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Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Serbian Hostages in Libya

We have seen reports that two Serbian hostages have been killed in Libya.  At this time, we have no information indicating that their deaths… 122 more words

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Attack Against U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan

It is with deep regret that I learned today that six U.S. service members died in Afghanistan Monday. We are still learning all of the details, but two other service members and a U.S. 124 more words

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Statement from ‎Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the Situation in Kunduz

Overnight I learned of a tragic incident involving a Doctors without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that came under fire. The area has been the scene of intense fighting the last few days.  81 more words

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U.S. soldiers attend to a wounded soldier in Kabul

U.S. soldiers attend to a wounded soldier at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 17 people were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on NATO troops as their truck convoy passed down the main road running between Kabul’s airport and the U.S. 8 more words


Attack on Afghan parliament

Members of parliament are evacuated after an attack on the Afghan parliament building in Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament as lawmakers met to consider a new defense minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive.


A cemetery in Kabul

A girl, who sells water, closes her eyes as the wind blows her scarf at a cemetery in Kabul.