NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with members of the Afghan Commandos at a camp in Kabul earlier today. It's his fifth visit to Afghanistan since taking on his position as head of NATO.
Despite an attack on French trainers by two rogue Afghan soldiers, the French and the Afghan army have managed to maintain a good working relationship. The French are based north from Kabul in the province of Kapisa and the district of Surobi.
Facing not only suicide attackers—and sometimes dying from them—Kabul's fire brigade must also handle complex disasters such as a dangerous and difficult fuel fire caused by recent flooding in the city. Story contains visuals of dramatic fire at it's peak, and its successful containment by the Afghan Fire brigade as well as army and police. Also includes interviews with Kabul's Fire Chief Mohammad Kazim and eyewitnesses.
The Taliban has launched a series of coordinated attacks across the Afghan capital on Sunday, including an assault on the presidential palace, the Afghan Parliament and NATO headquarters. Most of the targets were in the city's diplomatic district, with western embassies and residences under fire. 32 insurgent fighters and two police officers were killed in the violence, while dozens more were injured. The military airport at Jalalabad in the east of the country has also been hit, while violence has been reported in two other provinces. The Taliban says the attacks were retaliation for the actions of US troops, including the burning of the Koran and the recent massacre of 17 Afghan civilians. To discuss the situation in Afghanistan RT talks to radio host and independent blogger Stephen Lendman.
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