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Afghan gov't says airstrike kills 11 children

...confirmed that it launched airstrikes in Kunar province where the deaths occurred, stressing...midnight Friday in the Shultan area of Kunar's Shigal district, according to tribal...An airstrike in the same district in Kunar that killed 10 civilians in mid-February...

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Number of US drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply

...support during operations in residential areas amid anger over an airstrike that killed at least 10 civilians in northeastern Kunar province last week.___Associated Press writers Heidi Vogt and Amir Shah contributed to this report.___Follow Kim Gamel...

http://juneauempire.com/kim-gamel/2013-02-20/number-us-drone-strikes-afghanistan
An aid worker's courageous success

...couldn't care less about Afghan farmers, kidnapped Norgrove two weeks ago as she drove to the site of an irrigation project in Kunar province. She was killed during an attempted rescue by U.S. special forces last week. She was 36 years old. There's...

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This Day in History

...sex abuse scandals in the U.S. church. A Chinese jetliner crashed in South Korea, killing 122 people. In 2006, a U.S. airstrike aimed at militants holed up in eastern Kunar province in Afghanistan mistakenly killed seven civilians.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041507/sta_20070415022.shtml
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This Day in History

...sex abuse scandals in the U.S. church. A Chinese jetliner crashed in South Korea, killing 122 people. In 2006, a U.S. airstrike aimed at militants holed up in eastern Kunar province in Afghanistan mistakenly killed seven civilians.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041307/sta_20070413013.shtml
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Lone Survivor

Now Playing Synopsis: Based on a true story, director Peter Berg's Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch as four Navy SEALs whose sensitive mission into the Afghan mountains is unexpectedly compromised, leading to a fierce skirmish with a small army of Taliban soldiers. The year is 2005. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the War in Afghanistan is well under way when military intelligence learns that a senior Taliban member is hiding out in a remote village deep in the Hindu Kush mountains of the Kunar Province. Convinced that his capture or killing could turn the tide of the difficult war in favor of the United States, the Navy SEALs hatch Operation Red Wings. The goal is simple -- send a select team of soldiers to stake out the village from the surrounding mountains, and move on their target when the time is right. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Michael Murphy (Kitsch), Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg), Matt Axelson (Foster), and Danny Dietz (Hirsch) reach their checkpoint, and quickly realize that another nearby hill will provide a better vantage spot. Shortly after arriving at that new location and getting a positive ID on their target, however, the soldiers are caught off guard by three wandering shepherds, including a young boy. Ultimately, a heated vote over what to do with the captured shepherds leads Lt. Murphy to decide that the best course of action is to abide by the rules of engagement, meaning that the soldiers will abort the mission, release the captives, and retreat to their extraction point. Shortly after the shepherds are set free, however, the four SEALs find themselves surrounded by dozens of Taliban soldiers, and engaged in a fierce gunfight that -- with the aid of some truly brave villagers -- only one of them will make it out of. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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