August 23, 2019

Pocket Drones issued to UK Soldiers

British soldiers in Afghanistan have been issued with tiny surveillance drones that can fit into the palm of a hand. The Black Hornet Nano is designed in Norway and weighs around 16 grams. The 10-centimetre long helicopter is fitted with a tiny camera which relays video and still images to a remote … [Read more...]

Taliban win Wally’s of the week award

Yes that is right folks, the Taliban have scooped the major prize at the international wally of the week awards by claiming that Malala Yousufza the 14 year-old school girl they tried to execute deserved to die. Her crimes were numerous. We have already heard about her campaign for girls to be … [Read more...]

NATO admits killing BBC journalist in Afghanistan

The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan has admitted it killed BBC reporter Ahmed Omed Khpulwak in July. Isaf said a US soldier mistook the BBC Pashto service journalist for an insurgent when troops responded to a militant attack in the town of Tarin Kowt in … [Read more...]

Taliban storm Parwan governors compound – 19 dead

Taliban insurgents have stormed the provincial governor's compound in Parwan killing at least 19 people. Powerful explosions followed by bursts of gunfire were heard in the provincial capital, Charikar, which is only an hours drive north of Kabul. The governor, Abdul Basir Salangi, said that … [Read more...]

Wali Karzai assassinated by security chief

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been assassinated at his home in Kandahar by his security chief. Ahmed Wali Karzai was a leading power broker in Southern Afghanistan, was shot dead at his house by his long-time head of security, Sardar Mohammed, who was … [Read more...]

Australian soldier shot dead in Southern Afghanistan

General David Hurley, the Chief of the Australian Defence Force has announced that an "experienced and decorated" Australian soldier has been killed and another seriously injured in a firefight with Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan. Sergeant Todd Langley, 35, from the 2nd Commando … [Read more...]

Gunmen and suicide bombers attack top Kabul hotel

The Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul has come under attack from gunmen and suicide bombers. The police report that seven gunmen got inside the hotel and a firefight was ongoing. All the attackers have been killed along with two security personnel and nine others - … [Read more...]

Obama announces US troop withdrawls from Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama has announced that all of the 33,000 extra US forces he ordered to Afghanistan in December 2009 would be back in the USA within the next 15 months. President Obama said that 10,000 of the "surge" forces would withdraw by the end of this year, and the other 23,000 would … [Read more...]

Stephen Harper pays surprise visit to Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan

Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has paid a surprise visit to Canadian soldiers stationed in Kanadahar, Afghanistan on Monday. It seems to be the way of world leaders visiting Afghanistan, that they have to turn up unannounced to prevent any cunning Taliban plots to assassinate … [Read more...]

Two more Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two Australian soldiers have died in two separate incidents in Afghanistan in what Australian Defence Force, Chief Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston says is "a very bad day" for Australia. He announced that a 25-year-old Lance Corporal, from Queensland, was killed after a shooting involving a rogue … [Read more...]

Nato airstrike in Afghanistan kills 14 civilians

A Nato air strike in Afghanistan has killed 14 civilian after the missiles missed their target and hit two houses. A US marine base in Nawzad District, in south-west Afghanistan's Helmand province, came under attack and a coalition soldier was killed. Airstrikes were called in to hit the … [Read more...]

Seven US soldiers killed in Afghanistan by IED

Eight NATO soldiers have been confirmed dead after two improvised explosive devices exploded near them in southern Afghanistan. The Pentagon has confirmed that seven of the dead are American soldiers. An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military official said the attack occurred in … [Read more...]

Reports Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

Mullah Omar the spiritual leader of the Taliban has been killed in Pakistan according to Afghan and Iranian media. The Afghan news channel TOLO Television said Omar had been killed as he travelled in Balochistan in Pakistan's border region with Afghanistan. "Mullah Omar was killed on the way … [Read more...]

Taliban kill 35 construction workers in ambush

At least 35 construction workers have been killed and 20 injured in an attack by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan. It is reported that eight insurgents were also killed in the fighting as construction camp guards returned fire. The attack happened at 0200 hours on Wednesday night at a … [Read more...]

Gates says Bin Laden raid a major humiliation for Pakistan

US Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates says the "ability of the United States to enter Pakistan, kill Osama bin Laden and leave without detection was a humiliation to Pakistanis." Gates along with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, insist there is no evidence that … [Read more...]