Daily Archives: September 18, 2019

10 Pakistanis among 35 Taliban rebels killed in Ghazni

(Afghanistan news): KBAUL: The Afghan security forces have killed 10 Pakistani national’s terrorists among 35 Taliban rebels in a ground operation carried out in central Ghazni province, provincial official said Tuesday. In a statement, the Provincial governor’s office said the operations were conducted in Mangoor, Qarabagh and Kala Ghach villages of the capital city of

Pentagon confirms death of 1 US soldier in Afghanistan

(China.org.cn): The U.S. Defense Department confirmed on Tuesday that a U.S. soldier died in Afghanistan on Monday. The soldier was killed by small arms fire when his unit was engaged in combat operations in Wardak Province of Afghanistan, said the Pentagon in a statement, adding the incident is currently under investigation. The United States maintains

Two Taliban suicide bombings in Afghanistan kill dozens

(CGTN America): Nearly 50 people killed in Afghanistan in two suicide bombings. The first blew up at a presidential election rally – killing at least 26 people. A second – at an army base – killed at least 22, including civilians. The charred remains of yet another bombing-a symbol, perhaps, of Afghanistan’s peace process. This

Insurgents’ attacks claim 46 lives amid presidential race in Afghanistan

(China.org.cn): At least 46 people were confirmed dead and 70 injured in two deadly bombings claimed by the Afghan Taliban outfit in a single day on Tuesday as the electioneering among presidential runners is getting momentum. The first blast struck a rally of the supporters of presidential runner and incumbent President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in

At least 22 dead in Kabul suicide bombing claimed by Taliban

(Miami Herald): At least 22 people, including six military personnel, were killed in a suicide bombing in the center of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, the Ministry of Interior Affairs said Tuesday. Nearly 40 others, including women and children, were wounded in the incident, the ministry said in a statement. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the

Afghanistan’s uncertain future

(THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE ): The announcement by President Trump to withdraw from the peace talks being held with the Taliban leadership when an agreement between them was so close was surprising. The decision was apparently taken by the President to express his resentment of the recent Taliban attack in which one American soldier and 10

America Has a New Strategy in Afghanistan, But It Isn’t Actually Very New

(Asia News): On September 7, U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly called off his government’s talks with the Taliban—even though the two sides were on the cusp of a U.S. troop withdrawal deal. With talks off (for now), the Trump administration has vowed to intensify its fight against the Taliban, with the hope that increasing battlefield

Pentagon identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

(UPI): Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Pentagon identified the Green Beret killed Monday in Afghanistan as Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin. Griffin, 40, of Greenbrier, Tenn., was killed by small arms fire while engaged in combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, the Department of Defense said in a

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