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26 Nov

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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The Criminals

 

The above pictures makes me sick. It should make every decent human being sick. Why, one may ask? One reason follows.

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>>

GUARD: ‘Before I had everything to eat. Now it’s one bite’: Yemenis’ struggle for survival

Saudi Arabia and Iran are using Yemen’s conflict as a proxy in their struggle to dominate the region

Ahmed Abdu, aged nine. Most of his family are across the frontline and he has been left to care for ageing relatives. Photograph: Iona Craig

Ahmed Abdu was six when the civil war started in Yemen. Nine years old now, he is small for his age, but once a month he makes a four-mile trek from his mountain village of A’unqba, in the country’s central highlands, to the nearest market where food is available. For half his life, hardship and scarcity have been the norm.

“Before the war you could eat whatever you wanted – chicken, chocolate bars, anything,” says Ahmed, sitting cross-legged in a terraced maize field. “Now it’s a bit of tea and just a handful of food, one bite only.”

In A’unqba they first used electricity via generators in 2010. The nearest tarmac road is less than two miles away, although climbing the precipitous rocky highlands of Taiz governorate, which peak at more than 3,000 metres, driving that distance off-road can take up to an hour.

The village has one television set between 45 families, a mosque and a small shop where a can of sardines costs more than double the price in markets on the main road at the bottom of the mountain……………….The war has been appropriated as a proxy conflict in a much larger regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran, making the prospects for millions of civilians bleak. Aid agencies have declared Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, compounded by the worst cholera outbreak in modern history. For those in remote rural locations on either side of this divided country, it adds up to a future of more hunger and disease.

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REU: Medical supplies, U.N. aid workers reach Yemen after blockade eased

GENEVA/SANAA (Reuters) – Humanitarian aid workers and medical supplies began arriving in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, U.N. officials said, after the easing of a nearly three-week military blockade that sparked an international outcry.

Aid groups have welcomed the decision to let aid in but said flights are not enough to avert humanitarian crisis. About 7 million people face famine in Yemen and their survival depends on international assistance.

“First plane landed in Sanaa this morning with humanitarian aid workers,” the World Food Programme’s regional spokeswoman Abeer Etefa told Reuters in an email, while officials at Sanaa airport said two other U.N. flights had arrived on Saturday.

The U.N. children’s fund UNICEF said one flight carried “over 15 tonnes” of vaccines that will cover some 600,000 children against diphtheria, tetanus and other diseases.

“The needs are huge and there is much more to do for #YemenChildren,” the world body said on Twitter.

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IraqiNews: Seven people killed, injured, 14 bombs found in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Seven people were killed and injured in a bomb blast in south of Baghdad, police source said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Sunday, the source said, “a bomb, placed near a market in al-Nahrawan region, south of Baghdad, exploded in the morning, leaving a person killed and six others wounded.”

“Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and prevented approaching. Ambulances transferred the wounded to hospital, while the victim was taken to forensic medicine department,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

In related news, The Baghdad Operations Command announced confiscating an amount of explosives that were left by Islamic State militants in west of the capital.

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IraqiNews: Hundreds of militants appear at regions between Kirkuk, Diyala, Salahuddin: Report

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An armed group of militants have recently appeared at regions between Kirkuk, Diyala and Salahuddin, experts were quoted saying.

In a report, published on Sunday, the London-based Al-Arab newspaper said that unidentified armed militants appeared at northern Iraq regions between locations of both federal and Peshmerga troops. The report raised concerns that Islamic State could take advantage of the disputes between Baghdad and Erbil to redeploy its members and launch attacks.

Hundreds of gunmen are there at regions, where there is no Iraqi security, between the borders of Diyala, northern Salahuddin and eastern Kirkuk, the sources said.

Eyewitnesses said they saw convoys carrying hundreds of gunmen there. However, the militants abstained from dealing with people at villages, where they appeared at.

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IraqiNews: Scores of Islamic State militants killed in airstrikes, west of Nineveh

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Dozens of Islamic State militants were killed in air raids by the Iraqi army on Hatra city, Nineveh, the military media said.

“Iraqi warplanes killed scores of IS terrorists and destroyed two of their armored vehicles, west of Hatra city, as part of the military operation launched on Thursday to liberate al-Jazirah, the desert area falling between Nineveh, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces, from IS militants,” the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said in a statement on Sunday.

“Also, a bobby-trapped vehicle hidden at an IS hideout, west of Hatra, was destroyed as part of the military operation,” the statement read.

The Joint Operations Command announced on Saturday that only fifty percent of the regions between Salahuddin and Anbar provinces were liberated.

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US reacts and warns Pakistan over LeT leader Hafiz Saeed’s release

Washington strongly reacted at the release of the notorious Lashkar-e-Tayyiba leader Hafiz Saeed from the house arrest and warned regarding the repercussions in the event the country did not take any action against him. The White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. “strongly condemns” the release of Hafiz Saeed from house arrest. She

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Over 200 wounded as protests turn violent in Islamabad

Over two hundred people including security personnel were wounded after protests turned violent in Islamabad the capital city of Pakistan on Saturday. (AFP Photo) According to the local media reports, the protests turned violent immediately after security personnel consisting of police and Frontier Corps were deployed to disperse the crowd of the people who had

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All condition set for win, Taliban cannot win: Gen. Nicholson

The commander of the US forces in Afghanistan and the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission General John Nicholson says all conditions have been set for the win, emphasizing that the Taliban group cannot win. In an interview with the NBC News, the top US commander admitted that the war still remains in a ‘stalemate’ but added

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US airstrike wipe-out ISIS hideout in Nangarhar, leaving 13 dead

The US forces based in Afghanistan conducted a new airstrike on ISIS militants in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, wiping out of their hideouts in this province. According to the local officials, at least 13 militant were killed as a result of the airstrike conducted in the vicinity of Haska Mina district. The 201st Silab

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

Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Oct. 27 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained when he was involved in a helicopter crash. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The incident is under investigation.

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Care for Veterans:

PTSD: National Center for PTSDPTSD Care for Veterans, Military, and FamiliesSee Help for Veterans with PTSD to learn how to enroll for VA health care and get an assessment.

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.

Call 1-866-966-1020 or email resources@dcoeoutreach.orgMilitary OneSourceCall 24/7 for counseling and many resources 1-800-342-9647.Need further assistance? Get Help with VA PTSD Care

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