Ayaz Gul VOA News June 23, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The extremist Pakistani Taliban has formally confirmed the death of its chief in last week’s American drone strike in eastern Afghanistan and announced the appointment of his successor. The slain militant leader, Mullah Fazlullah, and his four key commanders were traveling in a vehicle in the Afghan
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, June 23 (Xinhua) — A total of 10 people including four police and six insurgents were killed as a clash erupted in Dasht-e-Archi district of Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province on Saturday, district governor Nasrudin Nazari Saadi said. The clash, according to the official, flared up after Taliban fighters stormed several checkpoints in Salahudin
Khaama Press: General Murad Ali Murad was formally introduced as the new commander of Kabul Garrison Command, nearly a month after he was dismissed as the deputy interior minister for security. Click here to read more (external link).
McClatchy: Robert Bales, the former Army staff sergeant who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, will likely ask the president to commute his life sentence once he exhausts his legal appeals for one of the nation’s most notorious war crimes. Click here to read more (external link).
AzerNews: CASA-1000 is an interregional electricity transmission project in Central and South Asia to connect four countries – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. It is presupposed that the project will create opportunities for the export of electricity surplus in summer period from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan through Afghanistan. The project is expected to bring peace and
Tolo News: A group of over 30 athletes participated in a running race in Kabul to support the extension of ceasefire by the Afghan government and welcome its efforts for peace. The race was held from Dehmazang Square to Darul Aman Palace in the west of Kabul. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Govt Pledges To Help Fund APL (Football)
WASHINGTON, June 22 (Sputnik) – Afghanistan has assembled its largest combined special operations mission to clear Islamic State terrorist units from villages in the nation’s eastern province of Nangarhar, NATO’s Resolute Support mission explained in a press release on Friday. “The largest contingent of Afghan commandos ever assembled for a joint special operations mission is
Press TV June 22, 2018 Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 16 police officers and two civilians in the western province of Badghis, officials announced. The Friday report of the casualties came after the militants waged an operation on Thursday to capture eight checkpoints in Badghis. This followed earlier clashes on Wednesday in which
ODI: Based on first-hand interviews with more than 160 Taliban fighters and officials, as well as civilians, this paper examines how the Taliban govern the lives of Afghans living under their rule. Taliban governance is more coherent than ever before; high-level commissions govern sectors such as finance, health, education, justice and taxation, with clear chains of command and policies