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06 Dec

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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The War Criminals

The war criminals of the Bush regime lied and fabricated evidence to go to war.

Bush,Cheney,Rice,Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Powell are war criminals and today they are enjoying freedom.

The thousands dead, the region in chaos, the creation of Islamic State and the trillions of dollars cost and for what? The worst of all is that they were so desperate for war that they had no plans for peace.

So where are the protests and demonstrations today in the US to bring Bush, Chaney, Wolfowitz, Rice, Powell andRumsfeld to Justice? There are none. There has been none. And now the US people ask – why do we have so many enemies and why do peoples from other cultures hate us?


We condemned children to death, some after many days of writhing in pain on bloodstained mats, without pain relievers. Some died quickly, wasted by missing arms and legs, crushed heads. As the fluids ran out of their bodies, they appeared like withered, spoiled fruits. They could have lived, certainly should have lived – and laughed and danced, and run and played- but instead they were brutally murdered. Yes, murdered!

The war ended for those children, but it has never ended for survivors who carry memories of them. Likewise, the effects of the U.S. bombings continue, immeasurably and indefensibly.

The McGlynn

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War News

IRAQ BODY COUNT>>

This data is based on 51,544 database entries from the beginning of the war to 28 Feb 2017, and on monthly preliminary data from that date onwards. Preliminary data is shown in grey when applicable, and is based on approximate daily totals in the Recent Events section prior to full analysis. The full analysis extracts details such as the names or demographic details of individuals killed, the weapons that killed them and location amongst other details. The current range contains 36,537–38,380 deaths (20%–19%, a portion which may rise or fall over time) based on single-sourced reports.

Graphs are based on the higher number in our totals. Gaps in recording and reporting suggest that even our highest totals to date may be missing many civilian deaths from violence.

Total Dollar Cost of War>>

Cost of War in Iraq>>

Cost of War in Afghanistan>>

Cost of Military Action Against ISIS>>

Syrian children paying the price of war – BBC News

The BBC has spoken to three children, in Amman, in Damascus, and in Ketermaya, who have fled the conflict. Caroline Hawley starts in Amman with 5 year-old Mustafa.

REU: Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes after Saleh’s death

ADEN (Reuters) – A Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes on Yemen early on Wednesday as the armed Houthi movement tightened its grip on the capital after it killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who switched sides in the civil war.

Saudi Arabia and its allies struck a day after Saleh’s son vowed to lead a campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthis.

The intervention by Ahmed Ali, a former leader of the elite Republican Guard once seen as a likely successor to his father, gives the anti-Houthi movement a potential figurehead after a week of fighting that saw the Houthis rout Saleh’s supporters in the capital.

Yemen’s war, pitting the Iran-allied Houthis who control Sanaa against a Saudi-led military alliance backing a government based in the south, has brought what the United Nations calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis……………The proxy war between regional arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has already killed more than 10,000 people, with more than two million displaced. Nearly a million have been hit by a cholera outbreak and famine threatens much of the country.

The United Nations says millions of people may die in one of the worst famines of modern times, caused by warring parties blocking food supplies.

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GUARD: Free Syrian Police are courageous and selfless people

Panorama’s programme ‘Jihadis You Pay For’ was hugely misleading, writes Dr Henry Smith

Panorama’s programme Jihadis You Pay For (Report, 5 December) was hugely misleading. As the person who led the international team that designed the Ajacs programme attacked by Jane Corbin, I would like to make the following points. Firstly, like their counterparts, the White Helmets, the vast majority of the Free Syrian Police are and have been the most courageous and selfless people any of us could meet. They are often all that’s left behind when the regime and its backers have destroyed neighbourhoods, bombing and gassing residents without mercy. I have known many FSP who have fallen in the line of duty protecting their people. I am therefore deeply saddened that, while identifying single instances of failings, no recognition was given to this bravery.

Secondly, the support for the FSP was directly in line with the UK policy for Syria, which was to support the moderate opposition and to help maintain basic services for those abandoned and attacked by their government. This is not some clandestine project funding armed groups to wage war. The fact that there appear to have been a small number of cases of support being diverted is deeply regrettable. But the question is to what extent it is possible to provide services to vulnerable populations in a war of an intensity unlike anything we have seen for decades, without there being attendant risks that some of that support might go astray. I am biased perhaps, but I found the Panorama programme one dimensional and deeply damaging to the essential services that these brave people continue to try to deliver in what surely must be the hardest neighbourhood in the world.

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REU: Coalition says fewer than 3,000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United States-led international coalition fighting Islamic State estimates that fewer than 3,000 fighters belonging to the hardline Sunni militant group remain in Iraq and Syria, its spokesman said on Tuesday.

Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate has crumbled this year in Syria and Iraq, with the group losing the cities of Mosul, Raqqa and swathes of other territory.

“Current estimates are that there are less than 3,000 #Daesh fighters left – they still remain a threat, but we will continue to support our partner forces to defeat them,” U.S. Army Colonel Ryan Dillon tweeted, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

Dillon’s tweet was part of his responses to an online question and answer session in which he also said the coalition had trained 125,000 members of Iraqi security forces, 22,000 of which were Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

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IraqiNews: PMFs reject deployment of U.S. troops in Kirkuk disputed areas

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Popular Mobilization Forces (PMFs) reject the deployment of any U.S. troops at the disputed areas in Kirkuk, their spokesman said.

“Kirkuk is totally secure and there is no need of any foreign troops there,” Ali al-Husseini, the PMF spokesman for the northern axis, said in a Tuesday statement, a copy of which was obtained by Alforat News.

“The Iraqi troops are capable of protecting all factions and maintaining social peace in these areas,” Husseini said.

He vowed that the Popular Mobilization Forces will harshly deal with any foreign troops using force against Iraqi people at the disputed areas. However, he ruled out that an agreement was reached to deploy more foreign troops in these areas.

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IraqiNews: 2,982 displaced Iraqis return to homeland coming from Syria

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A total of 2,982 displaced Iraqis have returned to homeland coming from Syria, the Ministry of Displacement and Migration said.

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“Of all, 2,800 displaced people have been housed at the Hajj Ali camp in Mosul, while the remaining 182 displaced people have been housed at a Dahuk camp,” the Independent Press Agency quoted Juan Mahmoud, the director of migration department in Kurdistan provinces, as saying on Tuesday.

“The ministry has secured buses to bring the displaced people back to their homeland and provided them with foodstuffs and water,” she added.

In November, Sattar Nawroz, a spokesperson of the Migration and Displacement Ministry, said more than 55% of people displaced during the three-year war against the Islamic State militants returned to their home regions.

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Investigation suggests that large numbers of children are being sexually assaulted.

Afghan children collect scrap for money. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Afghan children collect scrap for money. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Up to half of all child labourers working in districts in Balkh province have been victims of serious sexual assault, new research has found.

An investigation by the Afghan Human Rights Research and Advocacy Organisation (AHRRAO) revealed between four and five children out of every ten had suffered abuse.

Researchers said many of the assaults went unreported due to the victims’ sense of shame. They said that community elders and local leaders were also refusing to name offenders for fear of being themselves attacked.

Fardin (not his real name), a 15-year-old from Kamarband-e-Baba Yadgar in Mazar-e-Sharif, described being beaten and raped while working in the city’s market.

“I’ve always worked at the market pulling my wheelbarrow as my father is too ill,” he said. “Whenever I spot someone buying goods I run over to them and ask if they want help carrying it.

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IraqiNews: 3 people killed, injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two persons were killed while another was injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad on Tuesday, a security source told Baghdad Today.

“An explosive charge fixed into a car of an employee of the Electricity Ministry went off at al-Rashad neighborhood in Baghdad, killing him immediately,” the source said.

“Another bomb exploded near the industrial zone at al-Zaidan area in Abu Gharib city west of Baghdad, killing one person and injuring another,” the source added.

A total of 117 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 264 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Sunday.

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REU: Bomb blast kills nine people in Pakistan, near Afghan border

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said on Wednesday, the latest violence in a recent rise in attacks in the nuclear-armed country.

The bomb was detonated by remote control late on Tuesday when an army vehicle passed in Mir Ali town in the North Waziristan region, said three Pakistani officials who declined to be identified as they are not authorized to speak to the media.

A spokesman for the Pakistani army, which is responsible for security in the volatile, ethnic Pashtun region, did not respond to calls seeking comment.

“Waziristan is bleeding once again,” said police official Tahir Khan in Peshawar, the main city in the northwest, who said he had heard about the blast but had no details.

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Pakistan says actions taken against all terror groups including Haqqani network

Pakistani officials are saying that the country’s military has taken actions against all terror groups including the notorious Haqqani terrorist network. (AFP File Photo) According to the officials familiar with the recent meeting with the US defense secretary James Mattis, Islamabad has also shared information with the US delegation regarding the counter-terrorism steps in this

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Afghan peace impossible without Pakistan support: Sartaj Aziz

A senior Pakistani government official has said achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan would not be possible without the support of Pakistan. Speaking during a gathering on Tuesday, planning commission deputy chairman Sartaj Aziz, said any future progress on regional integration would sustain if peace and stability prevailed in Afghanistan. However, he said this would

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Pakistan offers conditional support to help end attacks in Afghanistan

The Pakistani officials have offered condition support to help end the cross-border attacks in Afghanistan by the militants using the Pakistani territory. The officials have reportedly offered the support during a meeting with the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis during his visit to Islamabad. A Pakistani official privy of the development has told the

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New airstrikes leave at least 25 ISIS militants dead in East of Afghanistan

At least twenty five militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in the latest airstrikes conducted in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to the officials of the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in the East, the latest airstrikes were carried out on Tuesday in

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Taliban reacts at the killing of a top Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan

The Taliban group has reacted at the killing of a top Al-Qaeda leader in a joint Afghan and US forces operation in Afghanistan. The group’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement calling the killing of the militants in ZZabul, Ghazni, and Paktia a propaganda. Mujahid further added that no foreign or local militants were killed

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Recent Casualties

Color Denotes Today’s Confirmation

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, of Riverside, California, died Nov. 25, 2017, in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York died Nov. 14 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, Farmingdale, New York. The incident is under investigation.

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DOD: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. 11 at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Sgt. First Class Stephen B. Cribben, 33, of Simi Valley, California, died Nov. 4 in Logar Province, Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. He was assigned to 2d Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. The incident is under investigation.

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Care for Veterans:

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All VA Medical Centers provide PTSD care, as well as many VA clinics.Some VA’s have programs specializing in PTSD treatment. Use the VA PTSD ProgramLocator to find a PTSD program.If you are a war Veteran, find a Vet Center to help with the transition from military to civilian life.

Call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran.DoD’s Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) 24/7 Outreach Center for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and helps locate resources.

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