Sunday, December 30, 2012

Afghanistan War News Updates -- December 30, 2012

Insurgent Firefight - An Afghan soldier directs fellow soldiers during a firefight near Combat Outpost Giro while a U.S. Army paratrooper fires on insurgent positions in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, May 17, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

1056 Afghan Soldiers Killed In 2012: Defense Officials -- Khaama Press

The security transition from NATO troops to Afghan security forces which started last year is due to complete in five phases following a pre-planned organized program.

Despite Afghan security forces are in charge of over 75% of the Afghan soil security, Afghan officials are continuously expressing concerns regarding the lack of proper military equipments which creates challenges for the Afghan security forces.

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More News On Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update, Dec 30 -- ISAF
Violence in Afghanistan falls in 2012, but more Afghan troops dying and insider attacks rise -- Washington Post/AP
Afghanistan’s 2012 military losses at over 1,000 -- Voice of Russia
Record number of Afghan soldiers killed in 2012 -- DAWN/AFP
NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan -- UPI
Five Taliban militants killed in eastern Afghanistan -- Press TV
Georgian Soldier Found Shot Dead In Afghanistan
-- Radio Free Europe
NATO: Body of captured Georgian soldier found in southern Afghanistan
-- Washington Post/AP
Body of ISAF soldier found in southern Afghanistan -- Stars and Stripes
Missing Georgian soldier found dead in Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
The end of female engagement teams
-- Marine Times
Energy Drinks Take Afghanistan By Storm -- Radio Free Europe
A fight for Afghanistan’s most famous artifact -- Washington Post
What 2012 has meant for Afghanistan
-- Ahmed Rashid, BBC
Is the US winning in Afghanistan? It's hard to say -- Ian Livingston and Michael O'Hanlon, Foreign Policy
Afghanistan: winning, or just going home? -- Gretel C. Kovach, UT San Diego

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