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The April 27 editorial "How to make progress in Afghanistan" urged the Trump administration to send additional US trainers and Special Operations forces to Afghanistan and allow "American planes and drones to operate with the same freedom against the enemy that they have in Iraq and Syria".
"We call on United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate and document the incidents of war crimes in Afghanistan, including attacks on houses of worship, hospitals, and public structures, and identify and prosecute the perpetrators involved in the incidents", they said.
The death toll since the U.S., Canada and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies invaded the country in October 2001 includes some 30,000 civilians, an estimated 3,500 U.S. coalition troops, 25,000 Afghan government troops and security personnel, and thousands of Taliban insurgents.
Last week, the Taliban announced the start of its "spring offensive", a heightened campaign of bombings, ambush attacks, and other raids that begin as weather conditions improve.
Nicholson has characterized the situation in Afghanistan as a "stalemate", and said he was concerned about the high number of casualties taken by USA -allied Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.
The Afghan government has not provided US Forces-Afghanistan with data for the last seven weeks of that year, but even the partial numbers showed an increase of about 35 per cent from all of 2015, when some 5,000 security forces were killed.
Approximately, 59.7 percent of the country's 407 districts were under Afghan government control or influence as of February 20, 2017, showing a slight 2.5 percentage point increase from the last quarter in mid-November, the USA agency reported Monday.
About 6,785 Afghan soldiers and police personnel were killed while another 11,777 were wounded in the first 11 months of 2016, according to SIGAR, adding the Afghan government has not provided the US military with data for the last seven weeks of that year.
They now control 59.7 per cent of the country, up from 57.2 per cent, Al Jazeera reported. Additionally, "s$3 ecurity incidents throughout 2016 and continuing into the first quarter of 2017 reached their highest level since United Nations reporting began in 2007".
The statement further added that a child was killed and three civilians including two children were wounded during the clash.
Sutton, a four-year starter, holds the record at Tennessee with 37 pass breakups and also had seven career interceptions. Smith-Schuster was the youngest National Football League prospect out there as he won't turn 21 until late-November.
Even with former defenseman Shea Weber being such a big part of the team a year ago , he didn't even achieve this milestone. Allen played well enough to win, but will have to regain his first round form if the Blues do not change a few things.
She says the legislation is also important because it ensures abortion remains on the books in IL if the 1973 U.S. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Democratic-controlled Illinois House has approved public funding for all abortions .
This Blackberry phone has made its fans wait for some important reasons like the keyboard which none of the android phones have. A new press release has revealed availability info for the BlackBerry KEYone in the United States and a few other markets.
Darling had a 39-17-9 record and 2.37 goals against average with a.923 save percentage in three seasons with the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks will receive a third-round pick in this summer's draft from the deal announced Friday night.
The leak says the images to be fake and OnePlus 5 would, in fact, come with horizontal dual camera setup on the top left corner. However, the chipset could be paired with "only" 6GB of RAM and not 8GB as some early rumors had been hinting at.
Over time , the app withdrew digital frames from its library of filters, while also adding a number of features as it grew . The number of advertisers on Instagram recently soared past 1M advertisers, which is up 4 times in just the last one year.
President Donald Trump on Sunday said that the healthcare programme will die if it doesn't receive funds to keep it going. But there are widespread doubts that the new attempt has achieved the support it needs.
Red Sox 2B Pedroia (knee, ankle) out of lineup again
The Orioles have done it twice - both times by Mancini and Jonathan Schoop, and both times against the Red Sox. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1) allowed one hit over six innings, walking five and striking out seven.
NFL Draft nabs second biggest viewership for ESPN, NFL Network
The NFL allows five minutes per pick in rounds four through seven, and then four minutes per compensatory pick in all rounds. Reddick in Round 1 and safety Budda Baker in Round 2 were great scheme fits for a Cardinals defense that prizes versatility.
Trump adviser to leave the White House
That source who talked about Gorka "giving White House tours" and not doing much sounds jealous to me. The Forward on Thursday said Gorka was a formal member of the far-right group Historical Vitézi Rend.
Ravens Bolster Secondary by Drafting Alabama's Marlon Humphrey
He's 6-5 and 300 pounds, plays the run extremely well and though he's never going to be a prolific pass rusher, he's disruptive. The Ravens took former Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey in the first round Thursday night with the No. 16 overall selection.
Ford profit plunges 35 percent
Shanks said Ford's results for the rest of the year would be "about flat to a little bit better" compared with 2016. Total expenses were 96.32 percent of quarterly revenues, up from 93.50 percent for the same period a year ago .
Can't pressure China on int'l court's ruling
Duterte, who took office in June, has taken steps to fix relations with China which had been damaged by the territorial conflict. Critics say Duterte should mention the ruling during the summit to increase pressure on Beijing to comply with it.
Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg
That means the Blues trail for the first time in the 2017 playoffs and Nashville has still yet to drop a game. After Nashville and Edmonton took their second-round series openers in remarkably similar fashion, St.
Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton
This is a great opportunity for the Cowboys to add to their defense as they did in Round 1 when they selected Taco Charlton. Michigan's Taco Charlton, one of the best names in this year's class, is the pick for America's Team at No. 28 overall.
Blue Devils Travel North for Penn Relays
Kate Grace was third in 4:16.62 and Shelby Houlihan of the Portland-based Bowerman Track Club finished fourth in 4:16.67. She could run the 800 meters. "It made me push harder". "I told her you don't have to be just a 400 meter runner".
Mets push back Syndergaard, start Gsellman vs Braves
Cespedes left last Thursday's loss to Philadelphia with a cramp in his left hamstring and returned to the lineup Wednesday. "In short, It's a little thing right now but I definitely don't want it to turn into a big thing", he said.