US soldier in Afghan massacre ‘snapped’
US: he US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan
civilians had been drinking at the time of the shootings and was
suffering stress linked to his fourth combat deployment, a report
said late Thursday.
Turkey confirms Turkish helicopter crash in Kabul
TURKEY: Turkey’s foreign ministry confirmed on
Friday that a Turkish helicopter crashed in the Afghan capital Kabul
but without giving details on casualties. “We confirm that a Turkish
helicopter crashed in Kabul according to initial findings,” a
ministry diplomat told AFP.
Taliban break Washington contacts, Karzai orders US out of
AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban broke off contacts over
peace talks with Washington on Thursday and the Afghan president
demanded US troops leave village outposts, just days after an
American soldier massacred 16 villagers.