With reference to Edward Horgan (Letters, Mar 13) in relation to the presence of possibly eight members of the Defence Forces being stationed in Afghanistan, it should be pointed it that it is no coincidence that the number is in single figures.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
Protesters angry over the burning of the Koran by American troops lobbed grenades at a US base in northern Afghanistan and clashed with police and troops in a day of violence that left seven international soldiers injured and two Afghans dead.
Sun, 26 Feb, 2012
NATO troops attempted to ascertain last night if Taliban insurgents had shot down a troop-carrying helicopter in Afghanistan, killing 38 people in the largest loss of life suffered by foreign troops in a single incident in 10 years of war.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2011
A BOMB exploded near a police station outside a crucial city in Afghanistan’s south yesterday where Afghan forces are readying to assume security responsibility within hours, another worrying sign as insurgents seek to disrupt a gradual transition process.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2011
AN investigation into claims international troops killed scores of civilians in northeast Afghanistan escalated into a feud between President Hamid Karzai and senior US military officials who cited a report that Afghan parents have been known to discipline children by burning their hands and feet.
Wed, 23 Feb, 2011
A massive effort by US and Nato forces including offensives in the insurgent heartland and targeted assassinations of rebel leaders has failed to dent Taliban numbers over the past year, according to the military and diplomats.
Fri, 07 Jan, 2011