Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday's News From A'stan...

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
~~~~~George Seaton

General Stanley McCrystal takes command of NATO-ISAF in Afghanistan.

...In a brief ceremony in the headquarters of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), he officially took the charge of the entire foreign forces, operating in Afghanistan.

He landed Sunday in HQ ISAF in Kabul where he commands about 30,000 troops from other NATO allies...


126 Attacks in a week.

...Insurgency has increased by 40 per cent in Afghanistan over the past week with the Taliban carrying out 126 attacks across the country

Afghan Interior Ministry said 78 people including 30 policemen were killed and more than 170 were wounded in the string of insurgencies over the last seven days.

Afghan Interior Minister, Mohammad Hanif Atmar said the attacks in Afghanistan are being schemed and masterminded outside the country...


Afghan and Coalition Forces to safeguard Helmand.

...Afghan and coalition force will safeguard Helmand borders where militants easily commute between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Helmand governor said

Provincial governor, Mohammad Gulab Mangal told a news conference that presence of foreign terrorists have increased in Helmand.

Governor Mangal told reporters in Kabul that after the Pakistani army offensive in Swat and Buner, foreign national terrorists entered Afghan soil through Helmand...


Afghan President Hamid Karzai to visit Russia for Shanghai Summit.

...Afghan President left for Russia Monday morning to attend a multilateral summit to discuss counter terrorism and counter narcotics

Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit will be held Tuesday in Ekaterinburg, a major city in the central part of Russia where leaders of many countries including Pakistan and Iran will participate...


ISAF paratroopers discover weapons caches

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 15) - International Security Assistance Force soldiers (ISAF) have confiscated two insurgent weapons caches in eastern Afghanistan, 11-12 June .
...ISAF soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment found a cache of weapons and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making material, in Khost province...

I'm sure that there is more news from and about what is happening in Afghanistan. Are you looking for it? If not, you should be. But that's just my own personal opinion.

I'm happy to note that MudPuppy is back on the web. His time in "the suck" is about up though. Drop by to see what he's been writing and tell him "Hey". Some of his stories are sure to make you laugh out loud. Okay, maybe it was just my weird sense of humor. Still... go visit him, please.

And so it goes......

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