US service member killed in Afghanistan – NATO

A US service member has been killed in Afghanistan, NATO-led Resolute Support mission has confirmed. The person has become the eighth American combat fatality this year, according to Reuters. The identity of the victim has not been immediately disclosed and will be shared after the required military procedures are complete. More than 2,400 US troops have […]

US Special Advisor to Afghanistan plans Moscow trip as Taliban gains ground – Kremlin

Published time: 12 Nov, 2018 09:03 Edited time: 12 Nov, 2018 09:15 After years of struggle against the Taliban in Afghanistan, US special adviser Zalmay Khalilzad is planning to visit Russia to discuss a peace settlement, his Russian counterpart Zamir Kabulov said on Monday. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?)

‘Porno hitman’!? SNL’s Pete Davidson blasted for mocking war veteran who lost eye in Afghanistan

A grinning Pete Davidson caught hell online for making fun of a wounded Navy SEAL and congressional candidate, saying his eyepatch made him look like a “hitman in a porno movie.” As part of a Saturday Night Live segment mocking the physical appearance of –mostly Republican– midterm election candidates, Davidson singled out former Navy Seal […]

Utah mayor killed in Kabul the latest victim of perpetual US presence in Afghanistan

The US serviceman killed in an insider attack in Kabul is identified as Brent Taylor, a mayor from Utah. While shocking to some back at home, this is only the latest such incident in a war that even top brass now call unwinnable. North Ogden city mayor Major Brent Taylor was deployed to Afghanistan with […]

After 17 years of war, top US commander in Afghanistan admits Taliban cannot be defeated

The Afghanistan war cannot be won militarily and peace will only be achieved through a political resolution with the Taliban, the newly-appointed American general in charge of US and NATO operations has conceded. In his first interview since taking command of NATO’s Resolute Support mission in September, Gen. Austin Scott Miller provided NBC News with […]

US veterans overwhelmingly want troops out of Afghanistan – poll

A new poll shows a majority of US residents support withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan, 17 years into a war that shows no signs of ending. Support for winding down the interminable conflict is even higher among veterans. The YouGov poll revealed 61 percent of US residents would support the president removing all troops from […]

Eleven dead after US military transport plane crashes in Afghanistan – reports

Published time: 3 Oct, 2018 13:47 Edited time: 3 Oct, 2018 13:59 At least 11 people were killed in Afghanistan in a US military plane crash, according to preliminary reports. The crashed aircraft is said to be a C-130J Super Hercules transport plane. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Taliban captures 8 police security posts in northern Afghanistan amid insurgents' offensive – report

Taliban militants have captured eight police security posts in northern Afghanistan amid an insurgents’ offensive that continues in the conflict-ridden country, local media report. The clashes in Sari-Pul province started on Sunday night, local officials confirmed to TOLOnews, adding that the militants had attacked the area from three directions. “If the government does not send […]

Afghanistan suicide blast in Kabul kills 25, injures 35 – Health Ministry

Published time: 15 Aug, 2018 13:11 A suicide blast in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul has killed 25 people, the Health Ministry has said. A further 35 were wounded in the explosion that occurred on Wednesday in a mainly Shi’ite area of the city. A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up outside an educational center […]

US changing its tune in Afghanistan as 'barbaric' Taliban becomes bulwark against ISIS

After more than 15 years of war, the US appears more open to dialogue with the Taliban. RT’s Ilya Petrenko explores why the US has cooled its rhetoric about the “barbarian” enemy that now controls large parts of Afghanistan. As Petrenko reveals, Washington’s longtime adversary in Afghanistan is becoming more palatable by the month, with […]