12 Jan 2021

Afghan Shia leader in Pakistan after killings of Hazara miners

Karim Khalili is a prominent Afghan Shia Muslim and held talks with Pakistan’s foreign minister after the killing of 10 Shia coal miners in a targeted attack earlier this month. The two leaders met in Islamabad on Tuesday. Peace processes between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban were discussed

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11 Jan 2021

Afghan Leaders Sideline Spokesmen in an Escalating Misinformation War

Ahmad Jawad Hijri, the former spokesman for the governor of Takhar Province, was imprisoned and fired after three days after telling the news media about an Afghan airstrike in Northern Afghanistan that wounded children. Top officials from Kabul had stated that only taliban fighters had been killed in the strike,

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17 Dec 2020

US Joint Chiefs chairman meets with Taliban on peace talks

On Tuesday, Army General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Taliban negotiators for two hours in Doha, Qatar. Gen. Milley then flew to Kabul to discuss the peace process with Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan. The peace talks aim to reduce violence across

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14 Dec 2020

Afghan Forces Kill Dozens of Taliban Fighters Following Break in Peace Talks

According to the Afghan government, security forces have killed at least 51 Taliban fighters in the province of Kandahar, marking the latest development in the violence between the two entities. Both sides are currently pursuing peace talks in Qatar while fighting over territory back in Afghanistan. The strikes allegedly occurred

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20 Nov 2020

Afghanistan Braces for Worst as U.S. Troop Withdrawal Accelerates

Afghanistan’s government has been struggling to maintain control of the country, and the situation is only worsening with the sudden withdrawal of American troops. Security forces are dealing with an influx of hit and run assignations, Taliban insurgents have stuck letters on shopfronts claiming that the organization will execute kidnappers,

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02 Nov 2020

Gunmen kill at least 10 students in attack on Kabul university

In Kabul, an attack on the Kabul University has killed 10 students while security forces traded gunfire with the attackers. The attackers targeted students and fired at them while they fled the university, with some students claiming that they were firing on every student they saw. The Taliban has stated

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27 Oct 2020

At least seven dead in Pakistan school attack

Following an attack on a religious school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police have stated that at least seven were killed and more than 50 injured. Early reports claimed that four of the dead were children, however, it has been determined by hospital officials that those killed were young

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23 Oct 2020

Afghan Airstrike Targeting Taliban Kills 12 Children as Peace Talks Stall

On Thursday, local officials reported that an Afghan airstrike targeting the Taliban accidentally killed 12 children in a school building. The Afghan government has been combatting a wave of Taliban attacks threatening Kabul and its ability to maintain security following the withdrawal of US troops. Although the Afghan Ministry of

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11 Sep 2020

Pompeo says Afghan negotiations likely to be ‘contentious’

Eagerly anticipated negotiations between opposition parties within Afghanistan’s complex political specter are likely to be contentious, according to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. However, the only way to resolve conflict within the region is likely through negotiations between the two parties, following decades of relentless conflict. Pompeo’s comments

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04 Aug 2020

Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group

In Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Islamic State militants overtook a prison in a lengthy attack that lasted almost a day and left 39 people dead. The group of militants was able to free nearly 400 of their fighters before Afghan security forces were able to re-establish control over the prison. The attack

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