06 Aug 2021

Dawa Khan Menapal assassinated in Kabul

Dawa Khan Menapal, the director of Afghanistan’s media and information center, has been assassinated by Taliban militants in the capital city of Kabul. According to local officials, Mr. Menapal was killed by gunmen on Darul Aman Road in Kabul. The announcement of Mr. Menapal’s death comes as officials announced that

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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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26 Jul 2021

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high amid US withdrawal, UN says

Earlier today, the United Nations warned that civilian casualties in Afghanistan have reached record highs in the first half of 2021, likely due to the US military’s withdrawal. Deaths and injuries spiked in May, around the time that the US and its allies began withdrawal procedures. Roughly 5,183 civilian casualties

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20 Jul 2021

ISIS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that left dozens dead

On Monday, a blast ripped through a busy market in the capital of Iraq, killing 27 and wounding 32. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the explosion, however, Afghan forces are still investigating the situation to determine the source of the blast. According to local health and security officials, children

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15 Jul 2021

Taliban flag raised above border crossing with Pakistan

According to new reports, the Taliban has gained control over a significant border crossing that links the Afghan town of Spin Boldak, in Kandahar, with the Pakistani town of Chaman. Although Afghan officials have denied that the terrorist organization gained control of the location, videos and photos posted to social

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15 Jul 2021

Taliban flag raised above border crossing with Pakistan

According to new reports, the Taliban have raised their flag above a key border post between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The terrorist organization has claimed that the territory is now under its control. Although Afghan officials have denied that the post, Spin Boldak crossing near Kandahar, videos and photos posted to

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06 Jul 2021

US left Bagram Airbase at night with no notice, Afghan commander says

According to Afghan General Asadullah Kohistani, the US military left Bagram Airfield, its key base in Afghanistan, without notifying the Afghan forces. General Kohistani alleges that the US exited the base at 03:00 local time on Friday, yet the Afghan military only found out about the withdrawal hours later. Bagram

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30 Jun 2021

US military ‘days away’ from completing Afghanistan pull-out

US officials have confirmed that the US is just days away from completing its withdrawal from Afghanistan, amid increasing Taliban battlefield gains. HOwever, some US forces are expected to stay and protect the US embassy and Kabul airport. The announcement comes as a top US commander warned that Afghanistan’s government

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