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The Taliban in northern Afghanistan is seeking Russian assistance to build up its fight against Islamic State-backed militants along the country's border with the former Soviet Union, an Afghan official told VOA. The governor of the strategic ...
Last week, the Taliban overran the Sangin district center in Helmand province after Afghan forces retreated in the dead of night.
Maybe the Taliban aren't looking north, and maybe - as a former Afghan minister recently claimed - the Turkmen are selling weapons to the Taliban to keep them happy and content on their side of the border. Turkmenistan has an overriding economic ...
According to the outlet, 22 more insurgents were killed and eight more wounded in a separate Monday airstrike in the province. Kabul has been fighting against the radical movement that is controlling a number of regions across Afghanistan and trying to ...
The Taliban issued a "report" that attempts to determine areas in Afghanistan it controls as well as contested areas and areas under the influence of the Afghan government. While the report may be seen as Propaganda to bolster its claims of controlling ...
Corroborating this report, a high-ranking source within the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in Kunduz, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Diplomat that there are indeed Taliban infiltrators among the police force in Kunduz ...
The movement shares a close relationship with the Haqqani network, the most hard-core affiliate of the Afghan Taliban, which have been behind repeated suicide attacks in and around Kabul and eastern Afghanistan. The groups also cooperate and provide ...
The Taliban are the main enemy in Herat, which borders southern Helmand, apex of Afghanistan's opium production and most of which is controlled by insurgents.
Afghanistan's Taliban disputes media reports that its representatives recently visited neighboring Pakistan and discussed with officials there the prospect of holding direct peace talks with Kabul.
Hundreds of Afghan soldiers have died in recent fighting there. CNN security analyst Rick Francona says the retreat -- or redeployment -- from the key town is an indication that the war in Afghanistan is getting worse. "The Afghan Army is in terrible ...
Kandahar, Afghanistan // Taliban fighters captured the strategic southern district of Sangin on Thursday in another setback for Afghan forces in opium-rich Helmand province ahead of the spring fighting season. The capture of Sangin, where US and ...
Russia may be influencing and supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, the top U.S. general in Europe said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday.
army special operators confer with Afghan chieftains and resistance fighters during the early days of the war in Afghanistan. Beginning Oct. 19, 2001, 12-man Special Forces detachments from 5th Special Forces Group began arriving in Afghanistan in the ...
A suicide car bomb targeted a checkpoint in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, killing at least six members of an Intelligence Unit, an Afghan official said Tuesday. Hayatullah Hayat, the governor of the province, said seven other members of the ...
The Trump administration has not yet said if it will send more forces in response to Nicholson's comments. Some 8,400 U.S. troops are currently deployed in Afghanistan, performing counterterrorism operations against insurgents and training the Afghan Army.
In late 2015, the Taliban announced that its Khalid bin Walid Camp operated 12 satellite facilities throughout Afghanistan, and had the capacity to "train up to 2000 recruits at a single time." Additionally, it said the Khalid bin Walid Camp "trains ...
Afghanistan's national security adviser met Friday with senior officials in Russia to discuss counterterrorism cooperation and efforts to promote peace as Taliban insurgents staged fresh deadly attacks in Afghanistan. The high-level talks came amid ...
According to the outlet, 22 more insurgents were killed and eight more wounded in a separate Monday airstrike in the province. Kabul has been fighting against the radical movement that is controlling a number of regions across Afghanistan and trying to ...
At least 47 militants were killed as government forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Farah province on Wednesday, an army official said.
The Taliban issued a "report" that attempts to determine areas in Afghanistan it controls as well as contested areas and areas under the influence of the Afghan government. While the report may be seen as propaganda to bolster its claims of controlling ...
German prosecutors say they have arrested a suspected former Afghan Taliban commander who is believed to have taken part in an attack that killed U.S.
She had been sent to remote areas in the central and southern parts of Afghanistan to complete her practical term. Her last posting was at Kabul military hospital.
The Taliban seem determined to upgrade their strategy from 2016, posing a continued threat to provincial capitals.
1979-1989 - The Soviet Union invades and occupies Afghanistan. Afghan resistance fighters, known collectively as mujahedeen, fight back.
The movement shares a close relationship with the Haqqani network, the most hard-core affiliate of the Afghan Taliban, which have been behind repeated suicide attacks in and around Kabul and eastern Afghanistan. The groups also cooperate and provide ...
The target is behind a slope, the advance is unprotected: crawl, fire! Italian instructors in western Afghanistan have been using the relatively quiet winter to ...
The Taliban may be poised to seize control of major cities in Afghanistan for the first time since the US-backed intervention ousted the Islamist group from power in 2001, serving and former Afghan officials have warned. The warnings come amid growing ...
Ghazni CITY: The Taliban's shadow chief judge for southern Ghazni province has been killed in Quetta during a clash within the group, Afghan news agency Pajhwok claimed on Friday quoting an official. Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, police chief for ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan wants the United States to send more forces to help meet shortfalls in the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State group, the nation's top diplomat said Tuesday. Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani welcomed a ...
Hundreds of Afghan soldiers have died in recent fighting there. CNN security analyst Rick Francona says the retreat -- or redeployment -- from the key town is an indication that the war in Afghanistan is getting worse. "The Afghan Army is in terrible ...
FILE - Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group would be ready for peace talks with the United States, if their demands were met.
Russia may be influencing and supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, the top U.S. general in Europe said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday.
Kandahar, Afghanistan // Taliban fighters captured the strategic southern district of Sangin on Thursday in another setback for Afghan forces in opium-rich Helmand province ahead of the spring fighting season. The capture of Sangin, where US and ...
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The Taliban have stepped up attacks across Afghanistan since the U.S. and NATO formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014, leaving a smaller contingent of troops behind to focus on training and counterterrorism.
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) The Taliban captured a key district in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday while in the country's north, an officer turned his rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing nine policemen, officials said.
The Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan) confirmed in a statement today that Qari Muhammad Yasin, a senior al Qaeda military commander, was killed in a US drone strike.
army special operators confer with Afghan chieftains and resistance fighters during the early days of the war in Afghanistan. Beginning Oct. 19, 2001, 12-man Special Forces detachments from 5th Special Forces Group began arriving in Afghanistan in the ...
The Trump administration has not yet said if it will send more forces in response to Nicholson's comments. Some 8,400 U.S. troops are currently deployed in Afghanistan, performing counterterrorism operations against insurgents and training the Afghan Army.
A suicide car bomb targeted a checkpoint in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, killing at least six members of an Intelligence Unit, an Afghan official said Tuesday. Hayatullah Hayat, the governor of the province, said seven other members of the ...
In late 2015, the Taliban announced that its Khalid bin Walid Camp operated 12 satellite facilities throughout Afghanistan, and had the capacity to "train up to 2000 recruits at a single time." Additionally, it said the Khalid bin Walid Camp "trains ...
Most foreign combat troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, 13 years after they ousted the Taliban from power, but about 13,000 NATO-led soldiers remain to help advise and train Afghan forces fighting a revived Taliban insurgency. Last May ...
Afghan Star, Tolo's adaptation of American Idol, has been a huge hit in conservative Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime that banned music and cinema. But since its launch in 2005, it has also seen a backlash from mullahs for the way it ...
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday asked the government of Afghanistan to tackle the extremist groups like the Taliban, al-Qaida and Islamic State affiliates which are posing serious threat to security and stability of the country ...
analysts continue to misjudge the potential threat posed by the Islamic State's contingent in Afghanistan. They shouldn't.
Taliban spokesman Zabehullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack and said "scores" of soldiers had been killed.
KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb detonated near an army base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Friday, killing one soldier and ...
While India debates on the nuances of feminism and the distinctions between a feminist and a feminazi and the various meanings of women empowerment and human rights, let us find out what it means for an ordinary woman in Afghanistan who is not even ...
Afghan Taliban earned $15 million from the sale of pistachios last year.
A suicide car bomb detonated near an army base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Friday, killing one soldier, whereas three Pakistani soldiers were killed in suicide attack in the country's volatile northwestern regions bordering Afghanistan.


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