World News

Video of Afghanistan shooting prompts U.S. military investigation

Video of Afghanistan shooting prompts U.S. military investigation

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis "is aware of the video", Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana White told reporters Thursday.

The US military officials have said they are investigating a video which purportedly shows a shooting incident in Afghanistan involving a US service member.

While reporting the shooting, Politico said it was unclear from the footage if any Afghan civilians were wounded.

Politico cites special operations veterans as saying that it was hard to judge what was shown in the video without knowing its context, but one said it was possibly "an operator not doing the right thing and firing a non-lethal round just to be a dick". The portion of the video drawing scrutiny takes place about 20 seconds into the 3-minute clip.

The head of USA forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan slammed the video in a statement to the news channel.

In a statement provided to Fox News, the head of US forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan condemned the video, saying it sends a "callous message" to the world.

More news: That Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set Isn't Coming West

The Afghan people and government would believe that American service members were callous and indifferent to the horrors of war or the suffering of innocent people trapped in conflict, Votel remarked.

Politico reported that the video was initially posted anonymously under the title "Happy Few Ordnance Symphony" and quickly removed.

U.S. Central Command said in a statement that if any of the video came from U.S. forces, it was neither official nor authorized.

"The amateur video posted on a public website gives us serious concern", Col. John Thomas, a spokesman for US Central Command, which oversees USA troops in Afghanistan, told CNN. According to Politico, the video contained footage allegedly captured by USA troops fighting Daesh's affiliate in Afghanistan. The first vehicle was identified as a version of the M-ATV armored vehicle outfitted for special operations forces.

Footage apparently recorded on a helmet camera shows a military-style shotgun being pointed at the truck cabin, and the window on the driver's side being shattered as it if had been shot.


  • Anglo American (NGLOY) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

    Anglo American (NGLOY) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

    The stock of The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Wednesday, March 16 by Morgan Stanley. It has outperformed by 4.78% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:CGIX) shares with value of $24,339 were bought by ROBERTS JOHN A .

    Investors Buy Shares of Amgen (AMGN) on Weakness

    Oppenheimer reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $205.00 price target on shares of Amgen in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Signature Mngmt has 0.23% invested in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 3,919 shares. (NASDAQ: AMGN ) or 289,388 shares.
    Whaley leaves governor race, endorses Cordray

    Whaley leaves governor race, endorses Cordray

    Qualifying candidates face a February 7 deadline to declare their candidacies, pick running mates and gather needed signatures. On the Republican side, the only governor candidates left are Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lt.
  • David Harbour Crashed Someone's Yearbook Photos, Just Like He Promised

    David Harbour Crashed Someone's Yearbook Photos, Just Like He Promised

    Three months and more than 25,000 retweets later, Harbour and Fregoso headed to the studio on Thursday for some epic senior photos.

    Shares in Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Purchased by Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.

    The investment professionals in our partner's database now have: 1.21 billion shares, down from 1.22 billion shares in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 38 investors sold MPW shares while 89 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 198 raised stakes.

    AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Shares Sold by Community Bank NA

    BMO Capital Markets set a $84.00 price objective on shares of AbbVie and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday. AbbVie Inc. has a 1-year low of $51.60 and a 1-year high of $68.12. (NYSE:ABBV) to report earnings on January, 26.
  • Malcom Would Prefer To Join Arsenal Over Spurs

    Malcom Would Prefer To Join Arsenal Over Spurs

    Sanchez is reportedly a target for arch rivals Manchester City and Manchester United and could even leave this month. Sanchez has familiarity with City, as he previously played under manager Pep Guardiola at Barcelona .

    $2.66 EPS Expected for Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

    The medical research company reported $2.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.24 by $0.07. Finally, Meritage Group LP bought a new stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific in the 3rd quarter worth $201,383,000.

    Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE:TRQ) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

    The Company's principal material mineral resource property is the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine located in the southern Mongolia. It has underperformed by 19.17% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $6.86 billion company.
  • American Water Works (AWK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Sell"

    Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a 12% and would give AWK a market capitalization of almost $17.06B. Howland Capital Management Llc acquired 17,684 shares as American Wtr Wks Co Inc New (AWK)'s stock rose 2.78%. (NYSE:DYN).

    Credit Suisse Group Boosts Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) Price Target to $14.00

    World Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation during the third quarter valued at $110,000. The stock of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL ) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, September 18 by PiperJaffray.
    Putin says

    Putin says "shrewd and mature" N.Korean leader has "won this round"

    Asked if he had spoken with Kim since inauguration, Trump avoided giving a clear answer, saying, "I don't want to comment on it. He quipped on social media last week that the "nuclear button" on his desk was larger than that of the North Korean leader.