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A Deadly U.S. Attack on Pakistani Soil

A Deadly U.S. Attack on Pakistani Soil is republished with permission of STRATFOR.

By Nate Hughes

In the early hours of Nov. 26 on the Afghan-Pakistani border, what was almost certainly a flight of U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and an AC-130 gunship killed some two dozen Pakistani servicemen at two border outposts inside Pakistan. Details remain scarce, conflicting and disputed, but the incident was known to have taken place near the border of the Afghan provinces of Kunar and Nangarhar and the Mohmand agency of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The death toll inflicted by the United States against Pakistani servicemen is unprecedented, and while U.S. commanders and NATO leaders have expressed regret over the incident, the reaction from Pakistan has been severe.

Claims and Interests

The initial Pakistani narrative of the incident describes an unprovoked and aggressive attack on well-established outposts more than a mile inside Pakistani territory — outposts known to the Americans and ones that representatives of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) had visited in the past. The attack supposedly lasted for some two hours despite distressed communications from the outpost to the Pakistani military’s general headquarters in Rawalpindi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kutschbach, Afghanistan

International Security Assistance Force Special Operations Forces fire a 81mm mortar at an insurgent position from Forward Operating Base Kutschbach, Afghanistan, Nov. 18. The ISAF SOF fired mortars to drive back insurgents attacking an Afghan Security Forces checkpoint.

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Four more British soldiers die in Afghanistan

Marine Jonathan Crookes died while on foot patrol in the Helmand Province

“Four British soldiers have died in Afghanistan over a 24 hour period, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

A British marine and two British soldiers were killed in separate explosions in Helmand yesterday.

The marine was named by the Ministry of Defence today as Jonathan Crookes.”

Major James Bowman on a patrol in Helmand on June 26. He was killed this week by a rogue Afghan soldier

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