Thursday, June 30, 2011

Afghanistan War News Updates -- June 30, 2011

NATO Airstrike Kills Militant Leader Linked to Kabul Hotel Attack -- Voice of America

NATO says it has killed a top Haqqani network leader in Afghanistan who is suspected of aiding militants who attacked a Kabul hotel late Tuesday.

In a statement Thursday, NATO said it killed Ismail Jan and several Haqqani fighters in an airstrike in Paktiya province near the Pakistani border. It said Jan was the deputy to the senior Haqqani commander in Afghanistan, and has led a group of fighters in attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces since late 2010.

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More News On Afghanistan

NATO kills militant tied to Kabul hotel attack -- Seattle Times/AP
NATO Airstrike Kills Haqqani Militant Involved in Afghan Hotel Attack -- FOX News/AP
Nato 'kills senior Haqqani militant in Afghanistan' -- BBC
Senior commander in Haqqani network 'killed' -- The Telegraph
NATO strike kills militant blamed for Kabul hotel suicide attack -- Global Post
NATO Says It Has Killed Senior Militant Linked To Hotel Attack -- NPR
ISAF: Afghan hotel attack suspect killed -- CBS
Militant leader killed in Afghanistan -- UPI
NATO says Haqqani commander killed in Afghanistan -- AFP
Was deadly Kabul hotel attack an inside job? -- CBS

Attack at Kabul Hotel Deflates Security Hopes in Afghanistan -- New York Times
Afghan Taliban sends message with hotel attack -- L.A. Times
Afghan Attack Left Mass of Bodies at Luxury Hotel -- New York Times/AP
Kabul attack throws spotlight on troop pullout -- BBC
Obama Weighed Military and Political Risk for Afghan Plan
-- New York Times/Reuters
Afghanistan: Attack won't derail security transfer -- Yahoo News/AP
US exit strategy from Afghanistan faces many challenges -- Deutsche Welle
Benefits of 'economy of force' missions in Afghanistan remain unclear -- Stars and Stripes
Officials tripling Afghan defense forces -- USA Today
Top special ops nominee defends night raids in Afghan war -- Stars and Stripes

Afghans Arrest Two Officials Over Kabul Bank Collapse -- New York Times
Banker Flees Afghanistan In Fear For His Life -- NPR
Afghan delays in addressing banking problems imperil foreign aid -- Washington Post
Kabul Bank Scandal Tests Afghan Stability -- Voice of America

Kidnapped French journalists return home from Afghanistan -- Deutsche Welle
French journalists arrive home after 18-month Taliban hostage ordeal -- The Guardian
Did Money on Mules Free French Hostages? -- CNBC

The Struggle for Afghanistan's Youth -- the Guardian
Fallen Marine Honored With Intelligence Medal for Valor -- U.S. Department of Defense
Marine's last words to family from Afghanistan: 'I'll see you soon' -- CNN
For suspected insurgents, NATO jails trump Afghan justice -- Miami Herald

U.S. and Taliban Diverge on Meaning of Kabul Siege -- Wall Street Journal
Kabul Hotel Attack Demonstrates Taliban's Persistence -- Max Fisher, The Atlantic
Kabul hotel attack is down to political gameplay -- Bette Dam, The Guardian
Kabul attack: Is Afghanistan ready to take over NATO's security duties? -- Howard LaFranchi, Christian Science Monitor
The Kabul Intercontinental Attack: The Taliban's Clear Message -- John Wendle, Time
Taliban talks bombing -- Washington Times editorial
As US slowly withdraws from Afghanistan, regional neighbors should step up -- Walter Rodgers, Yahoo News/Christian Science Monitor
How the Taliban and America met in Munich -- Ahmed Rashid, Financial Times

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