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Hundreds of Tankers Burn Outside Kabul

Afghan policemen stand at the site of burning fuel trucks after an overnight attack by the Taliban on the outskirts of Kabul, July 5, 2014.
Afghan policemen stand at the site of burning fuel trucks after an overnight attack by the Taliban on the outskirts of Kabul, July 5, 2014.

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Afghan officials say hundreds of fuel tankers parked in a lot on the outskirts of the capital have been set ablaze.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the fiery attack on the trucks near Kabul.

Police could not immediately say if there were any casualties.

Taliban forces have regularly attacked NATO supply convoys in Afghanistan, but it is not clear whether the tankers were supplying fuel to NATO.  

The Taliban has stepped up attacks recently as the NATO forces work to complete their withdrawal from the country by the end of this year.  If the new Afghan president signs a security deal with Washington, about 10,000 U.S. service members are slated to remain in the country.

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by: King Aron from: Us
July 07, 2014 3:38 PM

Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.

Socrates

"It's all about that $, noting else. We are not helping anyone, but ourselves . Look in the histories of all wars, and ask yourself of y it happen. We make wars for our own benefits and label it what we want. "Live n let live"


by: Ali baba from: New york
July 06, 2014 7:37 AM
Under this circumstances, NATO and American troops have to withdraw .There is no point to waste resources and lives for these people . whom motivated by radical Islam. the local people have to deal with Taliban . The US policy is a failure, they did not destroy drug field which generate money to Talban


by: Haron from: Afghanistan
July 05, 2014 12:02 PM
I'm agree by both of viewers from US and Canada here. Afghanistan facing with the big challenges of 1979 and 1996 era. I demand from President Barack Obama to not empower the enemies (British, Russian, Pakistani, Iranian savages) of our fathers and grandfathers. we have passed and moved the thirteen years paths by sacrificing of thousands of thousand US, NATO, ISAF, and Afghan National troops in Afghanistan. do not bring Communist in Afghanistan President Obama please. don't kill Tajik and Hazara tribes by a fraudulent president with his British Troops as 200 years ago and Communist Regime as 25 years ago .
yesterday, Kabul's night was started by Tanks Burn by Taliban.
why it occurred? due to the policy of Afghanistan Government. it refresh Taliban views in Afghanistan. thus, never leave Afghanistan alone because we have more enemies and these enemies are common enemies of United States and Afghanistan.
in Afghanistan between 15,000 and 20,000 US, NATO, and ISAF troops are need to train and support Afghanistan people to stand up on their potential. and otherwise if President Obama don't care about this matter I'm sure that USA and European countries may face with lots of refugees from Afghanistan.


by: meanbill from: USA
July 05, 2014 10:11 AM
After (14) long years, (the US President Obama quote said it), "the US has the greatest military the world has ever known"... (but yet).... the US couldn't defeat a few thousand (Taliban) guys riding donkeys, wearing nightshirts, gym shoes and sandals, (who blew up those gas trucks)..... and now the US is leaving Afghanistan without achieving a victory, "with that greatest military the world has ever known".... after (14) long years?


by: Not Again from: Canada
July 05, 2014 9:00 AM
Concentrating so many vehicles into one area, then parking them so close to each other, takes reverse genious, given the high ground that surrounds Kabul. And this is the type of issues US/Allied forces will face, if they remain in Afghanistan in small numbers; their main work, will be to protect themselves.
Much like Iraq, the future is in a cloud of very high risk, given that the election has not gone well. Given the numerous ethnic groups involved and the Taliban's high threat, right into Kabul, the war will just continue.
If the gvmt can't assure security in Kabul, the economy will not grow, the conflict is a long way from its end. The idea of gaining the "people's hearts and minds", is not working in this case; tribalism is a fundamental, coupled with the heroin business, it is a bad mixture. Even in the West the drug business continues, and it grows in areas in which enforcement and treatment are not readily available. Not a good situation.

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