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A soldier takes position during a military operation in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 9, 2016. (Photo: ... If there is to be a negotiated peace for the Afghan people, the Taliban must overcome its enmity toward the Afghan government and engage in a peace process with Kabul. In terms ... Afghanistan
According to the senators, government should reveal the names of officials involved in drug smuggling activities. "Approximately this year hundreds of tons of drugs have been taken out of the country. How were these drugs smuggled? No doubt someone has a hand in it," said senator Mustafa Zahir.

Car bombings in Afghanistan's flash point Helmand province are sadly ordinary events, but one particularly devestating blast that took place recently has ... a sit-in camp, demanding a two-day cease-fire between the Taliban group and the Afghan government, with around 30 activists going on hunger strike. Peace
Abdul Raziq Hotak, the commander of the 1st Brigade, as he details his course of action over the next few days for operation Maiwand 10 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2017. ... Ghani has a goal of bringing 80 percent of Afghanistan under government control in four years. "I think we ...
Khial Bibi has lost five children and a husband to the war ravaging Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, a Taliban stronghold that has been the scene of deadly militant attacks and bloody gunbattles with government forces for years. "We want the violence to stop," the elderly Bibi says inside ... Afghan Women Taliban
Large areas of Helmand province are under Taliban control, but government forces and US airstrikes have prevented Lashkar Gah from falling to the group. In January, a BBC study found that Taliban fighters were now openly active in 70% of the country. Last month Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ... Afghanistan

Our military has, however, been able to assist the ANDSF to recapture areas in Helmand province, the central province in the generation of opium-related income for the Taliban, government officials and local warlords. Such success, if built upon, may change both the economic and political situation. Afghanistan
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces have occupied 20 school buildings and are using them as security posts in different areas of southern Helmand province, the education info-icon director ... The student asked the government to reconstruct their school so they were able to continue their studies. Afghanistan
militants clashed in southern Helmand province last night, with both sides claiming to have inflicted casualties on the other. Abdul Basir Achakzai, 611 Highway Police ... Meanwhile, a government source aid an airstrike killed a child in Nad Ali district yesterday. On the other hand, the Taliban claimed killing ... Afghanistan
Afghan National Police (ANP) soldier Hamidullah, from Helmand province, has built his own missile that can travel for 6kms. ... “The idea came to me because the police do not get heavy weapons and government has not equipped the police with heavy weapons and hence I made the missile to use it ... Afghanistan
It's October 2011 Kakaran village, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Corporal Sean Jones of the 1st Battalion The Prince of ... With the government men unsure of their new bayonets, the Jacobites speedy charge meant the battle lasted less than 30 minutes. As its potential benefits were realised, the bayonet ... Afghanistan
"We have asked the central government for additional troops before Farah city falls into the hands of the Taliban," Salehi said. Other council members said the assault lasted for three hours. In Helmand Province, a suicide truck bomb struck a checkpoint, killing at least two border police officers, said ... Afghanistan
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters have captured a district center in Afghanistan's western province of Farah bordering Iran, where they have battled government security forces fiercely in recent months, officials said on Monday. Naser Mehri, a spokesman for the provincial governor, ... Afghanistan
Separately, four Taliban militants were killed and three others wounded in Marja district of southern Helmand province late Sunday night, police said. Police spokesman 2nd Lt. ... from unknown assailants. A government source said the slain police officer was cousin and gunner of a former provincial police. Afghanistan
... “Fight against Opium” was based on her brother's real-life experience years ago as a translator for U.S. troops in Helmand province and the stories he ... The Taliban, who have been waging war against the Afghan government since 2001, are heavily involved in poppy growing, which has increased in ... Afghanistan
Crawling along the ground ahead of Afghan military convoys, the 31-year-old policeman saved countless lives in southern Helmand province, ... "When it was complicated, it was always Bahadur who did it," one colleague, Haibatullah, told AFP, before adding bitterly: "The government does not care about ... Afghanistan
... Dam in Helmand province based on a memorandum of understanding signed between the Afghan Ministry of Finance and the Turkish company on Tuesday. ... “This company will generate electricity for twenty years and then it will hand over the dam to Breshna company and the Afghanistan government. Afghanistan

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A dozen militants have been killed, three captured alive and six others wounded in separate clearing operations in southern Helmand province, an official said on Tuesday. Maj. Abdul Qader Bahaderzai, spokesmen for the 215th Maiwand Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan ... Afghanistan
Carpenter received the medal for his actions while deployed to Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2010. ... and future service members that by raising their right hand when they take the oath they are expressing the will to write a blank check to the government, which may require the sacrifice of life. Afghanistan
The sale marks a significant increase in U.S. military support for Ukraine — the first lethal weapons sale of its kind since Russian-backed separatists launched a war against the central government in Ukraine's eastern provinces. ABC News first broke news of the sale in December when President Trump ... Afghanistan
Police in Helmand province in Afghanistan have arrested a German national as well as three Afghan Taliban fighters in the Gereshk district of Helmand province. The German man was described as having "a long beard, wearing a black turban," according to a spokesman for the local government. Afghanistan
"The German national was serving as an adviser to Taliban's Red Unit [Taliban Commando] in southern Helmand province," General Mohammad Dawood Tarakhil, an Afghan local ... Neither the German government nor German forces serving under the U.S.-led NATO mission has commented on the news. Afghanistan
... next to an Afghanistan flag at a guard post of a police camp in Now Zad district in Helmand province, southwestern Afghanistan November 6, 2012. ... (New York) – The Afghan government and US military should investigate reports that Afghan special forces summarily executed civilians in Kandahar ... Afghanistan
FILE: Members of the Afghan security forces take position during an operation against Taliban in Helmand province in April 2017. ... As members of a secretive Afghan government militia, their mission on a cold February morning is to infiltrate groups of insurgent fighters along a tense frontline in the restive ... Afghanistan
Afghan officials say a Taliban attack has killed 16 members of a pro-government militia force in the southern province of Helmand. The officials said a checkpoint belonging to the militiamen in Gareshk district was targeted during the night of February 10. Some reports said a Taliban infiltrator who had ... Afghanistan
A government team has arrived in the southern Helmand province to assess people's complaints about presence of illegal armed men in Nad Ali district. The residents claim that illegal armed men have created problems for them. Mohammad Ayub Rafiqi, an advisor to President Ashraf Ghani who heads the ... Afghanistan
Afghan forces backed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand Province have gained ground in recent months, but the Taliban still maintains control over roughly half the province, according to the senior Marine commander who just returned from a nine-month deployment to the region. Afghanistan
A new sit-in camp was established in Helmand province - this time in Gereshk district - on Thursday, as momentum continues to gather around the peace ... including women, have vowed to continue their demonstration until their demands for a ceasefire by both the Taliban and government have been met.
We have been divided into three parts: first Afghan government forces, second Taliban, and another the people. We want to bring together these three parts in order to become united," said Ehsanullah Ehsan, a resident of Paktia. This comes after a new sit-in camp was established in Helmand province - this time in ...
U.S. Marines stand guard during the change of command ceremony at Task Force Southwest military field in Shorab military camp of Helmand province, Afghanistan on Jan. 15, 2018 ... The weak central government in Kabul and the resilient Taliban insurgency are not the U.S. military's only problems there.
The grass-roots call for peace by some residents that began as a sit-in in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province is gathering momentum and spreading to .... The Afghan High Peace Council (HPC), a government body tasked with talking to the insurgents, also praised the initiative of Helmand residents.
An Afghan Army spokesman said that 18 government soldiers were killed and two others wounded, and that a firefight with the attackers had continued ... The Taliban also staged two suicide strikes in Helmand Province, including the one involving the explosive-laden Humvee, which are armored and are ...
According to MoD, at least four others were killed in an airstrike in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand province. A vehicle and a motorcycle belonging to the insurgents were also destroyed in the same airstrike, MoD added. The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not ...
Separate suicide bombing attacks by Taliban militants in Helmand province left three more security personnel dead. ... Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 18 government soldiers, the defence ministry said on Saturday, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed two persons and ...
An Afghan Army spokesman said that 18 government soldiers were killed and two others wounded, and that a firefight with the attackers had continued ... The Taliban also staged two suicide strikes in Helmand Province, including the one involving the explosive-laden Humvee, which are armored and are ...
FILE: Members of the Afghan security forces take position during an operation against Taliban in Helmand province in April 2017. ... As members of a secretive Afghan government militia, their mission on a cold February morning is to infiltrate groups of insurgent fighters along a tense frontline in the restive ...
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A non-government organization affiliated with the Education info-icon Department in southern Helmand province has inked 'a memorandum of understanding (MoU)” with Taliban info-icon militants on solution to education-related problems. Some officials of the NGO have posted ...
Helmand province is a poppy-growing powerhouse that for years has been hotly contested terrain in the battle between Taliban insurgents and the Afghan government and NATO forces. Under new authority from the Trump White House allowing the U.S. military to "attack the enemy across the breadth and ...
A government team has arrived in the southern Helmand province to assess people's complaints about presence of illegal armed men in Nad Ali district. The residents claim that illegal armed men have created problems for them. Mohammad Ayub Rafiqi, an advisor to President Ashraf Ghani who heads the ...
U.S. Marines watch during the change of command ceremony at Task Force Southwest military field in Shorab military camp of Helmand province, ... He listed problems with corruption, government dysfunction and Afghan security forces, and said U.S. hopes of using military pressure to compel the Taliban ...
A group of young Afghan women in the deeply conservative western Herat province is breaking traditional barriers as their war-torn country's first female coders in an overwhelmingly male-dominated tech field. The game they created at the Code to Inspire computer training center in the city of Herat, the ...
Military releases footage of what it says is an airstrike delivered by a B-52 on a Taliban drug-making facility in Helmand province, Afghanistan Dec. ... “We are going to build it, but the Chinese government has committed to help the division financially, provide equipment and train the Afghan soldiers,” ...
... titled “Bombing Heroin Labs in Afghanistan,” he asserts there is no evidence to justify the claim by U.S. Forces-Afghanistan that they inflicted $80 million in losses on drug traffickers by destroying 25 labs in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province, nor that this resulted in a $16 million loss for the Talban ...
... "Fight against Opium" was based on her brother's real-life experience years ago as a translator for U.S. troops in Helmand province and the stories he ... The Taliban, who have been waging war against the Afghan government since 2001, are heavily involved in poppy growing, which has increased in ...
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): with the arrival of spring, the plantation drive of sapling launched in southern Helmand province on Sunday, and official said. Governor Hayatullah Hayat said the fruit, non-fruit and ornamental trees' saplings would be planted in Lashkargah, the provincial capital and some ...
Afghan forces backed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand Province have gained ground in recent months, but the Taliban still maintains control over roughly half the province, according to the senior Marine commander who just returned from a nine-month deployment to the region.
Areas that have fallen to the Taliban since 2014 include places in Helmand province like Sangin, Musa Qala and Nad-e Ali, which foreign forces fought and died to bring under government control after US-led troops had driven the Taliban from power in 2001. More than 450 British troops died in Helmand ...
Both the Taliban and IS seem now to be focusing their energies on carrying out attacks in Kabul. Government officials say it is a response to progress made by the security forces elsewhere in the country. US air strikes have helped push the Taliban back from some parts of Helmand Province for example.
“There is widespread clashes, but they (Taliban) will not be able to takeover big cities,” said Mohammad Dawoud Tarahkhail, commander of 505 police in Bost district of Helmand province. But analysts say that when government officials and foreign forces have tried to launch operations, insurgents ...
A military base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with route taken by joggers highlighted by Strava. Photograph: Strava Heatmap. Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company. The details were ...


 

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