Friday, 20 April 2018

Tag Archives: Taliban

US, Afghan forces expand air strikes on Taliban drug labs

Taliban drug labs

KABUL: American and Afghan forces have expanded their air strikes against drug labs into western Afghanistan, aiming to choke Taliban revenue. Air strikes in Afghanistan, the world’s main heroin source, also threaten civilians, however, and may not be an effective blow to the Taliban militant group, an expert on the ...

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Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

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KABUL: Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014. The ...

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Taliban Bomb in Ambulance Kills 95 near embassies in Kabul

Kabul Ambulance attack

KABUL: A bomb placed in an ambulance set off a huge explosion on a busy Kabul street on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and injuring at least 158 others, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came days after a 15-hour siege by the militants ...

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Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

Gunmen storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

KABUL: ISIS gunmen stormed the offices of a British charity in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday morning, killing three people and wounding at least 20, officials said. The attack came as the country was still reeling from an even deadlier assault on an international hotel in Kabul ...

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Multiple Americans killed in Kabul hotel attack, says US official

KABUL ATTACK

KABUL/WASHINGTON: Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban’s 14-hour siege of an upscale Kabul hotel last weekend, the state department said on Tuesday. No exact figures were immediately available for either fatalities or injuries. In total, 22 people were killed in the attack including 14 foreigners, Afghan ...

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US calls on Pakistan to ‘immediately arrest or expel’ Taliban leadership

US calls on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States once against pressurized Pakistan to ‘do more’ against Taliban and ‘war against terrorism.’ While talking to media on Monday, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders called on Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel leadership of Pakistan . “We call on Pakistan to prevent Taliban from using its soil ...

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How Not to Engage With Pakistan

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President Trump’s decision last week to suspend almost all security aid to Pakistan, which quickly followed his accusation that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies and deceit,” suggests that his administration is carrying out the hard-line approach that the president foreshadowed in August. Last Thursday, the State Department confirmed ...

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Cutting Off Pakistan, U.S. Takes Gamble in Complex Afghan War

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Afghan officials have pleaded with three American presidents to reconsider their support for Pakistan, which was both receiving billions of dollars in American aid and harboring the leaders of a Taliban insurgency that the United States has struggled to defeat. But when President Trump suspended nearly all American security aid ...

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Pakistan has much to lose from harbouring terrorists, says Mike Pence

Mike Pence

KABUL: US Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to meet its leaders and underscore America’s commitment to the country four months after President Donald Trump agreed to an open-ended war against insurgents there. In an apparent warning to Pakistan during his surprise visit to Afghanistan, Pence ...

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At least 11 killed in attacks on police in Afghanistan

At least 11 killed in attacks on police in Afghanistan

HELMAND: At least 11 Afghan police officers were killed on Sunday when Taliban fighters assaulted their checkpoints in volatile Helmand province in southern Afghanistan , authorities said. The assaults on two police post are the latest in a series of deadly attacks on Afghan security forces claimed by the Taliban. ...

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