Saturday, 24 September 2016

15 Years And Counting

Attack on Salang pass leaves 5 dead, 3 wounded

Attack on Salang pass leaves 5 dead, 3 wounded - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency

Security sources confirmed the militants launched the attack on northern part of Salang by targeting a vehicle of the security personnel.
The sources further added that five people were killed and three others were wounded during the clash between the militants and the Afghan forces.

10% of Afghanistan Under Taliban Control?

Bullshit alrert. Both AP and the good General have reputations for spinning the data in favour of the US. More like 60% (mostly rural) territory under Taliban rule.

Army Gen. John Nicholson tells Pentagon reporters that there are up to 1,300 Islamic State militants in Syria, mainly in the east. And he said Islamic State leaders in Syria provide money, command-and-control guidance and communications support to their militants in Afghanistan. But he says U.S. and Afghan military operations have targeted the group, killing many leaders and members, so they are in fewer Afghan districts now than they were months ago. LINK

Friday, 23 September 2016

22 policemen killed in Uruzgan

22 policemen killed in Uruzgan - Afghanistan TimesAfghanistan Times
The provincial council chairman Abdul Karim Khadimzai said that 22 policemen were killed and 11 others wounded in the attack.
“Nine police officers have been missing in the wake of the fierce clash,” Pajhwok quoted him as saying. He also said that a brother of the Afghan Local Police commander for Uruzgan had also gone missing.
Moreover, according to the news agency, local security official revealed the ALP commander himself had been killed in the overnight gun battle that began at 7pm and ended at 10pm.
This comes as recently the Afghan security forces have given tit-for-tat response to the Taliban’s attack in Trinkot, the capital city of southern Uruzgan province. 

'An International Mafia With America At The Head'

The Final Front in the Afghan War

The Final Front in the Afghan War | Foreign Policy: Rasmussen and Quilty describe their journey to the war-torn region. They interviewed a number of civilians, most of whom are in a state of despair and war-weary, as Helmand province has been in a state of flux since the beginning of the war in Aghanistan– control has teeter-tottered between the Taliban and Afghan forces, leaving the region very unstable. This is their story and coverage from on the ground.

UK War Crimes Probe

Special 7.5m policing unit set up at Cornwall base to investigate British war crimes in Afghanistan | West Briton
A special 7.5 million policing unit has been set up in Cornwall to investigate claims of war crimes by British personnel in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received some 600 complaints of ill treatment in the war-torn country from 150 individuals between 2005 and 2013.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

'Hundreds' of alleged abuses in Afghanistan being investigated

UK military investigating hundreds of alleged abuses in Afghanistan | UK news | The Guardian: 
The investigation, known as Operation Northmoor, based in Newquay, Cornwall, employs 124 RMP soldiers, according to the MoD. One of the cases is understood to involve Serdar Mohammed, who was captured by UK soldiers in April 2010, but not handed over to the Afghan security services until July that year, despite regulations requiring any transfer to take place within 96 hours.
Mohammed was eventually released to return to his home in Helmand province. He claimed that the Afghan authorities tortured him.

NATO Drone & AAF Target Headquarters of Taliban

NATO Drone & AAF Target Huge Headquarters of Taliban
Kabul (BNA) NATO air drone and Afghan Air Forces (AAF) started attacks on a huge control center of Taliban rebels in southwestern Urozgan province this morning.
Dost Nayab spokesman of Urozgan governor told BNA reporter, the huge headquarters of armed rebels located in Sarshkhalo region, Tarinkot city the provincial capital of Urozgan province, which targeted by NATO and Afghan air forces.

'Butcher of Kabul' pardoned

'Butcher of Kabul' pardoned in Afghan peace deal | World news | The Guardian

The agreement, signed on Thursday after months of negotiations, paves the way for a return to public and possibly political life for Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who holds an almost unparalleled record of human rights abuses.

These include indiscriminate shelling of civilians, targeted assassinations of intellectuals and disappearances of political opponents. Hekmatyar’s followers are accused of throwing acid at women and of running an underground torture prison in Pakistan.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

An Afghan Boy's Story

29 IS loyalists killed in Nangarhar

The Kabul Times - 29 IS loyalists killed in Nangarhar
As many as 29 ISIS loyalists were killed in separate airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province.
The provincial police commandment in a statement said that the militants were killed in Haska Mina, Kot and Achin districts.