Ayaz Gul VOA News August 23, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Germany’s military reported Monday a firefight erupted outside the north gate at Kabul’s airport, with unknown attackers killing one Afghan security officer dead and wounding three others. The German military said its forces and those from the United States were involved in the battle. The airport
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 19, 2021 Casualties were reported as Afghan demonstrators waving the national flag took to the streets of several cities to mark the country’s Independence Day in the first major display of popular opposition to the Taliban, a day after at least one person was killed when the hard-line Islamist militants
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 18, 2021 Gunshots rang out in Kabul and some militants violently broke up a protest in eastern Afghanistan as foreign powers watch every action of the Taliban to see if it will live up to its promises of having left the group’s brutal human rights record behind. Hundreds boarded planes
Jamie Dettmer VOA News August 13, 2021 British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace warned Friday that Afghanistan risks becoming a failed state and predicted a-Qaida will again thrive in the country. “I’m absolutely worried that failed states are breeding grounds for those types of people,” he told British broadcaster Sky News. Hours earlier Wallace announced Britain
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News August 7, 2021 KABUL – Both the United States and Britain issued advisories Saturday to their citizens, urging them to leave Afghanistan immediately using commercial flight options. “Given the security conditions and reduced staffing, the Embassy’s ability to assist U.S. citizens in Afghanistan is extremely limited even within Kabul,” a statement
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 31, 2021 Britain has announced plans to step up the relocation of Afghan staff who worked with the military and their families ahead of the completion of a planned withdrawal of U.S.-led NATO forces from the war-wracked country. More than 1,400 Afghans, mostly interpreters and their relatives, have already moved
BBC News: AJ has been scared to leave his home in Kabul for months – he fears the Taliban want him and his family dead. Now in his early 30s, he is one of hundreds of Afghans who worked with British forces as interpreters and support staff, and who may now be targeted by the
The Guardian (UK): The longest, most pointless and unsuccessful war that Britain has fought in the past 70 years – its intervention in Afghanistan – is to end in September. I doubt anyone will notice. Nations celebrate victories, not defeats. What has the US and UK intervention achieved? The military theorist Gen Sir Rupert Smith,
Ariana: President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said during an event to mark National Soldiers’ Day that the international community has deprived Afghanistan of peace in the past 40 years. “International community deprived a nation… from peace, it is not acceptable, we want a dignified peace that people want and security forces want, peace is coming.
The National (AE): Britain’s departing spy chief Alex Younger has revealed how he outmanoeuvred the CIA for audiences with Afghanistan’s then-president by giving him a regular supply of jam, in a move that “compensated for some billions of dollars of security assistance”. Click here to read more (external link).