Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Afghanistan War News Updates -- August 31, 2010

Members of the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team and U.S. Army soldiers meet with Afghan elders in a village near Combat Outpost Mizan in Mizan district, Zabul province, Afghanistan, Aug 19, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathanael Callon

Afghanistan Bomb Attacks Kill Twenty-One US Soldiers In 48 Hours -- The Telegraph

Twenty-one American troops have been killed in Afghanistan since Friday in one of the bloodiest periods of the summer.

A series of bomb attacks have badly hit US troops in eastern and southern Afghanistan in the past 48 hours.

The death toll among in the Nato-led coalition has reached 484 this year and is predicted to far surpass 2009’s total of 521.

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More News On Afghanistan

Attacks on U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Intensify -- New York Times
Eighth NATO fatality in day of Afghan violence -- AFP
5 American troops killed in latest Afghan violence -- My Way/AP
Seven American soldiers killed in Afghanistan -- The Independent/Reuters
5 American troops killed in latest Afghan violence -- AP
5 Americans die in bloody day in Afghanistan -- CNN
Five US soldiers killed in day of Afghan violence -- AFP
IED attacks kill four US soldiers in Afghanistan -- BBC
4 American troops killed by bomb in Afghanistan -- AP
Bombings kill 4 U.S. troops in Afghanistan -- UPI

Haqqani network spreads its attacks against America across eastern Afghanistan -- The Telegraph
Afghan-coalition Force Kills Taliban Leader -- U.S. Department of Defense
Birthplace of the Taliban: The next battleground -- AP
West faces a losing battle for Afghan "human terrain" -- Reuters
Taliban footprint 'spreading': Petraeus -- AFP

Afghan withdrawal won't be a "hand-off" - Petraeus -- Reuters
Petraeus: International pullout will be gradual -- AP
Petraeus Finishes Rules for Afghan Security Transition -- New York Times
NATO Chief Backs Starting Security Handover To Afghans Next Year -- Radio Free Europe
NATO chief hopes for Nov Afghanistan handover deal: report -- Reuters

Report: US commander criticized UK strategy in Afghanistan -- Canadian Press
US general criticises British strategy in Helmand -- BBC
U.S. general critical of UK early tactics in Helmand -- Reuters

Afghanistan intelligence flawed, says ex-CIA man -- Sydney Morning Herald
Karzai Attacks Afghan War Strategy as 'Ineffective' -- Voice of America
Taliban trying to disrupt Afghan parliamentary vote -- CTV News
Phones, Calculator Give Glimpse of Mobile Tech in Afghanistan -- Reuters
U.S. hospital in Germany handles America's Afghan war wounded -- L.A. Times

The Surge and Afghanistan
-- John McCain, Wall Street Journal
The Afghanistan Policy Review Begins Sooner Than You Think -- Marc Ambinder, the Atlantic

FACTBOX-Military deaths in Afghanistan -- Reuters

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