May 31st, 2010
09:09 PM ET

Group: Al Qaeda says top leader in Afghanistan dies

Al Qaeda says its No. 3 man and commander of its operations in Afghanistan has died, according to a group that monitors Islamist websites.


Filed under: Uncategorized
May 31st, 2010
01:59 PM ET
May 31st, 2010
09:26 AM ET

U.S. military: Air strike kills Taliban leader in Kandahar

A precision air strike has killed one of the two most senior Taliban leaders in Kandahar province and several of his fighters, the U.S. military said Monday.

Officials had been tracking Taliban commander Haji Amir and his fighters for several days and ordered the air strike when the leader stopped at a small mud hut in a rural area Sunday morning, according to a military statement. FULL POST

Post by:
Filed under: Kandahar • Taliban
May 31st, 2010
08:30 AM ET

Canadian commander in Afghanistan out

The chief of the Canadian forces in Afghanistan has been relieved of duty following allegations of an inappropriate relationship, the country's military said. FULL POST

Post by:
Filed under: Troops
May 31st, 2010
08:29 AM ET

Investigation after civilian deaths: More training needed

The U.S. military said it has completed its investigation into the February 21 incident in which dozens of Afghan civilians were killed and concluded that more training is needed.

The investigation "cites several shortcomings in training, communication and decision-making, and offered numerous recommendations," a U.S. military release said. FULL POST

Filed under: Civilian deaths • NATO • Pentagon