Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lest we forget

Latest Coalition Fatalities

MNF: MND-B Soldier, 4 Iraqi citizens killed in Tarmiyah explosions
A Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier and four Iraqi citizens were killed, and others wounded during a complex attack in the Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad at approximately 2 p.m. Aug. 10.

MNF: One U.S. Soldier killed, two wounded in IED attack in Baghdad
One U.S. Soldier was killed and two others wounded after an improvised explosive device struck their patrol in Baghdad at approximately 9:30 p.m. Aug. 8. The injured Soldiers were evacuated to a nearby combat hospital in Baghdad.

Reuters: Bomb wounds 3 outside Pakistan consulate in Afghanistan
A bicycle bomb outside the Pakistani consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat wounded a police guard and two civilians on Thursday, a Reuters witness said.

08/10/08 :
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
Petty Officer Second Class Anthony M. Carbullido, 25, of Agat, Guam, died Aug. 8, in Sangatesh, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Naval Hospital Corps...

AP: Afghan official - civilians may be among 11 killed
Airstrikes and clashes north of Kabul have killed 11 people, some of whom might be civilians, Afghan officials said Sunday. In the south, five civilians died when their vehicle hit a mine, police said.

military-world: Taliban attacks near Aussie troops rise
TALIBAN attacks in the Afghan province where Australian troops are serving have more than doubled in the past year, security data obtained by The Sunday Age shows.

KUNA: Roadside bomb kills five civilians
five civilians were killed when their car hit a landmine in Zherai district of the southern Kandahar province on Sunday morning. District police officer Bismillah Khan said the bomb was planted by Taliban to target the NATO...

Reuters: Afghan forces to take over security in Kabul
Afghan government forces are soon to take over responsibility for the security of the capital, Kabul, officials said, in a move that reflects the growing strength of the Afghan army and police

AFP: Australian military says key Taliban commander captured
Australian soldiers have captured a key Taliban commander in southern Afghanistan, the military said Sunday. The Defence Department said that elite Australian troops in Uruzgan had last week taken in Mullah Bari Ghul -- a man they believe...

Quqnoos: Foreigners fighting with Taliban on rise
THE NUMBER of foreign rebels fighting alongside Afghanistan?s homegrown militants is on the rise, the Ministry of Defence says.

AP: Karzai urges military action in Pakistan instead of Afghanistan
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that air trikes carried out in Afghan villages by US and NATO troops are only killing civilians, and that the international community should instead go after terror centers in Pakistan.

LATimes: Pakistan troops withdraw from Taliban stronghold
Pakistani security forces pulled out of a Taliban stronghold near the border with Afghanistan after three days of fierce fighting that left at least eight troops dead and dozens missing, local and military officials said Saturday.

AP: Archaeologists uncover ancient city in Afghanistan
Centuries-old shards of pottery mingle with spent ammunition rounds on a wind-swept mountainside in northern Afghanistan where French archaeologists believe they have found a vast ancient city.

08/09/08 :
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Master Sgt. Danny E. Maybin, 47, of Columbia, S.C, died Aug. 7 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as the result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga.

Reuters: Child killed in insurgent attack
A child was killed and two were wounded when insurgents attacked soldiers from the NATO-led force on Friday in the northeastern province of Kunar, the NATO force said in a statement on Saturday.

dpa: Four Dutch soldiers wounded in Afghan bomb blast
Four Dutch soldiers were wounded in the Afghan province of Uruzghan as their military vehicle hit a bomb planted in the road, the Dutch defence ministry told local media on Saturday.

NDCF: Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
A Canadian soldier died of his injuries following an engagement involving coalition forces, insurgents and security personnel from a civilian convoy in the Zharey District around 9 a.m. (Kandahar time) today.

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ocus: U.S. troops kill four Afghan women, child and militants
U.S.-led coalition forces accidentally killed four Afghan women and a child along with several militants during an operation targeting a Taliban insurgent, a U.S. military statement said on Friday, Reuters reported.

Quqnoos: Three brothers die in gas-filled well
THREE brothers have died from asphyxiation after they climbed down a well to fix a water pump, police said. The three brothers entered the disused well on Friday and were soon knocked unconscious by gas that had built up in the shaft...

Reuters: 20 Taliban killed in western Afghanistan
Afghan soldiers backed by international air support killed around 20 Taliban insurgents and wounded 14 more in western Farah province on Friday, the provincial police chief said on Saturday.

AFP: Pentagon seeks to double size of Afghan army
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has endorsed a 17-billion dollar plan to double the size of the Afghan army over five years, the Pentagon said Friday.

IANS: Four women, child killed in Afghan anti-Taliban raid
Four women and one child were killed by US-led coalition forces during an operation in southern Afghanistan, in which several militants were also killed, the military said Friday.
08/08/08 CNN: Afghan children raped with 'impunity,' U.N. official says
The young Afghan girl sits in the center of the room, weeping. Using her hand and her blue scarf to hide her face, she recounts how she was brutally raped by five gunmen.

08/07/08 :
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. Errol M. James, 29, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, died Aug. 4 at Forward Operating Base Torkham, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 527th Military Police Company...

Canwest: Taliban ambushes Canadian soldiers
An improvised explosive device strike about 15 kilometres outside of Canada's Zhari base was reported Thursday morning. Canadian soldiers have reportedly been injured. No details of the injuries have been released.

NATO: Unmanned aircraft crashes in Paktika
An ISAF unmanned aerial vehicle crashed earlier today in Paktika province. he aircraft, a Shadow reconnaissance vehicle, was unarmed and the wreckage has been located. t landed on open ground without making contact with people or property.

FOCUS: Afghan roadside bomb incidents hit four-year peak
Roadside bomb incidents involving U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan hit their highest level in at least four years between April and June, the Pentagon said on Wednesday Reuters.

Lord, in our grief we turn to you.
Are you not the God of love
who opens your ears to all?
Listen to our prayers for your servants
whom you have called out of this world:
lead them to your kingdom of light and peace
and count them among the saints in glory.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
--Order of Christian Funerals


FranIAm said...

God have mercy on us all. The great cloud of witnesses grows larger on our watch and with great sadness.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Amen to your prayer.