Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen - Business Insider: 


At least five soldiers were killed when their checkpoint was attacked by the Taliban in western Farah province, according to Mohammad Naser Mehri, the provincial governor's spokesman.
Two soldiers were wounded in that attack, in the Bala Buluk district. Mehri said six Taliban fighters were killed and three others were wounded in the battle, which lasted several hours.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen in western Afghanistan

Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen in western Afghanistan

In near-simultaneous attacks in western Badghis province, a large number of insurgents attacked army units in the district of Ab Kamari, killing nine soldiers, said Ghulam Sarwar Haidari, the deputy provincial police chief.
At the same time, another group of insurgents struck police in Qadis district, killing five policemen. Sharafuddin Majidi, spokesman for the provincial governor, confirmed the casualty tolls.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Kabul Voting Centre Attack Carried Out By ISIS

Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 48

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 48 - BBC News

Nearly half the dead are said to be women, and children were also killed when the blast hit the queue outside, with many other people injured.
The Islamic State group (IS) said it had carried out the attack.
Voter registration began this month for legislative elections which are due to take place in October.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

50,000 troops to Afghanistan? Trump has to decide

50,000 troops to Afghanistan? Trump has to decide | Newsday: 


A new Afghanistan war strategy approved last month by President Donald Trump’s top military and national security advisers would require at least 50,000 U.S. forces to stop the advance of the Taliban and save the government in Kabul, according to a classified U.S. intelligence community assessment.

'War On Terror' - 17 Years Old




Jon Pilger - The War You Don't See


The War You Don't See from Dartmouth Films on Vimeo.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Taliban Block Cellphone Service in S. Afghanistan

Taliban Block Cellphone Service in S. Afghanistan:

 Local communications officials said the Taliban "believe the Afghan government is utilizing private communication systems for military and intelligence operations," Omidullah Zaheer, communications director of Helmand province, told VOA.
"In a note to all communication companies, Taliban warned them to stop their operations," Zaheer added.

17 Years in Afghanistan



The longest war in US history keeps going on and on. No end in sight. Not even an end-goal in sight. How did we get to this point? Scott Horton, author of Fool's Errand - Time to End the War in Afghanistan, joins today's Liberty Report in-studio to discuss this and the many other wars of the US empire.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Blast in southern Afghanistan kills five

Blast in southern Afghanistan kills five

The commander of the Kandahar rapid response police force, General Janan Mama, was among those killed in Wednesday's blast that took place in Kandahar city, provincial council member Haji Mohammad Nadir said.
He said five others were injured in the blast. The type of explosive used was not yet known.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Six Afghan Civilians Said Killed In Attack In Western Province

Six Afghan Civilians Said Killed In Attack In Western Province

Iqbal Nezami, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said four other civilians were wounded after their car was fired upon near Faroz Koh, the provincial capital, early on April 17.

The victims were all ethnic Hazaras, a Shi'ite minority that is frequently targeted by Sunni extremists in different parts of Afghanistan.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Escalation in Khost