan sacked -- The Telegraph
Military: Canadian commander in Afghanistan relieved after 'inappropriate relationship' -- FOX News
Canada's top commander in Afghanistan sacked: govt -- Yahoo News/AFP

US troops in Afghanistan mark Memorial Day -- Yahoo News/AP
Troops Mark Solemn Memorial Day in Afghanistan -- CBS News/AP
US Honors Those Killed During Years of Conflict in Afghanistan -- Voice Of America

Afghanistan suspends two aid groups for Christianity probe -- Yahoo News/Reuters
Afghanistan Suspends Two Aid Groups -- New York Times
2 Christian aid groups suspended in Afghanistan -- AP

Powell: US Can't Be in Afghanistan Forever -- ABC News
War in Afghanistan set to outlast Vietnam -- Arizona Republic/USA Today
Saving Afghanistan from its neighbours -- Reuters
Vietnam, minus the jungle -- Peter Preston, The Guardian

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