Afghanistan

Bomb Attack On Afghan Security Convoy Kills 13

Afghan officials say a suicide car bombing Tuesday hit a security forces’ convoy in Kabul, killing at least 13 people and injuring nine others. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the casualty count and told VOA that security...
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Egypt And Turkey Among Countries With Highest Risk For Mass Killings

It should come as little surprise to see the Democratic Republic of Congo ranked first and Afghanistan second on a list of countries at risk of experiencing mass atrocities in the coming years, according to a new report. But Egypt (No. 3 on the...
Related topics: Egypt, Turkey, Democratic Republic Of Congo

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Afghan Football Chief Suspended Over Allegations Of Sexual Abuse

Afghanistan's attorney general has suspended five officials of the Afghan Football Federation, including the president of the organization, following allegations of sexual abuse against members of the women's national football team. The...

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8 Dead, 10 Captured After Taliban Attacks Military Base In Afghanistan - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least eight soldiers were killed and ten others captured by the Taliban after an attack on a military base in the Bala Baluk district of Afghanistan's province of Farah, the Pajhwok news agency reported Sunday, citing local...
Related topics: Taliban, Military, Russia, Moscow

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President Trump Picks General Mark Milley As Next Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he’s picked a battle-hardened commander who oversaw troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the nation’s next top military adviser. If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Mark...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Iraq, Military

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Us Exit From Afghanistan May Help Terrorists Stage 9/11-style Attacks – General

Earlier, Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, admitted that the Taliban "are not losing" in Afghanistan, and that more efforts are needed to bring peace to the war-torn South Asian country.
Related topics: Terrorism, Taliban

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National Guard Investigating If Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Was Properly Trained And Equipped

Specialist James A. Slape was killed by a roadside bomb in Helmand Province on Oct. 4.

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'worst Drought I Have Seen': Afghan Farmers Forced To Flee

Wheat and opium farmer Murad Khan Ishaqzai, 80, has never seen a drought as bad as the one ravaging western Afghanistan where more than 250,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes.

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Withdrawing Us, Nato Troops From Afghanistan Risks '9/11' Recurrence - Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Pulling US and NATO forces out of Afghanistan would give terrorist groups the opportunity and ability to rebuild in that country and develop the capability of carrying out more mega-attacks like the ones against the United...
Related topics: Nato, Pentagon, Terrorism

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Mcchrystal Advised ‘muddling Along’ In Afghanistan

Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, recently told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he did not know what to do in Afghanistan but offered his “best suggestion” was for a small number of troops to...
Related topics: Nato, Mike Pompeo

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America's War In Afghanistan Is Now About Only One Thing: Pride

Jerrod A. Laber Afghanistan, Afghanistan Washington must face its failures and bring the conflict to a close. In an interview with the Washington Post on November 27, President Trump reiterated his personal skepticism of the continuing American...
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Kabul Province Election Invalidated

Afghanistan's election complaints body has declared October's parliamentary elections invalid for the capital Kabul and surrounding areas. According to the Afghanistan Independent Election Complaints Commission, the decision is based on a...
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Trump Nominee Admits Afghan Security Losses May Not Be Sustainable

Washington, DC (AFP) – Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, nominee to lead Central Command, testifies during a Senate Armed Service Committee confirmation hearing The death toll among Afghanistan’s security forces will no longer be...

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Kosovo Will Send Soldiers To Serve In Afghanistan, Iraq - Reports

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The prime minister of the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, said on Wednesday that the future Kosovar army would serve in Afghanistan and Iraq and would not threaten the North Kosovo Serbs.
Related topics: Iraq, Serbia, Belgrade

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My Husband Lost A Limb In Afghanistan. Now, As His Caregiver, I'm On The Front Lines.

As a caregiver of a catastrophically disabled veteran, I'm in a lifelong battle to support my husband. Too often, the VA forces me into battle alone.        

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All That’s Left For The U.s. To Do In Afghanistan Is Lose

This piece originally appeared on antiwar.com. I’ll admit it. I’m sick of writing about America’s longest war – the quagmire in Afghanistan. Still, in a time of near media blackout on this issue, someone has to keep banging the drum. Of...

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The Taliban's Super Realistic Combat Training

Complete with incoming Hellfire. The United States Air Force destroy a Taliban training camp in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/T9CO59w4LD— DEFCONWarningSystem Staff (@Drumboy44DWS) December 3, 2018
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2018 Has Been A Dangerous And Deadly Year For Journalists

From Annapolis to Afghanistan, it has been a year of deaths, harassment and intimidation for journalists around the world.

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Sean Hannity Says Mueller's Sentencing Guideline Regarding Mike Flynn Is Disrespectful To The Troops

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): 33 years of service, 5 years in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and this is the treatment? This is the thanks this country gives him? This is how we treat people? What kind of justice system is this? His house, nearly faced...
Related topics: Iraq, Bankruptcy

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Us Afghan Envoy Seeks Pakistan's Help To Advance Peace Talks  

President Donald Trump's envoy on Afghanistan is seeking Pakistan's help in persuading the Taliban to negotiate directly with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's administration, according to a highly placed source with knowledge of the...
Related topics: Pakistan, Donald Trump, Taliban

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