Helmand, Afghanistan Newswire

Helmand, Afghanistan Newswire

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  1. Attacks on hospitals: Afghanistan's medics under fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Al Jazeera

    Suddenly, he goes into cardiac arrest and his body stops moving. His dark brown eyes stare unblinking at the ceiling, and he becomes one of the youngest victims of Afghanistan's 30-year war.

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  2. When War Is Just Another Day in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Time

    With at least 20% of Afghanistan still in the hands of a resurgent Taliban, the longest war in American history is far from over. Last week, President Barack Obama announced he would prolong the nation's presence into the country well into 2017 with 8,400 troops expected to remain by the time he leaves office.

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  3. Dallas police officer killed in sniper attack had just married :0Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | New York Post

    One of the Dallas cops killed in an ambush during a protest over police killings was identified as Brent Thompson, 43, who got married to a fellow cop just two weeks ago. Thompson, a member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit police force, is the first cop to be killed in the line of duty since DART formed its department in 1989, spokesman Morgan Lyons said.

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  4. Marine, grandfather and newlywed: First of murdered Dallas cops identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Fox News

    He was a newly married grandfather, a former U.S. Marine and a veteran cop who had gone to Iraq and Afghanistan to help train local police. But Brent Thompson died protecting the rights of fellow Americans to criticize his brethren in blue.

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  5. Afghanistan: A Tragic Return To A War With No EndRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    An Afghan soldier stands at a mortar training range near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Afghan forces are still receiving help from the U.S. as they battle the Taliban.

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  6. Afghanistan: A Tragic Return To A War With No EndRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | News 88.9 KNPR

    The Afghan army commander said the treacherous road to Marjah, in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, was now safe. His forces had driven out the Taliban a few days earlier, he added.

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  7. NATO summit set to approve Afghanistan mission for another yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Stars and Stripes

    Master Sgt. Justin Kay, Train Advise Assist Command - Air Mi-17 flight engineer, right, provides overwatch from the door of an Mi-17 helicopter during a training mission on March 3, 2016.

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  8. Clashes resume across Torkham Border between Pak, Afghan forcesRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Karachi, June 14 : Clashes between security forces of Pakistan and Afghanistan across the Torkham Border, which erupted on Sunday over the construction of a new border post on the Pakistani side, have resumed. The tension ratchet up once again between the two neighbouring countries after the death of a Pakistani army officer who was shot by Afghan forces in the clash across the border.

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  9. Hundreds of Afghans Attend Funeral of Slain JournalistRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Voice of America

    Ten year-old Mustafa, son of Afghan reporter Zabihullah Tamanna, , relatives and friends pray around the coffin during a ceremony at a military hospital in Kabul on June 7, 2016. Hundreds of people braved the heat to attend the funeral Tuesday in Kabul of Afghan freelance journalist Zabihullah Tamanna, who was killed in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province, where some of the fiercest fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan forces has taken place.

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  10. NPR journalist David Gilkey and translator Zabihullah Tamanna killed in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Daily Mail

    American journalist and Afghan translator killed while on assignment in Afghanistan as they traveled with army unit that came under fire The pair were on assignment with two other journalists named as reporter Tom Bowman and producer Monika Evstatieva, who were unharmed American journalist David Gilkey and his Afghan translator were killed while traveling with an Afghan army unit that came under fire in southern Helmand province on Sunday, National Public Radio said. The translator was identified as Zabihullah Tamanna, who was a freelancer who often worked for NPR, the network's spokeswoman, Isabel Lara, said.

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  11. American journalist, translator killed in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2016 | Thanh Nein News

    A veteran American photojournalist and a translator working for NPR were killed while accompanying Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, NPR and military officials said. NPR's David Gilkey and Afghan translator Zabihullah Tamanna were in an Afghan army Humvee traveling between the provincial capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah, and Marjah, when their vehicle was struck by an 82mm rocket during a Taliban ambush, Shakil Ahmad Tasal, a spokesman for the Afghan army's 205th Atal Corps told Reuters.

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  12. American NPR Photographer, Interpreter Killed in Afghan AmbushRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | News Max

    NPR award-winning photojournalist David Gilkey was killed in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan along with interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna, NPR reported . Gilkey had extensive experience covering conflicts worldwide, as well as such disasters as the Haiti earthquake.

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  13. Afghan Taliban fighters in burqas, uniforms kill 6 in attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Albany Times Union

    EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT -- Afghan security forces stand guard at the gate of Ghazni's court building as a body, identified by police as that of a policeman, lies on the ground, after a deadly Taliban attack, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The Afghan Interior Ministry said that Taliban gunmen attacked the court building, killing several civilians and a policeman.

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  14. Afghan Defense Official: Helmand Province Out of Taliban DangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Voice of America

    An Afghan security personnel carries a wounded man after a suicide car bomb blast attacked a military convoy in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 15, 2015. After days of heavy fighting, Afghan forces have regained control of parts of Helmand province previously in the Taliban hands.

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  15. Taliban attack buses in north Afghanistan, kill 9, abduct 35Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    An Afghan soldier looks at lifeless bodies of men who were killed by Taliban militants in Kunduz province northern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked several buses on a road in the country's north, killing many people and abducting at least 35. less An Afghan soldier looks at lifeless bodies of men who were killed by Taliban militants in Kunduz province northern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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  16. Afghan official: Taliban hit court in east Ghazni, killing 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Post-Bulletin

    EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT -- Afghan security forces stand guard at the gate of Ghazni's court building as a body, identified by police as that of a policeman, lies on the ground, after a deadly Taliban attack, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The Afghan Interior Ministry said that Taliban gunmen attacked the court building, killing several civilians and a policeman.

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  17. Taliban gunmen kill 16, abduct 30 in official convoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | NWAonline

    Taliban gunmen killed at least 16 people said to have been carrying government employee documents and traveling to the north of the country, the deadliest single attack since the group named a new leader last week. Insurgents dressed in military uniforms stopped a convoy of buses traveling in the Aliabad district of the northern province of Kunduz early Tuesday, Mahmood Danish, a spokesman for the Kunduz government, said by phone, confirming the casualty figures.

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  18. 9 dead, 35 abducted in apparent Taliban attack on Afghan busesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | SFGate

    Afghan security personnel prepare for an operation against Taliban militants at the Aliabad district of Kunduz province after attacks on several bus. Afghan security personnel prepare for an operation against Taliban militants at the Aliabad district of Kunduz province after attacks on several bus.

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  19. Taliban attacks kill 25 officers in 2 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | NWAonline

    Taliban militants overran several checkpoints in southern Helmand province and killed at least 25 policemen over the past two days, officials said Monday, in the first major assaults in the province since the insurgents named a new leader last week. While the Taliban made major inroads in Helmand last year, the violence had seemed relatively contained in recent months, after broad changes by the Afghan Army there and an influx of U.S. troops and advisers.

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  20. .com | Afghanistan: Over 50 police killed in HelmandRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | News24

    More than 50 Afghan police officers have been killed over the past two days in heavy fighting around the capital of the southern province of Helmand, officials say. As many as 24 officers were killed on Monday, and another 33 on Sunday, regional police commander Esmatullah Dawlatzai told Reuters news agency.

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