Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment speak of their determination to continue the Afghan mission ahead of their deployment.
www.ctvvancouverisland.ca http VICTORIA — It’s been nearly six years to the day since Captain Trevor Greene was struck in the head by an axe. He was serving with the Canadian Army in Afghanistan. His platoon had entered a remote village and he was attacked after taking off his helmet as a sign of peace. Doctors told his family he would never come out of his coma but four years, and many surgeries later, he was at the alter marrying his long-time girlfriend, Debbie. Today the two commute to Victoria weekly from Nanaimo so that Trevor can use a Lokomat. The high-tech machine with robotic legs allows Trevor’s limbs to make the movements of walking. The piece of equipment is crucial in helping Trevor walk again. As the couple prepares for the birth of their second child, both say their goal is for Trevor to walk. Debbie says she believes it will happen. The two also teamed up to write a book entitled “March Forth”. It tells the story of the couple’s journey together. It’s available wherever books are sold. Follow Joe Perkins on Twitter: www.twitter.com
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Wounded Soldier Defies Odds
Romanian contributions to the development of Afghan National Army. Since 2002, Romania participates in the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Currently, more than 1800 troops conduct daily missions in the areas of responsibility of Zabul province, Kandahar, Kabul and Bagram.
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Romanian contributions to the development of Afghan National Army
www.euronews.net The Afghan Taliban says it was behind the killing in the capital Kabul of two Americans, believed to be senior army officers. The pair were shot dead inside the heavily barricaded Interior Ministry as anti-Western protests raged for a fifth day across the country. The militant group says the killings were in retaliation for the burning of copies of the Koran at a NATO base in Bagram.
Seven people have been killed and dozens injured in protests over the burning of the Koran by US troops at an airbase in Afghanistan. An officer has apologized for the inadvertent burning. Yet some are saying apologies will not work here. Zaid Hamid, defence analyst at the independent think tank BrassTacks talks to RT. He says that the incident is a total nightmare for the Americans, as it may now turn local former allies against them. RT on Twitter twitter.com RT on Facebook www.facebook.com
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‘Koran burning US worst PR disaster in Afghan stand’
2009 saw the bloodiest year of conflict in the Afghan war. 108 soldiers lost their lives fighting for Queen & Country, they did not die in vein, we will remember them. Music by Ludovico Einaudi – Nuvole Bianche
British Army Afghanistan 2009 – We Will Remember Them
At least four people are dead and dozens more wounded after police in Afghanistan open fire during a second day of protests. Outside a US military base, demonstrators are hurling rocks at police and chanting anti-American slogans after copies of the Koran, the Muslim Holy Book were inadvertently burned by troops. The US embassy in Kabul has been put on lockdown during the protests. A senior commander apologized yesterday and ordered a full investigation. Former US Marine Jake Diliberto tells RT this won’t be the last time troops create a PR nightmare for America. RT on Twitter twitter.com RT on Facebook www.facebook.com
Holy Nightmare: Koran burning fires up Afghan clashes
REUTERS – More than 2000 Afghans protested outside the main US military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday over a report that foreign troops had improperly disposed of copies of the Quran and other religious items, Afghan officials said. US helicopters fired flares to try to break up the demonstrators, some of whom were chanting anti-foreigner slogans and throwing stones. Roshna Khalid, the provincial governor’s spokeswoman, said Korans had been burnt inside Bagram airbase, an hour’s drive north of the capital Kabul, citing accounts from local labourers. “The labourers normally take the garbage outside and they found the remains of Korans,” she said. The top NATO general in Afghanistan attempted to contain fury over the incident, which could be a public relations disaster for the US military as it tries to pacify the country ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat troops in 2014.
February 14, 2012 PBS News Hour MOXNews.com