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Afghanistan Newslinks 8 July, 2009

Air raids kill 8 Afghans in S Afghanistan
Xinhua – China
KABUL, July 8 (Xinhua) — Air raids against suspected hideouts of Taliban militants in Ghazni province, south of Afghanistan, however, claimed the lives of …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/08/content_11676058.htm

US strategist helps rival of Afghanistan’s Karzai
Seattle Times – United States
President Barack Obama has positioned Afghanistan as the main front in the war against Islamic extremists and the political component of the conflict is …
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld
/2009432304_apasafghanelections.html

Drone Strikes Kill 26 in Pakistan
New York Times – United States
Troops from the NATO coalition in Afghanistan, including some 4000 American reinforcements sent under President Obama’s plan to step up the war, …
www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/world/asia/09pstan.html?hp

Afghanistan in a serious state, UK minister warns
Reuters – USA
“The situation in Afghanistan is serious, and it is not yet decided. The way forward is hard and dangerous. More lives will be lost and our resolve is going …
www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSL8604925

FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, July 8
Reuters – USA
NURISTAN – Taliban insurgents killed eight Afghan police and abducted another eight in an attack on a district headquarters in eastern Nuristan province on …
www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSISL442768

UK death toll rises in Afghanistan
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
Another British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan while taking part in the US-led offensive against Taliban fighters, taking the UK forces’ fatality in …
english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/07/20097810652372934.html

Afghanistan says 14 H1N1 cases on US military base
Reuters – USA
KABUL (Reuters) – Fourteen new cases of the H1N1 flu virus have been reported among US citizens on the main US military base in Afghanistan, the Afghan …
www.reuters.com/article/GCA-SwineFlu/idUSTRE5672NW20090708

Fury over MoD refusal to buy more helicopters for Afghanistan troops
Times Online – UK
The Defence Secretary today faced a furious reaction after ruling out buying more helicopters for the British forces in Afghanistan. …
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6667333.ece

Soldier killed in Afghanistan explosion
AFP
LONDON (AFP) — A soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan while on the “Panther’s Claw” offensive against Taliban rebels,…
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5hQ-85JAR3I4-XmG7B-o-ejURegDQ

Afghanistan supports China’s territorial integrity
Xinhua – China
KABUL, July 8 (Xinhua) — The government of Afghanistan backs the territorial integrity and sovereignty of China, said a statement of the Afghan Foreign …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/08/content_11673852.htm

Are you passionate about Afghanistan? “ Kings of War
By Kenneth Payne
We have been so preoccupied with other issues that it is easy to forget that our commitment to Afghanistan has rumbled on since 2001. It has lasted longer than the Second World War. There are currently about 8000 British troops there, …
kingsofwar.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/
are-you-passionate-about-afghanistan/

News | The Independent UK – Minister admits ‘gloom and worry’ over …
By The Independent
He speaks of how he went to “Afghanistan last weekend” as if that gives him some kind of insight in to what is going on and the conditions our soldiers are fighting in. Screw all this money in foreign aid, scrap all the second home …
news.independentminds.livejournal.com/3361375.html

UK Commander – Afghanistan: The IDF Did More to Safeguard …
By saus
The Jihad Against Israel Continues With the UN sham Human Rights Council Gaza probe wrapping up today, we can shortly expect conclusions to be vomiting up.
hashmonean.com/2009/07/08/uk-commander-afghanistan-the-idf
-did-more-to-safeguard-civilians-than-any-other-army-video/

MRC’s Bozell: ‘No Justification’ for Soldier Deaths Getting 1/20th …
By NB Staff
Reacting to Media Research Center (MRC) analysis showing the deaths of seven U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan recently has received just 1/20th of the network coverage devoted to Michael Jackson, NewsBusters Publisher and MRC …
newsbusters.org/blogs/nb-staff/2009/07/07/seven-u-s-
soldiers-killed-afghanistan-get-1-20th-coverage-jackson-death

Patterico’s Pontifications “ Marine Offensive in Afghanistan
By DRJ
The AP reports that the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan are fighting an offensive in the Helmland River Valley in order to cut off a Taliban supply route. More than half the country’s opium is produced in this area and the Marines also hope …
patterico.com/2009/07/07/marine-offensive-in-afghanistan/

Relatives of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Decry Lack of Coverage …
Jul 7, 2009 … Relatives of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Decry Lack of Coverage Amid Jackson Spectacle, The aunt of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan on …
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,530361,00.html

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