MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – 16 Aug 11

  • Big story of the week:  a swack of announcements set for today across Canada announcing the reinstitution of the names “Royal Canadian Navy” and “Royal Canadian Air Force” Very active discussion on Army.ca on the change.  More from The Canadian Press, the Globe & Mail (including an editorial), the National Post (including an editorial), Postmedia News, Sun News/QMI Media, the Toronto Star, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, the Huffington Post blog, Reuters and United Press International.
  • CBC.ca survey:  whadya think of the new names?
  • As some way smarter than myself have opined, let’s see if this distracts reporters and other people when word of cuts to Canada’s military comes down the pipe eventually.
  • Supporting the Troops vs. Supporting the War:  Belatedly, I’ve spotted a very interesting blog post by a social work expert in dealing with shame and guilt.  “…. In my graduate course on shame resilience, students form groups based on their interests and research how shame resilience applies to the populations of their choice. In this class one of the groups applied Shame Resilience Theory to military veterans. The group was made up of two veterans (one from Vietnam and one from Afghanistan), two partners of deployed soldiers, and two children of vets. All shame work becomes very personal very fast, but this was different. Our entire class of 70 graduate students had to process through some very difficult feelings, assumptions, and even shame. Here’s what I learned:  When I let my politics dictate my level of compassion for veterans, I contribute to their pain and to the suffering that is happening in the world (and) When I step up (and through my beliefs about war) to hold space for the grief and trauma that they are holding, it changes their lives and creates a more loving and less violent world (which is ironically the goal that holds us back from reaching out to them) ….”  Well said, Dr. Brené Brown.
  • Afghanistan  More coverage of the clean-up/transition crew in Kandahar.  “While the Mission Transition Task Force (MTTF) prepares to close down operations at Kandahar Airfield (KAF), a number of specialized military personnel are ensuring the Canadian Forces (CF) leaves little trace behind of an almost 10 year presence. Master Corporal (MCpl) Ken Stewart, a Comox resident, is a Water, Fuel, Environment (WFE) Commander in KAF. He is part of the MTTF Engineer Support Squadron. His job is to organize, test and oversee the Soil Remediation project which ensures any contaminated soil as the result of activities at KAF, is remediated. As a WFE Commander his overall job involves dealing with water, and waste water treatment, ensuring clean dry fuel for aircraft operations, and ensuring there is nothing as a result of CF activities that will have an ill effect on the environment ….”
  • What’s Canada Buying? (1)  Canada’s armed forces are receiving Falcon III AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack radio systems from Harris Corp. of Florida. The order, worth $4.7 million, includes the RF-7800B tactical Broadband Global Area Networking satellite terminals. Integration of the AN/PRC-117G with the Harris RF-7800B terminals will provide Canadian personnel with unique end-to-end, Type-1 secure beyond-line-of-sight wideband communications connectivity. “The AN/PRC-117G and RF-7800B will provide Canada’s military with new communications capabilities that will lead to enhanced command and control and situational awareness,” said Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications ….”
  • What’s Canada Buying? (2)  Defence Minister:  Arm-twisting lobbying won’t help get big honkin’ ship contracts“A provincial lobby effort will have no impact on who gets the biggest chunk of $35 billion worth of shipbuilding work, Defence Minister Peter MacKay insisted Monday. MacKay said Ottawa has taken politics and lobbying out of the equation by leaving the decision in the hands of bureaucrats. “While we appreciate the interest and the enthusiasm of our province and others on this federal initiative, the decision for the two centres of excellence will be made by professional public servants judging the competence and best value of the bids,” MacKay said during a speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. “To be clear, it will not be affected by politics, political pressure, or advertising. This will ensure that our men and women in uniform are getting the absolute best ships possible.” The Irving-owned Halifax Shipyard is on the short list for contracts to build new ships for the navy and coast guard ….”
  • What’s Canada Buying? (3)  Airbus simulator training, Leopard 2A4 simulators/trainers and signaling flags and pennants (specs – 6.7MB PDF – downloadable here).

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – 22 Feb 11

  • You know things aren’t going well for the Libyan regime when they sic the air force on the crowdsPM Harper’s take? “Prime Minister Stephen Harper has denounced the violent crackdowns by security forces on anti-government protesters in Libya and called for them to stop immediately. “We find the actions of the government firing upon its own citizens to be outrageous and unacceptable,” Harper told reporters in Vancouver on Monday. “We call on the government to cease these actions immediately.” ….” More from the PM here.
  • Here’s Canada’s Foreign Minister’s latest on whazzup in Libya:  Canada strongly condemns the violent crackdowns on innocent protesters that have resulted in many injured and killed. We call on the Libyan security forces to respect the human rights of demonstrators and uphold their commitment to freedom of speech and the right to assembly. The Libyan authorities must show restraint and stop the use of lethal force against protesters ….”
  • More news on the latest in Libya here (Google News), here (EMM News Brief:  Libya),  here (NewsNow), here (BBC) and here (Al Jazeera English).
  • A small contingent of the Canadian military will remain at Kandahar Airfield for several months after Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end in July. A group of about 40 servicemen and women will continue to work for the commander of Kandahar Airfield until late October or early November. In that role, they are responsible for perimeter security, housing and runway maintenance at the sprawling military base, among other duties. The Canadian chief of airfield plans is hoping other countries will come forward and fulfil their roles ….” Hmmmm, does that meet the requirements of the March 2008 motion the government has been bringing up?  It says, “…. Canada should continue a military presence in Kandahar beyond February 2009, to July 2011, in a manner fully consistent with the UN mandate on Afghanistan …”, defining that as troops to train Afghans, to protect development projects and to staff the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction team. Well, it seems KAF-ites not doing any of the above would be OK by my read.
  • Will Tim Horton’s leave with the last Canadian soldier from Kandahar? “…. The Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons at Kandahar Air Field was also allowed to stay, though it had to move from its prime location on the boardwalk to a more discreet locale near the Canadian section of the base. The fact that the U.S. was at the time trying to convince Canada not to pull its combat forces out of Kandahar in 2011 helped to keep Tim Hortons’ franchise there alive, said a coalition official at the time. He laughed when he explained the reasoning, but he wasn’t joking. Canadian forces are nonetheless leaving Kandahar this year. Whether Tim Hortons, which has become a favorite of all the uniformed doughnut lovers, will stay after the last Canadian soldier goes remains an open question ….”
  • Globe & Mail editorial warns Canada to help Afghan women. “…. Ottawa should heed the advice of CARE Canada, which has called on the government to measure its post-conflict engagement in Afghanistan through the lens of improved human rights. Specifically, Canada could help tackle the barriers girls face in attending primary and secondary school; help train Afghan police in human rights; protect female leaders; ensure women are included in public-policy debate and peace-building; and focus on maternal and child health ….” (Hat tip to Terry Glavin for spotting this one first).
  • F-35 Tug o’ WarCeasefire.ca offers up goodies to share to oppose buying the jets.

TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH – 222130UTC Aug 10

NOTE: This material is from web pages and forums carrying statements attributed to the Taliban, Taliban spokespersons or supporters of the Taliban, or analysis thereof. Posting of this material neither confirms nor endorses any of its content – it is shared for information only. When material translated into English is not available, Google Translate is used to translate the original  – this is only a machine translation, NOT an official one.


RC South

5 US invaders killed or wounded in Kandahar blast

Sunday, 22 August 2010 21:40 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Aug. 22 – At least 3 US terrorists were killed and 2 seriously wounded in Dand district’s Nakhoni area after a bomb was detonated on their foot patrol.

Missiles strike Kandahar Airfield

Sunday, 22 August 2010 15:11 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Aug. 22 – Some 3 missiles fired by Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate struck Kandahar Airfield on Saturday night (Aug. 21), at around 10:00 pm but the amount of damage caused is not known yet.

Mujahideen kill enemy Spy in Kandahar city

Sunday, 22 August 2010 15:13 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Aug. 22 – On Sunday (Aug. 22) morning, at around 07:00 am, Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate gunned down Torjan, who was a spy for Khad spy agency in Kandahar city’s 3rd Naha area.

NATO logistical supply vehicle torched in Boldak

Sunday, 22 August 2010 15:11 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Aug. 22 – Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate say that on Saturday (Aug. 21) they attacked a NATO logistical convoy on Spin Boldak-Kandahar city main highway, as a result of which 1 logistical supply vehicle carrying fuel to the invaders was destroyed.

IED in Uruzgan takes out US invaders’ tank

Sunday, 22 August 2010 15:16 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
URUZGAN, Aug. 22 – Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate from Terenkot city say that a US invaders tank was annihilated, killing all terrorists inside when it hit a roadside bomb as it tried to come out of its base in Joghak area on Saturday night (Aug. 21).


RC Southwest

24 vehicles destroyed, 28 seized in attack on NATO logistical-cum-military convoy

Sunday, 22 August 2010 15:05 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELMAND, Aug. 22 – Reports from Nawzad district say that on Saturday night (Aug. 21) Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate attacked a NATO invaders’ logistical and military convoy on the road between Gerishk and Musa Kala districts. Reports add that in the successful operation some 24 logistical supply vehicles were destroyed, 20 NATO logistical vehicles and 8 military vehicles of the enemy were seized by Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate. It is said that in the attack 2 Mujahideen were also injured.

US invading force’s vacate their huge military base after exploding it in Helmand

Sunday, 22 August 2010 21:18 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELMAND, Aug. 22 – On later Sunday, August 21, 2010, the US invaders retreated from one of their largest military base located near Haji Gul Agha gas station in Gharagay area of Sangin district, Helmand province after they exploded the base and airlifted all of their soldiers from the area. It is however, worth saying that the US terrorist forces had completely vacated two of their military bases a couple of days ago near the district center of Sangin. According the analysts, the rising casualties inflicted on the US troops in fighting with Taliban made the US nation and congress members uneasy who are demanding an end to the long-delayed war and a quick withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan.

US tank in Helmand torn apart by IED

Sunday, 22 August 2010 21:39 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELMAND, Aug. 22 – A US invaders tank was destroyed on Saturday (Aug. 21) when it hit a roadside bomb in Qala Noya area of Khan-e-Sheen district. All invaders onboard the tank were killed or wounded.

US invaders tank blown up in Sangin

Sunday, 22 August 2010 15:16 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELMAND, Aug. 22 – A US invaders tank was destroyed by an IED, killing all invaders onboard as their military patrol was passing through Kareem Karez area of Sangin district on Sunday morning (Aug. 22), at 07:00 am

Gerishk blast destroys US terrorists tank

Sunday, 22 August 2010 15:16 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELMAND, Aug. 22 – A US invaders tank was destroyed when it hit a roadside bomb on Saturday (Aug. 21) in Gerishk’s Sangchali area. All invaders onboard were either killed or seriously wounded.


TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH – 050010UTC Aug 10

NOTE: This material is from web pages and forums carrying statements attributed to the Taliban, Taliban spokespersons or supporters of the Taliban, or analysis thereof. Posting of this material neither confirms nor endorses any of its content – it is shared for information only. When material translated into English is not available, Google Translate is used to translate the original  – this is only a machine translation, NOT an official one.


RC South

Complete report on Kandahar operation Screen capture of full statement at Scribd.com

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 20:24 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi

Yesterday’s successful operation was part of a broader operation Al-Fath, being carried out by Mujahideen of Islamiic Emirate of Afghanistan throughout the whole country.

Alemarah website interviewed Mauli Muhammad Akram, the head of this operation and asked some questions regarding yesterday’s events which are as follows:

Alemara: Could you give us some details about yesterday’s successful operation.

Mauli Muhammad Akram: Yesterday morning, about 11:30 am, a Martydom seeking Mujahid blew his explosive-laden truck at the northern gate, close to the invaders learning facility, in which 150 US and Canadian soldiers were busy with military studies. Then two missiles were fired and hit 2 watchtowers, 20 meters away from the learning facility.

After the way was cleared, 6 Martydom seeking Mujahideen carrying 2 RPG’s, 4 heavy machineguns and each carrying 5 grenades, sharp knives and machetes’, 7 rifle magazines and 8 rockets entered the learning facility and killed those soldiers who had not yet died from the initial explosions.

Mauli Akram added that the initial blast also destroyed a tower, containing computers and other electronic equipment.

Alemara: When and how did these 7 Mujahideen become martyrs?

Mauli Muhammad Akram: 1 Mujahid was martyred when he blew up his explosive-laden truck. 2 others blew their explosive belts and were martyred when we were praying Asr, late afternoon. 3 others were martyred early in the evening during Magrib prayer.

Alemara: Could you tell us some details about the destroyed helicopters.

Mauli Muhammad Akram: 50 meters behind the learning facility, 12 helicopters were stationed in a workshop, which were shot with RPG rounds containing petrol and are believed to be destroyed. Later that afternoon the US terrorist tried to fly a helicopter close to the workshop but came under RPG fire and was destroyed.

Alemarah: Could you tell us about enemy casualties

Mauli Muhammad Akram: Around 173 NATO terrorists were killed in yesrday’s operation. This includes 150 invaders who came to the base in 3 buses a couple hours before the attack took place. 7 others died during the helicopter incident and 16 others were killed in explosions and clashes with the Mujahideen. I must add that in the clashes and explosions that took place throughout the day, a lot of other invaders also died and a large number of their resources were also destroyed.

Alemara: ISAF says that the tractor carrying explosives got stuck in the mud before reaching the base and the other Martydom seeking Mujahideen were gunned down while trying to reach the base. What do you say about these claims?

Mauli Muhammad Akram: Yes, the tractor incident happened a day before the operation, when it was sent on reconnaissance mission. ISAF are telling blatant lies and it has nothing to do with yesterday’s operation.

Alemara: The world media is keeping quiet due to American pressure. Have the Mujahideen done any sound or video recordings of the operation?

Mauli Muhammad Akram: Yes, we have done some video recordings of the operation and it will be released at a suitable time.

Alemara: Thank you very much for sharing this information with our audience and the world.

3 vehicles destroyed when allied US-led allied logistical convoy comes under attack

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 22:08 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDHAR, Aug. 04 – At least 3 puppets security guards were killed with one of their military vehicles destroyed Tuesday in Mujahideen attack on the enemy convoy, whereas two logistical trucks, too, destroyed during the operation Maiwand district of Kandahar.

7 puppets lose lives in blast

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 20:17 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDHAR, Aug. 04 – A roadside bomb in Rigistan district of southern Kandahar province ripped through a patrol vehicles of borders police of puppet ANP yesterday night, destroying the enemy vehicle and killing 7 cowardly minions on the spot.

Mujahideen clash kills or wounds 6 US invaders in Kandahar

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 20:16 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KNADAHAR, Aug. 04 – At least two US cowardly soldiers were killed and 4 wounded Wednesday (Aug. 04) at about 1:00 pm, when the enemy invaders were drawn into fighting with Mujahideen in Helmand’s province’s Gerishk district.

Roadside bomb kills 4 American invaders, wounds 3 in Kandahar

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 15:01 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Aug. 04 – At least four US cowardly soldiers were killed and three wounded Wednesday morning (Aug. 04) when a roadside bomb tore through the enemy foot soldiers in Panjwaii district of Qandahar.

Border police puppets vehicle destroyed by an IED

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 00:11 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Kandahar, 03 August – Report from Spin Boldak says that, a border police puppet vehicle was annihilated by a roadside bomb when passing through Nawa area today at 3:30 pm. It is worth mentioning that 5 enemy vehicles have been destroyed by IED’s in Spin Boldak district today, 3rd August

4 puppets killed as three enemy posts overrun in Uruzgan

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 14:58 Zabihullah Mujahid
URUZGAN, Aug. 04 – More than four policemen of puppet ANP were killed and a dozen more injured Tuesday evening (Aug. 04) as Mujahideen launched a large scale attack on enemy security posts in the provinces’ Gizab district, Mujahideen reported from the area. Mujahideen said they had seized some arms and ammo from the possession of the enemy consisting of 10 Kalashnikov rifles, and other heavy machineguns besides two motorcycles during the one-hour long fighting.

2 ANA puppet vehicles destroyed in Zabul

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 22:06 Zabihullah Mujahid
Zabul, 04 August – 2 ANA puppet vehicles were destroyed and all puppets were killed or wounded when their vehicles hit IED’s near Zabul’s Qalat city.


RC Southwest

6 US invaders killed in Marjah

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 14:55 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Helmand, 04 August – 3 US invaders were killed and 3 others seriously wounded in an explosion and then coming under heavy fire from Mujahideen in Marjah last night.

Several US-led coalition invaders and puppets killed in Mujahideen attacks in Marjah

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 20:17 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELMAND, Aug. 04 – A blast in Marjah, Helmand destroyed one of the enemy coalitions’ tank, killing or wounding the invaders onboard on Wednesday morning. Separately, at least four puppets were killed and injured when the enemy logistical convoy came under Mujahideen attack elsewhere in Marjah on Wednesday, at about 12:00 pm. Also Wednesday, Mujahideen, in an encounter with the coalition invaders in Marjah, killed or wounded four allied terrorist soldiers.

Blast in Helmand causes four US invaders casualties

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 15:01 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELMAND, Aug. 04 – A roadside bomb killed one American terrorist and hurt another three Tuesday (Aug. 03) when it exploded to a group of US invaders walking to their base in the province’s Nawa district.

Explosion kills US invaders

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 14:52 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Helmand, 04 August – An IED was used by Mujahideen on a US invaders foot patrol while they were carrying out an operation in Band-e-Barq area near Gerishk bazaar. 3 US invaders were killed and 3 wounded in the incident. It is worth noting that since yesterday, US invaders are trying to take this area back from Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan but have been held back due to taking on many casualties in explosions.

US invaders tank destroyed in Marjah

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 14:52 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Helmand, 04 August – A US invaders tank was destroyed and all occupiers killed or wounded when their convoy hit a roadside bomb in Marjah.

Parliament candid caught alive in Nimroz

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 22:04 Zabihullah Mujahid
Nimroz, 04 August – A parliament candid (Muhammad Siddique Qasim) was captured alive after coming under Mujahideen attack while travelling to Dalaram district to conduct his campaign.


Other

Why not the other NATO countries follow suit? Screen capture at Scribd.com MILNEWS.ca analysis

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 12:26 administrator

It is determined that Holland’s forces of nearly 2000 troops will be withdrawn by earlier this month. This move practically put an end to its invasion of Afghanistan.

The Dutch refused the endeavors and insistence of the US to extend its troops stay till 2012, asserting that it is no longer willing to stay further and continue having its soldiers killed on the ground in Afghanistan.

The US’ urge to persuade the Holland to continue its troops’ military presence in Uruzgan province at least for another two months bore no fruit as the Dutch remained inflexible to pull its forces out of Afghanistan as scheduled.

On the other hand, the public of the Netherlands and its diplomats are comfortable and express their joys and solidarity over the decision of troops’ pullout from Afghanistan and consider it a rational motive to avoid the collapse of their own country.

Huffington post, a well-known Dutch press quoted some analysts, as saying that several of the NATO countries intend to take up the Dutch slack and bring their mission in Afghanistan to an end so as to avoid the wasted lives of their soldiers on the ground.

The post reported Gen Van Uhm, commander of the Dutch forces in Uruzgan, as saying in spite of the fact that the Dutch forces had a tough four-year long mission full of risks in such a dangerous place as Uruzgan and he had lost his 23-year old son in clashes with Taliban, yet he is happy to make a timely return for his home country.

With the US bankrupting itself in the war and bringing its empire to the verge of collapse, the Dutch troops’ withdrawal is, undoubtedly, a devastating blow to it which leaves military and financial gab on the ground whose burden may be covered by the US itself.

Furthermore, the withdrawal of the Dutch forces from Afghanistan could possibly provide grounds for Germany to prove its claim to follow suit.

Under circumstances, that is understandable that Germany’s stand to follow suit may create a strong inclination in other partnering countries to accelerate their troops’ withdrawal process as the US’ important allies such as Canada, Australia and Britain that view the war in Afghanistan with disappointment, mistrust and the fact remains that the war is an unbearable burden on their shoulders which will get them nowhere.

Every observer would say the US government and military lied to their teeth in order to cover up the failure of their policies and their war crimes in Afghanistan and to irrationally justify Afghan war, while it is a common knowledge that the Afghan nation has a brighter history of good relations worldwide as long as the war is not imposed on them.

In the end, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan view the Dutch forces’ pullout as a genuine effort to meet the wants and demands of both Afghan and Dutch nations and a move in better interests of both countries, asking the allied countries which have invaded Afghanistan in collaboration with the US invading forces to take up the Dutch slack and respect the moral, social and religious values of Afghan war-stricken nation and do the job of leaving Afghanistan, the earlier the better, since it is advisable to do something earlier than what has to be done later with dire consequences. Moreover, they are to stop rubber stamping and following the US blindly which is no one else’s friend and well-wisher knowing none but its interests, and to avoid further wasted lives of their soldiers in Afghanistan.

It rational that the US forces should be left in Afghanistan alone to stew in their own juice and suffer the dire and dangerous consequences of their violation and invasion of another country.


TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH – 040135UTC Aug 10

NOTE: This material is from web pages and forums carrying statements attributed to the Taliban, Taliban spokespersons or supporters of the Taliban, or analysis thereof. Posting of this material neither confirms nor endorses any of its content – it is shared for information only. When material translated into English is not available, Google Translate is used to translate the original  – this is only a machine translation, NOT an official one.


RC South

Heavy fighting reported from Kandahar Airfield

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 19:18 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Kandahar, 03 August – Reports from Kandahar say that this morning, 7 Martydom seeking Mujahideen entered Kandahar Airbase with heavy and light weapons and heavy fighting is being reported. Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from Kandahar say that firstly 2 missiles were fired at the Airfield. Then a Martydom seeking Mujahid blew his explosive-laden truck at the northern gate (we ask Allah to accept him from amongst the shuhada) where American terrorists were on guard. After the explosion, 7 other Martydom seeking Mujahideen wearing explosive belts and carrying light and heavy weapons entered the Airfield. Reports say that the 7 heroes of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed 166 American terrorists who were without their weapons and busy with military studies on entering the airfield, after an hour of fighting, entered a helicopter workshop and destroyed 3 helicopters. Reports add that heavy fighting is still going on. Full report will be updated later on.

Urgent News: Heavy fighting reported from Kandahar Airfield

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 19:46 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Kandahar, 03 August – Reports from Kandahar say that this morning, 7 Martydom seeking Mujahideen entered Kandahar Airbase with heavy and light weapons and heavy fighting is being reported.Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from Kandahar say that firstly 2 missiles were fired at the Airfield. Then a Martydom seeking Mujahid blew his explosive-laden truck at the northern gate (we ask Allah to accept him from amongst the shuhada) where American terrorists were on guard. After the explosion, 7 other Martydom seeking Mujahideen wearing explosive belts and carrying light and heavy weapons entered the Airfield. Reports say that the 7 heroes of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed 166 American terrorists who were without their weapons and busy with military studies on entering the airfield, after an hour of fighting, entered a helicopter workshop and destroyed 3 helicopters. Reports add that heavy fighting is still going on. Full report will be updated later on.

US helicopter brought down in Kandahar PDF at non-terrorist site

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 11:53 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Aug. 03 – There is a recent news report from Kandahar province that Mujahideen shot down a US invading forces’ helicopter in the province’s Zhari district on Tuesday morning. The shoot down occurred at approximately 7:00 am while the enemy attack helicopter was hovering low over Sangsar area of this district to plot operation against Mujahideen as it got struck by Mujahideen leaving it on fire. Shortly after the incident the helicopter fell down in the said area killing all the US invading soldiers and crew member aboard, whereas 6 enemy helicopters approached the shoot down site to airlift the dead and other sensitive stuff from the helicopter in the area which has been remained blocked off.

2 American invaders shot dead by a sniper

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 19:21 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Kandahar, 03 August – According to a report from Arghandab district, 2 US invaders were shot dead by a sniper of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Yesterday, at around 5:00 pm. Reports add that 3 other invaders were killed or wounded by a mine when they left their check post in a rescue effort.

3 enemy vehicles destroyed in Kandahar

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 19:47 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Kandahar, 03 August – At least 8 ANA puppets were killed when 2 of their vehicles hit roadside bombs on the highway between Kandahar city and Spin Boldak this morning around 8:00 am. In another report from the same district, an American invaders tank was eliminated by an IED and all terrorists inside including a translator were killed in Loe Karez area

Another Invader tank destroyed in Spin Boldak

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 00:08 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Kandahar, 03 August – Another US invaders tank was eliminated by an IED in Loe Karez area at 3:30 pm today.

Border police puppets vehicle destroyed by an IED

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 00:11 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Kandahar, 03 August – Report from Spin Boldak says that, a border police puppet vehicle was annihilated by a roadside bomb when passing through Nawa area today at 3:30 pm. It is worth mentioning that 5 enemy vehicles have been destroyed by IED’s in Spin Boldak district today, 3rd August

5 US terrorists killed or wounded in Uruzgan

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 19:20 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Uruzgan, 03 August – Reports from Uruzgan’s provincial capital Terenkot say that a mine exploded on US foot patrol as it was passing through in Dawreshan Nawa area. When the invaders were taking their dead and wounded, they came under missile attack by Mujahideen. As a result 5 cowardly US invaders were killed or wounded. In another report this afternoon a puppet police was shot dead in front of his check post and his equipment was seized by Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

IED eliminates US invaders tank

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 19:23 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Uruzgan, 03 August – Today, at 3:00 pm, a US invaders tank was destroyed and all terrorists inside it were killed when it hit a roadside bomb near Terenkot city.


RC Southwest

3 US military tanks eliminated in Helmand

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 11:51 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELMAND, Aug. 03 – A series of Mujahideen IED blasts in Helmand’s province’s Garmsir district annihilated three of the US invading forces tanks in separate incidents, killing or wounding scores of terrorists on Monday (Aug. 02).

Mujahideen clashes kill 3 US invaders, wound 5 in Helmand

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 11:52 omar
HELMAND, Aug. 03 – Two US invaders were killed and another two injured Tuesday in an early morning attack, carried out on the foot enemy soldiers outside their base in Gerishk district of Helmand. Also Tuesday, Mujahideen, in an attack on the enemy foot patrol near the same area mentioned above, killed one American invaders as well as wounding three more in the morning hours of the day


TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH – 181115UTC Jul 10

NOTE: This material is from web pages and forums carrying statements attributed to the Taliban, Taliban spokespersons or supporters of the Taliban, or analysis thereof. Posting of this material neither confirms nor endorses any of its content – it is shared for information only. When material translated into English is not available, Google Translate is used to translate the original  – this is only a machine translation, NOT an official one.


RC South and RC Southwest attack claims, excerpted from “Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan military operations against the kafirs, munafiqs and the worshippers of Idols,” 16 Jul 10 (full list of claims at non-terrorist site here).


RC South

Canadian invaders’ tank blown up in Kandahar (VOJ English version alternate at non-terrorist site)
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, Thursday (July 15) at about 5:00 pm, got one of the Canadian invaders tanks destroyed in IED attack in the province’s Shah Wali Kot district. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

Mujahideen missiles strike Kandahar airfield
At least three missiles truck Kandahar airbase yesterday night, but no losses have been confirmed yet. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

8 puppets killed, two enemy vehicles destroyed in Kandahar
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, Thursday (July 15) hit the enemy’s vehicle with rocket-propelled grenade killing some 8 puppet elements in Panjwaii district of this province. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

7 US invaders take losses of life and injury in Kandahar
At least 3 American terrorists were killed and 4 wounded yesterday night (July 16) at around 12:00 am, as Mujahideen planted IED blast tore through the enemy foot soldiers who were on an attack mission against Mujahideen in Arghandab district of Kandahar province. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

US invaders patrol attacked in Uruzgan
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in attack on the US invader’s patrol in Tarin Kot city, the capital of Uruzgan, killed or wounded some 7 US invaders yesterday (July 14). Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

Mujahideen kill 13 cowardly minions in Zabul
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in attack on the patrol of the puppet in the province’s Mizani district, killed about 13 cowardly soldiers of the puppet ANA with two of their tanks three of the enemy’s military vehicles destroyed yesterday night (July 16) at around 12: am local time. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

Zabul’s provincial capital comes under attack
Mujahideen attacked the center of Tarin Kot city, the capital of Zabul province yesterday (July 14), according to the report from the province, about two mortar rounds landed inside the enemy headquarter, likely to have caused the enemy deadliest losses but it is not determined how many were killed or wounded in the attack. Reported by Zabihullah Mujahid


RC Southwest

17 American cowardly terrorists killed or wounded in Marjah
As many as 5 American invaders got killed and injured yesterday (July 15) in a confrontation with the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate in Marjah Helmand, the report said, adding at least 9 US invading terrorists were killed or wounded in an IED blast followed by Mujahideen attack shortly after the above incident elsewhere in Marjah. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

9 puppets killed as 5 enemy vehicles destroyed in Mujahideen attack
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in an ambush attack in Helmand’s Nad Ali district, destroyed 5 logistical vehicles killing about 9 puppet elements escorting the convoy yesterday (July 15) at about 12:00 pm. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

Blast in Marjah kills 4 US invaders
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, Thursday (July 16) at about 5:00 pm local time, had two terrorists killed with another two wounded using an IED in Marjah, Helmand. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

4 British invaders killed as enemy tank destroyed in Helmand
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in an encounter with British invaders in Helmand’s Sangin district, killed two terrorist Britons Thursday (July 15) at about 5:00 pm local time. Also Thursday, at about 8:00 mp local time, Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate had one of the British invaders’ tanks wrecked, leaving the tank on fire and killing two Briton cowards in the same district of Helmand. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi

Mujahideen fighting coalition invaders in Helmand
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in an encounter which started in the morning hours of the day and was going on till the afternoon hours of the Friday (July 16) with coalition invaders near Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, destroyed the enemy vehicles without knowing how many were killed and injured during the fighting. Also Friday, Mujahideen had one of the enemy invaders tanks destroyed with IED in the same area killing or wounding the NATO in the tank. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi


TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH – 112220UTC Jul 10

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RC South

Kandahar airbase comes under yet again

Saturday, 10 July 2010 22:32 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Mujaideen of the Islamic Emirate amid operation al-Fath attacked the Kandahar airbase yesterday evening (July 09) at about 8:00 pm local time. According to the report, two missiles landed inside the airbase, whereas it is unclear how many were killed or injured in the attack.

Us invaders spy killed in Kandahar

Saturday, 10 July 2010 20:03 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Saturday morning (July 10), Dawar Khan, a local of Shah Wali Kowt district of Kandahar was sentenced to death in public in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar, in accordance with decision of Islamic Sharia court. According to the details, the convict who had been previously arrested on the charge espionage and got released on the guarantee of the elders and treble leaders a couple days ago, was caught again and brought to justice under the Code of Conduct of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and after the evidence was given against the him by the witnesses which proved him guilty of espionage, the convict was sentenced to death today.

Blasts hit two US invaders tanks in Kandahar

Sunday, 11 July 2010 22:24 Qari Yousuf Aghmadi
Two of the US invaders tanks were struck and destroyed by Mujahideen homemade bombings in Argahdab, Kandahar yesterday night (July 11) at about 1:00 am.

US tank destroyed in Kandahar

Saturday, 10 July 2010 22:33 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, on Friday (July 09), at 11:00 am local time, got one of the American invaders tank destroyed with an IED in Boldak, Kandahar killing or wounding the American terrorist in the tank.

6 US invaders killed or wounded in Kandahar

Saturday, 10 July 2010 19:54 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
According to a report from Kandahar province, Friday morning, July 09, at about 10 am local time, Mujahideen or the Islamic Emirate had four American terrorists killed and wounded two using an IED blast in Dand district of Kandahar.

Blast kills four American invaders, wounds two in Kandahar

Saturday, 10 July 2010 22:41 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
A roadside bomb planted by Mujaideen exploded to a group of the US invading foot soldiers Saturday (July 10) at about 10: local time, killing four terrorists as well as wounding two.

Puppet intelligence official captured in Zabul

Saturday, 10 July 2010 22:32 Zabihullah Mujahid
Roohullah, one of the high-ranking officials was captured along with two of his bodyguards after a little resistance in Zabl’s provincial capital, Kalat city.

Zabul battle, 17 invaders and puppets killed with dozens wounded

Saturday, 10 July 2010 16:42 Zabihullah Mujahid
The frenzy attack on the combined invaders and their puppet base in Zabul’s Shah Jui started Saturday morning, July 10, at approximately 7:00 am, and ended after one hour of intense fighting. According to the details, two brave martyrdom-seeking Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, equipped with heavy and small arms and explosive-filled vests, attacked one of the important base of the NATO invaders and their cowardly minions, killing some 17 invaders and their puppets with wounding several more. Witnesses say they saw the flames rising from the base and the helicopter arriving the site and heard the sound of two massive explosions.

NATO invaders’ 3 tanks destroyed in Zabul

Saturday, 10 July 2010 22:41 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Three of the enemy invaders’ tanks were destroyed, in separate bomb attacks in the on Saturday morning (July 10) in Nowbahar district of Zabul, but it is not determined how many were killed or injured.

5 US invaders, 3 puppets killed in Zabul

Sunday, 11 July 2010 22:24 Qari Yousuf Aghmadi
Mujaideen of the Islamic Emirate, Saturday (July 10) at approximately 11:00 am, had 5 American and 3 of their puppets who were on a combined patrol killed using IED blast in Dia Chopan district of Zabul.


RC Southwest

4 invading Britons killed in Helmand

Saturday, 10 July 2010 22:32 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
According to a report from Helmand, Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, Saturday morning (July 10), at approximately 10:00 am local time, had two British cowardly soldiers killed and another two wounded with two straight IED blasts detonated at the foot soldiers of the British invaders wanting to carry out ground operation in Sangin, Helmand. The report added the invaders after suffering deadly losses retreated from the area.


WHAT’S CANADA BUYING? Miniature UAVs for AFG ASAP

This, from MERX:

The Department of National Defence has a requirement for five (5) Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV) systems. The MUAV systems will be deployed in Afghanistan and in Canada. Each MUAV shall be operated by teams of two (2) DND Personnel. The complete Systems must be field proven, very robust, reliable and able to withstand the harshest of field conditions. Delivery of all 5 MUAV systems is required on or before 75 days from date of Contract Award.

Along with the acquisition of the five (5) MUAV Systems and associated spares, the contractor will be required to provide Integrated logistical support at Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Afghanistan (until withdrawl of Canadian Forces personnel estimated 31 July 2011) and training and supervision to Canadian Forces (CF) personnel in Canada ….

Deadline for bids:  6 Jun 2010.

TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH (RC South) – 010050UTC Jun 10

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Claims of attacks across RC-South, from “Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan military operations against the kafirs, munafiqs and the worshippers of Idols,” accessed 31 May 10

7 Americans killed as US helicopter shot down in Kandahar amid operation al-Fath

Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate during the major countrywide operation al-Fath shot down a US helicopter in Kandahar’s Zhari district on Saturday noon (May 30). According to the report, the helicopter was set on fire right after it was shot and fell on the ground moments later, killing about 7 US terrorists and crew members aboard, Mujahideen official said. Similarly, a US helicopter got shot down in Helmand’s Nad Ali district, while the enemy described the cause of the helicopter crash as quick landing. Reported by Zabihullah Mujahid

Agent of NDS, spy agency killed in Kandahar

Akhtar Muhammad, working as a second lieutenant in National Directorate of Security (NDS) a local agency of US-NATO terrorists got killed in a guerrilla by Mujahideen while walking in a street in Kandahar yesterday (May 30). Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

Mujahideen missiles strike Kandahar airbase

One missiles struck the Kandahar airfield yesterday night (May 29), causing the enemy fatal losses but there are no further details on the extent of the death or injuries toll. In fact, at least 13 foreign terrorists were killed last week in the missile strikes targeting the same airbase, in which the workshop of the helicopter got badly damaged. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

US-NATO logistical convoy comes under attack in Kandahar

About four terrorists were killed and several hurt Sunday morning when their logistical convoy come under attack in Zhari district of Kandahar. The report adds two of their logistical truck destroyed in Mujahideen rockets. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

6 terrorists of ANA killed in Kandahar

On later Saturday (May 29), a blast in Arghandab district of Kandahar hit and destroyed one of the enemy’s military vehicles killing about 4 terrorists with wounding another two. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

Two enemy’s vehicles eliminated in Kandahar

As many as 11 terrorists of US minion ANA took losses of life and injuries Sunday (May 30) as two vehicles of ANA While traveling in convoy got hit and destroyed as a result of Mujahideen planted landmine blasts in Arghandab district of Kandahar. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

Three logistical vehicles destroyed in Kandahar

In the province’s Zhari district, three logistical vehicles of the enemy got destroyed as the convoy of the vehicles carrying logistical supplies for US-NATO terrorists came under attack by Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate on Sunday (May 31). Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

Mujahideen clash US-NATO terrorists in Kandahar

Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in an clash with the foreign invaders in Kandahar’s Khinjak district, caused the enemy deadly losses on Saturday, while there are no further details on the death and injury toll of the enemy. No Mujahids have been harmed during the daylong fighting. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

5 Britons killed 6 hurt as British tank blown up in Helmand

A Mujahideen homemade bomb in the province’s Sangin district blew apart a British military tank on Sunday (May 30), killing about 5 British terrorists and crew members with hurting 6 more, according to the report from Helmand. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

IED explosion kills four terrorists in Helmand

Four terrorists of internal puppet army got killed in bombings Sunday (May 30) in Nawa district of Helmand. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

American cowards suffer deadliest losses in Marjah

On Sunday afternoon (May 30), the dead bodies of the American terrorists and the wounded whose number is not clear, caused by a roadside bomb attack which targeted their military tank, were evacuated by US helicopter in the district of Marjah, Helmand, local Mujahideen said. In another news from Marajah, Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in a face-to-face fighting with American cowardly terrorists, killed or wounded a dozen of US terrorists yesterday elsewhere in Marjah. Likewise, the other day, one American terrorists got killed and two wounded in and attack from Mujahideen in Marjah. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

Mujahideen kill 3 Americans in Helmand

One American terrorists was killed with three more injured on Sunday morning (May 30) as a US foot patrol came under Mujahideen attack in Nad Ali district of Helmand. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

British tank blown up in Helmand

Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in an attack on the combat patrol of British terrorists yesterday night (May 30), destroyed one of their tanks besides causing them losses of life and injures in Helmand’s Sangin district. In another news from Helmand, Mujahideen destroyed a logistical truck this morning (May 30) in this district. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

Landmine in Zabul hits US tank

A roadside mine blast tore apart and destroyed a US armored tank on Sunday (May 30) killing all the Americans including their local translator in Shinki district of Zabul province, Mujahideen officials said. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

US military tank eliminated in Zabul

On Friday (May 29), a large number of the combined US and domestic terrorists while on an operation against Mujahideen in Zabul’s Shinki district had come under Mujahideen siege and was still under siege when one of their tanks Sunday evening (May 30) was on an attack mission against Mujahideen as it hit a roadside mine blast and destroyed with all its terrorists killed in the area. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

Mujahideen kill 3 US terrorists, wound 3 in Zabul

About 3 American terrorists were killed and another 3 were injured on Saturday (May 29), as a group of US terrorists were walking to their military base came under attack in Zabul Nowbahar district, whereas a Mujahid, too, got martyred during the exchange of fire. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

US military tank hits roadside bomb in Nimroze

A Mujahideen homemade bomb blast tore apart a US tank in Dil Aram district of Nimroze, destroying the tank and killing all the American terrorists on Saturday, the report said, adding the wreckage of the struck tank still exists at the site today. Reported by Zabihullah Mujahid