June 11th, 2010
08:44 AM ET

Growing list of troop casualties this week

Two service members with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force were killed in a roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan on Friday. The deaths add to a growing list of troop casualties this week.

As per policy, the coalition did not release the nationalities of the service members who died.

At least 18 American troops have been killed in Afghanistan in the past week, along with eight coalition troops from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and France, according to CNN records.

Meanwhile, two service members were wounded in a suicide attack Friday on a NATO convoy in Zabul province - also in southern Afghanistan, said Jhalam Jelali, the provincial police chief.

The Zabul attack killed two civilians and wounded 13 all together. In addition to the NATO troops, the injured also included two Afghan police officers, Jelali said.

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  1. Frank R

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    August 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jennifer in California

    Former Vietnam war peace-activist here and mother of a Marine in Afghanistan (Yes...life and war are full of contradictions). Barack Obama is NOT a right-winger! He is savy and intelligent enough to realize that this situation is extremely complicated and requires interventions. We CANNOT just "drop it" as some of you seem to suggest. One major influence NOT commented on here and that will continue to influence increased military conflict is POPULATION. THINK sustainable resources folks. I heard Jonas Salk talk at a conference in the 1970s and he predicted the current conflicts in the Middle East, in particular, to the tee. Just the fact that girl's are denied access to education is an important enough reason to be there, by itself! They communicate the future to the next generation. The Opium finances power for undesirable elements to further their cause in the Middle East. I think we needed to go in...almost as much as I wish my son wasn't there!

    June 14, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. damiao

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    June 14, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Afghan Empire

    Steve! As your troops are going!

    June 14, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. Smith in Oregon

    Multiple news agency's are reporting now on the bombshell that was dropped by a team of English investigative reporters that independently interviewed multiple Taliban commanders in establishing their very creditable top down report of the Pakistani CIA agency ISI which works closely with America's CIA as working directly with the Taliban at the highest levels in the supreme meetings, strategy, battle tactics and funding!

    America's Republican lawmakers have given BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars to the Pakistani ISI agency, AND it directly appears a great deal of that money went directly to the Taliban that are killing American soldiers in Afghanistan!

    For years I have stated that the Pakistani ISI agency which was created as a clone of America's CIA in direct cooperation between the CIA and Pakistan during the 1980's Afghanistan war against Russia, had trained and funded the Taliban THEN and NOW. This creditable report released and published on multiple news agency's outline how deep that 'cooperation' is and how far the incredible corruption between America's CIA and Pakistani's ISI agency's is.

    YES, it appears a great deal of the American taxpayer dollars directly given to Pakistan's ISI went directly to the same Taliban who are killing American and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan!!!

    This goes far beyond just limited, or occasional support, this is very significant levels of support being provided by the ISI. The report also stated this is official policy of the ISI agency, and stated that it is very extensive. It is both at an operational level, and at a strategic level, right at the senior leadership of the Taliban movement!!!

    Mr Waldman the final reports author, himself spoke independently to nine different Taliban field commanders in Afghanistan earlier this year. Pakistan appears to be playing a double-game of astonishing magnitude," the report says.

    This report, one of many that strongly questions America's friendship with the Pakistani ISI as a direct slap across the faces of the greatest American ally in that entire region, INDIA. Both Pakistan and India are vying for influence and power in Afghanistan and the current war in Afghanistan could be viewed as a Proxy War between Pakistan and India.

    I fail to see nor understand why Washington and the US State Dept. would directly support Pakistan and the Pakistani ISI after the Mumbai, India massacre clearly indicated the ISI involvement, the ISI protection of those that planned and trained those terrorists and the horrific Indian civilian carnage those Pakistani terrorists reeked upon the Indian people.

    Some alleged that ISI agents had even attended meetings of the Taliban's top leadership council, the so-called Quetta shura. They claim that by backing the insurgents Pakistan's security service is trying to undermine Indian influence in Afghanistan.

    June 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lee

    Afganistan is not worth one more drop of American blood. Bring the troops home, put them on our southren border.
    Keep out the Terrorist' the durg runners, and the illegals. Bring the Drones home and deploy them on our southern
    and northern borders.

    June 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Abdul

    America is in Afghanistan because the existing Taliban government at the time was hosting Al-Qaida, and allowing it to use that country as a base to launch attacks against the U.S.

    Mistake by the Taliban and Osama – They thought that the U.S will not commit into a long campaign.

    Mistake by U.S – Not realizing that that their investment into the war is but a small fraction of what is truly needed to defeat the Talibans. With the current approach of fighting the Talibans, look for this conflict to last few years longer than eternity.

    There was another way of handling this conflict, but unfortuanately America had a collection hot headed Neocon officials at the helm at the time.

    Better solution: U.S could have hit back at all the Taliban goverment headquarters with few hundred JDAMS and not even acknowledge that it did it, terrorist style!

    June 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. damiao

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    June 13, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. john doe

    WHEW, OK, WHICH way you want to go??? BRUTE FORCE OR KINDNESS, Brute force is Quicker, KINDNESS takes abit longer!!! NOW, BRUTE FORCE!!! CALL out the Marine's, GOUND attack would work, the landmass need's to be identified so we can find out about these "HOT SPOT'S!!! FUNNEL the Enemy to the populated area's cause their own "PEOPLE" know who they are!!! Cause the regular people blame them for what's going on!!! AND WILL RUN!!! NO one "WANT'S" to DIE!!! GET IT ON or GET IT OVER!!! NOW, KIDNESS, WE have been "KIND"!!! To many have died already "LET'S not them DIE for nothing!!! REMEMBER 9/11 USA is the way!!! ALWAY'S!!!

    June 13, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. elizabeth

    The American public is so incredibly uninformed. And the majority of posts here do nothing to provide additional or relevant information. 13 casualties? With families scouring the news for information (and hope) We'd like to think the folks who post here would at least try to show some respect. I cannot imagine the sadness and loss for the families of the fallen. As we await my son's departure from Hell~(Afghanistan) knowing full well that he is completely in harms way, still (after 7 months of intensive combat duty) we hold our breath. If you need to "blog" and hate, and belittle, couldn't you do it on some other website?

    June 13, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      The American public would far less enthusiastic about their losses if they knew the real reason we were in Afghanistan.As long as the right-wing fanatics keep the public believing in this fairy tale that we're on some kind of a gallant mission to rescue the Afghans from the "horrific" Taliban they'll continue to rack up votes and the Tea Party Movement will get ever stronger while the war profiteers grow ever richer!

      June 13, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
      • The guy with the sweatpants

        Got a question, Daniel-2. Did you have an abusive father in the military, and because of that you despise anyone in a uniform?

        June 14, 2010 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ruslan

    Good job, Taliban!

    June 13, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. SSG Dodson

    Reading some of the comments that are posted here leaves me very disappointed. I am back in Afghanistan after going to Iraq between trips. I am not going to share my experiences with any of you. None of you know how to be nice. Well there are a couple of you. Do some research. Take a look at what has happened here since the Soviet invasion. All they know here is violence. Most of the people here can not read or write. Do you people want to see planes flying into our buildings again or maybe something worse next time? Smell a flower, hug a child, open a door for someone...just be nice!

    June 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      THANK YOU SSG Dodson.

      My husband is also serving in Iraq currently, and some of these comments are just so insensitive.

      June 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Proud Marine's Mom

      My son just got back from Southern Afghanistan, he is not the same young man I tool to the airport last October. The only thing he would tell me it to pray for the children and his lost brothers. He had a haunted look in his eyes that was not there before, I have always believed that you can sit in front of your computer screens and pass judgement, if you dislike this country so much get out and on your way out stop to THANK A VET. Without them who gave all you would not have the right to openly pass your judgments.

      June 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Until Islam rewrites the Hadith sayings of Muhammed and takes out death to all infidels, no matter where they are from, it is still murder and and that jihad is for only self defense, when one will receive bodily harm otherwise the extremists will use these verses as a means to attack the infidel anywhere! Islam needs to also put in the Koran when Muslims abuse these sayins the punishment is death! As the Islamic extremists believe now that jihad against the western world will be rewarded by Allah and that killing any infidel will also be rewarded. This must stop and Islam has the major role to play in stopping the young and poor in believing such things!

    June 12, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      During the Middle Ages,the Crusaders had a far nobler reason to be in the Middle East than we do today.The Crusaders wanted to retake the Holy Land and hold it for the Christians whereas the Nato forces are there only for material gain and empire building and to promote Capitalism.

      June 13, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • the truth

      Islam isnt like Christianity. Christians choose to put in, remove, and modify things all the time. Yet they claim it is the word of God. They are the ones who are changing it not God. Islam will never do so, because we are not capable of doing so, oinly when God does so can that happen. Plus there is nothing wrong with the way it is now. Islam and Muslims are not the same thing, they are human. And all humans are susceptible to being ignorant and misinformed which extremists are just like you. So you are not that different from them. Im sure people have repeatedly explained to you any verses of concern that you have yet you choose to ignore it and believe what you want. Thats an extremist mind at work. You're the type that would support an American fascist government coming into place that seeks to kill all muslims or mexicans in the US similar to how Germans supported the Nazis.

      June 13, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Does not the Koran tell all Muslims to kill the infidels in Mecca and is this not murder and as I hear it Jihad is only for self defense and many Muslims are willing to give their lives to kill innocent people by strapping explosives to their bodies and they will be rewarded by Allah. Yes they are extremists and need to be stopped, but I do not see Islam doing one thing to stop their murderous campaign! If Islam was a true peace loving religion it would stand up to these Islamic extremists and not be passive when they defame your religion!

        June 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. alien3x

    thats why this country is like that bad economy no jobs, and with a lot of enemies around the world yea great job meat head thanks a lot g w bullsh...

    June 11, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      The two wars are the Reason why we are in so much debt!!! If we didn't start the Iraq war we wouldn't have the mess we have here today...

      June 12, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
      • Jessica

        And are we to just sit back and watch them bomb another one of our buildings and kill thousands of u.s. citizens? These people are going out there, risking their lives for YOU, ME and everyone else here.

        June 14, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Well put,alien3x!

      June 13, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. alien3x

    well i don't think there is a reason onestly for american troops to be there and is always what i hear cinse george bullsh.. left this mess seem like that infamouse guy didn't know what he was doing what a shame

    June 11, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      If Bush wouldn't have taken the troops out of Afghanistan for Iraq??? We wouldn't have any wars today...

      June 12, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        While Iraq probably wasn't the best idea... we didn't "take troops out of Afghanistan." We didn't have enough troops in there in the first place when the war could have been swiftly won (back in 2002-2003).

        June 12, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. sarah

    hey hamed your an BUTTHEAD
    all troops over there have a right to be there.
    9/11 is why they need to be there and your an imhumane FEEDBACK.
    ITS NOT REALLY NEEDED THO.
    GOD BLESS ALL TROOPS. THANKS FOR FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM!

    June 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Afghan Empire

      Sarah! you are the first who know about the job of American solderis?
      yes, they have one right just to be killed. because killing is the context of Bush Politics

      June 12, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        Go to hell, afghan empire.

        June 12, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        The Afghan people need to set up a standard of human rights and punish those who violate them. Any body who forces their young girls to marry are in violation of those girls human rights and all children deserve to be educated! When a people work for a country as a whole then and only then can the country survive, but when they force people to do something because of tribal or cultural traditions there will never be unity! There will always be infighting and the country will never become one!

        June 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Very well put,Afghan Empire.

        June 13, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      sarah,what do you mean by "our troops have a right to be there"???.Does Charles Manson have a right to be in your living room??? Somehow I doubt it!!!

      June 13, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Any country that trains and/or allows the training or terrorists to attack american values are subject to attach byu the Americans!

        June 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Attack by the Americans!

        June 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Yuo are comparing a mass murderer with the United States and these Islamic extremists are mass murderers!

        June 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Carlos

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com Many thanks to CNN"s readers for visit my website blog, continue to do so, and help to spread this idea overseas, many thanks also people from different countries, in particular from USA and many others.

    June 11, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      Maybe we should start using drones there to instead of Our Troops!!!

      June 12, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.

        he campaign to delegitimize Israel continues. Bloody knifes held by the thugs who attacked Israeli soldiers have been cropped out of photos. “Eyewitness” accounts of those claiming that the "peace activists" did not engage in violence continue to be broadcast despite the contradictory video evidence. And many in the media ignore the fact that Israel facilitates the delivery of true humanitarian goods into Gaza every day.

        Together we ARE making a difference. We have seen stories in the major media that do tell the truth. By spreading video footage, images and cold hard facts around the world via our website and our social media networks - the story is being told.

        June 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.

        Riyadh denies Israeli airspace claims
        UPI Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:10 AM PDT
        WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) - Riyadh denied allegations it gave Israel the green light to use its airspace to launch an attack on Iran, the Saudi Embassy in the United States said.

        June 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Steve

    Go to hell, hamed.

    June 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Daniel-2

    Steve,you're obviously a Tea Partier,spewing all that hate at hamed.Don't you think that he has a right to his opinion?

    June 13, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  20. Steve

    No, I'm not a tea-partier. You're just an ignorant idiot in which every post you make has to do with "the right wing zealots causing this war." THE LEFT WINGERS ARE IN CHARGE... don't you get that?

    June 13, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Daniel-2

    Barack Obama became a right-winger upon assuming the presidency just like many Democrats did in 2007 after being elected to Congress.All this proves just how powerful MIC(the Military Industrial Complex) has become.As early as 1959 President Dwight D.Eisenhower warned the American public about it's growing power and influence and today pretty much of what they say goes!

    June 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Steve

    What are you talking about? Do you read what you are typing? Obama "became a right-winger upon assuming the presidency"... excuse me? Wait wait... so backing and approving of nationalized healthcare was a right-wing agenda?

    June 15, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |