Friday, 9 October 2015

The consequences of Kunduz

The consequences of Kunduz:

The Kabul regime suffers from internal dissensions and the national army is “falling like autumn leaves against Taliban onslaught.” Whereas, the Taliban strategy is robust and consistent, devised by Mullah Omar, as explained to me in early March 2003, by their charismatic leader, Jalaluddin Haqqani.

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Clash leaves 28 killed in W. Afghanistan

Clash leaves 28 killed in W. Afghanistan - Xinhua |

In the lastest fighting, which occurred in Herat province, with Herat city as its capital, 11 people including 10 insurgents were killed, police said.

"More than 80 Taliban militants launched a coordinated offensive on police checkpoints in Nizan area of Pashtun Zarghon district, Herat province early on Friday and police retaliated, as a result, 10 rebels and a civilian have been killed and eight others including three Taliban group commanders sustained injuries, " district police chief Ghulam Sakhi Hussain told Xinhua.

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The oldest war crime in the book?

The oldest war crime in the book?

In the left leaning French press, in an article in Liberation the French political scientist Gilles Dorronsoro attributes a strategic aim to this shelling. By destroying the hospital the Afghan government and its American allies would be waging a war against humanitarians who stood aloof from the US led reconstruction of Afghanistan. The destruction of the hospital would thus tear apart a major international NGO from the Taliban and deprive Taliban fighters from decent medical infrastructures and presumably affect morale and military effectiveness.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Definitive Proof the Taliban Is Winning

Obama's Apology For MSF Kunduz Hospital Outrage Rejected

Who is fighting in northern Afghanistan?

Who is fighting in northern Afghanistan? | Asia | DW.COM | 07.10.2015:
The Taliban's offensive and their military prowess seems to have caught everyone by surprise, particularly President Ashraf Ghani's administration in Kabul. The Afghan government needed US air power to expel the insurgents from Kunduz, which is not only Afghanistan's fifth-largest city but also has a geo-political significance given its proximity to Central Asia.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Patients' Stories From MSF Hospital In Kunduz

Gallery: The patients and stories of MSF's Kunduz hospital | Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) International: 
MSF's Trauma Centre in Kunduz opened in August 2011 to provide high quality, free medical and surgical care and physical therapy to victims of trauma, as well as those with conflict related injuries from bomb blasts or gunshots. It was the only trauma centre of its kind in the region.
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Afghanistan bombing: "Even war has rules" | MSF UK

Afghanistan bombing: "Even war has rules" | MSF UK
On Saturday morning, MSF patients and staff killed in Kunduz joined the countless number of people who have been killed around the world in conflict zones and referred to as ‘collateral damage’ or as an ‘inevitable consequence of war’. International humanitarian law is not about ‘mistakes’. It is about intention, facts and why.

Kunduz bombing: MSF demands Afghan war crimes probe

Kunduz bombing: MSF demands Afghan war crimes probe - BBC News

MSF says the co-ordinates of the hospital were well-known and its bombing could not have been a mistake. The aid agency - winner of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize - has said it is proceeding from the assumption that the attack was a war crime.