Update Brief From The Frontlines (March 14-20, 2011)

THE FRONTLINES OF AFGHANISTAN

Pakistan pulled out of talks with the U.S. on the future of Afghanistan in protest over repeated U.S. drone attacks into their country. Relations between Pakistan and the U.S. have been strained. Several American soldiers have been killed in fighting in the Helmland Province, as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continue to wreak havoc on ISAF forces. The U.S. terminated a contract with an international accounting firm that was providing technical advice to the beleaguered Kabul Bank. No update on the $900 million missing from the Bank. Since our last report six more American have died in Operation Enduring Freedom. The war in Afghanistan has claimed 59 American lives thus far in 2011, and the total for the war is now 1,505 (www.icasualties.org).

 

THE FRONTLINES OF IRAQ

Several roadside bombs were used throughout the country, killing numerous civilians. Gunmen in speeding cars killed a lawyer near Kirkuk, and a construction worker near Mosul. Gunmen also stormed a house killing two brothers belonging to the government backed Sunni Sahwa militia.  One American soldier died in a non-combat death in Iraq since our last update. However, American soldiers killed in 2011 is eleven and an overall death total of 4,440 (www.icasualties.org).

If you have a different opinion or comment please post it here, or email me at askthewarrant@thefrontlines.com, or to read the full update go to The Frontlines. Thank you.

very respectfully,

The Warrant

References

The Economist. (2011). March 19-25th, 2011 Issue.

iCasualties. (2011). Coalition Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Retrieved from www.icasualties.org

 

 

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