US official: Suspect in killings trained as sniper - The Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, most of them children, and burning their bodies was trained as a sniper and recently suffered a head injury in Iraq, U.S. officials said Monday.

The name of the suspect, a married, 38-year-old father of two, has not been released. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said he may face capital charges, and...

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  1. Boston Globe (subscription) Opening remarks in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial set for March 4
    Tsarnaev, 21, a naturalized US citizen from the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, who was living in Cambridge and attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, faces multiple charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty. He is
  2. Today's Zaman Presence of ISIL in Afghanistan and Central Asia
    The year 2014 became the bloodiest period of the war in Afghanistan -- the longest in American history -- since the 2001 US-led NATO invasion. More than 5,000 Afghan security forces have been killed in 2014 Even Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has
  3. Azarga Uranium Announces Richard Clement's Retirement as CEO and ...
    Azarga Uranium is a mineral development company that owns six uranium projects, deposits and prospects in the USA (South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado) and Kyrgyzstan together with investment holdings in Anatolia Energy Limited (ASX:AEK - 11%) With
  4. Kyrgyzstan profile
    8th century - Arab invaders conquer Central Asia, including what is now Kyrgyzstan, and introduce Islam. 10th-13th centuries - Kyrgyz people migrate southwards from the Yenisei River region in central Siberia to the Tian-Shan region. 1685 - Kyrgyz
  5. CNN A tale of two Tsarnaevs on eve of trial in Boston Marathon bombing
    "A more expansive presentation of Dzhokhar's family and psychological history is more likely to be seen during the sentencing phase if the jury returns a guilty verdict." Read the indictment. High-profile public defender. Heightening the stakes is how

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  2. Welcome to the interactive British History timeline! A BBC Presentation.
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  1. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group 2011
    ISBN 9781448847976,1448847974
    277 pages
    An overview of the history of the world including the ancient world, great civilizations, the medieval world, and the modern world.
  2. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group 2004
    ISBN 0823944999,9780823944996
    64 pages
    Maps, text, and timeline chronicle the history of Kyrgyzstan , from the nomadic first inhabitants to the referendum approving constitutional reforms in 2003.
  3. Published by Lonely Planet 2015
    ISBN 9781741046144,1741046149
    508 pages
    Lonely Planet Multi Country Guides are the essential companion for travellers looking for the ideal holiday or getaway. Each guide provides an introduction to the region and its individual countries, along with extensive maps. Detailed, well-presented cultural information covers everything from folklore to insider tips and advice.
  4. Published by iUniverse 2008
    ISBN 9780595526864,0595526861
    216 pages
    The small, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan contains a surprising number of natural wonders, scenic beauty and cultural treasures. From the national pearl of Lake Issyk-Kul to world class skiing at bargain prices, horseback rides across vast empty plains, or a night in a shepherd's yurt, travelers will find ample opportunities for unforgettable experiences. Roaming Kyrgyzstan provides practical tips on travel, lodging, cuisine and activities for those who want to get an insider's view of the country. You'll find the best whitewater rafting, where to go for succulent lamb kebabs and how to get a peek at Kyrgyz weddings. Suitable for adventure traveler, the business visitor and the expatriate, the book guides visitors beyond the typical tourist destinations into the experience of Kyrgyz life and culture. In addition to travel tips, Roaming Kyrgyzstan contains a series of vignettes from the author's two and a half years living in Kyrgyzstan. She tells of her colleague who was kidnapped to become a wife, of a typical meal in a southern teahouse and of circumnavigating Lake Issyk-Kul solo by bike. These provide an inside view into the people, places, cultures and traditions of this magical, hospitable, and fascinating country.
  5. Published by ABC-CLIO 2012
    ISBN 9781598845303,1598845306
    2524 pages
    This almanac provides a comprehensive, chronological overview of all American military history, serving as the standard reference work of its type.

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  1. A chronology of key events in the history of Kyrgyzstan from the 8th-century arrival of Islam to the present day
  2. The The History of Kyrgyzstan timeline, an interactive 'The History of Kyrgyzstan' timeline on Timetoast.
  3. Maps, text, and timeline chronicle the history of Kyrgyzstan , from the nomadic first inhabitants to the referendum approving constitutional reforms in 2003.
  4. The history of the Kyrgyz people and the land of Kyrgyzstan goes back more than 2,000 years. Although geographically isolated by its mountainous location, it had an ...
  5. Kyrgyzstan is twice the size of the state of Michigan and had a population of some 4.7 million in 1999. 52%of the people were Kyrgyz, 21% Russian and 13% were ...