MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – 2 Dec 11

  • Afghanistan  Canadian flag coming down from over Kandahar Airfield – more here (photos from the CF Info-Machine), here and here.
  • One blogger’s view of “Libya vs. Afghanistan” ceremonies:  “…. After decades of Liberal governments treating the military like high-grade bathroom attendants, the Harper Tories have moved in the opposite direction. Now even a light bombing campaign is worthy of celebration. Oddly the Afghan mission has not yet rated such a grand ceremony. The cynical might suggest this has something to do with our efforts in Afghanistan being unpopular ….” (h/t to Mark for pointing to this one)
  • The Canadian Forces is slowing its pace of recruitment after the Afghanistan mission, because of a lower turnover and a troubled economy. Vice-Admiral Bruce Donaldson said the military’s regular force strength is now in “very healthy” shape at about 68,000 members. Attrition is also down — with economic uncertainty and excitement for the job likely factors — which can make matching desired targets tricky. “That’s a very tough machine to manage,” Donaldson told the national defence committee Thursday. “But we have not stopped recruiting. In fact, we continue to recruit, because you need to keep the machine oiled and to keep new blood coming through, but fewer than before.” The Canadian Forces is now focused on finding people with specialties and technical trades, and providing spots for reservists who served in Afghanistan and want to switch to regular forces ….”
  • The CF’s Top Doc Commodore Hans Jung on waiting times for troops to get psychological counseling “…. The timing for an initial specialist mental-health-care appointment depends on whether a case is emergent, urgent or routine. In emergency situations, patients are accommodated the same day through the base clinic or civilian emergency care. If a case is urgent, the patient is seen within two weeks. And if the case is routine, the target is for the patient to see a specialist within 30 days ….”
  • Remember the Minister needing a helicopter ride from a lodge to another engagement?  Well, some e-mails seem to suggest the chopper ride may have been more…. requested by the Minister than offered by the CF (well done to the Toronto Star for sharing the e-mails in question (PDF), obtained via an Access to Information Act request).  One officer’s e-mail is intriguingly prescient:  “…. The request from MacKay’s office went out to senior air force officials on Tuesday July 6 at 8:49 a.m. It took just a few hours for then-Col. Bruce Ploughman, director of the Combined Aerospace Operations Centre in Winnipeg, to raise a red flag. “So, when the guy who’s fishing at the fishing hole next to the minister sees the big yellow helicopter arrive and decides to use his cellphone to video the minister getting on board and post it on Youtube (sic), who will be answering the mail on that one,” he wrote to colleagues in Ottawa and Winnipeg. “If we are tasked to do this we of course will comply,” Ploughman continued. “Given the potential for negative press though, I would likely recommend against it.” ….”  More from CBC.ca, the Globe & Mail and Postmedia News (they haven’t shared their obtained documents yet).  Here’s the back-and-forth during yesterday’s Question Period in the House of Commons.
  • If you believe this historian and this web page, Canada may be working with other NATO and Middle Eastern countries to at least discuss “humanitarian corridors” in strife-filled Syria.  “…. Monday, Nov. 28, debkafile reported a group of military officers from NATO and Persian Gulf nations had quietly established a mixed operational command at Iskenderun in the Turkish Hatay province on the border of North Syria: Hailing from the United States, France, Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with Turkish officers providing liaison, they do not represent NATO but are self-designated “monitors.” Their mission is to set up “humanitarian corridors” inside Syria to serve the victims of Bashar Assad’s crackdown. Commanded by ground, naval, air force and engineering officers, the task force aims to move into most of northern Syria. Laying the groundwork for the legitimacy of the combined NATO-Arab intervention in Syria, the UN Independent International Commission set up to assess the situation in Syria published a horrendous report Monday, Nov. 28 on the Assad regime’s brutalities. It documented “gross violations of human rights” and “patterns of summary execution, arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, torture including sexual violence, as well as violations of children’s rights.” ….”  Caveat lector.
  • F-35 Tug o’ War:  More on the pricetag“The federal government is under attack again over the true costs of buying stealth fighter jets for the air force. “Apparently the Norwegians are getting 52 F-35s for $10 billion while we’re getting 65 for $9 billion,” said Liberal MP Frank Valeriote in a Thursday defence committee meeting, citing comments from Norway’s defence minister in November. Asking Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino to explain the discrepancy, Valeriote raised anew the possibility that the government has lowballed the estimated purchase price. “I too spoke with the secretary of defence of Norway and they’re into a different kind of a world in Europe, requiring different armaments and so forth to what we are, in fact, looking at,” said Fantino. “It’s very difficult to compare dollar for dollar, but at some point in time we’ll be able to speak all these issues more fully.” ….”  More here, here and a bit more (from the archives) from Mark Collins.
  • What’s Canada Buying?  You might call it good blood money. Defence departments in Canada and the U.S. are jointly funding a scientific study to examine the optimal ratio for plasma and platelet to red blood cells. Work will be carried out by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, which includes health research organizations from both sides of the border that conduct clinical research in areas of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and traumatic injury. Canada will contribute $220,000 to the study, which Vice-Admiral Bruce Donaldson believes is critical to the troops Canada sends into harm’s way. “We’re funding it to keep people alive,” he said Thursday during an appearance at the defence committee. “Loss of blood is the greatest risk of death to the wounded soldiers on the battlefield, so it’s very much in our interests to tend to our people, to fund research in different ways of replacing blood, and stopping bleeding.” ….”
  • A Korean War veteran living in Regina is disappointed after someone spray painted obscene graffiti on the east side of the cenotaph in Victoria Park. Ken Garbutt says the people who did it are “idiots” and the act is sacrilegious. The City of Regina has since cleaned it up, but Garbutt is not impressed. “Our cemetery, the U.N. cemetery, is in Busan (City, South Korea) and you never hear of anything of this nature. They are kept in the best shape possible,” said Garbutt. Garbutt maintains there should be stiffer penalties for people who deface war memorials ….”  Veterans Affairs Minister agrees this is not goodTory MP from Saskatchewan says he’s glad to see federal government supporting new law to impose harsher penalties against those who do this sort of thing.
  • A bit of mainstream media coverage of the proposed “opt out of paying for the military” Private Members Bill (now including proposed text (PDF) of the bill) making its way through the Parliamentary sausage machine.  A fair bit of wide-ranging discussion and option consideration, as well, over at Army.caCaveat:  These bills have VERY little chance of passing without government party support.
  • That time of year again:  NORAD’s Santa Tracking web page – www.noradsanta.org – is good to go.

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – 1 Dec 11

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – 24 Nov 11

  • Afghanistan (1)  The latest quarterly report is out, this time tabled by the Defence Minister in the House of Commons (unlike the past few released by either the Foreign Affairs Minister or others) – more from media here.
  • Afghanistan (2)  Another Canadian unit packs it in at Kandahar Airfield (via CF Info-Machine, only 8 days after the ceremony)
  • Afghanistan (3a)  Toronto Star continues pressing story of Afghan interpreter rejected for “fast-track move to Canada” program.  “An Afghan interpreter turned away from Canada says he has been hunted by insurgents on motorcycles because of his work with the Canadian military.  Sayed Shah Sharifi disputes the accounts of Canadian officials who have played down the threat he faces for aiding allied forces in Kandahar.  Indeed, Sharifi, 23, says he was forced to move his family out of Kandahar for more than two months last year for safety after motorcycle-borne insurgents left a chilling warning with his father.  “Your son works with the Canadian Forces and we will kill him,” Sharifi recalled Wednesday in a telephone interview with the Star ….”
  • Afghanistan (3b)  TorStar back stops coverage with letters.
  • Afghanistan (4)  Rabble.ca columnist complains about CBC call-in show featuring anti-Taliban writer Terry Glavin.  I’m still waiting to hear if the columnist even tried to call in.
  • Libya  Columnist shares kudos for Canadian mission commander as preparations continue for today’s “well done on the mission” parade at Parliament Hill.
  • Let’s not forget we have troops in Darfur, too – more on Operation Saturn here.
  • Mark Collins:  “Canadian Defence Spending–Less There Than Proclaimed”
  • Armenian media reports Canadians (military and/or civilian staff) helping NATO help Armenia.  “The NATO-sponsored international expert group is in the Armenian capital Yerevan, from Wednesday to Saturday, within the framework of assistance to Armenia’s reforms in military education. The group comprises military and civil representatives from US, Canada, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania, Switzerland, and NATO ….”
  • What’s Canada Buying?  Wanted:  someone to design and build “Infrastructure for Tactical Control Radar Modernization, Primrose, AB”
  • F-35 Tug o’ War  The Conservative government insists all of its new F-35 jets will arrive with the hardware needed to talk to ground troops and prevent friendly fire, but some will still need upgrades to make it workAssociate Defence Minister Julian Fantino said the stealth jets will be ready to do whatever the government asks, when it asks. “All of Canada’s F-35s will not only be capable of operating overseas the moment we get them, but be able to communicate with aircraft and know where friendly ground units are well in advance of deployment on operations,” Fantino said under questioning in the House of Commons ….”  More from yesterday’s exchange in the House of Commons here.
  • Canadian plane engine company STILL gets some business from an American buy.  “An unusual turn of events on a U.S. military procurement contract has lightly side-swiped three of Quebec’s largest aerospace firms. Wichita-based aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft Corp. was excluded without explanation last week from a competition to supply 20 AT-6 Texan II light-attack and training planes to the Afghan air force. Its four main suppliers on the bid to the U.S. air force – which would then turn the aircraft over to the Afghan forces – were all Canadian: Longueuil’s Pratt & Whitney Canada for the PT6A-68D 1,600-horsepower engine, St. Laurent’s CAE Inc. for the crew training, St. Laurent’s CMC Esterline for the flight management system, as well as Burling-ton, Ont.-based L-3 Wescam, which was to provide day-light sensors, infrared cameras with zoom and various lasers. The elimination of Hawker Beechcraft apparently makes a winner of the Super Tucano trainer and light-attack aircraft produced by Brazil’s Embraer, the only other bidder for the contract. Matthew Perra, spokes-person for Pratt & Whitney Canada, said by email that “as with any competition there was some investment made, but this amount is not material to P&W Canada.” But it does not signify a loss for Pratt & Whitney Canada – it also supplies the same engine for Embraer’s Super Tucano ….”
  • My favourite bit from this piece from CBC.ca on monitoring efforts during the G8/G20:  “…. (an undercover police officer) told the court about how he attended a meeting prior to the Toronto summit. There, a protest-planning group that included several of the 17 main G20 defendants was discussing whether to lend their support to a First Nations rally. Adam Lewis, one of the 17 accused conspirators in the G20 case, interjected, “Kill whitey!” The group chuckled. Lewis, like all but one of his co-accused, is white. When a Crown lawyer asked the officer what he thought Lewis meant, Showan said in complete seriousness, to “kill white people.” “Deliberately or accidentally, the undercover officers misinterpreted hyperbolic jokes as literal statements of belief,” said Kalin Stacey, a community organizer, friend and supporter of the defendants ….”  Really?  I’m guessing is a similar statement was made about the protesters, it would NOT be taken as “hyperbolic jokes”.
  • Credit where credit is due:  CBC.ca shared the documents it’s writing about in the above-mentioned story via documentcloud.org (like here for example).  Hello?  Reporters?  News outlets?  Are you listening about sharing ATIP’ed documents?
  • Private Members Bill C-354, An Act respecting the establishment and award of a Defence of Canada Medal (1946-1989), makes it through First Reading in Parliament after being introduced by NDP MP Carol Hughes“Mr. Speaker, I am proud to be able to reintroduce this bill for the establishment and award of a defence of Canada medal for the men and women who served in the defence of Canada during the cold war. This act represents the hard work and vision of one of my constituents, retired Captain Ulrich Krings of Elliot Lake, who presented me with this proposal shortly after I was elected in 2008. Its purpose is to formally honour the people who defended Canada from within Canada for the period from 1946 to 1989. As such, it is intended to be awarded to individuals who served in the regular and reserve forces, police forces, emergency measures organizations, as well as civil organizations, such as St. John Ambulance, all of whom were concerned with the protection of Canada from the threat posed by the countries behind the Iron Curtain. This medal will recognize the support of the men and woman who gave countless hours to Canadians as they trained and prepared in case of an attack on Canadian soil, which fortunately never took place. Their service to our country came at a time when we became aware of how fragile peace can be and how vulnerable we may become to advances in weapons of warfare. This medal would give something back to all those who worked in those years to keep us safe and prepared. I thank my colleague from Thunder Bay—Rainy River (John Rafferty) for his continued support on this bill and for seconding this item for a second time.”  Caveat:  most Private Members Bills do not end up becoming law.  Discussion at Army.ca here.

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 – 13 May 11

  • Libya Mission (1):  HMCS Charlottetown helps drive away Libyan government small boat attack on Misrata – more here, here, here and here.
  • Meanwhile, one wonders if journalists randomly tested for drugs would lead to headlines if they showed a 3 per cent positive response?  Eight Canadian Forces members were kicked off a Canadian frigate for failing drug tests before their ship’s deployment to waters off the coast of Libya. The sailors from HMCS Charlottetown were replaced just before the ship left Halifax in March. The ship’s overall mission to help NATO enforce a no-fly zone was not affected. “Forty-eight hours before HMCS Charlottetown went on Operation Mobile, they did safety-sensitive drug testing on all the crew members,” a Navy spokeswoman, Lieutenant Heather McDonald, told The Globe and Mail. Nine of the 235 crew members tested positive for drugs, she said. One was on prescription medication, but the rest were using illicit substances. “The other eight were repatriated to Canada and they were replaced with other sailors,” said Lt. McDonald. “Each member will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.” ….”
  • As many as 1,500 Canadian soldiers will remain in southern Afghanistan until the end of the year, as the military embarks on a complex mission close-out expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The non-combat troops will be confined to Kandahar Airfield as they undertake a mammoth task that is part akin to moving a small town half-way around the world and part holding a giant garage sale. Buildings, weapons, ammunition, vehicles, radios, computers, desks and a vast array of other equipment have to be sold, transferred or packed up and shipped back to Canada. The logistics are daunting, said Lt.-Col. Steve Moritsugu, who is among the leaders of the close-out mission. The situation is made even more complex because Canadian soldiers are still involved in regular patrols and combat missions. The combat troops will all be “inside the wire” at Kandahar Airfield or will have left the country by July 31, Moritsugu said ….”
  • Taliban Propaganda Watch:  Attacks on contractors, police alleged in Kandahar, Zabul.
  • A mother waits and hopes. “Before he enlisted with the military, Master Cpl. Richard Curnow wanted to train as an actor at the Vancouver Film School. “Acting was his first thought after school,” said his mother, Susan Curnow. “I could see that he likes to work with people together, in a team.” However, his love of camaraderie also made a military career appealing. While Susan was surprised by her son’s decision, she took him to a recruitment office to enlist with the Canadian Forces.  “He served his country and he loved doing it,” she said. Curnow, 25, disappeared May 5 while jogging along the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton. He was training with eight other soldiers for the Canadian Death Race, a 125-kilometre summer trek through the mountains near Grande Cache, Alta ….”
  • F-35 Tug o’ War:  The latest report to the U.S. Congress (via the Federation of American Scientists Secrecy News blog) is showing some not insignificant cost increases in the Joint Strike Fighter project.  Let’s hope that doesn’t happen to Canada’s fighters, right?
  • What’s Canada Buying?  Big building work at CFB Esquimalt, and “let’s try again” seeking expertise to summarize Canada’s Arctic military research.
  • Helping veterans get a civilian job“There are times when entrepreneurs do something because it strikes them as the right thing to do. For Ken Seville, the “right thing” emerged three years ago when the Canadian Forces reservist launched a website to help fellow reservists connect with potential employers. Soon after the business got going, Mr. Seville started to get calls from army veterans also looking for support in finding new jobs. The business, then known as CiviSide.com, took a major turn about a year ago when the company received an e-mail from Ty Shattack, president and chief executive of Hamilton, Ont.-based PV Labs Intelligent Imaging, who was exploring with about 30 other CEOs how they might be able to help military veterans transition to civilian life. After a series of discussions, CiviSide.com just last month became GuaranteedInterview.com. It will guarantee at least one interview to a veteran who meets the qualifications of a job listing ….”

TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH (RC South) – 010045UTC Oct 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.


New report about Kandahar operation

Thursday, 30 September 2010 07:22 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
For the past 7 days US invaders have started an operation by the name of Dragon’s Strike in Zhiri district’s Sang-e-Sar and Pashmool areas but have not gained any ground against Mujahideen due to deadly blasts and fierce fighting and their huge military force is still parked outside the district on Kandahar-Herat main highway. Mujahideen from Sang-e-Sar area say that at 06:00 pm last night the US invaders along with their puppet ANA tried to attack the Mujahideen bases but were forced to retreat due to taking on heavy casualties from IED attacks. In the failed assault a US tank was obliterated by a powerful blast, killing all invaders onboard and another deadly blast hit their foot patrol in which 3 US terrorists along with 2 of their puppets were instantly killed. The invaders limbs and other parts are still lying at the scene of the explosions. At the end of the bloody day, US invaders, according to their foul customs, ordered airstrikes in the area which lasted well into this morning. In the barbaric and blind bombing, the locals houses and fields were severely bombed but Alhamdulillah no Mujahideen were Martyred or injured as a result.

Martyrdom Seeking Mujahid attacks US military convoy close to Kandahar Airfield

Thursday, 30 September 2010 07:46 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR. Sep. 30 – Noorullah, one of the lions of Islamic Emirate rammed his explosive laden vehicle at a US invaders military convoy at 09:00 am this morning in Mandi Hasar area of Daman district, close to Kandahar Airfield on Kandahar-Boldak main highway. In the powerful explosion, 1 US tank was obliterated to bits, killing 7 terrorists onboard. Locals from the area say that some of the invaders limbs are lying in their homes due to the strength of the blast. This incident happened at a time when US invaders are facing deadly casualties in Zhiri operation for the past 7 days.

Missiles hit US base in Kandahar

Thursday, 30 September 2010 07:47 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Sep. 30 – 4 missiles struck a US invaders base in Shahwali Kot’s Dali Band area at 06:00 pm Wednesday night but the extent of damage and casualties caused is not known.

Deadly blasts hit US invaders in Kandahar

Thursday, 30 September 2010 07:50 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Sep. 30 – A powerful explosion hit the foot patrol of US invaders in Dand’s Zalkhan area last night but the number of killed and wounded is not known due to the area being sealed off by the invaders. Reports add that at the same time another explosion in Arghandab’s Babro area killed 3 US terrorists and wounded a further 2 when the invaders tried to come out of their base.


TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH (RC South) – 300120UTC Sept 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.


Missiles strike Kandahar airfield

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 07:58 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Sep. 29 – 2 missiles landed inside Kandahar airfield at 09:00 pm last night (Sep. 28) but the extent of damage and casualties caused is not known. This comes at a time where the invaders are carrying out an operation in Zhiri district and all its logistics are done from this airfield.

Uruzgan blast claims 9 ANA lives

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:46 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
URUZAN, Sep. 29 – At least 9 ANA puppets were killed at 12:00 pm when an IED destroyed their tank in Terenkot city’s Pozki area.

8 joint enemy killed in Zabul ambush

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:00 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
ZABUL, Sep. 29 – Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate ambushed a joint enemy patrol in Zhiri Kala area of Shinke district at 08:00 am this morning as a result of which 2 enemy vehicles were destroyed along with 8 joint enemy being killed. It is said that 2 puppet translators were also amongst the dead.

US tank blown apart in Zabul

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:06 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
ZABUL, Sep. 29 – At least 4 US invaders were killed after their tank was blown to bits by a roadside bomb near Mizani district center at 12:00 pm this afternoon.


Reaction of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to the Remarks of General Petraeus Screen capture of full statement at Scribd.com

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:57 –

The Commander-in-chief of the foreign invading forces in Afghanistan , General Petraeus, has claimed that some high-ranking officials of Taliban (Islamic Emirate) have contacted the Karzai Administration. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, while rejecting the claim of General Petraeus, believes, that such baseless claims by the enemy portray their jittery and fiasco in face of the Mujahideen.

How can it be possible for the officials of the Islamic Emirate to initiate clandestine contacts with the powerless and stooge government while they have already turned down the misleading demands and proposals of the weak Kabul Administration for commencement of negotiation. In fact, the Americans and their coalition have no gains versus the Mujahideen and have nothing on hand to show to the public of the world. They implemented all conspiracies which they had conceived to weaken Mujahideen or eliminate them but they all went awry. Similarly, the enemy resorted to convening the so-called national consultative Jirga; the holding of the Kabul conference which was aimed at handing over responsibility to the weak Kabul Administration; instituted the peace high council and launched the recent process of parliamentary election for the purpose of attaining the said goals. However, all these endeavors faced debacle thanks to the initiatives of Mujahideen and the help of the Almighty Allah. Thus gained nothing from their attempts. The public of the world are witness to the fact that the current year was the most fatal for the enemy according to their own admission and acknowledgement despite the conspiracies which they frequently hatched and the efforts which they got under way.

These gains of the Mujahideen have had negative impacts on the morale of the invading enemy. Their forces suffer from fear and jittery as a result. Some allies of America have withdrawn their forces from Afghanistan and some are seeking means and ways to leave the country. So in this critical situation, contrary to the claims by the morale-sagging General Petraeus, Mujahideen want to further organize and speed up their programs rather than kicking off contacts with the crumbling Kabul Administration.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan believes that the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan is the main cause of the current tragedy and it has been struggling to force the invaders to pull out of the country. The Islamic Emirate reaffirms once again that the solution of the Afghan issue lies in the withdrawal of foreign invaders from Afghanistan , not in initiating secret contacts with the powerless stooges of the invaders. The unfounded propaganda launched by General Petraeus or any other circle about existence of secret contacts is, in fact, a part of the defeated enemy’s war of words. It is not the demand and decision of the leadership of the triumphing Mujahideen.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan


Reaction of the Islamic Emirate to the Request of USA for Deployment of Bangladeshi Troops Screen capture of full statement at Scribd.com

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 04:49 –

The foreign ministry of Bangladesh has said in a press release that USA has officially requested that country to send troops to Afghanistan for participation in the already failed war mission which has been going on for the past nine years under the leadership of America.

We do not expect that Bangladesh which is predominantly Muslim country will be prepared to participate in a war and a mission that is being referred to even by the invaders themselves as a holy war against the Muslims. They have been fighting for the said objective in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past nine years and violate all values of the Islamic Ummah; commit desecration of the Holy Quran and have been perpetrating numerous open blasphemies against the holy personality of the prophet Mohammad ( peace be upon him) who , in fact, is the rescuer of the whole humanity. We think, the rulers of Bangladesh will surely have Islamic knowledge and political insight to avoid headlong jumping to the enmity of the Afghans by sending a few hundreds soldiers. Presumably, if the rulers commit this historical mistake, the God-fearing people of Bangladesh will not allow them to support the arch enemies of Islam against a fraternal Islamic country.

The rulers of Bangladesh should know that the foreign invaders in Afghanistan are in a state of escape. It is now not the time of troops surge and alliance with America. The military situation in Afghanistan has reached a point that even USA’s most close western allies and other important NATO members have firmly decided to flee from Afghanistan, leaving America alone there.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan believes, the government of Bangladesh will not prefer to climb the bandwagon and give their support to American whereas America itself is practically in a phase of downfall and flight in Afghanistan. Bangladesh is not a member of NATO, nor it has other legal obligations to send troops to Afghanistan; nor do the holy religion of Islam and the national interests of Bangladesh and its people permit such undertaking. Bangladesh is a prominent Islamic country and its people are no doubt steadfast Muslims.

Perhaps America intends at this final stage of its flight to tip Islamic countries in the region against each other and cash in on their differences. The Islamic country of Bangladesh should support its Muslim Mujahid brothers instead of America and fulfill its responsibility in the struggle of the miserable Afghans for obtainment of independence and establishment of stability in the whole region.


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).


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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