Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

US Taliban


Taliban try to polish their image as they push for victory

July 08, 2021 12:30 pm

Documents and interviews with insurgent commanders and Taliban officials show that the success of the group’s recent surge was not entirely expected, and that Taliban leaders are haphazardly trying to capitalize on their sudden military and political gains.

Agreement between US and Taliban has no element of peace, says Haqqani

February 06, 2021 10:08 am

s part of the deal, the US committed to withdraw its 12,000 troops within 14 months. There are currently only 2,500 American troops left in the country.

Taliban call on Biden to honor Trump deal to remove US troops

January 19, 2021 11:39 am

The call from the insurgent group comes just days after the U.S. reduced its troop levels from 4,500 to 2,500 at President Donald Trump’s direction.

US forces hit Taliban with airstrikes in Helmand province

October 13, 2020 1:27 pm

Col. Sonny Leggett said the recent Taliban attacks in Helmand are “not consistent” with a US-Taliban deal signed in February and undermine ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks. He said the airstrikes do not violate the February deal.

Efforts ramping up to get intra-Afghan peace talks started

September 03, 2020 1:15 pm

The talks, which will begin in Qatar where the Taliban maintain a political office, are intended to lay out a road map to a future Afghanistan, with the first item on the agenda expected to be a cease-fire agreement.

Critics of US-Taliban deal say militants can't be trusted

July 04, 2020 2:29 pm

For its part, the Taliban committed to reducing violence, cutting ties with al-Qaida and sitting down with other Afghans to craft a political road map for their country’s future.

Taliban attack military centre in Afghanistan, casualties reported

May 04, 2020 1:11 pm

The defence ministry confirmed the blast, and said one member of the army was injured. The Afghan forces in the last two months have suffered heavy casualties across the country.

Afghanistan: Civilian casualties down, but hundreds still killed, despite US-Taliban deal

April 28, 2020 8:35 am

The report found that anti-Government elements were responsible for 55 per cent - or 710 - of the civilian casualties, with 39 per cent attributed to the Taliban, 13 per cent to the ISIL, Khorasan Province extremist group (ISIL-KP) and the remainder to undetermined anti-Government elements.

Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases

March 01, 2020 4:05 pm

President Ashraf Ghani's comments pointed to the first hitch in implementing the fragile deal, which is aimed at ending America's longest war after more than 18 years and getting rival Afghan factions to agree on their country's future.

Scarred and weary, an Afghan force wonders: What is peace?

February 29, 2020 8:13 pm

Lt. Col. Musa-Kalim Rodwal, the unit’s commander, draws on at least 15 years of perspective, loss and hurt as he ponders. The life they have lived — of assaults and roadside bombs when on duty, and targets on their backs when not — is like being chained by fear, he said.