VOA News | December 13, 2018: The Afghan ministry of defense Wednesday released footage of a series of nighttime airstrikes carried out by Afghan security forces. Afghan officials told VOA the airstrikes were carried out in southern Uruzgan province against Taliban hideouts. The recent strikes mark the first time U.S.-trained Afghan pilots are carrying out airstrikes
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 7, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban has killed at least 14 Afghan soldiers and taken more than 20 others hostage in the western Afghan province of Herat, which borders Iran, officials confirmed Friday. Separately, a counter-Taliban airstrike in central Uruzgan province killed at least seven Afghan security forces. The latest violence
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: Afghan police officers who have lost legs in the line of duty have returned to their unit to fight the Taliban in Uruzgan Province. But some officers say they haven’t been paid their salaries or received any medical support.
Tolo News: Heads of Afghanistan’s security institutions on Wednesday rejected claims that the battles in Uruzgan and Ghazni provinces, and others, were an “ethnic war”, but said that regional countries and terrorists are trying to manipulate these battles in order for them to look like this. Interior minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said regional intelligence agencies and insurgent
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan November 12, 2018 Dozens of people have been killed in violence across Afghanistan, including in a suicide bombing in Kabul targeting a protest by members of the mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority, officials say. The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the suicide blast on November 12 that killed at
Tolo News: Hundreds of protesters marched through the night from the western parts of Kabul to the city center, close to the Presidential Palace, in protest against what they say is neglect on the part of government to secure large parts of Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces. The protesters accuse government of not providing enough security to
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 9, 2018 The bodies of dozens of Afghan soldiers have been found at a base that Taliban fighters attacked last week in the southern province of Uruzgan, military officials say. “We have discovered and transported 40 bodies from the area so far,” Chinartu district Governor Faiz Mohammad said on August
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 4, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Authorities in southern Afghanistan said Saturday they have lost contact with scores of soldiers after Taliban insurgents assaulted a military base in the restive Uruzgan province. A regional Afghan National Army (ANA) spokesman told VOA heavy fighting erupted following the late Friday insurgent offensive in the Chinarto
Pajhwok: Health official in central Uruzgan provinces say Taliban insurgents have banned a polio vaccination campaign and warned the department to avoid administrating the drops to children… Bashir, a resident of Tarinkot City, hoped the Taliban did not create hurdles against health services to public. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News July 7, 2018 NATO said Saturday that a U.S. soldier had been killed and two others wounded in what it called an “apparent insider attack” in southern Afghanistan. Alliance officials said the two wounded service members were in stable condition and receiving medical treatment. A Taliban spokesman said in a statement that the