Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mini Mini Battlefield Digest: Afghanistan, Week 46

Battlefield News, Afghanistan

Political Developments and Major Campaign Resource Shifts

  • AP: Denmark's prime minister on Monday urged other NATO nations to send more troops and money to boost the alliance's operations in Afghanistan. -Monday, November 12, 2007
  • Reuters: Amnesty International urged NATO troops in Afghanistan on Monday to suspend all transfers of detainees to Afghan authorities, citing persistent allegations that prisoners face torture. -Monday, November 12, 2007
  • Reuters: Corruption among Afghan officials is rife and government must be reformed to help end 30 years of war, misery and oppression, President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday in an unusually frank assessment of his country's woes. -Tuesday, November 13, 2007
COIN: Actions, Reactions, Counteractions, etc.
  • Roggio: Afghan troops retook Farah's Gulistan district. A suicide bomber wounded five civilians in Kandahar. -Monday, November 12, 2007
  • Roggio: Both the Taliban and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Hizb-e-Islami denied conducting the suicide attack in the northern province of Baghlan. Some in Afghanistan believe the attack was a political assassination. -Wednesday, November 7, 2007
  • Roggio: US Navy and French warplanes have replaced the F-15s grounded in Afghanistan due to an unknown structural problem. -Wednesday, November 7, 2007
  • Xinhua: Taliban insurgents in an overnight attack on a police checkpost in central Afghanistan's Ghazni city killed four policemen, provincial police chief Alishah Ahmadzai told Xinhua on Monday. -Monday, November 12, 2007
  • Xinhua: More than one in three British servicemen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan might still be alive if not for avoidable blunders and equipment problems, an investigation by the Independent on Sunday has revealed. -Sunday, November 11, 2007
VIOLENCE: Tactical Developments
  • AP: A civilian woman, two her children and 15 militants were buried under the ruins of an exploded house, as a result of a skirmish between U.S.-led coalition troops and Afghan militants. -Monday, November 12, 2007
  • Roggio: The Taliban killed the Shah Joy district chief and nine police officers in Zabul province. -Friday, November 9, 2007
  • AP: A suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, seriously wounding three civilians, while two separate attacks left three policeman dead elsewhere in the country, officials said. -Sunday, November 11, 2007
  • dailymail: Fifty-nine schoolchildren were killed and 96 wounded in a suicide attack in northern Afghanistan earlier this week, the country's Education Ministry said today. -Friday, November 9, 2007
  • BBC: Early investigations into Tuesday's bombing in the Afghan province of Baghlan indicate that the attacker used ball bearings to maximise casualties. -Friday, November 9, 2007
  • Reuters: Four Americans were killed and six others injured on Thursday when a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter crashed in northern Italy with 10 people on board, a fire brigade official said. -Thursday, November 8, 2007
  • AP: A Norwegian peacekeeper was killed and a second was seriously injured by a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, the Nordic country's military said. A news release said the soldiers, whose names were not immediately released... -Thursday, November 8, 2007
  • VOA: Pakistani security officials say they have found the bullet-riddled bodies of three soldiers abducted earlier this week in the tribal North Waziristan region near the Afghan border. -Thursday, November 8, 2007

Economic Developments, Reconstruction, and General Good News

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