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Estimated Cost of Afghan, Iraq Wars Tops $1 Trillion -- News from Antiwar.com

Estimated Cost of Afghan, Iraq Wars Tops $1 Trillion -- News from Antiwar.com
Tonight it is the later, as Costofwar.com, the maker of a popular Javascript ticker that estimates the current costs of the war, has seen its estimate pass the $1 trillion mark earlier today. Costofwar’s estimate is based on the amount of money allocated to the war in the current and previous fiscal years, but other estimates suggest that the true cost runs into the several trillion dollar range.

Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country's siege on Gaza.At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured when troops intercepted the convoy of ships dubbed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, Israeli radio reported.The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast.Avital Leibovich, an Israeli military spokeswoman, confirmed that the attack took place in international waters, saying: "This happened in waters outside of Israeli territory, but we have the right to defend ourselves."Footage from the flotilla's lead vessel, the Mavi Marmara, showed armed Israeli soldiers boarding the ship and helicopters flying overhead.Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal, on board the Mavi Marmara, said Israeli troops had used live ammunition during the operation.