Coalition military authorities in Afghanistan say the insurgents who attacked a British airfield in southwestern Afghanistan on Friday, killing two U.S. Marines, wore U.S. Army uniforms and destroyed six Harrier fighter jets.
The Taliban claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack against a sprawling British base in southern Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines and wounded several other troops, saying it was to avenge an anti-Islamic film which insulted the Prophet Muhammad.
At Camp Lejeune Friday the secretary of the Navy talked to us about the dozens of marines sent to help protect the embassies. He was at the marine corps base to honor the 2nd Marine Expeditionary brigade with the presidential unit citation.
Saeed al-Shihri, a Saudi national who fought in Afghanistan and spent 6 years in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, was killed by a missile believed to have been fired by a U.S.-operated, unmanned drone aircraft according to Yemeni military officials.
The Marine Corps announced that three Marines, all members of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, received non-judicial punishment for their roles in urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan as well as for videotaping the incident.
A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they gave him a new weapon as a present. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.