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Afghan Security Forces have since enhanced security around the capital and stepped up raids against suspected militant hideouts. The raids also led the intelligence agency to an IS safe house in Kabul's Qala-e-Walid neighborhood that was filled with explosives and suicide vests. Information gleaned from ...

Not only does this war continue, now the longest in our national history, but new release of information (Think Pentagon Papers) has revealed that Pentagon funding has gone to Afghan Security Forces which have engaged in child sexual assault and other "gross violations of human rights". Over 70 billion ...
In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Afghan security personnel stand guard as black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Islamic State group and the Taliban are competing to take credit for a horrific spike in violence in Afghanistan over the last month, ...
TOLO news reported that two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at the university gate. militants set off bombs and opened fire. Afghan security forces told reporters that rocket-propelled grenades and guns were used for the attack, the report added. The clash between insurgents and security forces ...
But that's no excuse for tolerating wanton sexual abuse by the Afghan Security Forces. Afghans have been warring almost constantly since the 1970s -- first against Soviet invaders, followed by warlord-led militia battles that ended when the Taliban achieved dominance in 1996. Thugs and criminals ...

Unrest caused by the Taliban has forced dozens of families in Afghanistan's western Farah province to flee to neighboring areas. Internally-displaced families accuse the Taliban overrunning a number of Afghan security check posts and killing Afghan soldiers on a daily bases and say the province is on the ...
Afghanistan was back in the news last weekend following a deadly suicide attack by Taliban extremists detonating an explosive-packed ambulance in the Embassy district of Kabul which killed 95 and wounded another 140 civilians. This of course is only the latest such brazen attack in the Afghan capital in ...
The recent brutal attacks have underscored the weaknesses of Afghan security forces, more than 16 years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban, and raise questions about President Donald Trump's strategy for winning America's longest war. The Taliban have been waging an insurgency since ...
Afghan security forces have struggled to fight the Taliban since the U.S. and NATO formally ended their combat mission in 2014. President Donald Trump has pursued a plan that involves sending thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan and envisions shifting away from a "time-based" approach to one ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- The Taliban drove an ambulance packed with explosives into a crowded Kabul street on Saturday, setting off an enormous blast that killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others, adding to the grim toll in what has been one of the most violent stretches of the long war, Afghan ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Afghan national security forces killed a divisional commander of Taliban so-called Special Force or Sara Qetta in northern province of Kunduz on Friday, an army source said Saturday. "Mumtaz was killed together with two of his comrades and three militants ...
If the situation in Balkh further escalates and Afghan Security Forces are asked to take action against the same person from whom they have been taking orders for more than a decade, it is very likely that at least some local officials would ignore orders from Kabul and even take up arms against forces loyal ...
Kabul, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 militants have reportedly been killed in the eastern Paktika and northern Kunduz provinces as Afghan security forces conducted airstrikes against Taliban hideouts on Monday night, officials said Tuesday. Acting upon intelligence reports, the government forces ...
Afghan security forces have said the standoff ended Sunday when they killed the last of the militants. More than 150 people were rescued or escaped during the siege, including 41 foreigners. Some hid in bathtubs or under mattresses as the attackers roamed the hotel's hallways killing people.
In a 2015 article, The New York Times referred to sexual abuse of young boys by Afghan security forces as "rampant." The report was prepared by SIGAR after nearly 100 members of Congress, in response to the Times article, asked that the inspector general investigate the alleged sexual abuse.
The 1st SFAB's mission is a critical one: to build the capacity and readiness of Afghan Security Forces rather than simply annihilate insurgent groups like the Taliban and ISIS. Teaching Afghan Security Forces to fight means, inevitably, avoiding the brutal, entrenched insurgencies that took root following the ...

Afghan Security Forces stand guard at the entrance gate of the Intercontinental Hotel a day after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 22, 2018. Credit: Omar Sobhani/Reuters. Afghan security officials met on Monday to draw up a response to a deadly attack on Kabul's Hotel Intercontinental that exposed ...
... the provincial police chief. No one immediately claimed the attack, but Walizada blamed Taliban insurgents, who often plant roadside bombs to target Afghan Security Forces. copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
... of Herat, a roadside bomb struck a vehicle carrying 13 civilians, killing all but one of them, said Abdul Ahad Walizada, a spokesman for the provincial police chief. No one immediately claimed the attack, but Walizada blamed Taliban insurgents, who often plant bombs to target Afghan Security Forces.
Nangarhar provincial officials said hundreds of local men, armed by Afghan National Directorate of Security, are ready to fight against IS in Khogyani district where joint Afghan security forces recently ended a 15-day long anti-IS operation. "For the time we have 300 men ready to protect their villages ...
Several militants were also killed and wounded during the gun battle, but their number could not be exactly specified as the militants evacuated their casualties after the fighting, according to Nazari. The Afghan Security Forces' casualties have risen since the beginning of 2015 when Afghan soldiers and ...
US President Donald Trump in August unveiled a new strategy for Afghanistan, vowing to deploy more troops, on top of the 11,000 already in the country, to train and advise Afghan security forces. Afghanistan is expected to top the agenda when Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets Trump next ...
Kabul, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Up to 14 insurgents were killed and eight others injured since Afghan security forces launched an operation in Paktia Province, east of Afghanistan on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. "Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) has carried out a ...
Last week, a suicide bomber struck a convoy of the Afghan security forces in Kabul, killing at least 15 people, including security forces. The bomber detonated his explosives shortly after security forces arrived at the scene of a demonstration to control angry protesters. IS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Rahmat Shah, a senior army official in the province, has confirmed the clash and the inflicted casualties on the side of army. The Afghan Security Forces' casualties have risen since the beginning of 2015 when Afghan soldiers and police assumed full responsibilities of security from the U.S. and NATO troops ...
Endemic corruption and delays in payments to Afghan security troops have also incentivized Afghan security forces to defect to extremist groups that can sometimes pay more. The U.S. has invested more than $70 billion into the Afghan Army and police forces since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. 900244960 ...
Moscow (Sputnik) - Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces have killed nine militants from the Taliban movement (banned in Russia) during an operation in southern province of Helmand in Afghanistan, local media reported Sunday. A total of 18 militants were injured in the operation, which ...
In addition to terror groups, government officials and Afghan Security Forces have also been accused of violence against journalists in the country. "… Many governors and local officials are unable to accept the principle of media independence, and the police and military are implicated in several cases of ...
U.S. commanders in Afghanistan had said in early summer that the conflict was in a "stalemate" as Afghan Security Forces struggled to hold back the Taliban and other extremist groups in the country. The report said the major change in U.S. policy under Trump from "our previous strategy is the shift from a ...
Afghan Security Forces, backed by U.S. and NATO partners, have maintained battlefield pressure on the Taliban throughout the winter in their bid to prevent insurgent regrouping and recuperating before fighting picks up in coming weeks. This week's U.S. airstrikes followed a series of pictures Taliban ...
gunmen blasted their way into Save The Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others in the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country. After blowing up a car outside the British charity's ...
A suicide bomber struck a convoy comprising Afghan Security Forces in Kabul Thursday night, killing at least 15 people, health ministry officials confirmed. Participants of a demonstration reportedly wanted to set fire to a city police station, prompting authorities to dispatch Afghan police forces to secure the ...
... into various allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, asserted against the U.S. military, CIA, the Taliban and by Afghan security forces.
... establish a 10,000 member temporary force that would dissolve or be merged into the more structured Afghan Security Forces in a few years.
In 2010, Afghanistan, working closely with NATO, set out to have women make up at least 10 percent of the Afghan Security Forces by 2020.
Afghan security forces keep watch at a checkpoint in Maiwand district ... while trying to plant the bomb on a road used by Afghan Security Forces.
The upshot: children are continuing to be raped by Afghan security forces while U.S. forces, tasked to "fight for right and freedom," are either ...
Maintaining security in areas which have been retaken from insurgents has proved to be an enormous challenge for the Afghan Security Forces.
More than 14,000 NATO-led RS forces are presently serving in Afghanistan to provide training and advising to the Afghan Security Forces.
Islamabad, Nov 11 (KUNA) -- At least 32 Taliban militants have been killed during clashes with Afghan Security Forces in Afghanistan's ...
11, 2017 -- With an increase in troops, the U.S. and NATO strategy in Afghanistan has a good chance of enabling Afghan Security Forces to do ...
Most of the unfilled positions would be for training Afghan security forces, whose future success is one of the pillars of Mr. Trump's new South ...
For the first time in eight years, the Department of Defense (DoD) has classified assigned strength data used to measure the development of the ...
Here's what we do know about the state of Afghan security forces: A September report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ...
How can today's Afghan Security Forces, now 10 times larger, produce such inferior results? Moreover, for 16 years Afghan forces have had the ...
... and another for a total of 6,576 capability expansion kits for the AM General M1151A1B1 Humvees in service with the Afghan Security Forces.
The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) appear to continue to lose territory to insurgents, according to a 30 October report issued by the ...
... provided a briefing on its policy toward Afghanistan while the allies set out NATO's substantial efforts to strengthen the Afghan Security Forces.


 

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