Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Afghanistan News

US And Neto Soldilers Kills in Afgahanistan
28 Sept. Zte news
7 Soldiers were killed
3 US , 3 France and 1 British Soldilers were killed in Afghanistan.

5 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Last Updated: Friday, September 25, 2009 8:02 AM ET
Five American soldiers have been killed in attacks in southern Afghanistan, where the U.S. and NATO have heightened their offensive against the Taliban, military officials reported Friday in Kabul.
Three soldiers died in a roadside explosion in Zabu province when their Stryker vehicle struck a bomb, one was shot to death by insurgents and another died in an attack while on patrol in Nimroz province, said U.S. military spokesman Lt. Robert Carr.
The Stryker brigade in Zabul is part of the influx of U.S. troops deployed by President Barack Obama over the summer to bolster Canadian and British-led operations in the Taliban heartland.
Roadside bombs now account for the majority of NATO casualties, including 130 Canadian soldiers who have died in Afghanistan since the mission began in 2002. Violence has risen, particularly in the last three years as the resurgent Taliban have regained control of large swaths of countryside.
The deaths come as Obama ponders whether to send still more forces to Afghanistan. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, will ask for as many as 40,000 additional troops, the Pentagon said.
But given the allegations of massive fraud in the disputed Aug. 20 presidential election, many in Washington are questioning the wisdom of that.
NATO contributes roughly two-thirds of the more than 100,000 international troops in Afghanistan, including more than 3,000 from Canada.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper maintains that Canada will pull its troops out of Afghanistan by 2011.
3 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:00 AM ET
Three U.S. soldiers died when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman said Wednesday.
Col. Wayne Shanks, a spokesman for NATO and U.S. forces, released no further details of the deaths, which occurred Tuesday. They increased the death toll this month among American troops to 22.
The bombing came amid a wave of recent attacks by Afghan insurgents against NATO forces, including Canadian soldiers.
On Sunday Pte. Patrick Lormand 21, of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment based in Quebec City, was killed and four others were injured in a roadside blast about 13 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city.
His death came just a week after Maj. Yannick Pepin, 36, and Cpl. Jean-Fran├žois Drouin, 31, were killed after a roadside bomb hit their armoured vehicle in the Dand district southwest of Kandahar.
Both were members of the 5 Combat Engineer Regiment and were stationed in Valcartier, Que. A total of 130 Canadian soldiers have died in Afghanistan since the mission began in 2002.
Violence has risen across Afghanistan in the last three years as the resurgent Taliban has regained control of large swaths of countryside.
Fighting has been particularly harsh this summer in the south, where thousands of U.S. troops have deployed to bolster the Canadian and British-led operations in the Taliban heartland.

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