Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Taliban capture 3 security posts, villages in Takhar

Taliban capture 3 security posts, villages in Takhar | Pajhwok Afghan News: 


Police spokesman Maj. Khalil Aseer told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed security check-posts in the district on Monday night, capturing three check-posts and Bagh-i-Paeen area.

Army Staff Sergeant who died in Afghanistan is identified

Army Staff Sergeant who died in Afghanistan is identified | Daily Mail Online

The US soldier who died in a noncombat-related vehicle incident in eastern Afghanistan on Monday has been identified by the Army as 24-year-old Staff Sgt David Thomas Brabander.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Trump Keeps secret military deployment information

White House releases military deployment information: 

The omissions reflect President Trump’s eagerness to keep secret the size of U.S. deployments in some global hot spots under the theory that the numbers, no matter how vague, might give extremists and other enemies a strategic advantage, a senior administration official told Yahoo News. Military, congressional and even some other administration officials privately dispute that notion and say some transparency is necessary for informed debate about America’s use of force. It is unclear whether the administration detailed the figures to Congress in a classified addendum to the letter.

Senators want Kabul shooters hanged in public

Senators want Kabul shooters hanged in public | Pajhwok Afghan News

On December 8, four men gunned down four women, three children and one man. At least two others were injured. Two guests were among the dead.

A day earlier, Kabul police said they had detained three people in connection with the incident from Kabul-Baghlan highway.

U.S. Soldier Dead, Two Injured In 'Vehicle Incident' In Eastern Afghanistan

U.S. Soldier Dead, Two Injured In 'Vehicle Incident' In Eastern Afghanistan: 

NATO says a U.S. soldiers has died as a result of injuries sustained during a "vehicle incident" in eastern Afghanistan.

Monday, 11 December 2017

An Afghan Year: My Road from Soldier to Socialism | Dissident Voice

An Afghan Year: My Road from Soldier to Socialism | Dissident Voice


I joined the National Guard to pay for college. I didn’t really think of the consequences at the time. After all: I’m an American, I was raised to worship my country and adore the military, and I did. Receiving a college education seemed like fair payment for “service to my country.” But that whole illusion of patriotism and “American exceptionalism” began to break down the moment I found myself stepping off an AC-17 into the blinding sun of Kandahar, Afghanistan, in the spring of 2012.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

French fighters join Islamic State armed group in Afghanistan

French fighters join Islamic State armed group in Afghanistan - France - RFI


It is the first time that the presence of French IS fighters has been recorded in Afghanistan, and comes as analysts suggested foreigners may be heading for the war-torn country after being driven from Syria and Iraq.
It is also a troubling sign as France, which has faced the worst of the IS-inspired violence in Europe since 2015, debates how to handle hundreds of its citizens who went to fight for the group in the Middle East.

Roadside Blast Kills Nangarhar Local Police Chief

Roadside Blast Kills Nangarhar Local Police Chief | TOLOnews: 

Habiburrahman, a local police commander in Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province was killed in a roadside mine blast on Sunday afternoon, a local official confirmed.
Four other local policemen and a civilian were wounded.
The incident took place in the Khogyani district of the province, a spokesman for the provincial governor, Attaullah Khoghyani said.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

10 civilians shot dead in Kabul

10 civilians shot dead in Kabul

According to the Tolo News, the incident took place on Friday evening, in which four women, as many children and two men were killed.
The eyewitnesses said four armed men were involved in the homicide.

ANA soldiers among 11 killed in Ghazni attack

ANA soldiers among 11 killed in Ghazni attack | Pajhwok Afghan News:

Mohammad Arif Noori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the insurgents attacked the ANA check-post in the Lewani Bazaar area of the district on Friday night.

He said as a result of the ensuing clash, three ANA soldiers and eight militants were killed. Two soldiers and 12 insurgents wounded. The Taliban retreated after the additional forces reached the site.

Friday, 8 December 2017

U.S. Military Withholds Key Measures Of Afghan War

U.S. Military Withholds Key Measures Of Afghan War : The Two-Way : NPR

Very basic information such as the number of Afghan troops that have died, the exact size of the force, how many people are joining, and the readiness of their equipment has previously been made available in quarterly reports from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction — a military agency set up by Congress that audits U.S. spending in Afghanistan.

US forces in Afghanistan on alert after Jerusalem announcement

US forces in Afghanistan on alert after Jerusalem announcement

Trump’s announcement Wednesday has sparked sharp criticism and has stoked fears of potential violence. The State Department issued a ’Worldwide Caution” following the announcement, without mentioning Jerusalem or Trump’s announcement.