I was ambassador to Afghanistan. This deal is a surrender. - Ryan Crocker in WaPo
2 year ago
Helmand: 10 Policemen killed, 3 Wounded in Clashes with Taliban in Nad e Ali District. Commander Qudrat Farahi and his Deputy Azizullah Haidari also among the killed who came to rescue others.
Taliban claimed army was targeted in Manda and Zardegi areas of Sangin Helmand, 3 APCs destroyed and all aboard killed/wounded. 9 more troopers shot dead, multiple wounded. Foreign military have left the area
Taliban claimed APC overrun in Haji Agha Draf area of Nawa Helmand, 7 soldiers killed/wounded. 8 more soldiers killed in Nari Manda area and 2 in Kofka area of Nad Ali district
Taliban claimed CP overrun in DoAab area of Panjwai Kandahar, 5 militiamen killed and another detained; NVG/2 PKMs/3 Aks/mortar tube seized by militants
Taliban claimed Key CP overrun last night near Chimtal district center Balkh, 7 combined gunmen including commander (Wali) killed, 5 wounded and weapons/equipment seized. Reinforcements also engaged, multiple killed/wounded.
6 people of a family were killed when an artillery shell that presumably the children brought home went off in a room, police say in Bannu's Hawaid area that borders North Waziristan. Includes a husband who is a scholar teacher, wife and 4 children the youngest 2 years old.
Pakistan urges Afghanistan to open its border on its side of Ghulam Khan border crossing and help in delivery of Pakistani exports i.e. MEDICINES to Khost, Afghanistan.
2 year ago
Taliban claimed APC blown apart by IED in Faizabad area of Shireen Tagab Faryab, all SOF troopers aboard killed/wounded.
Explosion took place in Sharan city capital of Paktika Provence, east of Afghanistan, no casualties Reported yet
2 year ago
US Peace envoy @US4AfghanPeace met Former Afghan president @KarzaiH and discussed recent developments on Afghan peace. Karzai said he supports these efforts.
20 Insurgents Including Taliban Local Commander a Killed in Balkh Province
2 year ago
Russia's envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov met with Pakistani officials on Tuesday and discussed the Afghan peace process and Afghan conflict. Kabulov arrived Monday, days after US-Taliban reported progress in talks in Doha.
2 year ago
Jens Stoltenberg: Afghanistan was an important topic in our agenda at the Pentagon today. We must support peace efforts.
A member of parliament in Kazakhstan has proposed that the country's name be changed — to Kazakh Republic
2 year ago
ANDSF soldier in front of Taliban hideout in Maywand Kandahar
Russian special Afghan envoy Kabolov, who is in Pakistan, will hold talks in Islamabad on Tuesday on efforts to press for political solution to Afghan conflict, sources say. He is expected to meet FM Qureshi and foreign secretary Janjua. Kabolov is the man behind Taliban-Russia contacts
2 year ago
Acting Sec Def Shanahan says Taliban peace talks are 'encouraging '
Italy will complete the withdraw of its troops from Afghanistan within the next 12 months.
Uzbekistan is developing military-to-military cooperation with US: For the first time Uzbek special operations forces participated in joint South Strike exercises held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Uzbek defense minister is there to observe.
Petraeus: Some days Trump seems to want to rush withdrawals of US from every country - Syria, Afghanistan and every other country. Other days Trump is doing better with NATO than Obama, investing more in military and getting NATO to invest more in their defense.
U.S. has not yet officially notified Russia of withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan - deputy FM
Citizen of Kyrgyzstan Husnud Zaynabidinov was detained and tortured in case of "Magnitogorsk gas explosion", - his wife told Radio Svoboda. Head of community of Central Asia political immigrants says police increased checks
Ghani says millions of Afghan migrants have returned home from abroad over the past few years, "but still we do not have an exact figure on the number of our citizens living as migrants in Pakistan, Iran and other Gulf countries."
Taliban claimed Key CP overrun in Babrhi area of Arghastan Kandahar last night, commander Toran, his deputy Tor Jan along with 6 gunmen killed, 4 others detained; pickup truck, 16 unit weaponry and sizable amount equipment seized
No agreement with Taliban on withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan: Khalilzad
A senior US official: We want a partnership with the Afghan government in the post-war period
US official: Taliban proposes to join a future government to prevent attacks on America and its allies
A senior US official: The United States does not seek to keep its troops in Afghanistan permanently
Afghan President Ghani urges the Taliban to "serious negotiations"
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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