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NATO Jets Hit Rebel Convoy, 13 Killed, Dozens Injured

NATO has acknowledged that its planes struck Libyan rebels manning tanks outside the contested port of Brega. The crowd was angry in Benghazi’s central square Friday as the coffins of the victims were carried through. Another 13 Libyan rebels are reported killed after NATO jets mistakenly hit their convoy in ‘friendly fire’. Four missiles from […]

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Pentagon Calls for Limited Libya Rebel Aid

The Pentagon’s top officials say nations other than the U.S. need to step up if Libya’s rebels want equipment and training, vowing that U.S. troops won’t get involved on the ground. Secretary of Robert Gates is adamant that troops will not be on the ground in Libya. Sources say the CIA has small teams of […]

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Obama: Military Action Against Libya Possible

Speaking after a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, President Barack Obama said the U.S. and its NATO allies are still considering a military response to violence in Libya. Obama sending a very clear message. It is their choice to make, and they will be held responsible for whatever violence continues to take place […]

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Raw Video: 4 Killed As NATO Tankers Attacked in Pakistan, Near Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen in northwestern Pakistan attacked and torched about a dozen NATO oil tankers before dawn on Friday. The tankers were carrying fuel supplies for the NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan. At least four people are reported dead after an attack in northwestern Pakistan. The dead are reported to have been drivers or assistants on […]

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Airstrike Meant for Insurgents Accidentally Hits, Kills Four Afghan Soldiers

A NATO airstrike mistakenly killed four Afghan soldiers when a coalition aircraft fired on them as they left their military base in southern Helmand province late Wednesday. The four soldiers were leaving their base in Musa Qala district of Helmand province when the airstrike designated for insurgents accidentally hit them.

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A Fake Taliban Leader: Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour

The Afghan government, Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, and its NATO allies were duped into holding peace talks with so-called ‘Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour’, claiming to be the second highest official in the Taliban movement. According to Afghan and US sources quoted by the New York Times, authorities held face-to-face talks with ‘Mullah Akhtar Muhammad […]

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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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