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 […]

I hiked through remote, spectacular Afghanistan (and you can too)

Tracey Croke May 9, 2018 Share this article Back in 2013, ‘hiking through Afghanistan’ wasn’t high on the to-do lists of many travelers. But Australian writer Tracey Croke set off for the country’s Wakhan Corridor anyway, determined not to let the headlines convince her otherwise.   I’m in Afghanistan with a man named Usef. The […]

Pentagon scrubs Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria troop numbers from latest report

The Pentagon’s quarterly report on the number of American troops serving overseas was released this week. Curiously, troop numbers for Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq were omitted from the report. Read more The report, released by the Defense Manpower Data Center, lists the number of armed-forces personnel in each state, and in each country overseas. The […]

US buys Afghanistan Hellfire-armed Cessnas to fight Taliban

Enlarge / An Iraqi Air Force AC-308 Eliminator fires a Hellfire missile. Afghanistan is getting 7 of these aircraft courtesy of the US Air Force. (credit: US Air Force) The US military has fought the Taliban in Afghanistan for 16 years now, and frequently has done so from the skies with Hellfire strikes by Predator […]

String of deadly attacks in Afghanistan kills at least 24 people, incl. 20 soldiers

Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan Army outpost, killing 18 government soldiers, as the group continues to gain ground. Meanwhile, a suicide bomber has killed three and injured five others in the capital. “A large number of Taliban attacked an army outpost and we lost 18 soldiers and two were wounded,” defense ministry spokesman Dawlat […]

Afghanistan declares day of national mourning for victims of Kabul suicide blast

Following a deadly explosion that rocked the diplomatic district in the Afghan capital on Saturday, the Afghan government declared Sunday a day of national mourning, local media reported. Additionally, it was announced that people will not work on Monday. The suicide blast, claimed by the Taliban, killed 95 people and injured more than 150. Let’s […]