Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

Rocket Blast at US Embassy in Kabul Two Minutes into 9/11 Anniversary

(news 18): A rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States, but officials at the compound declared all-clear about an hour later and reported no injuries. A plume of smoke rose over central Kabul shortly after midnight and sirens could be

Taliban Vows to Fight on After Trump Declares Peace Talks to be ‘Dead’​

(News 18): The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with insurgents were "dead", saying Washington would regret abandoning negotiations. "We had two ways to end occupation in Afghanistan, one was jihad and fighting, the other was talks and negotiations," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid

Russian Envoy Slams Trump’s Decision On Afghanistan

(TOLO news): "This is certainly a negative signal, but at the same time we take note of remarks by Pompeo and representatives of the Taliban group. Despite the bellicose tone of these remarks, both sides note readiness to continue dialogue," Mr. Kabulov said as quoted by TASS news agency. "Since emotions are running high now,

Taliban Capture 3 Districts in Takhar Province

(Voice of America): The Afghan Taliban captured another district in northern Takhar province Monday night - a third to fall into militant control in the province this month. Jawad Hejri, a spokesman for Takhar's governor, told VOA Afghan security forces retreated from the district center after two days of heavy fighting. However, provincial officials rejected

Explosion occurs in Kabul near US embassy

(ANI): A powerful explosion occurred near the US Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday. Images circulated on social media showed smoke billowing near the embassy building, where several embassies are located. The explosion took place on 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attack. The blast was a rocket blast, Xinhua reported citing local journalist Jawad Jalali. No

UN: Direct Talks Needed Between Afghan Government, Taliban

(Voice of America): As negotiations between the U.S. and Taliban collapsed this week, the top U.N. official in Afghanistan called Tuesday for direct intra-Afghan talks to resolve the country's nearly two-decade old conflict. "Conflict can only be resolved by direct talks between the Afghan people," U.N. envoy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto told a meeting of

US Declares Pakistani Taliban Chief as Global Terrorist

(Voice of America): The United States has designated a top Pakistani militant commander as a global terrorist for directing deadly attacks against Pakistan. The U.S. State Department announced the decision Tuesday, identifying the man as Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, the head of the outlawed extremist Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban. It

1,000 Taliban killed by U.S. forces in last 10 days, Pompeo says

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States has ratcheted up on the Taliban, complaining bitterly that it killed a U.S. soldier last week, and yet the State Department admits U.S. forces in turn have killed over 1,000 Taliban militants in the past ten days. "I was out at Dover Air Force Base just a handful of

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