Saturday, July 31, 2010

Afghanistan War News Updates -- July 31, 2010

HERAT SHURA - U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander, International Security Assistance Force, meets with tribal elders of Zer-e-koh valley during a shura to discuss local governance issues in Afghanistan's Herat province, July 29, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley Lail

Deadliest Month For U.S. In Afghanistan Marked By Riots Outside Embassy; Obama To Review Strategy -- New York Daily News

Washington - The U.S. monthly death toll in Afghanistan rose to its highest level in nine years of war yesterday as Afghans rioted outside the American embassy in Kabul.

NATO officials said six U.S. troops were killed in several incidents Thursday and yesterday, raising the American death toll in July to 66. The previous monthly high was in June, when 60 were killed.

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More News On Afghanistan

July Becomes Deadliest Month for U.S. Troops In Nearly Nine-Year Afghan War -- Washington Post
July Deadliest Month for US in Afghanistan -- FOX News
July is Deadliest Month for US Soldiers in Afghanistan -- Voice of America
U.S. casualties in Afghanistan soar to record high in month of July -- Seattle Times/NYT
US casualties in Afghanistan reach record high --
US Casualties in Afghanistan Soar to Record Highs -- ABC News/AP

UK troops 'making progress' in new Afghan mission
-- BBC
Operation Tor Shezada: 'Initial areas are secured' -- BBC
Under the cover of darkness, Nato troops draw Taliban into their trap -- The Independent
Nato troops surround Taliban sheltering in Afghan town -- The Guardian
Afghanistan: Beating the Taliban one step at a time -- The Telegraph

Obama Facing New Pressure From Left on Afghanistan -- Voice of America
New President, Same War Funding? -- FOX News
'Flash floods kill at least 65 in Afghanistan' -- AFP
Afghan Women Fear the Loss of Modest Gains -- New York Times
Military family welcomes dog that saved lives in Afghanistan -- USA Today
Cleaning up corruption -- By Mahmood Karzai, Washington Times
The Afghan Surge Deserves a Chance to Work -- Michael O'Hanlon, Wall Street Journal

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