News Archive Total: 20205

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7/17/2019 Kurdistan24 Turkish consulate employee, civilian killed in Erbil shooting Middle East Turkish consulate employee, civilian killed in Erbil shooting The General Directorate of Erbil Security on Wednesday confirmed that a shooting that took place at a restaurant in the city resulted in the deaths of a Turkish consulate staff member along with a civilian. “We condemn in the strongest terms the shooting in a restaurant in Erbil today, which led to the deaths of a Turkish diplomat and a civilian,” the Asayish said in a statement. Another individual was injured. https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/17fd43fa-990b-463a-8d3c-a9a3a6c7df1d
7/17/2019 KP Special Forces kill, detain 6 Taliban militants, rescue 3 civilians in Pul-e Khumri city The Afghan Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants during an operation in Pul-e Khumri city, the provincial capital of Baghlan province. The informed military sources said Wednesday that the Special Forces also arrested 2 Taliban militants during the same operation. Furthermore, the sources said the Special Forces rescued 3 civilians and destroyed a small cache of weapons during the raid. https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-detain-6-taliban-militants-rescue-3-civilians-in-pul-e-khumri-city-03964/
7/17/2019 AfghanistanTimes Taliban closed 42 health facilities in Wardak Taliban group has forced Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) to close its 42 out of 77 health facilities in six out of nine districts of Wardak province, the organization said in a statement, adding that “due to this closure, an estimated 5,700 patients are affected on a daily basis.” Accordion to SCA, it comes after last week’s deadly attack carried out by the Afghan security forces in Wardak against SCA, in which the Taliban group forced SCA to close all health clinics and a hospital in the province. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/taliban-closed-42-health-facilities-in-wardak/
7/17/2019 Reuters Taliban kill 18 Afghan soldiers in overnight clashes, officials say Taliban militants killed at least 18 Afghan soldiers in clashes that erupted overnight when troops were trying to capture a senior Taliban leader, government officials said on Wednesday. The clashes started after several soldiers were air dropped into the Ab Kamari district of western Badghis province to conduct a night raid on Taliban hideouts and arrest a designate district governor of the hardline Islamist group. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-afghanistan-taliban/taliban-kill-18-afghan-soldiers-in-overnight-clashes-officials-say-idUKKCN1UC1GN?rpc=401&
7/14/2019 DOD Army Identifies Casualty Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, 40, of Teague, Texas, died July 13, 2019, in Faryab Province, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations. This incident is under investigation. Sartor was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado. https://dod.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/1904241/dod-identifies-army-casualty/
7/12/2019 Foreignpolicy Pompeo Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent, Officials Say In May, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered a partial evacuation of diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran. Now, several State Department officials say they are being told the drawdown in embassy staff will effectively become permanent, a move that could leave the U.S. Embassy short-staffed to undertake important tasks like countering Iran on the diplomatic front—and in the short-term has marooned hundreds of diplomats in the Washington area without an embassy to go back to. https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/07/12/pompeo-seeks-to-make-baghdad-embassy-pullout-permanent-officials-say-state-department-diplomacy-middle-east-iran-tensions-embassy-drawdown-evacuation/
7/12/2019 Kurdistan24 Four militia members killed as Iraq launches anti-ISIS operation in Diyala As Iraqi forces began a new operation targeting Islamic State fighters in the eastern province of Diyala on Friday, four members of Public Mobilization Force (PMF) militias were reported killed in an explosion. According to local media, an improvised explosive device (IED) in the vicinity of the town of Sa'diya detonated, killing the four, among them the PMF intelligence chief in the province. https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/37532cf5-354d-4654-adb5-d21939ee659c
7/12/2019 ToloNews Four Civilians Killed In Raid On Health Clinic In Wardak Afghan special forces raided a medical clinic in Wardak province on the night of July 8-9, 2019, and executed four civilians, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Friday. Afghan authorities should promptly and thoroughly investigate the attack and appropriately prosecute those responsible, the HRW said. https://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/four-civilians-killed-raid-health-clinic-wardak-hrw
7/12/2019 KP Special Forces inflict heavy casualties on Taliban militants in Ghor, Wardak and Paktiya The Afghan Special Forces inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants during the operations in Ghor, Wardak and Paktiya provinces. The military officials said Friday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 10 Taliban militants during an operation in Shakrak district of Ghor province. The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons during the same operation. https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-inflict-heavy-casualties-on-taliban-militants-in-ghor-wardak-and-paktiya-03897/
7/12/2019 KP 20 killed, wounded as suicide attack targets wedding party in East of Afghanistan A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a wedding party in eastern Nangarhar province killing or wounding at least 20 people. The Governor’s Office in a statement said a suicide bomber targeted a wedding ceremony in Pacher Agam district at around 8:30am local time. https://www.khaama.com/20-killed-wounded-as-suicide-attack-targets-wedding-party-in-east-of-afghanistan-03896/