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In separate incidents within the span of a day, five Australian troops were killed in Afghanistan: three in an apparent "green-on-blue" attack and two in a helicopter crash, officials said Thursday.

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Why women face challenges in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 20:54:00

CNN's Becky Anderson talks to a filmmaker and former ambassador to Afghanistan about the video of an execution.

Shootings by Afghan forces take growing toll on NATO troopsupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 17:49:00

Before dawn on Friday, a man wearing an Afghan uniform shot and killed three U.S. soldiers during a meeting to discuss local security issues in the southern province of Helmand.

Official: Man kills 3 U.S. Marines at Afghan base updated: Sat Aug 11 2012 07:53:00

A man in civilian clothing opened fire on a base shared with Afghan forces, killing three NATO troops, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force said Saturday.

7 troops killed in 2 Afghan. attacksupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 12:02:00

A man opened fire on U.S. troops killing three soldiers and a suicide bomb attack left four more Americans dead.

10 soldiers killed in two separate attacks in Ivory Coast updated: Tue Aug 07 2012 06:09:00

Ten Ivory Coast soldiers have been killed in attacks Sunday and Monday by unidentified gunmen in Abidjan, the economic capital, the defense minister said.

Afghan soldier gets death sentence for killing French troops updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 07:19:00

An Afghan military court sentenced a local soldier to death for killing four French service members in January, authorities said Tuesday.

Turkish president on Egypt, Israelupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 13:32:00

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, on Syria, Egypt, the eurozone crisis & relations with Israel.

Fighting in southeastern Turkey leaves 26 dead, reports sayupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 13:32:00

Fighting between Kurdish rebels and government troops in southeastern Turkey left more than two dozen dead Tuesday, according to reports from officials and a news agency.

12 Colombian soldiers killed in rebel attacksupdated: Tue May 22 2012 10:40:00

Ten Colombian soldiers were killed in a rebel attack Monday, the country's defense ministry said.

Afghan peace council member killedupdated: Sat May 19 2012 04:27:00

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh assesses the importance of the assassination of Moulavi Arsala Rahmani.

Ready or not, Afghan security transfer acceleratingupdated: Sat May 19 2012 04:27:00

NATO forces are here until 2014, but each day the demands on them lessen as Afghan forces take on more responsibility.

Clashes follow suicide bomb attacks in Yemen; dozens killedupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 06:08:00

Fierce clashes followed suicide bombings and checkpoint attacks Sunday in Yemen, leaving dozens dead as the government fought back in a province largely controlled by terrorist groups, officials said.

Treating Yemen's malnourished kidsupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 06:08:00

Yemen has the second largest population of malnourished children in the world. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Mortician resigns in misconduct probe at Dover military mortuaryupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 15:13:00

A civilian mortician who was recently demoted for misconduct in handling remains of the U.S. military's war dead has resigned, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Friday.

Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 12:39:00

Authorities say two gunmen killed two service members with a NATO-led security force in Afghanistan.

Gunmen kill NATO forces in southern Afghanistanupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 12:39:00

A gunman in an Afghan National Army uniform and another man shot dead two NATO soldiers at a combat outpost in southern Afghanistan Thursday, authorities said.

Shooting in Afghanistan continues deadly trendupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 07:06:00

A man in an Afghan police uniform opened fire on NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing one, NATO said, in what seems to be the latest of dozens of cases of Afghan security forces turning their weapons on international troops who are supposed to be their allies.

N.J. governor under fire over decision to lower flags for Whitney Houstonupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 11:26:00

Facing angry critics, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is defending his decision to fly flags at half-staff on Friday to honor late New Jersey native Whitney Houston.

Lawmakers tackle thorny topic of attacks by Afghans on U.S. troopsupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 15:11:00

A congressional panel Wednesday took up the uneasy topic of Afghan security forces turning on their international allies, incidents that have fueled mutual distrust at a critical juncture of the long-running conflict.

NATO: Man in Afghan army uniform kills service memberupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 07:08:00

A man in an Afghan National Army uniform killed a NATO service member in southern Afghanistan, once again bringing a disturbing issue to center stage in the long Asian war -- attacks by local security forces against coalition troops.

U.S. to send MIA team to North Korea for first time since '05updated: Fri Jan 27 2012 22:27:00

The United States will send a team to North Korea this year to search for the remains of missing U.S. veterans of the Korean War, the Defense Department announced Friday.

Militants target Pakistani troopsupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 14:05:00

Militants killed six Pakistani soldiers and wounded four others during an attack in the northwest tribal region Wednesday, a senior government official said -- part of a recent spike in attacks targeting security forces.

2 French soldiers killed in Afghanistan attackupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 06:57:00

A soldier in the Afghan National Army uniform shot dead two French soldiers serving in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the French Defense Ministry said.

Air Force admits incidents of 'gross mismanagement' at Dover mortuaryupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 03:14:00

U.S. Air Force investigators found "serious misconduct" in the handling of remains of the nation's war dead at the Dover Air Force Base Mortuary, the Office of Special Counsel said Tuesday.

10 soldiers killed in Colombia; army blames guerrilla group FARCupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 15:16:00

Ten soldiers were killed in an attack in Colombia that the army blamed on the guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

3 Indian soldiers wounded in Kashmir blastsupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 11:10:00

Three Indian paramilitary soldiers were wounded Tuesday when two powerful hand grenades exploded in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, authorities said.

Dozens of soldiers killed in Turkeyupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 15:03:00

Kurdish militants launch a deadly attack in southeastern Turkey, killing dozens.

24 soldiers killed in attack in Turkeyupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 15:03:00

Twenty-four soldiers were killed and 18 injured during an attack early Wednesday morning in southeastern Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Military confirms RPG downed helicopter in Afghanistan, killing 38updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 21:34:00

The August downing of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan that killed 38 people, including 17 U.S. Navy SEALs, was caused by a rocket-propelled grenade, fired by insurgents, that struck the aircraft's aft rotor blade, the U.S. Central Command officially confirmed on Wednesday.

People.com: J.R. Martinez Shed 'Tears of Joy' on Dancing with the Starsupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 16:49:00

The Iraq war vet's routine dedicated to fallen soldiers touched competitors Kristin Cavallari and David Arquette

6 soldiers killed in clash between Turkish troops, rebelsupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 05:49:00

A military ceremony is scheduled for Sunday for six Turkish soldiers who were killed in a clash with suspected Kurdish militants over the weekend.

Brazen attack in Kabulupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 01:47:00

The U.S. embassy and other centers of power in Kabul come under attack by insurgents. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

NATO: 77 U.S. troops injured after Taliban hit Afghan coalition baseupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 19:34:00

All 77 NATO service members wounded in a Saturday attack against a coalition base in Afghanistan are U.S. troops, a spokeswoman for the International Security Assistance Force said Sunday.

Taliban targets coalition base on eve of 9/11 anniversaryupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 17:40:00

As the 10th anniversary of al Qaeda's attack on the United States approaches, Taliban militants struck a coalition base in Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one person and wounding 10 others.

3 international troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 13:33:00

Three NATO-led service members died following an insurgent attack Friday in eastern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

3 Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border firingupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 13:56:00

Three Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed this week in a cross-border firefight between Pakistan and India, officials said Thursday.

Deadliest month for U.S. in Afghan Warupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 12:08:00

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh talks to Wolf Blitzer about the conditions U.S. troops are facing on the ground in Afghanistan.

August deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 13:59:00

August has been the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Afghanistan since the conflict began nearly 10 years ago.

Soldiers killed, injured after explosion at a Russian firing rangeupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 02:22:00

Six Russian soldiers were killed and another 12 injured by an explosion during the disposal of ammunition at a firing range, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

8 troops killed in attack in south Yemenupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 23:09:00

Eight government troops were killed and at least 28 soldiers were injured in Abyan province when suspected al Qaeda militants attacked the governmental military base for Brigade 211 in Dofas district, a security official in the district confirmed.

Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Iraqupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 13:02:00

Turkish warplanes carried out a second night of airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, as deadly clashes erupted within Turkey between security forces and guerrilla fighters.

Phone hacking: How scandal unfoldedupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 11:59:00

Damaging allegations over phone hacking are continuing to mount against Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Identities released of U.S. troops killed in helicopter downingupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 17:24:00

The U.S. Defense Department Thursday released the names of U.S. military personnel killed in Saturday's downing of a helicopter in Afghanistan.

Chopper tragedy and dread of 'The Knock'updated: Tue Aug 09 2011 09:40:00

I was barely through my first cup of coffee Saturday morning when my husband called. He's not deployed now, but had to spend Friday night training at Fort Bragg. He'd heard rumors about the helicopter crash in Afghanistan but didn't know any details. I quickly jumped on CNN.com and found the headline "Dozens of Americans dead," and my heart fell like an anchor.

Turks and Kurds march for peace in Istanbulupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 18:04:00

About a thousand Turks and Kurds demonstrated in central Istanbul on Thursday, calling for peace and an end to Turkey's longstanding Kurdish problem.

Turks march in protest of Kurdish rebel groupupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 15:28:00

Hundreds of people marched in central Istanbul Sunday to protest the Kurdish separatist group PKK killing 13 Turkish soldiers during an ambush Thursday in southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

5 killed in shootout in Indian Kashmirupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 09:26:00

An Indian soldier and five suspected militants died in a shootout that lasted all day in Indian-administered Kashmir, authorities said Saturday.

Funerals planned for 13 Turkish soldiers killed in 'terror' ambushupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 15:03:00

Authorities planned funerals Friday for 13 Turkish soldiers killed in what the NATO secretary general condemned as a "terrorist attack" in a southeastern province.

Mauritanian military attacks al Qaeda groupupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 00:02:00

The Mauritanian army responded to an attack Tuesday by a terrorist group aligned with al Qaeda by mounting a counterattack in northeastern Mauritania that killed about 20 members of the group and captured nine others, military sources told CNN.

Car bomb targets Iraqi military, killing one soldierupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 06:29:00

A car bomb targeting an Iraqi military patrol on Saturday killed a soldier and wounded 11 other people, a local official said.

35 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes with militants, officials sayupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 11:10:00

Government soldiers retook on Thursday the Wahda Stadium on the outskirts of the southern town of Zinjibar after a day of fighting clashes against suspected al Qaeda militants, security officials in Zinjibar said.

Yemen's battered economyupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 11:10:00

CNN's Nic Robertson looks at the dire economic situation in Yemen's restive capital.

Official: Mauritanian, Mali troops attack alleged al Qaeda base campupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 22:17:00

Mauritanian special forces joined troops from Mali in launching an offensive targeting what they called an al Qaeda base camp, Mauritanian army officials said Sunday.

2 Spanish soldiers among 6 coalition troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 21:21:00

Two Spanish soldiers were among at least six coalition troops killed over the weekend in bombings and attacks around Afghanistan, according to military officials.

Two U.S. troops killed in Iraqupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 10:19:00

Two U.S. service members were killed Monday during operations in southern Iraq, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

At least 5 U.S. troops killed in Iraqupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 12:24:00

A New York Times reporter in Iraq says at least five U.S. troops died after rockets were fired form a Kia pick-up truck.

2 dead in Afghanistan helicopter crashupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 07:07:00

Two service members with the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

8 NATO soldiers killed in Afghan blasts were Americanupdated: Fri May 27 2011 13:57:00

All eight NATO soldiers killed by two blasts in southern Afghanistan this week were American, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

Officials: NATO clashes with Pakistani troopsupdated: Tue May 17 2011 12:01:00

Tensions mounted Tuesday when NATO helicopters flying in eastern Afghanistan fired across the border into Pakistan after being fired on twice, according to a NATO official.

As marchers rally in Yemeni streets, soldiers slain in countrysideupdated: Sat May 14 2011 13:11:00

Violence rocked embattled Yemen on Saturday as suspected militants killed government soldiers for the second day in a row and security forces wounded around three dozen anti-government protesters.

Returned war souvenir gives solaceupdated: Fri May 13 2011 10:06:00

A shirt taken from a dead Japanese soldier was returned to relatives -- giving them something to put on the family altar

U.S. troops killed by Afghan pilot were armed, NATO saysupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 19:21:00

The eight American troops killed by an Afghan pilot earlier this week at an airport in Kabul were all armed with "weapons and ammo," according to the preliminary findings released Friday of an investigation by NATO and the Afghan government.

Official: 5 troops killed in Afghanistan bombing are all Americansupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 18:27:00

Five troops killed in a suicide bombing this weekend at a military base in eastern Afghanistan were members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, a senior U.S. military official said Sunday.

Four Yemeni soldiers killed in attack as U.S. cautions against travelupdated: Sun Mar 06 2011 11:31:00

Suspected al Qaeda militants killed four Yemeni soldiers Sunday, the same day the U.S. State Department warned Americans against traveling to the country.

African Union soldiers killed in victories over Somali extremistsupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 13:14:00

Dozens of African Union soldiers have been killed in two weeks of fierce fighting in Somali capital of Mogadishu, clashes that resulted in significant gains against local and foreign extremists, according to an African Union official familiar with the scale of those losses.

U.S. troops killed in Frankfurtupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 08:20:00

At least two U.S. troops are dead after shooting incident at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany.

Funeral protest ruling painful but rightupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 07:49:00

The Supreme Court ruled that a Kansas church whose members travel the country to protest at military funerals, holding signs that say "Thank God for dead soldiers" and "God blew up the troops," has a right to continue such demonstrations.

Family member: Supreme Court has no senseupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 07:49:00

Families are disappointed in a Supreme Court ruling that allows a church to picket military funerals.

CNN Hero on 'Extreme Makeover'updated: Thu Feb 17 2011 19:43:00

Volunteers march before building a home for Patrick Zeigler, a U.S. soldier wounded in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings.

Karzai: Security transfer to Afghan control will start in Marchupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 21:28:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that a critical phase in the transfer of security authority from international to domestic forces would begin March 21, a precursor to a planned full handover three years hence.

3 U.S. troops killed in Iraqupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 13:13:00

Three U.S. troops were killed Saturday in Iraq, including two who were slain by at least one Iraqi soldier in the northern city of Mosul.

Fewer Iraqi civilians, more security forces killed in 2010updated: Sun Jan 02 2011 11:05:00

The total number of Iraqi civilians and security forces personnel killed in violence in 2010 was higher than in 2009, according to a CNN tally based on figures released throughout 2010 from Iraq's defense, interior and health ministries.

Iraq: U.S. military preps for final yearupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 11:05:00

U.S. preparations to withdraw troops by the end of 2011 bring fresh security fears for Iraq. Jomana Karadsheh reports.

Richardson: North Korea offers to return remains of U.S. troopsupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 21:03:00

A top North Korean general offered Sunday to help return the remains of several hundred U.S. troops killed during the Korean War, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said.

The tragedy of war in Fall Riverupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 22:32:00

Two mothers of soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan tell us the true cost of war in their own words.

Attacks kill 7 Yemeni troops, officials sayupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 13:48:00

At least seven Yemeni troops have been killed in two attacks in the southern part of the country, Yemeni officials said Friday.

2 face trial for killing British soldiers outside base in N. Irelandupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 15:42:00

A Northern Ireland court gave the go-ahead Thursday for the trial of two men charged with shooting dead two British soldiers last year.

British soldier killed in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 19:11:00

A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.

2 Iraqi soldiers killed, 8 people wounded in car bomb attackupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 04:16:00

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded after a suicide car bomb attack at an Iraqi army checkpoint, local police told CNN.

Two Romanian soldiers killed in southern Afghanistanupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 08:53:00

Two Romanian troops were killed in southern Afghanistan Friday in a bombing, the Romanian Defense Ministry confirmed.

Report: 5 suspected militants, 2 soldiers killed in Yemeni offensiveupdated: Sun Sep 26 2010 19:18:00

Seven people were killed and 32 suspected militants were arrested in Yemen during a military offensive touted by the government as part of an intensified hunt for terrorists, the state-run news agency reported Sunday, citing security sources.

4 soldiers killed, 3 hurt in Yemen offensive against al Qaedaupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 11:53:00

Four Yemeni soldiers were killed and three others wounded Wednesday in ongoing clashes between the country's military and suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen, the military said.

9 Iraqi soldiers killed in bombingupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 06:34:00

Nine Iraqi soldiers were killed and six others were critically wounded Wednesday when a roadside bomb struck a minibus near Tal Afar in northern Iraq, police said.

Bodies of Americans killed after end of Iraq combat operations arrive homeupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 05:00:00

Like so many U.S. service members before them, the bodies of Sgt. Phillip Jenkins and Pvt. James McClamrock returned late Thursday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, the most recent deaths of the war in Iraq.

Second television presenter killed in as many days in Iraqupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 18:45:00

A second television presenter was killed in as many days in Iraq, police said Wednesday.

Two U.S. troops killed by Iraqi soldierupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 19:43:00

The Iraqi military says an Iraqi soldier killed two U.S. soldiers and injured 9 others. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

This year's U.S. death toll in Afghanistan the highestupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 12:48:00

In only eight months, 2010 has become the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count of Pentagon and NATO figures.

2 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan; 10 since Fridayupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 13:35:00

Two American troops died Sunday after separate attacks in southern Afghanistan, bringing the total of soldiers killed in the war-torn nation over the weekend to 10, NATO's the International Security Assistance Force said.

3 Americans killed in Afghanistanupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 14:12:00

Three Americans were killed in Afghanistan Saturday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

Soldiers fight off attacks on two military bases in Afghanistanupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 07:01:00

Afghan and coalition soldiers fought off assaults on two military bases Saturday and killed more than 20 insurgents, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

11 killed in attack in Iraqupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 08:03:00

At least 11 people were killed in a bombing in Diyala province Wednesday morning, police said.

Why Pakistan is crucial in fight against Talibanupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 00:49:00

Of all the issues on the agenda when British Prime Minister David Cameron hosted Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari last week, none were more important than talks on cooperation between the two countries in countering terrorism and extremism.

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