Ariana: A well-known local comedian, Nazar Mohammad, who was known as Khasha Jawan, was gunned down on Tuesday, allegedly by the Taliban, in Kandahar, sparking widespread condemnation. According to sources, Khasha Jawan was assaulted by the militants before being killed. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 26, 2021 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – The United Nations has warned that civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan sharply increased in the first half of 2021, setting the war-ravaged country on course to witness the highest ever number of civilian casualties in a single year. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Ariana: A number of families, who have fled their homes due to ongoing clashes in the Malistan district of Ghazni province and taken refuge in Kabul said that the Taliban have looted their properties and gunned down civilians in the district. According to them, the Taliban have killed at least 40 people – including civilians,
Radio Mashaal / RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi July 23, 2021 CHAMAN, Pakistan — Despite allegations of a massacre near a border crossing between southern Afghanistan and Pakistan, foot traffic is resuming across this normally bustling trade and travel crossroads in South Asia. The partial reopening at a key point of the Afghan-Pakistani border follows a purported
Ariana: The Taliban appear to have “strategic momentum” in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities, setting the stage for a decisive period in coming weeks, the top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley said Wednesday. “This is going to be a test now of the will and
Frud Bezhan Radio Azadi July 19, 2021 MAZAR-E SHARIF, Afghanistan — Safia and her three young children live out in the open, exposed to the punishing summer heat, with no food or water. She fled her home in Afghanistan’s northern city of Kunduz after it was struck last week by mortars, which killed her husband,
Frud Bezhan Mustafa Sarwar Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 14, 2021 MAZAR-E SHARIF, Afghanistan — Women banned from going outside alone. Girls barred from attending school. Unmarried women forced to marry fighters. This was life for many Afghans under the Taliban’s brutal regime in the 1990s when the fundamentalist Islamist group conquered much of Afghanistan.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 13, 2021 At least four civilians were killed and five others were wounded in an explosion in Kabul on July 13, police said, as the United Nations warned that Afghanistan was “on the brink” of a new humanitarian crisis as violence intensified amid a hasty withdrawal of U.S.-led forces from
Press TV July 12, 2021 Syed Zafar Mehdi After 20 long years of costly and futile military adventurism, Americans are retreating from war-ravaged Afghanistan, the ‘graveyard of empires’, as the Taliban make rapid gains across the country. Militaristic meddling in developing nations – or in other words ‘foreign military invasions’ – has been a defining feature of American
Fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants broke out in the southern city of Kandahar on July 9, leaving at least 18 people dead and more than 100 wounded. Government troops say the militants have seized homes in residential neighborhoods, forcing civilians to flee and complicating efforts to drive the Taliban out of