Tributes paid to Brit Security Contractors killed in Kabul attack Tributes have been paid to a British contractor who died when a suicide bomber rammed a military convoy in Afghanistan. Electrician and father-of-one David Quinn, from Airdrie in North Lanarkshire, was one of two Britons killed in the attack which claimed the lives of 17 people. The Taliban suicide bomber hit an armoured NATO vehicle as the convoy was passing the American University in Kabul, ki..
DOD Identifies Army Casualties Afghanistan The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Oct. 29, in Kabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. Killed were: Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera, 41, of Abilene, Texas, assigned to Uniformed Services University of Health Scie..
ISAF Joint Command morning operational update Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan — A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents and detained one suspected insurgent during an operation in search of a Haqqani network leader in Yahya Khel district, Paktika province, yesterday. The leader oversees multiple insurgent fighting cells and is responsible for numerous attacks against Afghan forces. The security force observed two armed insur..
Two NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan Attacks in the south of Afghanistan have reportedly killed two members of the United States-led military alliance, NATO. The forces said the deaths took place on Sunday one in an insurgent attack and the other in a bomb explosion, AP reported. The alliance did not disclose further information and is awaiting confirmation on the part of the families of the soldiers. The deaths increased to at lea..
14 new Chinooks for RAF in £1bn contract The Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, has today announced a contract award for 14 new Chinook helicopters, the RAF's workhorse on the front line in Afghanistan. A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter lifts off during pre-deployment training for operations in Afghanistan (stock image) [Picture: Senior Aircraftman Neil Chapman, Crown Copyright/MOD 2009] The contract with Boeing to supply the Chinook h..
ISAF Joint Command morning operational update Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and several associates during a security operation in Panjwa’i District, Kandahar province, yesterday. The Taliban leader was responsible for coordinating attacks and acquiring weapons for insurgents in the district. The force also destroyed an unstable explosive ordinance facility during the operation,..
DOD Identifies Army Casualty Afghanistan The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Douglas L. Cordo, 20, of Kingston, N.Y., died Aug. 19 in Zabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division..