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War & Terrorism


The New York Times reported this week that the overall commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan is seeking to impose tighter control over the activities of special forces units, after recent operations led to more civilian deaths. General Stanley McChrystal’s concern is not the deaths, however, but the manner in which they are fuelling Afghan hatred for the US-led occupation and their occasional exposure in the international media.


On March 17, 2010 Kyrgyz Defense Ministry disseminated the press-releasing, indicating that the construction of the anti-terrorist training center in the Batken Oblast is "the bilateral Kyrgyz-American relations project against international terrorism and religious extremism, transnational organized crime, prevention of drug smuggling, not oriented against third countries (editorial correction) and does not conflict with national obligations under CSTO and other international organizations".


Palestinian Authority Arab residents in Gaza were stunned to see the ruling Hamas terrorist organization allow the biting new comedy, “Umbilical Cord,” to reach the stage at the Al-Shawa Cultural Center.

The play, which ran three nights this week, is the first outcry against all the factions of the Palestinian Authority, as well as its top government officials.


Another incident took place at the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan: Uzbek border guards wounded and captivated Kyrgyz colleague at the marginal area of Mombekov frontier post, the Jalal-Abad border detachment.

According to press-office of Kyrgyz Border Service, on January 17 during the service at the border four Kyrgyz military officers located two Uzbek border guards near Chek settlement on Kyrgyz side. The short conversation resulted in the conflict.


Sisters Gulbakhor (19), Gulsanam (15), and Gulrukhsor (13) were interred in the Bobojongafur district of Tajikistan on June 19, 2009, their bodies flown in from Surgut (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Russia) the day before. The girls and their parents had been labor immigrants in Russia (the father a loader, the mother a street sweeper).


Twenty-four children were among the dead, killed when one of two truck bombs struck the school bus that was carrying them away from a day-care centre near the ministry of justice.

A statement posted on a website claiming to be from the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella group for organisations claiming association with al-Qaeda, said the two truck bombers were "martyrs who had targeted the dens of infidelity".


BEIRUT -- Lebanese troops found and dismantled four rockets near the border with Israel on Wednesday, a day after a brief flare-up across the tense boundary, a Lebanese military official said.

The Katyusha rockets, three of them ready to be fired, were discovered placed in a building under construction in the Houla area, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.