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9/17/2019 AP 10 fighters killed in new, unclaimed strikes in east Syria Unknown aircraft attacked a weapons depot belonging to Iranian-backed paramilitary forces in an eastern town near the Iraqi border early Tuesday, killing at least 10, a Syria war monitor and an Iraqi security official said. The airstrikes took place in Boukamal, in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour. An Iraqi security official said the strike hit weapons depots belonging to Iraqi factions operating under the banner of the Popular Mobilization Forces, the name given for the mainly Shiite militias in Iraq that Iran supports. https://apnews.com/c4c4df97528b4d9ca262cb0bcb3f435c
9/17/2019 Kurdistan24 At least 10 wounded in series of bombings in Iraqi capital At least ten people were reported injured in a series of explosions that rocked the Iraqi capital of Baghdad late on Monday. “Two explosive devices that were placed on the side of the road in the Hal al-Alam and al-Shurta al-Rabi’a neighborhoods blew up today, injuring five civilians,” a security source told Alsumaria. Security forces were dispatched to the area and medical units had transported the wounded to a nearby hospital, the source added. https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/995118b5-8875-4db0-9c34-ff1038560552
9/17/2019 ToloNews 22 Killed, 38 Wounded In Kabul Suicide Bombing Officials at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed that the explosion near Massoud Square on Tuesday was caused by a suicide attacker, and that it detonated close to one of the Ministry of Defense’s buildings in Police District 9 (PD9) in the city of Kabul. According to a Ministry of Interior statement, at least 22 civilians were killed and 38 others were wounded in the blast, including women and children. https://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/suicide-attack-near-us-embassy-kabul
9/17/2019 DoD Army Casualty Identified The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, 40, from Greenbrier, Tennessee, was killed in action Sept. 16, 2019, by small arms fire when his unit was engaged in combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. Griffin was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/1962199/dod-identifies-army-casualty/
9/16/2019 ArmyTimes Green Beret killed in action in Afghanistan Another U.S. service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan, officials announced Monday. The death was announced by NATO’s Resolute Support mission to the country in a press release. A defense official told Army Times on background that the fallen soldier was a Green Beret, but did not specify the operator’s unit. "In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member is being withheld until 24 hours after family notification is complete,” the release reads. The death comes after peace talks between U.S. diplomats and the Taliban broke down earlier this month, and amid warnings from the top U.S. general for NATO that he expects increased violence in Afghanistan as that country’s elections draw nearer. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/09/16/us-troop-killed-in-action-in-afghanistan/
9/15/2019 AfghanistanTimes 169 Taliban rebels killed in fresh ops At least 169 militants have been killed and 39 others received injuries in multiple extensive military crackdowns within past 24 hours, security officials said Sunday. Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Paktia, Ghazni, Faryab, Jawzjan, Paktika, Urzgan, Nangarhar, Urzgan, Helmand, Maidan Wardak and Baghlan provinces, in which 169 militants were killed and 39 others wounded. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/169-taliban-rebels-killed-in-fresh-ops/
9/15/2019 Militarytimes Top US general for NATO expects violence will rise before Afghans vote on new president The top U.S. general for NATO said Friday that he expects increased violence in Afghanistan in the lead-up to the election later this month, adding that allies will make necessary adjustments to military operations there to protect the vote. Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander, told a small group of reporters that despite recent drama over Afghanistan, the U.S. message to allies is that America and NATO remain committed to the fight. Peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban collapsed late last week and were declared dead by President Donald Trump after a spate of deadly attacks by the insurgents. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/09/15/top-us-general-for-nato-violence-will-rise-before-afghans-vote-on-new-president/
9/13/2019 ABCNews Special operations airman awarded for heroic actions during combat mission against ISIS in Afghanistan A special operations airman was awarded the Air Force Cross on Friday at a ceremony that recognized his actions during a 2017 combat mission against the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Daniel Keller, assigned at the time as a joint terminal attack controller for Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component Afghanistan, is credited with helping to save the lives of 130 members of his assault force who came under fire during a clearance mission against 350 ISIS fighters in Nangarhar Province on Aug. 16, 2017. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/special-operations-airman-awarded-heroic-actions-combat-mission/story?id=65597546
9/13/2019 VOA Afghan President: More Than 2,000 Taliban Fighters Killed Last Week Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told an election rally Friday that more than 2,000 Taliban fighters have been killed over the past week and insisted his elected office is where the insurgent group must come to seek a decisive political settlement to the conflict. Ghani’s assertions came nearly a week after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly ended yearlong direct negotiations with the Taliban over the future of American troop presence in Afghanistan. That dialogue process had excluded the Afghan government because of insurgent opposition. https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/afghan-president-more-2000-taliban-fighters-killed-last-week
9/13/2019 Ariananews Eight Taliban Militants Killed in Logar Operation At least eight Taliban militants were killed in an operation by Afghan security forces in eastern Logar province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday. According to the statement the operation was conducted in Baraki Barak district of the province on Thursday night. As a result, at least eight insurgents were killed and three others wounded in the raids, the statement said. https://ariananews.af/eight-taliban-militants-killed-in-logar-operation/