Tolo News: Former president Hamid Karzai left Kabul for the United Arab Emirates on Saturday where he will stay for three days before traveling to Germany, his close aide Shahzada Massoud said. This is Karzai’s first trip abroad after the establishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link). Related
Ariana: Responding to a claim by the Afghan minister of defense of the US using Pakistan’s airspace for drone operations, Pakistan said late Sunday it was “highly regrettable”. According to a statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said Islamabad has noted with deep concern the allegation by Afghanistan’s Defense Minister Mullah Muhammad Yaqoub regarding the use of
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 28, 2022 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban defense minister Sunday directly accused neighboring Pakistan of allowing the United States to use its airspace for drone attacks against Afghanistan. Mohammad Yaqoob leveled the allegations nearly a month after Washington said it killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri with a missile fired from a drone
Ariana: Marking 103 years of independence from Britain, Mullah Mohammad Yaqub Mujahid, acting defense minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) [Taliban], on Friday warned against efforts to divide Afghans. “They are trying to divide us along regional, religious and linguistic lines and cause infighting among ourselves so that they achieve their evil goals.
NPR: Yaqoob is part of the second generation of Taliban leadership. He is a son of Mullah Muhammad Omar, the cleric who led the Taliban during their first time in power from 1996-2001. Asked if he wanted better relations with the United States, Yaqoob laughed. “This is obvious,” he said, adding that recognition of the
Tolo News: Acting Minister of Defense Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid said that Kabul and Doha are expected to sign an agreement for security cooperation. Mawlawi Yaqoob Mujahid said that he requested Qatar’s assistance in providing salaries, uniforms and equipment for Islamic Emirate forces. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has denied reports that an assassination attempt was made on the life of acting minister of defense, Mawlawi Mohammad Yaquob Mujahid, during his visit to Nangarhar. Reports emerged Saturday that an attempt had been made on Mujahid’s life. The reports emerged after a video went viral on social
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS May 21, 2022 Although intense infighting has complicated Taliban efforts to quash the resistance in northern Afghanistan, the fragmented opposition will be hard-pressed to expand nationwide without more external assistance, especially as Pakistan steps up support for the radical movement, experts told Afghan Online Press. The Taliban 2.0, in power now for
8am: Defense, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob has traveled to the province to lead the fight against the National Resistance Front. It is said that he arrived in Panjshir on Friday, May 20. According to reports, during this period of fights, the Taliban have not only failed to repel the forces of the Resistance Front, but the
Navbahor Imamova VOA News April 29, 2022 TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN — Defying Taliban demands, authorities in Uzbekistan say dozens of aircraft flown into their territory as the former Afghan government collapsed last summer are the property of the United States and will not be returned to the interim government in Kabul. The decision is likely to complicate