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Worst Single-Day Loss for NATO Troops

Six NATO troops were killed Thursday in the offensive of Operation Moshtarak near Marjah, Afghanistan. A seventh soldier was killed on Friday. The seven casualties brought the death toll of international troops from the six-day operation to 12. At least 12 civilians have also been killed in the operation.

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Army Investigates Alleged Attempt by Muslim Soldiers to Poison Food at Fort Jackson

Five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas. The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the military base and were suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson. Five suspects, detained in December, were part of an Arabic translation program called “09 Lima” […]

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Computer Systems Attack that Began in Late 2008 Is One of Largest Ever

More than 75,000 computer systems at nearly 2,500 companies in the United States and almost 200 countries around the world have been hacked in what may be one of the largest and most sophisticated attacks by cyber criminals discovered to date, according to a Herndon, Virginia security firm NetWitness.

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U.S. Marines Bogged Down, Face Fierce Resistance in Afghanistan

Marines came under heavy gunfire and sniper attacks since Sunday. When one assault lasted over an hour, they were forced to call in air support — Harrier jets and attack helicopters with Hellfire missiles. The Marines are also bogged down by booby traps. They advanced only 500 yards Monday. The Marines’ efforts to close in […]

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Reported capture of Taliban Commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

The Taliban’s top military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the No.2 behind Afghan Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar and a close associate of Osama bin Laden, was captured in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi. He was arrested in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation in Pakistan. Baradar was held 10 days ago with the assistance […]

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Errant Rocket Kills 12 Civilians in Home Near Marjah as Marines Faced Strong Taliban Defense

Two U.S. military rockets slammed into a home Sunday outside the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah, killing 12 civilians. The rocket used has been suspended during an investigation of the loss of civilian life. Inside Marjah, Marines faced booby traps, hardcore Taliban fighters and civilians unsure who to support in their second day of a […]

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10,000 Protesters Stop 5,000 neo-Nazi Demonstrators in Dresden

Nazi Free Alliance vs. JLO Youth Corps East Germany At least 10,000 Germans formed a human chain in Dresden on Saturday and stopped neo-Nazis from entering the town center while staging a funeral march to remember victims of the Allied air raid that flattened Dresden, Germany 65 years ago. SOURCE: German protesters stop neo-Nazi march […]

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Operation Mushtarak, Major Invasion Launched in Afghanistan

Operation Mushtarak, described as the biggest military assault in Afghanistan since the war began more than eight years ago, was initiated soon after midnight local time Saturday. The mission is backed by NATO air support. The goal of the operation is to assist the Afghan government “in asserting its authority in central Helmand.” The operation […]

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Blackwater Security Personnel Expelled from Iraq

The decision to expel Blackwater Worldwide out of Iraq was prompted by “improper conduct and excessive use of force” in a shooting that killed 17 Iraqi civilians and injured dozens of others, in September 2007, according to interior ministry spokesman, Major General Abdul-Karim Khalaf. The 17 Iraqis were killed when guards protecting a convoy of […]

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5 U.S. Soldiers Injured in Afghan Suicide Attack at Joint Afghan-United States Military Base

A suicide bomber wearing the uniform of an Afghan border police officer wounded five American soldiers on Thursday. The bomber a border police officer working for the Taliban. The bomb attack occurred at a joint Afghan-United States military base in the Pathan District of Paktia Province. Elsewhere in Paktia Province, coalition officials and the Afghan […]

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