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An Afghan National Army Commando races to the objective during training at Camp Pamir, Kunduz province, Afghanistan, Feb. ... account for $3.1 billion of U.S. taxpayer money that it provided the Afghan government from 2014 to 2017 to aid the Afghan army and national police, the Defense ...
Afghan soldiers and the Indian Army on the first day of training in Vairengte. Picture by Henry L. Khojol. Aizawl: An Afghan contingent of 30 soldiers, including five officers, led by Capt. Juma Khan Emami, began training at the elite Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare (CIJW) School of the army ...

The Special Inspector General For Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in its recent report has said that many wounded Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel lose their lives due to wrong blood type injections. The report highlights blood collection and screening procedure in the ANA emphasizing ... Soldiers
FILE - In this Monday, July 20, 2015 file photo Afghanistan National Army wounded soldiers lie on the ground as they receive treatment, in district of Baraki Barak in Logar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Sloppy blood collection and identification by Afghanistan's army may have led to the deaths ...
The Taliban launched a deadly assault on an army outpost in a remote region of Afghanistan's northern Takhar Province, killing 10 local police officers and wounding nine, a local official said on March 9. Provincial police spokesman Khali Aseir said that a large number of Taliban fighters assaulted ...
The Obama administration had mulled over increasing troop numbers in Afghan Army to 400,000. The FY2016 budget request for , the total number of Afghan National Security Forces supported a troop strength of 352,000, with the Afghan National Army comprising of up to 195,000 troops. For ...

I am standing on a rocky outcrop, ringed by the snow-capped mountains which surround Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The view is crystal clear. The sky is textbook blue. The mountains look like watercolour paintings from the pages of a children's book. But the story of Afghanistan is no fairytale. school
KABUL: US moves to replace the Kalashnikov -- the infamous Russian assault rifle commonly used by Afghan security forces -- with US-made weaponry are well advanced, defense officials told Arab News. The US banned the Russian weapon six months ago, replacing it with M4 and M16 rifles, in a bid ...
Afghan army officers take part in their graduation ceremony in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Feb. 26, 2018. A total of 528 newly graduated officers including nine women were enlisted in Afghan National Army here on Monday. (Xinhua/Rahmat Alizadah). Kabul, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 528 ...
KABUL, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan army killed 10 Taliban insurgents and injured 14 others in western province of Farah Saturday, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday. "Afghan National Army struck terrorists' hideouts by airstrikes and heavy artillery in Bala Buluk district, killing 10 insurgents ... army
Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 18 government soldiers, the defence ministry says, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed one person and wounded six. Violence has intensified in Afghanistan since US President Donald Trump unveiled a more aggressive strategy in ... army
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran Afghan National Army's military base in Nealak area of Bala Buluk district, killing ten soldiers and capturing one in the process. One element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was wounded in the operation. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan also destroyed an armored ... army
KABUL: The Afghan army has killed 14 militants and injured seven others in two provinces, the country's Defence Ministry said on Friday. Nine Taliban militants were killed and three injured after Afghan National Army (ANA) Air Force struck Taliban positions in Marja and Nahri Sarraj districts of the restive ... army
The latest airstrike of the US B-52 bomber targeted Taliban hideouts, their fighters and stolen Afghan National Army vehicles, according to US forces in Afghanistan. The airstrike has reportedly targeted Taliban strongholds, training camps and drugs processing centers in bordering areas between ... army
KABUL:- Seven Afghan army officers , including two generals, have been sacked over a deadly attack on a Kabul military base , President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday, as the Afghan capital braces for further assaults.At least five attackers - gunmen and suicide bombers - launched the pre-dawn raid claimed ... army
The attack on the Afghan National Army base was claimed by Islamic State (IS) extremist militants. Ghani's U.S.-backed government is under growing public pressure to improve security in Kabul after a series of attacks that have shown the ability of the Taliban and IS militants to strike at the Afghan capital. army
KABUL, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel destroyed a Taliban control and command center in a mountainous province and defused 30 improvised bombs, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. "The ANA Air Force launched airstrikes on Monday in Wardoj district, Badakhshan ... army

The Afghan National Army's 209th Corps, accompanied by highly trained Afghan Commandos, conducted offensive operations in the northern province of Kunduz last week. Sources told FDD's Long War Journal the offensive killed between 60 to 80 Taliban fighters, but with other reports suggesting the ... army
Although these numbers pale compared to the death toll in Syria, the fact that during the peak years in Afghanistan there were about 100,000 American soldiers operating alongside the Afghan army makes this shaky state a terrible American military and diplomatic failure. U.S. President Donald Trump, who ... army
Insurgents have attacked an Afghan army unit guarding a military academy in the capital Kabul killing at least two soldiers and wounding 10 others. A suicide bomber first attacked the army unit responsible for providing security for the military academy, and the attack was followed by a gun battle in which ... army
A member of Afghan security personnel arrives at the site of an attack at a military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Insurgents attacked an Afghan army unit guarding the military academy in the capital Kabul on Monday, officials said. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul), The Associated Press. army
"The Afghan National Army is the country's defence force and makes sacrifices for the security and well-being of the people," the ministry said. While militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State operate in mountains in the eastern province of Nangarhar, little is known about the group and many analysts ... army
Official: 2 Soldiers Killed in an Attack on Afghan Army Unit. Insurgents attacked an Afghan army unit guarding a military academy in the capital Kabul, and at least 2 soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded, officials said. Jan. 28, 2018, at 11:33 p.m.. Jan. 28, 2018, at 11:33 p.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Official: 2 ... army
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's improvised explosive device destroyed Afghan National Army's tank and killed four soldiers in Shatrov area of Tagab district. Similarly, another Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's improvised explosive device targeted Afghan National Army's elements in the same area, ... army
Army official says in this time over 2,000 missions were carried out by the Afghan special forces. Thumbnail. General Bismillah Waziri, the commander of Special Operation Military Corps, on Monday said that over 6,000 insurgents were killed in clashes against the Afghan security forces over the past ten ... army
KABUL, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have found and destroyed a Taliban landmine cache in eastern province of Kapisa, an army source said on Wednesday. "The ANA soldiers together with police and intelligence agency personnel launched a joint operation in Kapisa on ... army
Unreliable State Support Means Disabled Afghan Army Veterans Struggle to Cope ... He is one of the 1,743 Afghan army veterans who were left disabled between 2003-2017, according to Defense Ministry data, but that number of victims pales in comparison to the tens of thousands of people severely wounded during four ... army
"China's armed forces are ready to cooperate with the Afghan army…, and to continuously increase pragmatic cooperation in the field of military exchanges and counter-terrorism," Xu said during a meeting with Afghanistan's Acting Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami, as quoted by the Chinese Defense ... army
The attack happened in Lashkargah, capital of restive Helmand province, and targeted a contingent of Afghan National Army soldiers who were about to leave the base for a counter-Taliban operation in a nearby district. A provincial government spokesman, Omar Zwak, told VOA two suicide bombers were ... army
KABUL, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 militants, involved in interruption of electricity cables and damaging power pylons, were killed following an air raid in Afghanistan's eastern province Wardak, Defense Ministry said Sunday. "An air-supported clearance operation on Sunday, launched by army Corps ... army
India has so far trained more than 4000 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers but this is the first time that the country is hosting women officers. Currently, women constitute only two percent of security forces in Afghanistan. Under the Taliban's regime (1996-2001), women in Afghanistan were banned from ... army
Abdul Rahman Rahmani is an aviator in the Afghan National Army and the author of the book Afghanistan: A Collection of Stories. Rahmani is currently a student at Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. The conclusions and opinions expressed in this article ... Full bio. army
NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan has denied reports that construction material and equipment being imported and transported through neighboring Pakistan are being used to establish a new army base in the conflict-hit country. The English-language Pakistani newspaper DAWN reported ... army
KABUL, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Up to 28 Taliban militants have been killed in southern restive province of Helmand, the Afghan Defense Ministry said Tuesday. "Twenty-eight terrorists were killed as a result of cordon operations and airstrikes in Dishu, Garmser, Marja, and Musa Qala districts of Helmand," the ... army
KABUL, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel found 76 improvised bombs and landmines within the last 24 hours, the country's Defense Ministry said Monday. "The ANA's explosive-ordnance disposal teams recovered 76 rounds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and roadside ... army
A major shakeup at the top level in the nascent Afghan army amid a resilient Taliban insurgency has caused shockwaves in the war-stricken country. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani directed the retirement of more than 160 Afghan National Army (ANA) generals last week. The Kabul government has ... army
KABUL, Feb. 6 (MNA) –The Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel destroyed a Taliban control and command center in a mountainous province and defused 30 improvised bombs, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. "The ANA Air Force launched airstrikes on Monday in Wardoj district, Badakhshan ... army
KABUL, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Afghan army personnel found and destroyed 40 different improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines over the last 24 hours, Afghan defense ministry said Wednesday. "The deadly weapons were found and destroyed by Afghan National Army (ANA) engineering teams in ... army
A child watches as Afghan security personnel patrol the site of a deadly suicide attack in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo)A child watches as Afghan security personnel patrol the site of a deadly suicide attack in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, ... army
THE British military's longest-serving Afghan translator has been refused a safe haven in the UK even though it's claimed his life is on the line, it's been reported. The interpreter - known as Ricky - has worked alongside Brit troops for 16 years risking his life on "numerous occasions". Ricky has worked ... army
WASHINGTON: President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Afghan National Army will not last more than six months without US support and the Afghan government will also collapse. Mr Ghani acknowledged his government's almost absolute dependence on Washington in an interview to a television show ... army
India has so far trained more than 4000 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers but this is the first time that the country is hosting women officers. Currently, women constitute only two percent of security forces in Afghanistan. Under the Taliban's regime (1996-2001), women in Afghanistan were banned from ... army
The 21-day course will train the lady officers of Afghan National Army with the basics of military operations. In October, Afghanistan President Yousuf Raza Ghani had met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reiterated India's support to promoting regional stability in Afghanistan. According to a report ... army
An Afghan Army Aviator Describes Iran's Threats — and How to Meet Them. Afghan police special forces demonstrate their skills .... Abdul Rahman Rahmani is an aviator in the Afghan National Army and the author of the book Afghanistan: A Collection of Stories. Rahmani is currently a student at Expeditionary Warfare ... army
New Delhi, Dec 11 Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat today held extensive talks with Chief of General Staff of Afghan National Army Lt. Gen Mohammad Sharif Yaftali and explored ways to deepen defence and security ties between the two countries. Official sources said Gen. Rawat and Lt. Gen Yaftali also ... army
Twenty officers from various sections of Afghan National Army have been the Officers Training Academy at Chennai since December 4 to train in various fields. Though it is routine for soldiers from various friendly nations to take part in such exercise, this batch of women officers from Afghanistan was ... army
The Tolo News quoted a spokesman of the corps, Jawed Salim, as saying, in a statement, that dozens of other miltitants were injured in the military operation. The operation was carried out to clear the insurgent areas, which started five days ago, Salim added. "An officer was also killed and two commandos ... army
GAYA: Chief of the Afghan Army Lt Gen Mohammad Sharif Yaftali would review the passing out parade of Gaya Officers' Training Academy (OTA). Altogether 166 cadets including 30 SCOs (short commissioned officers) would be participating in the parade scheduled to be held on Saturday. Lt Gen BS Negi, ... army
NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan has denied reports that construction material and equipment being imported and transported through neighboring Pakistan are being used to establish a new army base in the conflict-hit country. The English-language Pakistani newspaper DAWN reported ... army
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — Rahimullah served in the Afghan Army for two years, deployed to the bloody front lines of the southern province of Helmand. When he quit, it was not because of the combat: It was when the Taliban went after his family back home, telling them that if he didn't leave the army there ... army


 

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