Russian foreign ministry says Washington is ignoring Russian offer to help broker Afghan talks
Three drone strikes along the Durand Line last night. In Barmal Tehsil, Afghanistan, the TTP's Deputy Chief along with his nephew and two guards has been killed
@LindseyGrahamSC: Last time we ignored Afghanistan we got 9/11. Nearly 3000 lives lost and billions of dollars spent because we ignored Afghanistan. Never again.
@LindseyGrahamSC: These are serious and dangerous times. President @realDonaldTrump has chosen to listen and follow sound military advice in taking the gloves off when it comes to fighting radical Islam, particularly in Afghanistan. I wish Senator Paul would do the same.
@LindseyGrahamSC: It appears 'General' @RandPaul is at it again. He just called for the immediate withdrawal of all forces from Afghanistan as a way to give the US military a pay raise. Fortunately, only 'General' Paul – and the Taliban - think that's a good idea.
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: U.S. welcomes release of journalist Dilmurod Saidov who was sentenced in 2009. We recognize Uzbekistan's President for releasing dozens of prisoners of conscience since assuming presidency and for taking important steps to reform the rule of law in Uzbekistan.
Over 2 weeks after Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack KamAir flights still suspended to 4 provinces in Afghanistan. Several KamAir personnel were killed in the ISIS attack
U.S. forces in Afghanistan attack anti-China militants
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Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman received Lieutenant General Mirzo Sherali, Minister of Defence of Republic of Tajikistan. Both the Defence Ministers held meeting along with other officials
Tight security measures near the US Embassy in Kabul and the closure of roads leading to it
Seven members of a family were killed during an operation of Afghan security forces in Alishir district of southeastern Khost province
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Two B-52 airstrikes hit Taliban training camps in Badakhsha Province Feb. 4 in support of the USFOR-A effort to destroy insurgent revenue sources, training facilities and support networks.
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Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a female police officer and injured her baby in northwestern Faryab provinces
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617 Afghan prisoners extradited by Iran
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B-52 strikes Taliban training camp in Afghanistan, dropping 24 precision-guided munitions—the most, the U.S. military says, ever launched by a B-52
The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges US to impose sanctions on Pakistan military and intelligence
U.S. Central Command has officially designated Afghanistan and the fight against the Taliban as its "main effort."
Uzbek nationals among 14 ISIS militants killed in Jawzjan airstrikes
USAID hosted the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) and more than 80 private sector business leaders at the US Embassy on Wednesday to discuss reform strategies and business openings for the Afghan mining sector
US official says security assistance can be restored if Islamabad takes 'decisive and sustained' action against terrorist groups
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said the presence of US military bases in Afghanistan is fueling insecurity in the region and in Afghanistan
Maj. Gen. Hecker, deputy commander-Air for @USFOR A says recent B-52 strike in Badakhshan province targeted training camps belonging to the Taliban and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, an extremist group founded in western China
Afghanistan now "main effort" for bombers and jets flying from Middle East. "This is just the beginning," Air Force Maj. Gen. James Hecker says about ramped up air campaign against Taliban
USAF Maj Gen: "Significant increase" in US airstrikes in Afghanistan over last 4-5 days including B-52 strike against 3 Taliban training camps
"We have social pressures that we put on and these social pressures are going be seen later this year at the upcoming elections" says @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker of Afghanistan efforts
USAF Maj. Gen: Drone fleet in Afghanistan has increased 50% in recent weeks, more US aircraft arriving in coming days
Air Force flying more and more lethal, per @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker - Afgahans flying 40 missions a week where munitions are dropped vs 25 a week for US/coalition aircraft
B-52s used in targeting of Taliban - including record drop of 24 precision guided munitions (PGMs) - had been modified in late November, per @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker - equipped with rotary launcher allowing B52 to carry more PGMs
"With the current uplift in resources we can decimate Taliban commandand control nodesstrike at the heart of training camps where they brainwash young man to strap on a suicide vest" says @ResoluteSupport MajGen Hecker
Increased US intelligence support playing role, too, in heavier Afghanistan focus - developing more targets, identifying Taliban networks, per MajGen Hecker
Central Asia is the core region of the Asian continent and stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. It is also sometimes referred to as Middle Asia, and, colloquially, "the 'stans" (as the six countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of") and is within the scope of the wider Eurasian continent.
Central Asia include five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan (pop. 17 million), Kyrgyzstan (5.7 million), Tajikistan (8.0 million), Turkmenistan (5.2 million), and Uzbekistan (30 million), for a total population of about 66 million as of 2013–2014. Afghanistan (pop. 31.1 million) is also sometimes included. (wikipedia)
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