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Senior officials from US Defense Department have reiterated that the Taliban cannot win on the battlefield in Afghanistan, adding that putting more pressure on the militants is to get the group to join the peace talks with the Afghan government. Addressing the US Senate Armed Services Committee, General ...
A total of 22 Afghan police and soldiers have been killed in Taliban attacks, according to local media. It came just one day ... Photos reportedly released by the group appear to show Taliban fighters wearing camouflage uniforms and posing with guns in preparation for the fighting season. The photos were ...

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 27 (Xinhua) -- At least six Taliban militants were killed after Afghan Special Operations Forces waged a raid in eastern province of Nangarhar overnight, the provincial ... One militant was injured and two others were arrested by the security force," the statement added.
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Taliban attack on the checkpoints of Afghan forces in Dasht-e-Archi district of the northern Kunduz province claimed eight lives and injured five others on Thursday, district governor Nasrudin Nazari Saadi said. "Taliban militants launched multi-pronged offensives ...
The corpses of two fighters were still lying at the battle scene, he added. Noor Aqa, the Sia Gard district's administrative chief, said Taliban stormed various security posts and the Parwan-Bamyan highway remained closed for traffic. However, security forces are trying to reopen the highway. The Taliban ...
... caused by two magnetic bombs and three people were wounded. Police also said a domestic gas bottle had blown up. The explosion came on the day Islamist Taliban militants announced the start of their annual spring offensive. (Reporting by Sayed Hassib, Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi; editing by Mark Heinrich).

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan on Wednesday attacked Taliban's launch of its annual Spring Offensive in Afghanistan, saying there is no justification for it. The Taliban militants announced earlier on Wednesday the start of their yearly rebel offensive, ...
The Taliban, through its statement, encouraged Afghan civilians to “fully partake” in the offensive by supporting the fighters and remaining at a “sufficient distance” from U.S. and Afghan military bases as well as convoys. Trump unveiled his strategy for Afghanistan back in August to try to reverse Taliban ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Three militants including a key commander Mullah Elham lost their lives in a bomb blast that rocked a Taliban center in Imam Sahib district of the northern Kunduz province on Tuesday, said a villager on the condition of anonymity.
The video highlighted the worsening security situation in the Afghan north, including Baghlan, where 12 of the province's 14 districts are contested and one is controlled by the Taliban. The Taliban video showed the group's fighters in various stages of training as well as conducting operations in the ...
Afghan army soldiers take part in a military operation in Mizan district of Zabul province, Afghanistan, April 23, 2018. At least 16 Taliban militants were killed and four others injured after Afghan army waged an operation in restive southern province of Zabul, the defense ministry said Tuesday.
Mohammad Naser Mehri, the spokesman for the governor of the western Farah Province, said on April 24 that at least five soldiers were killed and two were wounded when their checkpoint was attacked by Taliban militants in the province's Bala Buluk district. Six Taliban fighters were killed and three others ...
“Six terrorists were killed and five others injured following an Afghan National Army (ANA) cleanup operation in Takhar province on Sunday,” Xinhua news agency quoted defence officials as saying. In the neighbouring Kunduz province, eight militants were killed and four others wounded after Afghan army ...
The Taliban has closed at least 30 schools in an area under its control south of Kabul after a local militant commander was killed by government forces ... a spokesman for Logar Province's governor, said on April 6 that the Taliban closed the schools in the province's Charkh district after several militants and ...
As some of this equipment falls into Taliban hands, the militants are joining a larger trend, said David W. Barno, a retired lieutenant general who led the war effort ... In one case last November, Taliban fighters wearing night-vision goggles attacked a police outpost in Farah province, in western Afghanistan.
In October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban militant who jumped inside her school van and yelled, "Who is Malala? ... Yousafzai told media outlets Friday that she expected criticism from militants, who had a particular mindset, but doesn't understand why some educated Pakistanis oppose ...
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, who now lives in the UK, was shot in the head for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family's home region of Swat was once a militant ...

Representatives from Russia and the Taliban "laughed" at US claims that Moscow has been arming the group, according to Russia's envoy to Afghanistan. Zamir Kabulov said on Thursday that in their talks with the Taliban, the group's representatives said they buy all their weapons illegally from the Afghan ...
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan for the first time since she was shot in 2012 by Taliban militants angry at her championing of ... Her native Swat Valley still sees occasional militant attacks, though the Pakistani military has largely restored peace since retaking the area.
Amidst tight security Malala Yousafzai arrived in her hometown after a Taliban attack in 2012. AP| ... MINGORA, PAKISTAN: Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has arrived in her hometown of Mingora for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there in 2012 for advocating girls' ...
Malala Yousafzai has visited her hometown Mingora for the first time since she was shot on a school bus by a Taliban militant in 2012. ... Yousafzai, 20, was already a prominent advocate for girls' education in October 2012 when a Taliban gunman boarded her school bus in Mingora, asked “Who is Malala ...
As some of this equipment falls into Taliban hands, the militants are joining a larger trend, said David W. Barno, a retired lieutenant general who led the war effort ... In one case last November, Taliban fighters wearing night-vision goggles attacked a police outpost in Farah province, in western Afghanistan.
Yousafzai on Thursday said she was excited to be back in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot in 2012 by Taliban militants angered at her ... he was happy to welcome her home, where he said "terrorism has been eliminated" — a line often repeated by Islamabad despite persistent militant attacks ...
In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. ... Kabulov also mentioned Russian concerns that unmarked Mi-17 helicopters were carrying Islamic State militants and their weapons to northern Afghanistan ...
KABUL, March 29 (Xinhua) -- As many as 20 Taliban militants have been killed and 13 others wounded following government forces operations in Afghanistan eastern province of Ghazni, an official said Thursday. The cleanup operations were launched late on Wednesday in villages of Khani Baba, Zaray ...
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says she will continue to campaign for the education of girls in Pakistan. Her comments come after she arrived back in her homeland for the first time since she was shot in 2012 by Taliban militants angered at her championing of girls' education. With tears in her ...
It would also allow its members to run for government, release Taliban fighters from prison, and require foreign forces to leave Afghanistan. The Taliban .... But Rubin, who previously worked as a U.S. diplomat and talked to the Taliban, said the militants are less fragmented than they are perceived to be.
Pakistan has conveyed to the leadership in Afghanistan its opinion that the Taliban are left with no “excuse or justification for continuing war” following Kabul's ... security institutions of harboring Taliban sanctuaries and covertly supporting its allied Haqqani network of militants, charges Islamabad rejects.
Prince Harry reportedly killed Taliban fighters in 2012, so he could protect that ambushed US forces in Afghanistan. John Zanetis, the father of Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis, recently revealed that his son was one of the people that were saved by Prince Harry. His wife, Sarah, also shared what she remembers ...
According to the Police Chief General Abdul Raziq, the militants were making IEDs when they came under the air raid. Taliban has not commented on the incident so far. Last month, Afghanistan's Minister of Defence (MoD) claimed that at least 35 insurgents were killed in an airstrike conducted in the ...
"Vice-President Pence reiterated President (Donald) Trump's request that the Government of Pakistan must do more to address the continued presence of the Taliban, Haqqani Network, and other terrorist groups operating in their country," the White House said in a statement on the Friday call. "Pakistan ...
KABUL: A car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul on Saturday (Mar 17) killed at least two civilians, as the militants maintain pressure on the ... But so far Afghanistan's largest militant group has given only a muted response to Ghani's Feb 28 proposal made at an international conference in ...
KABUL, March 16 (Xinhua) -- At least 18 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 13 others injured in fresh clashes in Afghanistan, sources said on Friday. In northern Kunduz province, two Taliban fighters were killed and three others wounded after the security forces repulsed attackers at a security ...
However, Taliban fighters control large parts of the country, the Kabul government itself is deeply divided and thousands of Afghan soldiers and civilians ... Uzbekistan is set to host an Afghan peace conference later this month, where participants are expected to call for direct talks between the militant group ...
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Kabul on March 13 for an unannounced visit to take stock of the war and the prospects for drawing at least some Taliban fighters into peace talks with the Afghan government. The visit, which was not announced in advance due to security concerns, comes as the ...
Afghan officials voiced concern over the deteriorating security situation in western Afghanistan, after a district there was briefly captured by the Taliban. Security forces on Monday retook the Anar Dara district's police and administrative offices from Taliban fighters, after troop reinforcements launched an air ...
LASHKAR GAH: Taliban fighters have captured a district centre in Afghanistan's western province of Farah bordering Iran, where they have battled ... Naser Mehri, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said a large group of fighters had captured the centre of Anar Dara district on Sunday night after hours ...
Taliban fighters have taken over a police headquarters in Afghanistan's western Farah province during an ongoing battle with the security forces as officials warned the district was likely to be taken over by the armed group. At least 20 members of the security forces are believed to be killed or wounded ...
After decades of talks, Afghanistan finally broke ground last month on a $7.5 billion gas pipeline that will run through areas controlled by the Taliban. ... “Even if the Taliban has said they won't cause problems, there are many other militant groups that could,” said Michael Kugelman, a senior associate for ...
Nonetheless, Mr Ghani's offer, coming just weeks after the Taliban's open letter, is some form of a response. As a political gamble, it is clever. The offer from Kabul is not merely to recognise the group – after nearly two decades as outlaws – but also offers the possibility that Taliban fighters and officials could ...
KANDAHAR - A German national has been arrested with the Taliban in Afghanistan 's insurgency-racked Helmand province, Afghan officials said, one of the only Europeans found among the militants throughout the 16-year war. The man, who calls himself Abdul Wadood and was pictured wearing a black ...
Gereshk police chief Ismail Khplwak described the captured man as the "military adviser of Mullah Nasir", commander of a local Taliban elite group in Helmand, AFP news agency reported. While foreign fighters are common in Syria alongside so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, it is rare to find Western ...
Taliban fighters have killed at least six policemen in an attack on a checkpoint and kidnapped dozens of bus passengers in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan, officials said. A group of fighters wearing army uniforms kidnapped 30 people, including 19 policemen, after stopping a bus on ...
Gereshk police chief Ismail Khplwak described the captured man as the "military adviser of Mullah Nasir", commander of a local Taliban elite group in Helmand, AFP news agency reported. While foreign fighters are common in Syria alongside so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, it is rare to find Western ...
Three and a half years later, with the help of U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, a Taliban delegation again began negotiating an agreement with the government in Kabul. But Khalilzad's bosses in Washington declined to provide security guarantees to Taliban who joined the peace process.
A Taliban infiltrator has killed 16 pro-government militia fighters in Afghanistan's Helmand province. The attacker had been fighting alongside the militia for months before turning his gun on them on Saturday night, at a checkpoint in the Gereshk district. "We know that a Taliban fighter killed 16 militiamen ...
The U.S. military says it carried out a series of punishing bombings last weekend of Taliban militant camps that also support a separatist Chinese terror group. A bombing raid Sunday on a region bordering China and Tajikistan set a record for the number of precision-guided munitions launched at one time ...
An Afghan security official says 83 Taliban fighters were killed during an operation by intelligence forces in the southern province of Kandahar late on January 31. The head of military operations in Maiwand district, Sultan Mohammad, told RFE/RL on February 1 that dozens of the militants' vehicles and ...
Taliban militants stand guard as senior leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, not pictured, delivers a speech to his fighters, in Shindand ... NBC News reports that US and Afghan officials estimate the Taliban's strength in Afghanistan to be a minimum of 60,000 fighters.
"We see a narrative that's being used that grossly exaggerates the number of Isis [Islamic State group] fighters here," Gen Nicholson told BBC News. "This narrative then is used as a justification for the Russians to legitimise the actions of the Taliban and provide some degree of support to the Taliban.".


 

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