Friday, 12 February 2016

ISIS Recruitment in Afghanistan

CCTV of Afghan Police Officer Shot by NATO Troops in Afghanistan



CCTV footage obtained by Afghanistan's 1TV news channel shows the gunman firing a rifle before being shot and falling to the ground, in the incident on Tuesday in Kabul. He subsequently died.
The shooting occurred near the main entrance of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in the capital, the ministry said in a statement.
NATO force soldiers were not hurt during the exchange of fire which wounded the gunman, U.S. military spokesman Colonel Michael Lawhorn said.

US Airstrikes on ISIS in Afghanistan

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Here's What The Taliban Wants America To Think About ISIS In Afghanistan

Here's What The Taliban Wants America To Think About ISIS In Afghanistan
The Islamic State isn't a major issue in the country, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told the The WorldPost in an email. “The existence of the ISIS rumor in Afghanistan is an advertisement issue and is used to invade Afghanistan,” he said, adding that the American government and the CIA, in particular, are betraying Americans in order to keep troops in Afghanistan.



U.S. has 'significantly' upped strikes on Islamic State in Afghanistan

U.S. has 'significantly' upped strikes on Islamic State in Afghanistan - general | Reuters
Brigadier General Wilson Shoffner, a U.S. military spokesman, said in a briefing to reporters. "The change in authorities has given us additional flexibility." Shoffner declined to give specifics on the number of strikes but said combined with pressure from Afghan security forces, they had succeeded in containing Islamic State in the southern part of Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan. According to the Afghan interior ministry, Afghan and international forces conducted nearly 20 joint operations against Islamic State in Nangarhar in January.

5 Afghan police killed in suspected insider attack

5 Afghan police killed in suspected insider attack - Xinhua | English.news.cn
The attackers were apparently affiliated with the Taliban militants, the source said, adding, "one attacker was killed during the shootout while the second shooter involved in the attack fled the scene shortly after the firing."
The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Afghan policeman shot dead by NATO forces

Afghan policeman, shot by NATO forces, succumbed to injuries in Kabul - Afghanistan TimesAfghanistan Times:

NATO are spinning this that the policeman fired on them but Afghan news sources deny this. Looks like another NATO foul-up.
The policeman, who was working as guard for the Ministry of Commence and Industries, was shot injured yesterday at 12:50 pm near to Afghan parliament by the NATO forces for unknown reasons.
When contacted by Afghanistan Times the NATO press office in Kabul said “We are aware of the reports and are looking into them at this time.

Foreign guesthouses possible target of attack in Kabul

Foreign guesthouses possible target of attack in Kabul, U.S. Embassy warns - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency
“The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that as of early February 2016, unidentified insurgents are planning to attack unidentified foreign guesthouses in Kabul City, possibly near the Qala-e Fatullah neighborhood,” a statement b U.S. Embassy said.

Afghan insurgents gaining control of territory around former Australian base

Afghan insurgents gaining control of territory around former Australian base in Tarin Kowt - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Last week, the top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, gave a bleak assessment of the security situation in the country, warning 2016 could be "no better and possibly worse than 2015" if adjustments were not made.
"Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction of our support in 2016," General Campbell said.
Defence Force head Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin has told a Senate estimates hearing the Australian Defence Force agrees with the concerns, and insurgents in Uruzgan are pushing Afghan forces back.

UK Treasury officials wined & dined by arms giants & ‘rogue banks’