Ariana: According to Global Terrorism Index 2020 Afghanistan remains the country most impacted by terrorism and was subjected to 26 of the world’s 50 worst terrorist attacks last year. The report stated that while terrorism deaths in the country declined in 2019 for the first time in three years, the Taliban remained the world’s deadliest
Hundreds-of-thousands of families have mourned the loss of loved ones killed in Afghanistan’s 19-year-long conflict. But there is one war widow in the country’s northeastern Kunar Province who carries an especially heavy burden of grief. Taj Bibi has had three husbands killed in battle. All of them were brothers who served the Afghan National Army.
Ariana: At least 261 civilians have been killed and 602 wounded in Taliban offensives in the past 50 days, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed Saturday. “The Taliban have increased violence in some provinces in recent months. In the past 50 days, the Taliban have conducted close to 2,000 offensives that left 863 civilians killed
1TV: Taliban militants collect electricity bill on the outskirts of capital Kabul, Afghanistan’s national power utility said on Saturday. Wahidullah Popalzai, provincial head of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat for Kabul, said that Taliban have collected 1,000 afghanis from each household in Arghundi Bala area of Paghman district and in Uzbin area in Surobi district. Click
Tolo News: People in Dur Baba district in the eastern province of Nangarhar have taken up arms against the Taliban after the group warned the residents to not let its young men join the Afghan national security forces. The Taliban also reportedly forbade anyone from holding prayer ceremonies for the fallen members of the Afghan
Jeff Seldin VOA News July 31, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. and coalition defense officials fear the Taliban are successfully ratcheting up attacks against the Afghan government, hoping to push it past its breaking point, while often keeping allied forces at bay. The officials, who spoke with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), warn
Ariana: The Taliban’s leader Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada stated Tuesday that the group is on the threshold of “establishing a pure Islamic government” and warned the United States and the international community to take the Doha-agreement seriously and “stop creating further problems”. He said in his Eid ul-Adha message: “Our Jihad was and continues to be
By Mansoor Khosrow & Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 22, 2020 FIROZ KOH, Afghanistan — It was about 1 a.m. when a group of men banged on the front door of a mud-brick house in a village in central Afghanistan. Startled, 15-year-old Qamar Gul jolted out of bed and grabbed her younger brother.
By Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News July 14,2020 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Nearly 3,000 civilians, around 16 per day, have been killed or wounded in the conflict in Afghanistan in the first six months of this year, according to the country’s official human rights body. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) issued its report Tuesday in Kabul,
HRW: The Taliban in Afghanistan have imposed severe restrictions on rights in areas under their control despite claims of reform, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Residents reported an inability to criticize or question Taliban actions, violations of the rights of women and girls, and severe limits on freedom of expression and