Two Spanish soldiers have died and another three have been injured in Afghanistan after a device exploded as their ‘Lynx’ armoured vehicle passed by.
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has announced that Spain will begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in the first half of 2012 and that all troops will be withdrawn by 2014.
The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, has made a surprise visit, and his first, to Afghanistan, arriving in Herat at 04:00 Spanish time.
I’ve planned this visit for some time says Mr Bean as he makes a visit to Afghanistan to promise more equipment to British troops just one day after appearing at the Iraq Inquiry and being accused of being ‘disingenuous’ by two former army chiefs on the question of earlier requests for more and better equipment. Alternatives to disingenuous: artful, crooked, …
Regardless of the rights and wrongs of seemingly perpetual military intervention in Afghanistan by the forces of foreign powers, a debate without end except for the unfortunate victims on all sides, there is currently an offensive taking place against the Taliban. The Denver Post, everyone’s favourite read, has published a plog (photo blog) containing a collection of 48 amazingly stunning …
A Spanish soldier, 24 year old Christian Quishpe Aguirre, has died in an accident in Herat, Afghanistan.
A military logistics unit of 60 soldiers from the Brigada Rey Alfonso XIII has left for Afghanistan.
Congress has authorised the sending of more troops, 432 in total, to Afghanistan in response to a request by the Minister of Defence, Carme Chacón.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Angel Moratinos, has announced that Spain is sending more troops to Afghanistan.
Spain’s unilateral decision to withdraw its troops from Kosovo caused a bit of irritation in Washington and a Spanish delegation has been assuring the US authorities that the withdrawal will be carried out in close coordination with its NATO allies and commanders on the ground to ensure that there is no disruption to the KFOR operation.