Latest in Tag: Taliban Highlight
Latest in Tag: Taliban
The word “anniversary” usually brings about happy and memorable moments. But Aug. 15 marks one year since the Taliban takeover and occupation of Afghanistan, and it’s not a happy occasion for my homeland. Recently, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released a report entitled “Human Rights in Afghanistan,” delving into the situation in …
On the eve of the withdrawal of the last American soldier from Afghanistan; for the first time, the Emir of the Taliban movement, Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada, appeared in Kandahar with the leaders of the movement, to discuss and approve the announcement of the new government. The new cabinet is expected to include all members of …
It is clear that the G7 summit, with the participation of Turkey and Qatar, was a prelude to the inauguration of the Taliban government internationally, and the beginning of dealing with it as a Sunni Islamist political entity based on the idea of jihad to run the country of Afghanistan with its geographical, political and …
On Tuesday, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received the members of the Egyptian diplomatic mission in Kabul, following their evacuation from Afghanistan.
Negotiations are underway in Afghanistan on the situation in the eastern Panjshir province, the only province still out of Taliban’s control, as the Taliban said it has sent forces to the region but will try to resolve the issue peacefully. Since the start of the US-led troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan on May 1, the …
The anti-Taliban fighters seized Pul-e-Hisar, Deh Salah and Banu districts on Friday, but the Taliban recaptured Banu on Saturday, and fighting is underway to re-take two more districts, the local media outlet reported.
The collapse of the Afghan government at the hands of the Taliban gangs leading to the fall of Kabul reminded me of the fall of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, at the hands of US forces nearly 20 years ago. Both events were broadcast exclusively by the Qatari Al-Jazeera TV network, with no mention about how …
US, Western governments evacuate their nationals as panic sweeps Afghanistan’s capital Kabul
Local Tolo News TV reported that the Taliban militants have controlled the provincial government offices, including the provincial police station.
Taliban militants who are active in parts of the Faryab province have yet to make comments on the report.
A group of Taliban insurgents were gathered in Nawa district to attack security checkpoints, but the military planes targeted them in pre-emptive action
Earlier in the day, a blast targeted a car on the western edge of Afghanistan capital Kabul, killing five including four doctors and injuring two others
ANDSF also destroyed 6 Taliban militants’ hideouts and 25 defense positions during the raid in the region 555 km southwest of Afghanistan capital Kabul.
The airstrike was conducted at 11:15 p.m. local time, targeting camp of Mawlawi Ismahil, who served as Taliban insurgents’ shadow district chief for Qaysar
Taliban cache stored 6 AK-47 rifles, 1 RPG launcher, 2,000 bullets, more than 70 kg explosive materials, according to Afghanistan government
Taliban militants, according to the official, were planning to storm security checkpoints in the area, but fled away after suffering casualties.
The militants have blocked a main road connecting Afghan province Kunduz with neighboring Takhar province within the past 12 days
Taliban launched massive attacks on security checkpoints in Taghri area, triggering heavy fighting during which airstrikes killed 27 militants
Since the signing of a peace agreement between Taliban and the United States in February, Afghan leaders have frequently demanded the Taliban to reduce violence
Both the US and the Taliban outfit were close to signing a peace deal in September, but President Donald Trump suspended negotiations after a Taliban-led car bomb claimed 10 lives, including a U.S. soldier in Kabul on 5 September.
The polling opened at 7:00 am. local time (0230 GMT) and will continue uninterrupted till 3:00 pm. local time (1030 GMT) in the country’s 34 provinces, according to Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials. The election time is likely to be extended.
After last week’s violent attack against Shia wedding, does IS only attack civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
More than 2,200 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan, and the US has spent more than $840bn fighting the Taliban and paying for relief and reconstruction
At least 40 Afghan soldiers, police officers were killed on Wednesday
The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as they seek to expand their control in Afghanistan. Will Mullah Ibrahim Sadar be different from his predecessors? DW asks Kabul-based expert Wahid Muzhdah.
Islamic insurgents killed several civilians and a policeman during a battle in a court building in Ghazni, eastern Afghanistan. The latest attack comes after the Taliban kidnapped dozens in Kunduz.
Insurgents loyal to “IS” are marking their presence in eastern Afghanistan amid increased Taliban infighting. The terror group’s attempt to win support from locals and Taliban defectors has also met brutal resistance.
The Pakistani army chief is to visit to Kabul to help restart peace talks with the Taliban. The trip comes at a time when Islamists are gaining power, which analysts say is a result of Islamabad’s covert support.
Afghan security forces have ended a siege launched by Taliban at an airport in Kandahar. Besides the 11 insurgents, the fight claimed the lives of around 50 people – soldiers, police and mainly civilians
As the battle for Kunduz city raged between Taliban militants and government forces, almost half of its residents were thought to have fled. Most have returned – to an unstable, uneasy existence, reports Catherine James. Returning to Kunduz city for Zalmai Nabizoda was more difficult than what most others faced because for him there was …