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News round-up

14 August 2012
UK faces court over kill list Britain’s role in supplying information to the US for their "kill list" is going to be challenged in court. An Afghan man who lost five of his relatives in a targeted missile strike has started proceedings against the Ministry of Defence and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Drones: Waging war on civilians with a click of a mouse

26 June 2012
Drones, or unmanned aircraft, have become a defining feature of the seemingly endless "war on terror". The missile-loaded planes have been tested and used by the US since before 9/11.

Global protests planned as Nato meets in Chicago

16 May 2012
Nato leaders are preparing to gather in Chicago on Sunday for a two day conference on the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

Afghan guns turn against occupiers

15 May 2012
Almost one in seven Nato soldiers killed in Afghanistan are shot by the Afghan personnel they are meant to be training to "take over security" when the occupiers leave.

Taliban springs attacks

17 April 2012
Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has been hit by a series of brazen attacks by the Taliban rebel group. The attacks have exposed the weaknesses of Hamid Karzai’s Western-backed government.

US blood money in Afghanistan

27 March 2012
The US has had to pay compensation for the people killed and injured when US troops murdered 17 civilians earlier this month.

Afghanistan: Doubts cast on US massacre account

20 March 2012
An Afghan parliamentary investigation team has challenged US claims that a single rogue soldier was responsible for the massacre of 16 civilians in Kandahar province.

Afghan slaughter shows the brutal truth of ‘humanitarian’ war

13 March 2012
Tensions in Afghanistan were already running high before the massacre of 16 Afghans, mostly women and children, as they slept in their beds last week.

Afghanistan’s Bloody Sunday

13 March 2012
Protests have erupted in Afghanistan in outrage at the news of the killing of 16 civilians in the villages of Alkozai and Najeeban in the south of the country.

Guy Smallman's photos of Afghanistan - a country devastated by war

28 February 2012
Refugees collect prescriptions in a tent field hospital run by a German NGO. As landless people they are not eligible for treatment in government hospitals, no matter how desperate their condition. 

The West's imperial disaster in Afghanistan

28 February 2012
Protests erupted across Afghanistan last week after copies of the Quran were found in an incinerator at Bagram, the biggest US base in the country.

More US atrocities in Afghanistan

17 January 2012
A video showing US marines urinating on Afghans they had killed is sadly not surprising.

Released 1981 documents reveal Tory panic over strikes and riots

30 December 2011
"Deeply worried" by strikes and riots – Thatcher lied over Irish hunger strikes – The secret war in Afghanistan – Arms to Egypt

Bradley Manning gets court date

22 November 2011
Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking information to the Wikileaks website, will have a first hearing before a military court next month.

Secret Pakistan: The Taliban and Pakistan—but what’s the secret?

18 October 2011
So long as there are foreign forces in Afghanistan, there will be resistance and, sooner or later, the occupiers will be defeated. Everyone knows this is what is going to happen.

Anti-war protesters mark Afghan anniversary

11 October 2011
Protesters occupied the road outside Downing Street for over an hour last Saturday as part of a protest at ten years of war in Afghanistan.

London protest marks 10 years of Afghan war

08 October 2011
Protesters gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square today, Saturday, to mark ten years of war in Afghanistan. Former soldier Joe Glenton opened the assembly, which was organised by the Stop the War Coalition.

Ten years of a failed war

04 October 2011
Joe Glenton, the anti-war soldier who refused to go back to Afghanistan, is to deliver a letter to Downing Street demanding the troops be withdrawn.

Afghan timeline

04 October 2011

See Guy Smallman’s pictures from the Afghan war

04 October 2011
Socialist Worker photographer Guy Smallman has made several trips to Afghanistan, documenting the impact of the war on Afghan people.

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