War in Afghanistan
The United States Central Command launches an investigation into a video posted on YouTube which appears to show a U.S. service member firing on civilians inside a truck on a road in Afghanistan. The montage video, titled "Happy Few Ordnance Symphony", has since been removed.
The clip is filmed from the perspective of an individual armed with a shotgun who is standing in a rear hatch of the armored vehicle.
"The New York Times" reports the U.S. Navy covered up a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) report on Afghan detainee abuses. The NCIS investigation found that Navy SEAL Team 2's abuse resulted in the death of a 24-year old married Afghan detainee with a new baby, and that the SEALs failed to restrain the Afghan Local Police's detainee abuses. This drove some previously cooperative Afghans to leave for Taliban-controlled areas, the "Times" reports. Their commander in Afghanistan recommended these men be forced out of the elite SEAL teams. Two of the SEALs and their lieutenant have since been promoted. Rachel E. VanLandingham, former United States Central Command's chief legal adviser on detainee and interrogation issues from 2006 to 2010, and other military lawyers, have called for the case to be reopened. 2015-12-17 (Context: Afghanistan, United States Central Command, War in Afghanistan)
The United Nations report that in 2017, more than 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the war. 2018-02-15 (Context: Afghanistan, War in Afghanistan)
Two fuel tankers are bombed in the Afghan town of Charikar, killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 27. 2017-11-1 (Context: Afghanistan, War in Afghanistan)
A suicide bombing occurs at a checkpoint near the Kabul International Cricket Stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least three people and injuring five. 2017-09-13 (Context: Afghanistan, War in Afghanistan)
A terrorist attack, involving a blast and gunfire, occurs at a Shia mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing several people. 2017-06-15 (Context: Afghanistan, War in Afghanistan)