Monday, 23 January 2017

U.K. Envoy Sees 'Long' U.S., NATO Commitment In Afghanistan

Ghost Soldiers

Canada concerned about embezzlement in aid project to Afghanistan

Canada concerned about embezzlement in aid project to Afghanistan | Wadsam: 

A report on January 9, 2016 by Afghanistan’s Tolo News stated: “Earlier this month, the Minister of Education Assadullah Hanif Balkhi said that a recent study found that only six million Afghan children are in fact at school — contrary to the 11 million as previously stated by the former government.”

Providing USD 117.2mn since 2006, Canada is one of the main contributors to Afghanistan’s largest national education program–Education Quality Improvement Project (EQUIP).

“Canada is currently undertaking the necessary due diligence to ensure that in the event that Canada’s funds have been misappropriated, that such funds are recovered and that the guilty parties are held to account,” Ottawa Citizen quotes Jessica Seguin, a spokeswoman for Global Affairs Canada.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

President (Gulp) Trump Adresses His Troops

ISIS Recruiting In Kunar

ISIS actively recruiting in Kunar province of Afghanistan - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency:

The head of the high peace council for Kunar, Mohammad Ismail Munib, told RFE/RL that the loyalist of the terror group have started advertisements and are spreading propaganda among the residents of Kunar.
He said the issue has sparked concerns among the local residents and ISIS loyalists move among the people to attract them to their ranks.
Shahwali Salarzai, head of Kunar’s labor association, has said the group could attract the jobless youths whose numbers are considerably high.

Places Where They're Not Thanking Obama


Saturday, 21 January 2017

Multiple Casualties in Kandahar Police Station Attack

According to the Anadolu news agency, police spokesman Zia Durani said that the Taliban attacked a police station located in Maiwand District of Kandahar Province, killing 43 people, including 16 police officers.
The attack was conducted by four columns on militants, and it was repulsed due to the arrived additional forces. Link

Abdullah welcomes Trump

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Should Auld Acquaitance Be Forgot
Afghanistan's Abdullah welcomes Trump commitment to troops | Reuters

"I want to congratulate the U.S president on behalf of myself, the Afghan government and the people of Afghanistan," Abdullah said at an event to launch a bid for $550 million in international humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, which remains locked in a bloody war between the Western-backed government and insurgent groups like the Taliban.

3 foreign ISIS militants killed in East of Afghanistan

3 foreign ISIS militants killed in East of Afghanistan - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency: 

According to a statement released by the provincial police commandment, the militants were killed in an airstrike carried out by the US forces in Achin district.
The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out late on Friday afternoon in Jawargar area and all those killed in the raid are foreign insurgents.

Friday, 20 January 2017

16 police killed in S. Afghanistan's Kandahar province

16 police killed in S. Afghanistan's Kandahar province - Xinhua |

"A group of Taliban rebels attacked some security checkpoints in Sarabaghal area of Miwand district at around 03:00 a.m. local time today triggering gun battle which lasted for a while during which 16 police personnel including commander of checkpoints Sardar Wali were martyred," the official told Xinhua but declined to be identified.

Video of Royal Marine executing wounded Afghan not to be published

Image result for Blackman AfghanistanVideo of Royal Marine executing wounded Afghan must not be published, MoD tells court — RT UK

The MoD and Blackman’s legal team are against the release, while the Daily Mail, which has campaigned for Blackman’s release, says it is neutral on the issue.
Blackman, who is heard in the recording telling the Afghan prisoner to “shuffle off this mortal coil, you c*nt” as he executes him, was given 10 years, later reduced to eight on appeal.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Under Trump, US policy in Afghanistan is anyone’s guess

Under Trump, US policy in Afghanistan is anyone’s guess - Middle East - Stripes

The incoming administration inherits one of the United States’ most stubborn and complex foreign policy challenges. Although President Barack Obama promised to end U.S. military involvement, American servicemembers continue to be drawn into combat as Afghan security forces struggle to contain a resilient Taliban insurgency.