Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Pakistan Artillery Strikes - Drone Footage


Mattis reviewing Afghan war plans amid 'stalemate'

Mattis reviewing Afghan war plans amid 'stalemate' | IHS Jane's 360

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on 20 February told reporters in Abu Dhabi that in the past few days he has spoken with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani "at length" and with General John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces - Afghanistan (USFOR-A), for "several hours" by video teleconference (Mattis' visit to Afghanistan was postponed due to poor weather conditions).

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Afghan Forces Surround Dostum’s House, Office

Afghan Forces Surround Dostum’s House, Office | Ariana News
Sources told Ariananews that Gen. Dostum and Ahmad Ishchi’s case has not been solved, but the first vice president show up at his office along with his accused guards. The attorney general of Afghanistan has previously ordered the arrest of nine vice-presidential bodyguards over accusations of rape and torture over a political rival, and the vice president himself remains under investigation.

5 Killed, 20 Wounded In Attack On Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Court

5 Killed, 20 Wounded In Attack On Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Court | TOLOnews
At least five people were killed and 20 others were wounded during an attack by an number of armed men and suicide bombers on a court in Charsadda district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday morning, Pakistani media reported.


At least 4 killed, 12 injured in three blasts in Charsadda

At least 4 killed, 12 injured in three blasts in Charsadda | Ariana News

Charsadda DPO Sohail Khalid said three suicide bombers tried to enter the court premises, but security forces shot two of them dead, while one suicide bomber blew himself up. According to the DPO, three terrorists have been killed.
Emergency has been declared in hospitals in the area.



War: What is it good for? Absolutely nothing

War: What is it good for? Absolutely nothing:

Donald Trump has not even been in office for one month, and the drums of war are already beating. It’s easy to wonder if the people who make these decisions have any skin in the game. You can guarantee that we will not see Tiffany, Ivanka, Eric, Junior, or Barron at the recruiting office anytime soon. My 17-year-old son Everett wants to work in the space program, so he is looking at the Air Force ROTC. The young men on his high school wrestling team—well, there is a good chance some of them will end up in any war Trump starts.


Monday, 20 February 2017

How Afghans became second-class asylum seekers

How Afghans became second-class asylum seekers

I have witnessed this at first hand in interviews for my ongoing research on asylum policy. An executive officer at the Swedish Board of Migration told me that Syrian asylum applications, unlike Afghan ones, are “easier” to process, which explains why the asylum process is much longer for Afghans than it is for Syrians. That same officer indicated that the Swedish government asked the Board of Migration to prioritise “easy” cases. A source familiar with American refugee policy also explained to me that “the US chooses Syrians and Iraqis over Afghans”.


10 civilians killed in grenade attack

10 civilians killed in grenade attack in Afghanistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn

MEHTARLAM, Afghanistan, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Some 10 Afghan civilians were killed and four others wounded in a grenade attack in eastern Laghman province overnight, the provincial government said on Monday.

Ghani on 'Good and Bad' Taliban


Pakistan Continue Attacks in Afgjanistan

What could possibly go wrong.............?

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Border security kills 11 crossing in from Afghanistan

Dailytimes | Border security kills 11 crossing in from Afghanistan


According to official sources, the alleged militants were trying to enter Pakistan via the Khyber Agency. They were surrounded by security forces and an exchange of fire ensued.
The exchange led to the death of 11 of the suspects, while two security personnel also died.
The encounter comes after Pakistani authorities issued shoot-on-sight orders for those attempting to cross the Pak-Afghan border illegally.
Security forces have launched nationwide intelligence operations with Pakistan seemingly on the cusp of a fresh resurgence in terror attacks.

Chaos Follows AfPak Border Closure