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US airstrike kills key Taliban leader in Afghanistan

KABUL: A senior Taliban military commander has been killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. Abdul Manan, who was the Taliban's 'shadow governor' in the southern Helmand province, died of wounds sustained during an airstrike late on Saturday said Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the official governor of the province. Manan's death was also confirmed by the Taliban who in a statement described it as a "big loss" for the group but vowed that it will not affect their military operations. Helmand --…

US air strike kills 13 civilians from the same family: Afghan officials

KABUL: Thirteen civilians from the same family were killed and another 15 wounded in a US air strike on Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan authorities said Thursday. US Forces-Afghanistan said it has launched an investigation into the incident which an Afghan official said also killed more than a dozen insurgents hiding in a house in Dasht-e-Bari village in volatile Logar province near Kabul on Wednesday. It comes days after Afghan officials said the country´s own air force killed up to 13 civilians in…

US airstrike kills 16 Afghan policemen

KABUL: A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan policemen and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. "In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed including two commanders. Two other policemen were wounded," he said. Omar Zwak, Helmand provincial governor spokesman, confirmed the strike and gave the same account. It occurred in Gereshk…

US launches missile strike on Syria airbase after ‘chemical weapons attack’

WASHINGTON: The Unite States on Thursday night fired more than 50 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in response to the chemical attacks carried out by Assad’s regime against civilian population resulting in causalities of 70 people earlier this week. About 60 tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from a number of warships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. According to US newspaper, the missiles struck an airbase called Shayrat in Homs province, which is the site from which the planes that conducted the chemical…