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Afghanistan Civilians

Karzai Expresses Anger At U.S. Gov't In Emotional Interview

Posted 03.02.2014 | World

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai expressed anger at the U.S. government in an emotional interview published Sunday night in The Washington Post. ...

PHOTOS: Afghanistan's Untold Stories

Posted 05.14.2012 | World

The war in Afghanistan is far from over, though one might forget as much given the Western media's waning interest in the conflict. As the longest war...

ISAF Apologizes For Afghan Civilian Airstrike Casualties

Posted 05.11.2012 | World

The International Security Assistance Force, NATO's security mission in Afghanistan, and U.S. Forces Afghanistan released a statement on Friday expres...

An Indispensible Ally

Benjamin Lee | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Benjamin Lee

Behind most everything we did in Kandahar, Aminullah was right there, helping us communicate with local leaders. We built roads, schools, clinics, government offices. We brought tribal leaders and government officials together.

White House: No Change In Strategy After 'Inexplicable' Killings

AP | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Monday the war strategy in Afghanistan remains intact despite the mass killing of Afgh...

String Of Bombings Kills 21 As Afghanistan Casualties Hit High In May

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 08.11.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — May was the deadliest month for Afghan civilians since the United Nations started tracking deaths in 2007, according to a r...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Afghan Legacy: More Civilian Deaths | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- There is no consensus about what good has been achieved in the two-plus years that President Barack Obama has waged war in Afghanistan. ...

Afghan Civilian Deaths Spike In 2010 Due To Suicide Bombs

AP | PATRICK QUINN and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents killed more Afghan civilians last year than ever before and their roadside bombs, suicide attacks and assassinat...

Afghan Families Speak Of Loved Ones Killed By U.S. Soldiers | TAIMOOR SHAH and ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Mullah Allah Dad, a poppy farmer and the mullah of a hamlet of just 15 homes in Kandahar Province, the end came quickly. He was sipping tea when h...

Afghans Losing Patience

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. and NATO forces will stay in Afghanistan for at least another four years, yet there are growing signs that the West ha...

How Much "Success" Can Afghans Stand?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Turse

As the US approaches the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, pundits chew over just what "success" in Afghanistan might mean for Washington. What success might mean for ordinary Afghans hasn't been a topic of conversation.

U.S. Forces Face Sharp Increase In Attacks After Afghan Civilians Killed

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Each time U.S. or NATO forces accidentally kill Afghan civilians, insurgents and their sympathizers typically retaliate with six ad...

Afghan Civilians Attacked By NATO Troops: Four Killed, 18 Wounded In Kandahar

AP | KATHY GANNON and NOOR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Afghans burned tires and chanted "Death to America" after U.S. troops fired on a civilian bus near Kandahar, killing fou...

Afghanistan Civilians Flee Ahead Of U.S. Military Offensive

AP | NOOR KHAN and KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Minivans piled high with mattresses and clothing lined up at checkpoints Sunday as hundreds of civilians fled a Taliban-...

New Civilian Deaths Roil Afghans

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) KABUL - Thousands of Afghans shouting "Death to America!" protested the killings of children Thursday, the latest in a string of controversial ca...

US: 13 Civilians Killed In Afghanistan Strike

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — An operation the American military at first described as a "precision strike" instead killed 13 Afghan civilians and only three militant...

Afghan Report: 'I Was Still Holding My Grandson's Hand -- The Rest Was Gone'

The Guardian | Clancy Chassay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was 7.30 on a hot July morning when the plane came swooping low over the remote ravine. Below, a bridal party was making its way to the groom's vil...

Sam Stein

Say It Ain't So, Sarah: Palin Smears Obama With Year-Old Discredited Attack | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During an appearance on Fox News this Friday, Sarah Palin claimed that Barack Obama should be disqualified from serving as president because he had on...

The Banality of Rick Ayers or, Hiding in Plain Sight

Marc Garlasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Garlasco

Rick Ayers is rightly upset by the number of dead in Iraq and Afghanistan but in his ire, he blames the wrong guy -- me. I tried my very best to minimize civilian casualties -- as required by the Geneva Conventions.