Michael Hughes: More than three quarters of Afghans say they are afraid of occupying forces, according to a new survey – a number likely to only increase as civilian casualties hit record levels. 92% of respondents said they are fearful of running into the Taliban, which is hardly anything to celebrate because the United States and
VOA News / November 10, 2017 WASHINGTON — A series of terrorist attacks across Afghanistan in recent weeks killed or injured hundreds of people, sparking concerns about the deteriorating security situation in the country. Analysts believe the recent rise in attacks in Afghanistan is a Taliban counterstrategy to illustrate the insurgent group’s strength and relevance as
Tolo News: “Credible reports that at least 10 civilians killed in Kunduz Afghanistan airstrike 4 Nov, UNAMA initial findings show. UN interviews with multiple survivors, medics, elders and others give strong reason to believe civilians among victims,” UNAMA said on its Twitter page late Tuesday. Government has confirmed the death of one civilian in the joint
Reuters: A U.S. investigation into reports that at least 13 civilians were killed during an operation in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last week found no evidence of any civilian casualties, a statement from the U.S. military in Kabul said on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 5, 2017 The U.S. military and Afghan authorities are investigating reports of civilian casualties caused by deadly air strikes in northern Afghanistan. The U.S. military said it had launched a probe into what it described as a combined U.S.-Afghan operation in the northern province of Kunduz on November 3 and
Press TV / November 1, 2017 At least 15 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after a bomb attached to a fuel tanker exploded in northern Afghanistan. The blast occurred on Wednesday night in the center of Charikar, the capital of Parwan province, which is located some 60 kilometers north of the capital Kabul.
Ayaz Gul VOA News / October 31, 2017 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The government of Afghanistan’s territorial control has declined to its lowest level in two years while battling a resurgent Taliban insurgency, a U.S. government watchdog revealed Tuesday. In its quarterly report submitted to Congress, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) noted 56.8 percent
Press TV October 31, 2017 Multiple casualties have been reported after a bomber blew himself up in the diplomatic zone of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. According to Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri, the attacker, riding a motorcycle, detonated his explosives inside the heavily fortified area on Tuesday. “Our initial information shows the attacker was on
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
VOA News / October 21, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — A suicide blast Saturday outside the Afghan military academy in Kabul killed at least 15 cadets and wounded several others, said the defense ministry. The attack came a day after an Islamic State suicide bomber stormed a crowded Shi’ite Muslim mosque in the city, killing 50