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Over 50 killed after gov't forces repel Taliban attacks in southern Afghanistan

Scores of Afghan soldiers defect to Taliban during battle

At least 65 Afghani troops, including several commanders, have joined the Taliban forces in the volatile Helmand province, officials said. The government troops have been clashing with insurgents in the area for weeks. The authorities launched an investigation into the incident, Helmand province governor Mirza Khan Rahimi said on Saturday. “Soldiers from an Afghan army …

Deutsche Welle

New role for German soldiers in Mali?

It seems that German troops are soon to be sent to northern Mali. They will not take part in combat operations but will play more of a support role to Dutch peacekeepers already stationed there. It seems to be a foregone conclusion – the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, are to expand their area of …

Deutsche Welle

Three Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attack: military

The Turkish military says three soldiers have been killed by militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in an attack in the southeast. The deaths come as Ankara steps up its campaign against the rebels. The three soldiers were killed when PKK militants attacked an army battalion in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak on Thursday, …

Deutsche Welle

The forgotten plight of the girl combat soldier

By Dr Cesar Chelala For the past few decades girls have become unwilling warriors or sex partners for soldiers throughout the world. It is estimated that, between 1990 and 2003, girls as young as 13 served in military and paramilitary groups in 55 countries and participated in armed conflict in 38 of those countries. At …

Daily News Egypt