September 20, 2009 |
The Taliban's reclusive leader said the U.S. and NATO should study Afghanistan's long history in a reminder that foreign forces have had limited military success in the country. The message from Mullah Mohammed Omar comes less than a month before the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion. Omar said the U.S. and NATO should recall Alexander the Great, whose forces were defeated by Pashtun tribesmen, and Afghan resistance to British troops in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
September 7, 2008 |
When Abu Mohammed walks down the flight line at a base outside this northern Iraqi city, there's a swagger in his stride. Engineers too young to remember Iraq's storied dogfights against Iran rush up to shake his hand. For years, the pilot lived in hiding as a taxi driver. It feels good to take the controls of a plane again, he says. But the single-engine, turboprop aircraft in which he putters around in the sky are nothing like the fighter jets he commanded during the 1980s war with Iran.
May 26, 2008
Iraqi orchestra: An article in Thursday's Section A about a concert the previous day in Baghdad said Oliver Gilmour was the first international guest conductor to perform with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Two international guest conductors had performed with the orchestra in the northern city of Irbil in July 2007.
August 5, 2006 |
U.S.-led soldiers and Afghan forces killed 25 Taliban insurgents in this country's volatile south, and NATO-led Canadian troops narrowly escaped a suicide bombing Friday near the site of fighting a day earlier that killed four comrades. Acting on a tip from tribal elders, police in the southern province of Helmand raided an orchard Thursday night where Taliban fighters were camping and called in airstrikes, said provincial police chief Ghulam Nabi Malakhail. The U.S.
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January 27, 2004 |
Three Marines brutalized Iraqi prisoners out of anger because they were suspected of participating in the deadly ambush of an Army convoy that included the capture of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, a military prosecutor told a court hearing Monday. The three -- Maj. Clark Paulus, Lance Cpl. Christian Hernandez and Sgt. Gary Pittman -- are accused of kicking and beating prisoners of war at the Whitehorse detention facility outside Nasiriyah in central Iraq.
December 27, 2001 |
The sudden collapse of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda terrorist guests in Afghanistan stunned Pakistani military analysts, who now say the groups' leaders made enormous tactical blunders. In the end, they say, the Taliban's vaunted courage and military mastery proved a myth.