Afghanistan

Pentagon Threatens To Ramp Up Airstrikes Against Taliban If Group ‘continues Attacks’

Amid the imminent US and NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan after over 19 years of occupation, the Taliban has launched offensives in virtually every region of the country, seizing multiple border checkpoints and sparking fears that the Kabul...
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Biden Frees Al Qaeda Commander Who Blew Up Buddhas

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. When the Taliban and its Al Qaeda allies blew up two giant Buddha statues in...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Al-qaeda, Terrorism, Taliban

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Pakistan Reportedly Deploys Troops Along Afghan Border As Tensions Increase

Earlier this week, the Taliban claimed that it now controls nearly 90 percent of Afghanistan's border areas, including with Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran. Afghan forces are currently involved in an intense fight with the Islamist...
Related topics: Pakistan, Taliban, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran

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Olympics Begin As Tokyo Tries To Contain New Covid Surge

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the state of the economy more well into a year of COVID-19, the deception of the housing market, the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, the increasing military...
Related topics: Japan, Tokyo, Taliban, Military

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Biden Throws In Additional $54 Million To Help 'unexpected Refugee Needs' Of Afghans At Risk

Last week, the Biden administration announced operation "Allied Refuge" designed to help evacuate Afghans who helped NATO during the war in Afghanistan and now fear the Taliban's* retribution.
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Retired Us General Petraeus Warns Taliban 'has The Momentum' To Take Control Of Afghanistan 'soon'

The past few weeks have seen a spike in violence in Afghanistan, where the Taliban* has stepped up military activities amid US and NATO troops’ withdrawal from the South Asian country.
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Why Afghanistan Has Crumbled

Rafi Khetab Afghanistan, Eurasia The Afghan political leadership had multiple opportunities to unify itself for the sake of the future of the nation during the past two decades. Sadly, it did not. Much like Iraq in 2011, the departure of the U.S....
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Danish Siddiqui’s Singular Images Captured Our Uncomfortable Truths

The photographer, who was killed in Afghanistan this month, was a prolific chronicler of political violence and societal disquiet.
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'baseless Propaganda': Afghanistan's Gov't Rejects Claim Taliban Controls 90% Of Country's Borders

Over the past few weeks, the Taliban* has reportedly managed to seize key Afghan border crossings with Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan amid the ongoing exit from Afghanistan by US-led forces.
Related topics: Taliban, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan

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Afghan Military Overhauls War Strategy

“Reeling from a surge in battlefield losses, Afghanistan’s military is overhauling its war strategy against the Taliban to concentrate forces around the most critical areas like Kabul and other cities, border crossings and vital...
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Afghanistan: Rocket-propelled Grenades Fired At Presidential Palace During Eid Prayers

Not a bug, but a feature. As Allah commands warfare against unbelievers in the Qur’an, rockets fired at those considered apostates and heretics during prayers are not a sacrilege, but an act of devotion. “Rocket-propelled grenades are...

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Taliban's Win Not 'yet Written', Top Us General Claims As Insurgents Seize Over 80% Of Afghanistan

The terrorist movement has made significant gains, securing most of the border crossings, ever since the US confirmed its plans to withdraw troops. Washington, however, insists on Kabul's ability to defend itself.
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Taliban Claim Control Of Some 90% Of Afghanistan's Border Areas

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Taliban* controls approximately 90% of Afghanistan's border with neighbouring countries, Zabiullah Mujahid, the movement's spokesman, told Sputnik on Thursday.
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‘complete Taliban Takeover’ Possible Outcome For Afghanistan, General Milley Says

The comments by Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, echoed mounting reports from the ground in Afghanistan.
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Taliban Has 'no Will For Peace', Afghan President Ghani Says As Time Ticks For Us Troop Pullout

Over the past few weeks, Taliban* militants have seized significant territories in rural Afghanistan and launched offensives on major cities, amid the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from the country.
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Nuland: Turkey Forces At Kabul Airport ‘vital’ For Us Maintaining Diplomatic Presence

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Turkey's intention to keep troops at the Kabul airport is necessary for the United States and its allies to maintain diplomatic presence in Afghanistan after the US pullout, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs...
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From Afghanistan To Africa, Is This The End Of Western Nation-building?

Charles Dunst Afghanistan, Asia, Africa The West might for now be done with armed nation-building, but somebody will nonetheless always have to pick up the pieces when countries collapse. It only remains to be seen who, exactly, that will...

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World Assembly Of Islamic Awakening Top Dog: ‘expulsion Of The Americans From Afghanistan A Great...

Many will see this crowing as an indication that American troops shouldn’t leave Afghanistan until “the job is done,” i.e., when it would be impossible for enemies of the United States to claim victory. That would be exactly never....

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The Worst Countries For Women (afghanistan Isn't On The List)

Concern-trolling over the dismal plight of women in Afghanistan is powerfully appealing to liberals who look for reasons for the United States to maintain a military presence there. If and when the Taliban return to power, the warmongers argue, the...
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Despite Risks, Biden Sticks To Military Exit From Afghanistan

Jim Cook Afghanistan, Asia U.S. military involvement is quickly coming to an end—too quickly for some—but the war in Afghanistan will go on. The U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan is progressing ahead of schedule and should conclude by...
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