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Authorities in Afghanistan say the latest Taliban and Islamic State attacks have killed 19 people, mostly government security forces. Taliban insurgents attacked a registration center for potential voters late Sunday in the northwestern Badghis province, killing nine Afghan National Army soldiers and ...
Following an overnight operation, the Dand-e-Ptan area has been cleared of Taliban and check points will be established, said officials. Thumbnail. Military officials on Tuesday said the Afghan security forces have shut down one of the Taliban's strategic supply routes in the south-east – a gravel road ...

KABUL: An Afghan official says Pakistani forces have crossed into eastern Afghanistan and clashed with Afghan troops. Col. Abdul Hanan, the acting provincial police chief in the eastern Khost province, says the fighting broke out early Sunday and is still underway. He was not immediately able to confirm ...
Afghan Special Security Forces, accompanied by U.S. special operations troops, killed 22 Islamic State-Khorasan fighters in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 11, according to the headquarters for U.S.-Afghanistan forces. “The recent Afghan and U.S. special operations raid will lead to the tactical defeat of IS-K in ...
Dunford said high casualties among Afghan forces, lack of cooperation between different security departments and lack of air and intelligence support forthe troops are the main reasons that have impeded the Afghan troops win in the war so far. “I was just in Afghanistan… couple of challenges we have had ...
The Thursday night attack took place in Shindand district in the province of Herat, which borders Iran. District Governor Shukrullah Shaker told VOA the insurgent raid also wounded four security personnel. The so-called law and order police post was manned by Afghan police personnel when it came under ...

Although the war in Afghanistan doesn't frequently make headlines, it is now in its 17th year. Is the reinvigorated U.S.-led strategy today—following something of a Taliban comeback after 2014—showing promise in reclaiming momentum on the ground?
US and Afghan forces have targeted 11 Taliban-linked, drug-production facilities in Afghanistan's western provinces of Farah and Nimruz, the NATO-led 'Resolute Support' mission announced in a 7 April statement. The precision air strikes, which were carried out between 3 and 5 April using US F-16 ...
Jackson deployed numerous times to Iraq and advised Iraqi troops. He said the changes in Afghan forces over the last eight years have been incredible. In 2010, U.S. forces were in the lead, partnering with Afghan forces in the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida. Afghan soldiers accompanied Americans ...
Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., sent a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday requesting a trove of Pentagon documents on the decision to begin classifying statistics on Afghan forces and U.S. airstrikes. “We believe it is completely inappropriate to abuse our nation's ...
We did hear from a couple of American generals that the U.S. and Afghan forces have been killing what they call a high number of Taliban fighters, though we weren't given the actual numbers. Last time that Mattis was in Afghanistan in September, enemy rockets hit Kabul while he was there. And last night ...
These and other moves boosted the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by at least 3,500 to a total of more than 14,000. Mattis has said that the U.S. goal is to enable Afghan forces to weaken the Taliban to the point where the Afghans can manage their own security. Put another way, the aim is to convince ...
PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Afghan forces in crackdown against militants have arrested four Taliban fighters including key commander Qari Bakhtiar outside Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, army spokesman Nasratullah Jamshidi said Wednesday. "Acting upon ...
Taliban fighters attack Anar Dara District early on Monday taking over the police headquarters as fighting rages on. by Shereena Qazi. 12 Mar 2018. Farah province is a centre of opium cultivation [AP]. Taliban fighters have taken over a police headquarters in Afghanistan's western Farah province during an ongoing battle ...
One of Washington's closest watchers of the Afghanistan conflict, Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, wrote last month that the administration has made major improvements in military tactics and plans for developing Afghan forces but has "done nothing to deal with civil ...
At least 31 insurgents including Daesh militants were killed in the past 24 hours during Afghan forces ground and air strikes in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defense said. The MoD said at least 13 airstrikes were carried out across the country to target insurgent hideouts. According to the ministry, at least 31 ...
Afghan Army forces conducted at least 13 airstrikes in the past 24 hours and destroyed insurgent hideouts. Thumbnail. At least 31 insurgents including Daesh militants were killed in the past 24 hours during Afghan forces ground and air strikes in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defense said.

KABUL, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Up to 50 anti-government militants including 20 insurgents affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) outfit have been killed in the insurgency-battered Afghanistan over the past 24 hours as military operations are going on in parts of several provinces, deputy spokesman for Defense ...
KABUL, March 3 (Xinhua) -- More than 300 armed insurgents have been killed elsewhere in the conflict-strife Afghanistan over the past week as government forces have increased military pressure against militants, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. "A total of 302 insurgents have been killed, 187 others ...
Tolo News quoted the Afghan ministry as saying in a statement on Saturday that the operations were conducted by the Afghan forces in Nangarhar, Laghman, Ghazni, Paktika, Logar, Kandahar, Farah, Takhar, Faryab, Nimroz and Helmand provinces. At least 13 other insurgents were injured in the ...
At least 28 insurgents have been killed during the military operations carried out by the security forces in the past 24 hours, said the Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD). Tolo News quoted the Afghan ministry as saying in a statement on Saturday that the operations were conducted by the Afghan forces in ...
The elite force is handpicked from the insurgents' best fighters, trained to carry out commando-style raids and granted the best Western equipment looted from Afghan forces. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor's office, said the German had been taken to Kandahar for “further investigation”.
The Afghan Ministry of Defense confirmed Thursday that a video circulating on social media of a captured foreign fighter in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province is authentic and the suspect is a German national who has worked for the Taliban for more than eight years. "Monday night, our commando ...
The day was due to been celebrated on Wednesday but was delayed as the second Kabul Process conference was held in Kabul. At the meeting the Afghan government sent a peace offer to the Taliban. The national day of the Afghan forces was commemorated countrywide however, where residents in ...
PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Afghan forces have killed nine militants and injured eight others as cleanup operations entered the third day on Thursday in northern Baghlan province, a police spokesman in the province said. The government forces, according to Zabihullah Shijah, ...
The day was due to been celebrated on Wednesday but was delayed as the second Kabul Process conference was held in Kabul. At the meeting the Afghan government sent a peace offer to the Taliban. The national day of the Afghan forces was commemorated countrywide however, where residents in ...
He noted that under current NATO and U.S. guidance and directives, the foreign military mission continues to provide human rights training to, and monitoring of, Afghan forces. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said he was unable to offer any immediate reaction to the incident in question ...
Authorities in Afghanistan say the national intelligence agency has arrested eight Islamic State operatives in the capital, Kabul. The National Directorate of Security said Saturday the men were rounded up in separate operations in the city. IS recruiters were also among them. The arrests follow an assault by ...
U.S. Marines watch during the Jan. 15 change of command ceremony at Task Force Southwest military field in Shorab military camp of Helmand province, Afghanistan. Afghan forces backed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand Province gained ground in recent months, but the Taliban still ...
A pre-dawn Taliban attack in northeastern Afghanistan has killed at least 17 government security forces and wounded many more. The fighting erupted in the mountainous Khawaja Ghar district of Takhar province where insurgents assaulted an Afghan army base. District chief Mohammad Omar told VOA ...
Afghan forces kill 3 insurgents in northern province. Afganistan. News ID: 4241716 - Sat 3 March 2018 - 13:25. Politics. KUNDUZ, Mar. 03 (MNA) – At least three armed insurgents were killed and four others wounded during military operations in Kunduz province, north of Afghanistan, a local official said saturday. "Security ...
KABUL, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Up to 32 insurgents have been killed over the past three days as government forces intensified crackdowns against anti-government militants including the hardliner Islamic State (IS) group in the northern Jawzjan and the neighboring Faryab provinces, security officials said ...
February 25: The Nation report by Web Monitoring Desk states that Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor says Pakistan's security relations with Saudi Arabia and the UAE are extremely important for the region, reported Radio Pakistan. About relations with ...
With no seriousness being shown in engaging the warring factions for a political dialogue, situation is fast worsening in Afghanistan with each passing day. In recent times, there have been an increased number of terror attacks and in the latest series of attacks and suicide bombings on Saturday, about 30 ...
PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Up to nine militants have been killed and three others injured as security forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Tala-o-Barfak district of the northern Baghlan province on Saturday, an army spokesman in the northern region Major Mohammad Hamid Rezai said ...
Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor says Pakistan's security relations with Saudi Arabia and the UAE are extremely important for the region, reported Radio Pakistan. In an interview with Arab News, he said Pakistan, Saudi Arab and the UAE have a history of ...
Afghan forces kill 25 insurgents: MoD. February 25, 2018, 10:30 PM IST. Afghan forces kill 25 insurgents: MoD. Afghan National Army (ANA) prepare for an operation against insurgents in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Parwiz. Kabul: Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence ...
An Afghan official says at least 18 soldiers have been killed after their checkpoint came under attack by Taliban insurgents in western Farah province. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, said two other soldiers were wounded in the attack which took place in Bala Buluk district of ...
An Afghan official says at least 18 soldiers have been killed after their checkpoint came under attack by Taliban insurgents in western Farah province. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, said two other soldiers were wounded in the attack which took place in Bala Buluk district of ...
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Afghan security forces in crackdown against Taliban outfit have killed seven militants and injured six others, said a statement of Shaheen Corps released here on Friday. The security forces, according to the statement raided the militants' hideout in ...
He noted that under current NATO and U.S. guidance and directives, the foreign military mission continues to provide human rights training to, and monitoring of, Afghan forces. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said he was unable to offer any immediate reaction to the incident in question ...
In this region, insurgents can retreat to tribal areas when U.S. and Afghan forces fight them, with the belief that neither U.S. nor Afghan forces will pursue them once they cross the boundary. Their Pakistani sympathizers will provide them with sanctuary and support. This trend has continued for 16 years but ...
Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Waziri said his government hopes a joint regional security strategy through conferences like the one Kabul hosted ... The fighting killed 43 Taliban insurgents and wounded 20 others, he said, but the officer would not say whether Afghan forces also suffered casualties.
Authorities in Afghanistan say the national intelligence agency has arrested eight Islamic State operatives in the capital, Kabul. The National Directorate of Security said Saturday the men were rounded up in separate operations in the city. IS recruiters were also among them. The arrests follow an assault by ...
Nicholson said the Afghan forces' offensives, backed by US Air Force, have prevented the collapse of districts and provincial centers to the Taliban and other groups. The US general said the Afghan security and defense forces with the support of the Resolute Support forces have inflicted heavy losses to ...
Nicholson said the Afghan forces' offensives, backed by US Air Force, have prevented the collapse of districts and provincial centers to the Taliban and other groups. The US general said the Afghan security and defense forces with the support of the Resolute Support forces have inflicted heavy losses to ...
JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Three militants of the Islamic State (IS) group were killed and another injured after the Afghan government forces pounded their positions in eastern Nangarhar province, a spokesman for the provincial government said Wednesday. A number of arms and ...
U.S. Marines watch during the Jan. 15 change of command ceremony at Task Force Southwest military field in Shorab military camp of Helmand province, Afghanistan. Afghan forces backed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand Province gained ground in recent months, but the Taliban still ...
Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb. 4 (ANI): Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence said on Sunday that at least one hundred militants were killed by the security forces in the past 24 hours across the country. Tolo News quoted ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri as saying that an operation was carried out in Faryab, Kandahar, Ghazni, ...
KABUL, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Up to 47 anti-government militants have been killed in the eastern and northern regions of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours as the government forces have stepped up operations against armed militants in the war-battered country, officials said Saturday. The security forces ...


 

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