8am: The foreign minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, has warned of the military presence of the United States in the region, calling on the neighboring countries of Afghanistan not to permit US military base and NATO on their soil. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 27, 2021 NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says he has reiterated the military alliance’s support for Afghanistan in a call with President Ashraf Ghani as Taliban militants solidify territorial gains made during the withdrawal of international troops from the war-torn country. “Good to speak with President @ashrafghani today. The security situation
1TV: In a post on Facebook, Danish suggested that the international community committed mistake by pressuring the Afghan government to release thousands of Taliban prisoners. Danish also criticized invitation of the Taliban to international conferences as “wrong behavior” toward the group, saying it was legitimizing the group. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 30, 2021 The last German, Italian, and North Macedonian troops have returned home from Afghanistan, bringing their nearly two-decade deployment to a close as part of an accelerated withdrawal of foreign forces from the war-wracked country. The U.S.-led coalition agreed in April to end their 9,600-strong mission in Afghanistan after
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 18, 2021 ISLAMABAD – The Taliban said Friday its leaders already had conveyed to Turkey their opposition to any foreign troops remaining in Afghanistan after the U.S. and NATO forces leave the war-torn country by a September 11 deadline. The insurgent group’s statement comes a day after U.S. officials said
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 15, 2021 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would need support from the United States to protect Kabul’s international airport if it were to maintain troops in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of other NATO troops. Turkey is also seeking Pakistan and Hungary’s involvement in a new mission in
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS June 14, 2021 Just as the NATO summit gets underway in Brussels, several alliance members are expressing frustration with how the United States has managed the entire process of withdrawing from Afghanistan, including the fact the exit is unconditional – just as the Taliban continues to make significant military advances. And this
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 12, 2021 ISLAMABAD – The Taliban warned Saturday that it would be “unacceptable” to them and a “mistake” on the part of any nation to retain a military presence in Afghanistan to guard airports or other installations after the departure of U.S.-led NATO troops from the warn-torn country. The insurgent
Radio Free Afghanistan June 11, 2021 The Taliban has captured yet another key district in the northern Afghan province of Takhar amid increased violence and stalled peace talks between the militants and the Western-backed government in Kabul that have cast uncertainty over the future of the country once U.S.-led international forces leave by September. Three
Jeff Seldin VOA News June 7, 2021 WASHINGTON – There is no guarantee that Afghanistan’s government and security forces will succeed, or even survive, once the last U.S. and coalition troops leave the country, according to a blunt assessment from NATO’s top official. “We have to face the reality there is, of course, a lot of uncertainty,”