A Marine who was prosecuted for a 2011 video that depicted he and other Marines urinating on corpses of Taliban members was found dead on Wednesday. His death did not appear to be a suicide, his lawyer told Marine Corps Times.
A half-dozen American troops who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the United States Army soldier who spent nearly six years in Taliban custody before being released in June, are planning a book about the ordeal.
Apparent war crimes committed by US and NATO troops in Afghanistan have gone uninvestigated, leaving the families of thousands of the victims without justice, Amnesty International said in a new report.
As the Islamic State tears through minority communities in northern Iraq, the extremist terror group, that owes its ascendance to funding from US allies in the Middle East, sent a message to the White House: We’re coming for you.
An MoD spokesman said he is confident Afghan forces are ready to assume control from foreign troops to fight the Taliban, and provide security in the fragile country. His comments follow an alleged green-on-blue attack that left one US general dead.
The Afghan armed forces are not cohesive and there are problems with checking and investigating recruits, making sure that the army is properly recruited and trained, Middle East expert Deepack Tripathi told RT.
A gunman dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on allied troops, killing a US army two-star major general and wounding 15 coalition troops, including a German brigadier general and two Afghan generals.
A Pakistani citizen is suing Britain’s Ministry of Defense and Foreign Office for complicity in brutal torture and abuse he had to endure between 2004 and 2014. The man’s lawyers say the UK is responsible for his illegal rendition to an Afghan jail.
Information on nearly three-quarters of a million guns purchased by the US for the Afghan National Security Forces is either missing or duplicated, an audit of SIGAR inspectors revealed, sparking fears they could have ended up in Taliban hands.