Ayaz Gul VOA News September 6, 2019 ISLAMABAD – Officials said Friday Taliban militants conducted an overnight attack on the western Afghan city of Farah, the capital of Farah province. There was no immediate word about casualties among Afghan forces or the Taliban. On Thursday, the NATO-led military alliance said an American soldier and a
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 5, 2019 At least 12 people have been killed — including a U.S. and a Romanian soldier — and dozens more injured when a car bomb struck a checkpoint on September 5 in a neighborhood of Kabul that houses the embassies, government buildings, and local NATO headquarters. The fundamentalist Taliban
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan September 2, 2019 KABUL — The Taliban has agreed “in principle” that any Afghan territory it controls in the future will not be used as a safe haven for terrorists to launch attacks against the United States and its allies, U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has told RFE/RL.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan August 29, 2019 As U.S. and Taliban officials look to apparently seal a historic deal to end the 18-year Afghan conflict, leaders of the extremist militant group are reviewing the proposed agreement at an undisclosed location along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. A senior Taliban commander in Pakistan told the AFP news
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 26, 2019 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – With a draft peace agreement between the United States and the Afghan Taliban circulating after 10 months of negotiations, the insurgent group is pushing a new media campaign boasting about what it describes as the “success” of its past strict Islamic rule. The Taliban was
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 22, 2019 U.S. and Taliban negotiators have resumed talks in Qatar to firm up a peace deal to end the nearly 18-year conflict in Afghanistan, reports say. U.S. officials and Taliban spokesmen were quoted as saying that the ninth round of talks started on August 22 in the Qatari capital
By Steve Herman VOA News August 20, 2019 Nike Ching and Ayaz Gul contributed to this report. WHITE HOUSE — “Good discussions” are under way about Afghanistan, including between the United States and the Taliban, President Donald Trump said Tuesday. But he cautioned a U.S. troop withdrawal agreement might not be realized. “I don’t know
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 14, 2019 In the fall of 2010, U.S. officials secretly met a young Taliban representative outside the southern German city of Munich. Tayyib Agha, a member of the militant group’s political wing, presented the U.S. diplomats with a road map for a negotiated end to the war.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 12, 2019 U.S. and Taliban negotiators will consult their leaders following an eighth round of peace talks to end the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan, the Taliban says. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the negotiations in the Qatari capital, Doha, ended early on August 12, adding: “It was long and
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan August 7, 2019 KABUL — At least 14 people have been killed and 145 wounded after a Taliban suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle outside a police station in Kabul, according to the Afghan Public Health Ministry. Women and children were among the victims of the attack that occurred at