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2008-09-02 00:00:07

World News IN BRIEF *KABUL Coalition troops accidentally killed three children in south-eastern Afghanistan yesterday when they opened fire after their patrol was attacked, Nato admitted. The coalition also reported that Afghan troops had killed more than 220 suspected Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan last week. The Afghan government says more than 500 civilians have been killed this year in military operations. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC....

2008-08-22 09:00:20

Thirty militants were killed Friday in a battle between U.S.-led coalition forces and insurgents in Western Afghanistan, a coalition spokesman said. The battle began when troops returned small-arms fire from militants in Herat province, CNN said. Five militants were taken prisoner and a store of weapons and roadside bomb-making materials were seized, the spokesman said.

2008-08-21 21:00:16

NATO says it disputes a report in a French newspaper that says French soldiers fighting in Afghanistan earlier this week were hit by NATO airstrikes. CNN reported Thursday that 10 soldiers and 21 were wounded in combat near Kabul. NATO said in a statement Thursday that "the planes supplying close air support could not engage because French troops were very close to Taliban insurgents and if they had engaged there may have been considerable collateral damage if the bombs had been used."...

2008-08-21 09:00:27

Three Polish soldiers, members of the NATO force in Afghanistan, were killed when their vehicle was struck by a bomb, Polish officials said. The Polish Defense Ministry said the soldiers died Wednesday while on combat patrol in Ghazni province, CNN reported. One other soldier was wounded and the ministry described his condition as serious. Elsewhere, the BBC said there were unconfirmed reports that coalition troops killed 30 militants in a skirmish northeast of Kabul. NATO said 1,140...

2008-08-20 09:00:08

By Carlotta Gall and Sangar Rahimi New York Times News Service KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban insurgents mounted their most serious attacks in six years of fighting in Afghanistan over the last two days, including a coordinated assault by at least 10 suicide bombers against one of the largest American military bases in the country, and another by some 100 insurgents that killed 10 elite French paratroopers. The attack on the French, which took place in a district near Kabul, added to the...

2008-08-19 21:00:00

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban insurgents mounted their most serious attacks in six years of fighting, one a complex attack with multiple suicide bombers on a U.S. military base last night and another by some 100 insurgents on French forces in a district east of the capital, killing 10 French soldiers and wounding 21 others, military officials said today. Three American soldiers and six members of the Afghan special forces were wounded in the attack on the base in the eastern province of...

2008-08-19 09:00:07

The French government said Tuesday 10 of its soldiers died in fighting near Kabul, while U.S. and Afghan forces killed several insurgents in other clashes. The French defense ministry said its soldiers, part of the 1,670-strong French contingent with NATO forces in Afghanistan, had been engaged in fighting Taliban militants since Monday, CNN reported. Other reports said the fighting had been heavy but further details were not immediately available. Elsewhere Tuesday, the CNN report said...

2008-08-02 09:00:08

By NAHAL TOOSI By Nahal Toosi The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan Roadside bombs killed five NATO soldiers and a civilian in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, while a coalition of aid groups warned that violence is spreading to once-stable regions and forcing them to scale back humanitarian work. The soldiers' deaths marked a bloody start to the month in what has already been a deadly year for the separate U.S.-led coalition and NATO mission in Afghanistan, where an insurgency is...

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2008-07-14 09:00:00

The Taliban insurgents who attacked a U.S.-run outpost near the Pakistani border on Sunday numbered nearly 200 fighters, almost three times the size of the allied force, and some breached the NATO compound in a coordinated assault that took the defenders by surprise, Western officials said. The attackers were driven back in a pitched, four-hour battle, and they appeared to suffer scores of dead and wounded of their own, but the toll they inflicted was sobering. The base and a nearby...

2008-07-14 09:00:20

By Carlotta Gall Taimoor Shah contributed reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan. * Nine American soldiers were reported to have been killed Sunday in fighting in eastern Afghanistan, the single deadliest attack on U.S. forces in years. The NATO force in Afghanistan confirmed that nine soldiers had been killed without giving their nationalities, but The Associated Press identified them as Americans. The U.S. commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, said in an...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'