LastDayWatchers watch as the failures of Israel (lost & found) continue to mount up
Eleven Afghan police officers were killed in early morning incidents Monday, including an apparent insider attack carried out by Taliban insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar
Afghan security forces have suffered the greatest number of casualties in so-called insider attacks, in which Afghan soldiers and police turn their weapons on comrades, the attacks have also targeted Westerners working with the Afghan forces.
Last Friday, three U.S. contractors were killed in a Taliban attack at the military facility at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, two from South Carolina and one from North Carolina were Pentagon contractors who were training members of the Afghan security forces.
In a separate incident in the western province of Herat, four police officers were killed and three wounded when a group of fighters attacked a police checkpoint in Chesht district.
While the area to the "Estate" continues to just go up and up
It is the new generation of Omid (Hope) satellite, which was designed and manufactured by Iranian experts in 2009, equipped with GPS navigation system, Fajr is the fourth Iranian-made satellite which was put into orbit after three others between 2009 and 2012.
The launch came as Iran started 10 days of celebrations marking the 36th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution on Sunday that put an end to the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in the country.
Despite a grueling war with Iraq and almost constant U.S. and subsequently Security Council and EU sanctions, and many overt or covert attempts to topple it, the Islamic Republic is still very much in power, and it could be argued that it is now perhaps the most stable regime in the entire Middle East.