Ayaz Gul VOA News November 20, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan summoned Tuesday the top U.S. diplomat in the country to formally protest President Donald Trump’s allegations that Islamabad had sheltered al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, despite receiving billions of dollars in U.S. assistance. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua told American charge d’affairs Paul Jones that Trump’s “baseless
Frud Behzan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 4, 2018 Elderly, ill, and partially paralyzed, the founder of one of Afghanistan’s most notorious and brazen extremist organizations had been out of the insurgency game for years. But Jalaluddin Haqqani leaves behind a legacy of deadly violence that threatens to live on for decades. Haqqani, whose death
Politico: While most senior Al Qaeda personnel “are trying to hide,” Gen. John Nicholson, the outgoing top commander in Kabul, said last year, the subgroup members are “more active” but are focused on training Taliban members who are fighting the Afghan government… The military insists it has never taken its eye off the Al Qaeda ball in
The Business Insider: Bin Laden’s family believes his youngest son, Hamza, has followed in his father’s footsteps by traveling to Afghanistan, where the US, Afghanistan’s national army, and NATO have been locked in a brutal war with Islamic militants since shortly after the Twin Towers were destroyed. Click here to read more (external link).
Madeeha Anwar VOA News May 16, 2018 WASHINGTON — Pakistan is the one country in the region that has done the most against terrorism, and no country can accuse Pakistan of not doing enough against terrorism and extremism, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s outgoing ambassador to the U.S., told VOA. “Al-Qaida, if you don’t hear about it
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 14, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban, in an “open letter” to the American people has called for dialogue to end the prolonged Afghan war, claiming increased U.S. military airstrikes have not “retaken even a single inch of land” from the insurgency. Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, released copies of the 10-page document
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 5, 2017 Afghan officials say they have killed dozens of Al-Qaeda officials during operations in eastern and southern Afghanistan, including senior leader Omar Khetab. The National Directorate of Security said in a statement on December 5 that some 80 members of the extremist Islamic group had been killed and 27
SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — At least 10 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) and two Taliban militants were killed in clashes which erupted in northern Afghanistan’s province of Jawzjan, an official said Sunday. “Militants loyal to the Taliban and IS clashed with each other on Saturday night, resultantly 12 fighters including 10 IS
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 9, 2017 The Canadian prime minister defended the government’s apology and multimillion-dollar payment to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. Justin Trudeau on July 8 said the deal was not about the merits of the case against Canadian-born Omar Khadr but
AP: The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions of dollars to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada’s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under “oppressive circumstances.” Click here to read more (external link).