The Guardian (UK): The review finds the sheer scale of the aid resources funnelled through central state institutions was distorting. The Afghan state spent approximately $11bn each year, but raised only $2.5bn of its own resources, the report finds. Echoing previous studies it suggests it would have taken 35 years for the state to become
Al Jazeera: British forces have paid compensation for the deaths of 64 children in Afghanistan, a toll four times higher than the 16 child deaths publicly acknowledged by the Ministry of Defence, according to a new report. Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), a United Kingdom-based charity, found that the British government paid, on average, £1,656
Ariana: Marking 103 years of independence from Britain, Mullah Mohammad Yaqub Mujahid, acting defense minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) [Taliban], on Friday warned against efforts to divide Afghans. “They are trying to divide us along regional, religious and linguistic lines and cause infighting among ourselves so that they achieve their evil goals.
Ariana: Amnesty International on Wednesday described the BBC’s findings of alleged war crimes by UK Special Forces in Afghanistan between 2010 and 2011 as horrific and called for an urgent investigation. “The BBC’s reporting outlines unlawful killings, including deliberate killing of individuals after they were detained, targeting of civilians and fabricating evidence to justify the
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 12, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Rights defenders are demanding an urgent inquiry into reported allegations that British special forces executed dozens of detainees and unarmed men in suspicious circumstances during anti-insurgency operations in Afghanistan a decade ago. A BBC investigation, citing newly obtained military documents, alleged Tuesday that 54 people were unlawfully
BBC: SAS operatives in Afghanistan repeatedly killed detainees and unarmed men in suspicious circumstances, according to a BBC investigation. Newly obtained military reports suggest that one unit may have unlawfully killed 54 people in one six-month tour. Click here to read more (external link).
Bella Caledonia: American soldiers committed horrendous atrocities in these areas, ranging from systematic rape and sexual assault to massacres of civilians. Australian soldiers also committed similar atrocities, such as tying up children and slitting their throats. British soldiers also committed atrocities in these areas, most of which are simply not known, because the findings of
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 20, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban confirmed Monday they had freed several British men after holding them for about six months. The confirmation came shortly after British officials announced that five of their citizens had been released from detention in Afghanistan. Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a Twitter post
Tolo News: The UK does not support anyone, including Afghan nationals, seeking to achieve political change through violence, or any activity inciting violence for political purposes in Afghanistan, the Chargé d’Affaires at the UK Mission to Afghanistan in Doha, Hugo Shorter said. In a statement, Shorter said the UK will not allow its “soil to
The Independent (UK): ‘I feel like the British have been disloyal’ – Over 100 men who worked with the British embassy continue to remain in Afghanistan and some of them have alleged torture at the hands of the Taliban. The men worked for a global security company named GardaWorld, according to a BBC Newsnight investigation