Helmand, Afghanistan Newswire

Helmand, Afghanistan Newswire

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  1. Mullah Omar: Kabul locals divided on dead Taliban leader's influenceRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | ABC News

    ... shelter in Charahi Qambar, one of Kabul's largest slum camps, a group of men who had fled fighting in Helmand, Afghanistan's most embattled southern province, spiritedly argued the details of Mullah Omar's death. Rahmatullah Rahmani, a 40-year-old ...

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  2. Government loses appeal over Afghanistan detention The Government has ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | This is The West Country

    The Government has lost its appeal against a High Court ruling that the detention policy adopted by UK forces in Afghanistan was unlawful. It was made in May last year in the case of Afghan farmer Serdar Mohammed, who was held in 2010 on suspicion of being a senior Taliban commander involved in the large-scale production of improvised explosive devices .

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  3. The law must change, minister vows after judge rules Taliban...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Daily Mail

    The law must change, minister vows after judge rules Taliban commander could not be held for more than 96 days The law must be changed to allow soldiers to detain Britain's enemies, the government vowed today after losing a High Court battle over an Afghan farmer held on suspicion of being a senior Taliban commander. Judges threw out the Ministry of Defence's appeal against a ruling that holding someone for more than 96 days would breach their human rights.

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  4. Taliban disavows Afghan peace talks after leader declared deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | AlertNet

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  5. 26 Taliban fighters including key commander killed in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Daily Times

    KABUL: A total of Taliban militants including a key commander have been killed in Taliban former stronghold the southern Helmand province with Lashkar Gah as its capital 555 km south of the national capital Kabul city since Wednesday night, Interior Ministry said here Thursday. According to a statement of Interior Ministry sent to media outlets on Thursday, more than two dozen Taliban militants had been killed and 22 more others sustained injuries as clash erupted in Musa Qala and Kajaki districts of Helmand province on Wednesday night.

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  6. 26 Taliban fighters including key commander killed in S. AfghanistanRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Xinhuanet

    A total of Taliban militants including a key commander have been killed in Taliban former stronghold the southern Helmand province with Lashkar Gah as its capital 555 km south of the national capital Kabul city since Wednesday night, Interior Ministry said here Thursday. According to a statement of Interior Ministry sent to media outlets on Thursday, more than two dozen Taliban militants had been killed and 22 more others sustained injuries as clash erupted in Musa Qala and Kajaki districts of Helmand province on Wednesday night.

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  7. Helmand: Life after UK withdrawalRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 19 | Newsday

    The Taliban have made substantial gains in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan since British and other international troops left at the end of last year. No longer fearing attack from the air, they have mounted larger assaults and extended their influence into isolated towns in the north of the province, including Sangin and Musa Qala.

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  8. Islamic State could trip up U.S. plans to leave AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | Los Angeles Times

    Gen. John Campbell attends a handover ceremony before the British and U.S. military withdrawal from the Camp Bastion-Leatherneck complex at Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in October 2014. Gen. John Campbell attends a handover ceremony before the British and U.S. military withdrawal from the Camp Bastion-Leatherneck complex at Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in October 2014.

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  9. The young people sent somewhere they don't want to goRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Newsday

    Many unaccompanied children who have fled Afghanistan and had their asylum claim rejected in the UK are given until they are 18 before being sent back. For the past seven months the BBC has followed some of these young men.

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  10. Blast kill 3 children in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 4 | Xinhuanet

    A mine went off in Marja district of Taliban former stronghold the southern Helmand province Friday afternoon, killing three innocent children, spokesman for provincial government Omar Zawak said Saturday. "Three innocent children were playing on a ground in Marja district when a bomb planted by militants went off, leaving three innocent children dead on the spot," Zawak told Xinhua.

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  11. Afghanistan: MSF condemns violent armed intrusion in hospital in KunduzRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2015 | PressReleasePoint

    Medecins Sans Frontieres condemns the violent intrusion by armed members of Afghan Special Forces in the organisation's trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The incident is an unacceptable breach of International Humanitarian Law, which protects medical services from attacks.

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  12. More than 160 killed in major attacks in Afghanistan in June : July 02, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Daily Times

    KABUL: More than 160 Afghans, largely civilians, have been killed while nearly 280 others injured in major attacks in Afghanistan last month as Taliban militants escalate offensives after withdrawal of NATO-led forces from the country, according to official sources. The Taliban militants carried out some 20 major bomb attacks throughout June, including six suicide bombings, involving 19 suicide attackers.

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  13. Over 160 killed in attacks in Afghanistan in JuneRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    More than 160 Afghans, largely civilians, have been killed while nearly 280 others injured in major attacks in Afghanistan last month as Taliban militants escalate offensives after withdrawal of NATO-led forces from the country, according to official sources. The Taliban militants carried out some 20 major bomb attacks throughout June, including six suicide bombings, involving 19 suicide attackers.

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  14. Taliban wage bloody offensive in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | The Nation

    Suicide attackers Tuesday targeted NATO troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing three people and wounding at least 60 as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up. A powerful blast echoed around the Afghan capital as a suicide car bomber hit a NATO military convoy on the main road to the airport, around 500 metres from the US embassy, killing at least one Afghan civilian and wounding around 20. Hours earlier at least two civilians were killed when a suicide truck bomb detonated at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the capital of volatile Helmand province.

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  15. Afghan bombs target NATO troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Suicide attackers Tuesday targeted NATO troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing four people and wounding almost 60 as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up. A powerful blast echoed around the Afghan capital as a suicide car bomber hit a NATO military convoy on the main road to the airport, around 500 metres from the US embassy, killing at least two Afghan civilians and wounding around 17. Hours earlier at least two civilians were killed when a suicide truck bomb detonated at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the capital of volatile Helmand province.

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  16. Suicide blasts hit Afghanistan as Taliban wage offensiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    KABUL: Suicide attackers on Tuesday targeted NATO troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing four people and wounding almost 60 as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up. A powerful blast echoed around the Afghan capital as a suicide car bomber hit a NATO military convoy on the main road to the airport, around 500 metres from the US embassy, killing at least two Afghan civilians and wounding around 17. Hours earlier at least two civilians were killed when a suicide truck bomb detonated at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the capital of volatile Helmand province.

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  17. Suicide blasts hit Afghanistan as Taliban wage bloody offensiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | The Peninsula

    Suicide attackers Tuesday targeted NATO troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing three people and wounding at least 60 as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up. A powerful blast echoed around the Afghan capital as a suicide car bomber hit a NATO military convoy on the main road to the airport, around 500 metres from the US embassy, killing at least one Afghan civilian and wounding around 20. Hours earlier at least two civilians were killed when a suicide truck bomb detonated at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the capital of volatile Helmand province.

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  18. Deadly blast outside Afghan police HQRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    An Afghan boy holds a copy of the Qur'an at the site of an attack on police headquarters in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah of the southern Helmand province. Picture: Abdul Malik A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials said, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.

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  19. Suicide blasts hit Afghanistan as Taliban wage bloody fightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | India.com

    Kabul, Jun 30 : Suicide attackers today targeted foreign troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding nearly 60, as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up. A powerful blast echoed around the Afghan capital as a suicide car bomber hit a convoy of foreign military vehicles on the main road to the airport, around 500 metres from the US embassy, wounding at least 17 people.

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  20. Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in Kabul, 17 woundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Rediff.com

    A bombing targeted an international convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, only hours after a deadly suicide blast rocked Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand province. US soldiers attend to a wounded soldier at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan after a suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul's airport and the US embassy.

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