To counter such attacks, the U.S. military earlier this year stopped training about 1,000 members of the Afghan Local Police, a controversial network of village-defense units. U.S. commanders have assigned some troops to be “guardian angels” who watch over their comrades even as they sleep. U.S. officials also recently ordered American troops to carry loaded weapons at all time, even when they are on their bases.Then, after a string of insider attacks, Allen this month restricted operations carried out alongside with small-sized Afghan units. Coalition troops have routinely conducted patrols or manned outposts with small groups of Afghan counterparts, but Allen’s directive said such operations would no longer be considered routine and required the approval of the regional commander.For their part, Afghan authorities have detained or removed hundreds of soldiers as part of its effort to re-screen its security forces. The Ministry of Defense also released a 28-page training booklet this month that advises soldiers not to be personally offended when foreign troops do things Afghans view as deeply insulting.The booklet urges them not to take revenge for foreign troops’ social blunders, such as blowing their noses in public, stepping into a mosque with their shoes on, walking in front of a soldier who is praying or asking about their wives. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghan Army Sgt. Habibullah Hayar didn’t know it, but he had been sleeping with his enemy for weeks.Twenty days ago, one of his roommates was arrested for allegedly plotting an insider attack against their unit, which is partnered with NATO forces in eastern Paktia province.Afghan soldiers and policemen _ or militants in their uniforms _ have gunned down more than 50 foreign troops so far this year, eroding the trust between coalition forces and their Afghan partners. An equal number of Afghan policemen and soldiers also died in these attacks, giving them reason as well to be suspicious of possible infiltrators within their ranks. “Most of the coalition members are interested to share pictures of their families. It is not a big deal for them. If someone asks you about your family, especially the females in your family, don’t think they are disrespecting you or trying to insult you,” the booklet says.“That is not the case. By asking such questions, they are trying to show that they want to learn more about you. You can very easily explain to them that nobody in Afghanistan would ask, especially about wives or females in the family.”___Associated Press writers Amir Shah and Rahim Faiez in Kabul contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) “It’s not only foreigners. They are targeting Afghan security forces too,” said the 21-year-old Hayar, who was in Kabul on leave. “Sometimes, I think what kind of situation is this that a Muslim cannot trust a Muslim _ even a brother cannot trust a brother. It’s so confused. Nobody knows what’s going on.”The U.S.-led coalition said a NATO service member and an international civilian contractor were killed on Saturday in the latest such insider attack. The coalition said in a statement on Sunday that Afghan soldiers were also killed or wounded, but provided no other details about the attack in eastern Afghanistan.Insider attacks are taking a toll on the partnership, prompting the U.S. military to restrict operations with small-sized Afghan units earlier this month.The close contact _ with coalition forces working side by side with Afghan troops as advisers, mentors and trainers _ is a key part of the U.S. strategy for putting the Afghans in the lead as the U.S. and other nations prepare to pull out their last combat troops at the end of 2014, just 27 months away.The U.S. military also has shown increasing anger over the attacks.“I’m mad as hell about them, to be honest with you,” Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday. “It reverberates everywhere across the United States. You know, we’re willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we’re not willing to be murdered for it.” Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement In at least one instance, an Afghan police officer with alleged ties to militants, killed 10 of his fellow officers on Aug. 11 at a checkpoint in southwestern Nimroz province. An Afghan soldier also was killed on April 25 when a fellow soldier opened fire on a U.S. service member and his translator in Kandahar province, the southern birthplace of the Taliban.Last year, a suicide bomber in an Afghan police uniform blew himself up May 28 in Takhar province, killing two NATO service members and four Afghans, including a senior police commander. And just a week before that, four Taliban fighters wearing suicide vests under police uniforms attacked a government building in Khost province, triggering a gunbattle that left three Afghan policemen and two Afghan soldiers dead. On April 16, an Afghan soldier walked into a meeting of NATO trainers and Afghan troops in Laghman province, blew himself up, killing five U.S. troops, four Afghan soldiers and an interpreter.“It’s difficult to know an attacker from a non-attacker when everybody is wearing a uniform, Hayar said.The attacker was one of seven people rounded up earlier this month from various units within the Afghan National Army Corps 203, Hayar said. The corps covers the eastern Afghan provinces of Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Wardak, Logar and Khost. Top Stories “He was together with me in my room with some of my other colleagues. He had a long beard. We didn’t know anything about him. We were living together, sleeping together,” said Hayar, who has been in the Afghan army for 2 1/2 years.He said the suspected infiltrator was identified after a Taliban militant arrested in Logar told his Afghan interrogators that members of the fundamentalist Islamic movement had infiltrated the corps and were planning imminent attacks. That prompted Hayar’s superiors to start questioning soldiers in various units.Hayar said his roommate’s uneasy reaction raised suspicion, and investigators found Taliban songs saved to the memory card of his cell phone. He was then detained by Afghan intelligence officials and confessed he was a member of the Taliban and planned to stage attacks.Hayar says he assumes his former bunkmate was probably going after foreign forces, but it makes him uncomfortable nevertheless.“It’s very hard to trust anybody _ even a roommate,” he said. “Whenever I’m not on duty, I lock my weapon and keep the key myself. I don’t put my weapon under my pillow to sleep because maybe someone will grab it and shoot me with my own weapon.” Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Comments Share So far this year, at least 52 foreign troops _ about half of them Americans _ have been killed in insider attacks. The Afghan government has not provided statistics on the number of its forces killed in insider attacks. However, U.S. military statistics obtained by The Associated Press show at least 53 members of the Afghan security forces had been killed as of the end of August.A U.S. military official disclosed the numbers on condition of anonymity because he said it was up to Afghan officials to formally release the figures. An Afghan defense official who was shown the statistics said he had no reason to doubt their accuracy.Overall, the statistics show that at least 135 Afghan policemen and soldiers have been killed in insider attacks since 2007. That’s more than the 119 foreign service members _ mostly Americans _ killed in such attacks since then, according to NATO.Typically, foreign troops are the main targets, but Afghan forces also have been killed by comrades angry over their collaboration with Westerners and many more get killed in the crossfire, Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi said. He said the ministry did not have a breakdown of how many had been targeted or killed in gunbattles during the attacks. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 5 ways to recognize low testosterone
Ander Herrera Herrera fires Champions League warning to Man Utd team-mates Stephen Darwin Last updated 2 years ago 15:51 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Manchester United v Basel Basel UEFA Champions League The Spaniard urges his side to remember where they came from having triumphed in the Europa League and that they can’t take any opponent lightly Ander Herrera has a stark warning for his Manchester United team-mates, insisting it would be a mistake to underestimate their Champions League opponents.The Red Devils were drawn in what, on paper, appears to be one of the easier groups in this season’s competition, with the Premier League club facing Basel, CSKA Moscow and Benfica.Man Utd 5/2 to win PL Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing United sealed their progression to the Champions League by winning the Europa League last term and Herrera insists that Jose Mourinho’s side must now take it game-by-game in Europe’s premier club competition.He said, as quoted by ESPN: “We have to know where we come from. We have come from the Europa League, we won it and it is very important and it is a very good title but it is the Europa League.”We were sixth in the Premier League [last season] so we have to respect every team we face because they deserve to be in the Champions League.”Basel have been champions of Switzerland for many years, they have a talented team. They sell players to the world with a lot of talent. We have to respect them. We are ready but we have to respect every opponent and realise where we have come from.”We are a big club and maybe the biggest in the world but we were not in the Champions League last season and we have to take it step by step. First aim we have is Basel. We cannot think of winning the Champions League now, we have to take it one step at a time.”Herrera also praised the impact of summer signing Romelu Lukaku and believes he is capable of delivering in the Champions League.He added: “Last season we won three titles because we had one of the top scorers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. If you want to be a champion and win titles you need a guy like him and Romelu is doing fantastic for us.”Paul Pogba is there to score goals, Marcus [Rashford] will score, Anthony [Martial] is scoring, Juan [Mata] will score because it is in his DNA so we cannot give all the responsibility to Romelu. It is important to have him though.”It doesn’t matter that he hasn’t played Champions League before, he has scored goals and played in the best league in the world so he will score goals for us. He is so hungry, he wants to win things, he wants to score goals and he wants to be important.”
Liberia’s biggest and most prestigious Christian drama competition, Treasure Hunt, ended with Grace and Glory Church walking away with L$44,550 as winner of the Hunt.Grace and Glory defeated Monrovia Christian Fellowship, last year’s 1st runners up, with a drama titled “Heritage,” which highlights the importance of teaching children their heritage and constantly reminding them not forget it.In his congratulatory remarks, Vision International Production founder and organize of the event, Cosme Pulano, said the organization’s doors remain open to the winner to ensure that their drama team is transformed into a movie production house.He added: “You deserve this year’s Treasure Hunt trophy. Your performance and hard work brought you this far. For the fact, since you guys started along with 16 other churches, your performance has been outstanding. “Realistically, the road this year was challenging, with hurdles and situations that could have derailed or plunged us into perpetual agony. Amid the odds, Jesus kept this boat afloat; and we have peacefully sailed closer to the harbor.“To our Treasure Hunt 2016 participants, we say that this year’s event would not have been a success without your hard work and participation. Many of you have understood that you are hidden talents, and you must ensure that this treasure is fully utilized before you leave this earth.” In their acceptance remarks, Grace and Glory church expressed gratitude to the host for the award.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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