Images from Kabul last week were breathtaking: tens of thousands of women, children and men, marching in the largest mass demonstrations Afghanistan has ever seen.
Kabul, an Indian government official familiar with the talks said, had also requested China for military assistance.
Holding up the green-draped coffins, they chanted “Death to the Taliban” and called on President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to resign.
As per agency reports, an Indian security official has confirmed that, “We are going to give them the helicopters, this is a one-off arrangement”.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry declined to comment on the Afghan plan to obtain attack helicopters from India, saying it was a matter between those two countries
Rokhsahana had been “stoned to death by Taliban, local religious leaders and irresponsible armed warlords,” Joyenda told AFP.
At least 76 people were killed in Afghanistan after the powerful quake struck yesterday in the Hindu Kush region, raising fears that the toll could rise as the full extent of the devastation emerges.
Clinton, who served as Obama’s secretary of state during his first term, said the US wants to bring its troops home and “we certainly don’t want them engaged in on-the-ground combat.
The troops are there to help Iraq fight the Islamic State, a mission Obama has said will likely outlast his presidency.
The US is in the process of formulating options for 2016 and beyond, and make adjustments to the planned American presence based on current circumstances.
In announcing their capture of the city on Sept. 28, the Taliban vowed to protect civilians and property, presenting themselves as liberators. But residents say the insurgents immediately went on a rampage, looting shops and killing those who stood in their way.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media on Tuesday that the fighters are retreating to avoid further civilian casualties.
The mission statement said the helicopter “crashed due to a non-hostile incident” around 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Camp Resolute Support in Kabul.
The five-man team would leave soon for Kunduz to look into the cause of the Oct. 3 airstrike on a trauma center run by the international charity Doctors Without Borders, Ghani’s deputy spokesman Zafar Hashemi said.
Carter said he told Campbell to make sure that the US provides any medical care needed for those in the northern city of Kunduz.