Afghanistan War News updates -- August 12, 2011

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, August 12, 2011

COMBAT GUNNER - U.S. Army Spc. John "Rocky" Montoya scans his sector while on a combat patrol to sweep for roadside bomb triggermen in the Alingar district in Afghanistan's Laghman province, Aug. 7, 2011. Montoya is a M2 gunner assigned to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, which serves as a quick reaction force to respond at a moment's notice to unexpected incidents in the province. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane



Secret Peace Talks Between U.S. And Taliban Collapse After ID Of Islamist Negotiator Is Leaked -- Daily Mail



* Only three meetings took place - one in Qatar and the other two in Germany

* Negotiations began before bin Laden killing in May

* Expert: One step forward, two steps back



Peace talks between American and the Taliban, which were being held in secret, have been 'blown out of the water' after details - including the identification of the Taliban's negotiator - were leaked.



In a bitter blow to both parties, Tayyab Agha, Taliban leader Mullah Omar's former private secretary, was outed as the man leading his side's negotiations, which have been halted in their infancy.



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More News On Afghanistan



NATO service member killed in southern Afghanistan -- CNN

Attacks in Afghanistan kill two more NATO troops -- Wire Update

Bomb kills five NATO troops in southern Afghanistan -- Global Post

NATO: 8 troops die in two days in Afghanistan -- Seattle PI/AP

Day of Violence in Afghanistan Kills 7 NATO Soldiers -- Voice of America

NATO: 7 troops die in day's clashes in Afghanistan -- Yahoo News/AP

French soldier killed in Afghanistan -- BBC

French soldier killed in Afghanistan -- AFP

French Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Rise to 73 since 2001 -- CRIEnglish

Afghan, Coalition Forces Capture Insurgents -- US Department of Defense

U.S. Troops Fire on Afghan Police, Survivors Say -- New York Times

U.S. troops fire on Afghan police, survivors say -- Stars and Stripes

US Troops Return to Deadly Afghan Valley in East -- New York Times

Medevac team saves lives in Afghanistan -- CBS



Pentagon Releases Names of 30 Killed in Helicopter Crash -- Wall Street Journal

Pentagon identifies service members killed in crash -- Politico

Pentagon releases names of Afghan crash dead -- Washington Post



Afghanistan vows to "set standards" on child labor in mines -- Yahoo News/Reuters

Afghanistan: Nearly nine million face food shortages -- Yahoo News/One World

What may be a bigger threat to Afghanistan than insurgency? Land disputes. -- Tom Peter, Christian Science Monitor



The Taliban’s Bait Game -- John Barry, The Daily Beast

Afghanistan peace talks go quiet. Peace negotiations between Taliban and US stall as Taliban negotiator goes missing. -- Erin Cunningham, Global Post

Secret talks with Taliban fall apart because of leaks -- Rick Moran, American Thinker

The Whack-a-Mole Endgame Begins in Afghanistan -- Chuck Spinney, Time



US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,618
-- Yahoo News/AP

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