MOSCOW, August 20 (Sputnik) – The Taliban movement has released at least 40 members of Afghan security forces in the district of Bilcheragh in the northern Faryab province. The Taliban seized control of Bilcheragh on Saturday. According to the Tolo News broadcaster, nearly 40 of 100 members of Afghan security forces present in the district
Reuters: The problems they have found are the same ones that existed a decade ago when the NATO-led coalition began to reshape Afghan forces into an army on U.S. lines – poor logistics and organization as well as a reliance on static checkpoints that are vulnerable to attack. Click here to read more (external link).
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News July 23, 2018 WASHINGTON — Retired Afghan national security forces, both from the national army and from the national police, would be recruited as part of a new Afghan regional force to provide security for areas retaken from Islamic State militants and Taliban insurgents, an Afghan official told VOA. General Mohammad Radmanish,
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 12, 2018 Taliban insurgents stormed a key military base in northeastern Afghanistan, killing at least 30 soldiers and wounding 17 others. Officials confirmed the casualties Thursday, telling VOA the pre-dawn surprise assault in the Khwaja Ghar district in Takhar province enabled rebels to seize all military equipment placed at the
Tolo News: Head of Dostum’s office, Enayatullah Babur Farahmand, said the army soldiers bound the hands of Qaisari’s security guards, beat them and shot some during the arrest. “People in the north demand the trial of the president [Ashraf Ghani] himself, who issued the order of such a heinous act and those who practiced this order
Tolo News: The United States Department of Defense said that for the first time six military corps in Afghanistan are on the offensive against insurgents. Pentagon says the offensive mode against insurgents will result in better coordination among government forces. Click here to read more (external link). More Security News Commandos Involved In 68 Operations To Combat
Politico: The plan to turn around the war in Afghanistan may already be running into quicksand. An extensive effort aimed at weeding out Taliban sympathizers and terrorist infiltrators from the Afghan army has slowed the work of a new unit of 1,000 military advisers, whose deployment was billed as a key part of the strategy President
William Gallo VOA News May 1, 2018 The number of Afghan security forces declined sharply over the past year amid worsening violence, according to a U.S. government watchdog’s latest assessment of the conflict. Afghan police and army forces saw an almost 11-percent decline, according to the report released Tuesday by the Special Inspector General on
The washington Post: A major buildup of Afghanistan’s commando force, part of a strategy to fight insurgents who contest or control nearly half the country’s districts, could have a detrimental effect on conventional army units, already beaten down by years of combat, corruption and desertion. Click here to read more (external link).
Army Times: The Defense Department has reported that as of February, nine of the more than 150 Afghan trainees in the United States who went absent without leave, or AWOL, across the nation remain unaccounted for. Afghan trainees in the United States go AWOL at a rate of 6 percent. Conversely, trainees from other countries go AWOL at a