20 Aug 2021

The Taliban’s mask slips further after militants kill journalist’s relative

The true nature of Taliban rule has been exposed after the brutal repression of several protests and the murder of a journalist’s relative countered the militant group’s promises to lead a restrained and inclusive regime. On Thursday, reports emerged that Taliban fighters had been searching for one of their journalists

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19 Aug 2021

Protests against Afghan Taliban spread in early signs of resistance

Flag-waving protestors took to the streets of Afghan cities on Thursday to protest the Taliban. Witnesses claimed a crowd in Asadabad saw a few casualties, though it is unclear if the casualties were resulting from Taliban interference or a stampede. These rallies, along with the thousands of people scrambling to

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19 Aug 2021

Afghanistan crisis: Biden says US troops may stay past withdrawal deadline

The United States troops remaining in Afghanistan may stay past the deadline for withdrawal, the end of this month. US President Joe biden said the troops may stay as the Taliban fighters are keeping evacuees from Kabul’s airport. Almost 15,000 troops and US citizens are stranded in the country after

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18 Aug 2021

Taliban Block Routes to Kabul Airport, Hampering Evacuations From Afghanistan

Afghans and Westerners are stranded in Kabul after the Taliban took over the capital city on Sunday. The insurgents set up checkpoints on most roads leading to the city’s US-controlled airport, hindering evacuation flights. There is currently no clear system to bring people into the airport and entry remains extremely

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16 Aug 2021

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani flees the country as Taliban forces enter the capital

Afghan President Ashraf Gani fled the country on Sunday amid a mounting crisis due to the Taliban’s military gains over the past several weeks. Taliban fighters infiltrated Afghanistan’s Presidential Palace just hours after Mr. Ghani fled the country, with some insurgents sharing photos of the palace’s interior via Telegram. The

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13 Aug 2021

Taliban take 10th provincial capital as Ghazni falls

The Taliban has taken over Ghazni, marking the tenth provincial capital to fall to the militant group in just a week. Security forces and the governor of Afghan allegedly fled the city, leading to the governor’s arrest by Afghan security forces. Ghazni is located on the major Kabul-Kandahar roadway, meaning

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09 Aug 2021

In Fallen Afghan City, Fires, Airstrikes and Victorious Taliban Taking Selfies

In the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan, residents watched the Taliban fight government forces and edge closer and closer to the city’s center. On Sunday morning of last week, Taliban fighters were able to close in on key government buildings and take over the city. According to residents, Taliban fighters acted

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06 Aug 2021

Powerful blast rocks Kabul after Afghan army urges civilians to leave Taliban-controlled areas of major city

On Tuesday evening, a car bomb exploded near the home of Afghanistan’s acting defense minister in Kabul, Minister Bismillah Mohammadi. This incident was previously reported on, but there have been some significant updates to the case. Mohammadi was not home at the time of the attack and four assailants were

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04 Aug 2021

Gunmen attack home of Afghan defence minister in Kabul

An attack on the home of the Afghan defense minister has left eight dead. The incident marks the first major bombing by militants in Kabul for almost a year. The defense minister, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, was not home at the time of the attack. Militants detonated a car bomb and

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04 Aug 2021

Taliban Commander Who Led Attack on Afghan City Was Released From Prison Last Year, Officials Say

According to Afghan and Western officials, the Taliban commander currently overseeing an assault on the city of Lashkargah, located in southern Afghanistan, is one of 5,000 former prisoners that were released by the Afghan government last year due to pressure from the United States. The commander in question, Mawlavi Talib,

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