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Jun 17th, 2011

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, compiled from U.S. Department of Defense news releases and iCasualties.org. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 16, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that the complex nature of the June 13, 2010 attack on Iraq’s central bank suggested that al-Qaida in Iraq’s new leadership was taking cues from the Taliban’s success with similar operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Jun 10th, 2011

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, compiled from U.S. Department of Defense news releases and iCasualties.org. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 10, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that Islamic militants publicly hanged a 7-year-old boy for spying in the militant stronghold of Helmand province, an Afghan official told the Associated Press. The child was allegedly placed on trial by the Taliban and found guilty of working for Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government.