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Salem-News.com (Jan-01-2018 22:20)

Welcome to Kabul

Questions revolve around the ongoing US-backed war in Afghanistan

(KABUL, Afghanistan) - Kabul Aghanistan It is a dream come true being back among friends in Kabul! Streams of dented Toyotas (They are all Toyotas!) with windscreens cracked like bolts of lightning still jockey for position on roads where traffic lights and common sense hold little sway.

Carts of vegetables drawn by donkeys or dragged by men without dreams continue clotting the already stuttering traffic, forcing it almost to a standstill.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-22-2014 17:15)

Former POW Bowe Bergdahl Now in Outpatient Care

Bergdahl's next phase of recovery will be treatment tailored for soldiers who have spent time in captivity.

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) - Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released last month, has been discharged from a military hospital in Texas and will continue treatment as an outpatient, the Army said Sunday.

Bergdahl was transferred from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, to the nearby Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, said Army spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Carol McClelland.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-10-2014 05:33)

5 U.S. Troops Killed in Friendly Fire Air Strike

Security is being ramped up in Afghanistan ahead of Saturday's run-off vote to replace President Hamid Karzai.

(KABUL) - US troops Five U.S. servicemen were killed in southern Afghanistan in a friendly-fire air strike during a security operation, Afghan police said on Tuesday. The International Security Assistance Force said the casualties occurred on Monday when the unit came into contact with enemy forces.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2014 07:06)

Oregon Says Good Bye to 400 Troops Headed for Afghanistan

The battalion will provide security and support for military facilities in Kabul and southwestern Afghanistan.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The Oregon Army National Guard bid farewell to Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, in a mobilization ceremony, on Saturday at the Salem Armory Auditorium, in Salem, Ore.

Approximately 400 Soldiers from the battalion, headquartered in Springfield, Ore., with companies also based in Corvallis, Gresham, and Hillsboro, will complete mobilization processing and training at Fort Hood, Texas prior to departure for Afghanistan.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2014 05:30)

Oregon Soldiers Mobilize in Salem Before Heading for Afghanistan

Members of the unit were featured in the book The Devil's Sandbox, by author John. R. Bruning.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Army soldiers Some 400 soldiers with the Oregon Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team are scheduled to participate in a mobilization ceremony on Saturday in Salem.

The unit, headquartered in Springfield, Ore., with companies also based in Corvallis, Gresham, and Hillsboro,will provide security and support for military facilities in Kabul and southwestern Afghanistan.

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Salem-News.com (May-28-2014 05:38)

Oregon Troops Headed for Afghanistan

Elements of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team have served in Saudia Arabia, The Sinai, Kuwait, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The Oregon Army National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team is scheduled to mobilize three battalions to Afghanistan this summer as part of the regular rotational cycle of forces to provide security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

A mobilization ceremony is scheduled for June 7 at the Salem Armory Auditorium, located at 2310 17th Street NE, in Salem, Ore. The ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (May-10-2014 14:26)

Everybody`s Got Afghanistan Wrong

We find here a story of a bumbling oblivious and uncomprehending foreign occupation torturing and murdering a lot of its own strongest allies, shipping some of them off to Gitmo -- even shipping to Gitmo young boys whose only offense had been being the sexual assault victims of U.S. allies.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Afghan woman and child harmed from war This goes deeper than the usual war lies.

We've had plenty of those. We weren't told the Taliban was willing to turn bin Laden over to a neutral nation to stand trial. We weren't told the Taliban was a reluctant tolerator of al Qaeda, and a completely distinct group. We weren't told the 911 attacks had also been planned in Germany and Maryland and various other places not marked for bombing.

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Salem-News.com (May-08-2014 00:59)

Mohammad Shah: He Defeated the Soviets but Could Not Help the Suffering in Home Country Burma

Mohammad Shah fought heroically, along with the great leaders like Gulbadin Hekmatyr, Rubbani, and Ahmed Shah Massoud, until all Russians were cleared from Afghan soil.

(RANGOON) - Mujaheddin who defeated the Soviets in Afghanistan Mohammad Shah was a man of high morals, simple, brave and honest; a truth teller. He was born in 1944 in Dan Khali (Rwa Thikay) in southern Mgdaw.

His father, the late Mohammad Yusoof, was a school teacher educated from Akyab St Pol British High school and his grandfather was a rich land owner.

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Salem-News.com (May-04-2014 15:30)

250 People Feared Dead in Badakhshan Landslide

Provincial police chief Fazluddin Ayar confirmed that over 250 people were trapped following a landslide in Aab Khoshk village.

(KABUL Khaama Press) - Karzai and Obama Around 250 people were feared dead following a landslide in the northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the incident took place in Argu district and dozens of others have been trapped under the rocks.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 13:52)

Afghan Election Complaints Commission Warns Of Fraud

The leading candidates have all complained of fraud in the April 5 vote, which is meant to usher in Afghanistan's first democratic transfer of power.

(KABUL Radio Free Europe) - Abdul Satar Sadaat The head of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Complaints Commission says last week's presidential vote may have suffered a significant degree of fraud. Abdul Satar Sadaat told a news conference in Kabul on April 9: "I want to say election fraud did take place and it might not have been a small amount."

The commission reported on April 8 that more than 3,000 complaints of violations, with more expected as ballot boxes arrive from the provinces.

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