Afghanistan

Irish troops in Afghanistan

There have been 7 Irish troops in Afghanistan since 2002, in rotation (for a total of 99). Mary Fitzgerald of the Irish Times reports on them. They are based in ISAF headquarters in Kabul. They serve in counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations.
Ireland is not part of NATO but Irish troops in Afghanistan operate under NATO command, which gives rise to worries that Ireland is moving closer to NATO and could well join it one day.

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT PRESS RELEASE - 10 May 2009 US BOMBING OF AFGHANI AND PAKISTANI CIVILIANS

IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT

PRESS RELEASE 10 MAY 2009

US BOMBING OF AFGHANI AND PAKISTANI CIVILIANS

 

Pritest Killings in Afghanistan - Picket at Wednesday 13 May at Dáil Eireann 12.30pm.

13/05/2009 - 12:30

The Irish Anti-War Movement condemns the recent US bombing in Afghanistan that may have killed as many as 147 Afghans, including many women and children.  If the reports of over 100 dead are true it will make it the most deadly incident involving civilians since foreign troops invaded Afghanistan in 2001. This one act of terror equivocates to over five Omagh bombings, which puts Hilary Clinton’s casual apology into stark perspective.

There will be a picket at Dáil Eireann on Wednesday 13 May at Dáil Eireann 12.30pm.

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