Afghanistan bomb attacks kill twenty-one US soldiers in 48 hours
By Ben Farmer | Telegraph.co.uk
Twenty-one American troops have been killed in Afghanistan since Friday in one of the bloodiest periods of the summer.
A U.S. army medic runs to the scene of a road side bomb explosion in Kandahar province. Photo: REUTERS.
A series of bomb attacks have badly hit US troops in eastern and southern Afghanistan in the past 48 hours.
The death toll among in the Nato-led coalition has reached 484 this year and is predicted to far surpass 2009ís total of 521.
Deaths have risen consistently each year since 2001. Afghan police and civilians have suffered far higher casualties.
The coalition blames the rise in troop deaths partly on the influx of reinforcements, which is allowing commanders to target previously untouched insurgent safe havens where rebels are mounting stiff resistance.
Gen David Petraeus, senior US and Nato commander in the country, warned last week fighting would ďget harder before it gets easierĒ.
In two of the most deadly recent incidents, three Americans died in eastern Afghanistan on one bomb attack on Tuesday. Five died in a single bomb attack in the south on Monday.
Military spokesmen would not say if the bombs hit vehicles or foot patrols.
Homemade bombs using old shells or homemade explosives and hidden in roads, tracks, walls, streams and buildings have become the Talibanís favoured weapon.
Their use has sparked an arms race with foreign troops evolving tactics, or relying on more heavily armed vehicles and mine detectors to try and avoid them.
Article from: telegraph.co.uk
Afghanistan - The War Logs - The Guardian Covering Wikileaks
July is deadliest month of Afghan war for US
View Is Bleaker Than Official Portrayal of War in Afghanistan
Silence Speaks Volumes - "Can the War be Won?"
Donít you know thereís a war on?
Debunking The War on Terror: An International Symposium
Latest News from our Front Page
A Lesson for New York Cops: How to Subdue Brawlers Without Hurting Them
Every day in America police assault, injury and kill people who do not pose a threat to them.
‚ÄúThe increase in police brutality in the U.S. is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. While the number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war is 4,489,‚ÄĚ The ...
Israel Is Preparing For Alien Invasion - Are The 'Tall White' Aliens Coming?
Earlier in the week, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a training exercise for its Air Force cyber unit, the ‚ÄúOfek‚ÄĚ (Horizon). The training exercise was based on a scenario in which the world is under attack by alien invaders, and IDF tech forces are faced with the challenge of sabotaging the advanced technological systems of attacking alien spacecraft.
Although Lt. ...
800-year-old rune stick unearthed during excavation of Danish city
The little stick found underneath the streets of Odense, Denmark‚Äôs third largest city, is only 8.5 centimetres in length -- but it isn‚Äôt just any old stick. The so-called rune stick was made in the early 13th century, said Odense City Museums in a press release.
Archaeologists have been digging for a long time at the excavation beneath I. Vilhelm Werners ...
Immigrants to U.S. From China Top Those From Mexico
Move over, Mexico. When it comes to sending immigrants to the U.S., China and India have taken the lead.
China was the country of origin for 147,000 recent U.S. immigrants in 2013, while Mexico sent just 125,000, according to a Census Bureau study by researcher Eric Jensen and others. India, with 129,000 immigrants, also topped Mexico, though the two countries‚Äô results ...
Dead zones: Places where no animal can survive found in Atlantic Ocean
A team of German and Canadian marine biologists have for the first time ever witnessed so-called ‚Äėdead zones‚Äô in the Atlantic Ocean ‚Äď places where no life can thrive, owing to there being almost no dissolved oxygen in the water.
Zones depleted of oxygen do exist in nature and have previously been discovered along populated coastal areas off the eastern and ...
|More News » |