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Afghan civilians die as American negotiators seek ‘leverage’ in peace talks

  The New York Times reports that ten civilians were killed and several others were wounded over the weekend (February 10-11) during American airstrikes in southern Afghanistan. Two residents of the Sangin district of Helmand said eight members of a … Continue reading

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Can Donald Trump really believe this slaughter will “make America great again”?

Britain’s special friend: NATO Watch’s grim update of US ‘defence’ developments The emphasis on air power by the Trump administration has led to an unprecedented 20,650 bombs being dropped on seven countries (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria) during his … Continue reading

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‘Friendly fire’: US Airstrike Hits Afghan police officers & MSF appeals for protection

On July 21st, the New York Times reported that an American airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand has killed several members of the Afghan security forces. The police have been struggling since 2014 as the resurgent Taliban militants have regained territory in … Continue reading

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Legacy: “Obama scattered his drones and special forces throughout the Muslim world”

In January, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that President Obama embraced the US drone programme, overseeing more strikes in his first year than Bush carried out during his entire presidency. A total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia and … Continue reading

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Britain killed our children with its ‘precision’ bombing from drones and jets

 And ISIS arrives in Afghanistan Earlier this month, Anthony Loyd wrote from Kabul in Afghanistan about Pashtuns living in refugee camps or in remote villages of Helmand districts. These Afghans, from the most heavily contested areas of Helmand, know at … Continue reading

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International action: FLY KITES NOT DRONES

We thank MH (Twickenham) for this lead. Maya Anne Evans writes: Greetings from Kabul where I have been living and working with the  (APV) in Kabul, a non-violent youth group dedicated to peacemaking from a grassroots level. In solidarity with … Continue reading

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No peace for Yemen and Pakistan

Just as it seemed that American focus was on Syria, giving the Yemen and Pakistan a much needed period of peace, Al Jazeera reported earlier this week that drones fired two missiles on a compound in the village of Dargah … Continue reading

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