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US plans to deploy additional forces in Afghanistan

The United States plans in early 2018 to deploy in Afghanistan another brigade of servicemen who will assist local forces in the fight against militants of the Taliban, said Brigadier General Lance Bunch of the US Air Force. "In early 2018, a new brigade of...

300 Islamists train on the border with Turkmenistan in Afghanistan

About 300 young recruits from the IS are training in the Darzab district of the Afghan province of Jawzjan on the border with Turkmenistan. This is reported by the Afghan news agency Pajhwok. Head of the district Baz Mohammad Davar said that in the village...

French nationals in the ranks of the Islamic State in northern Afghanistan

French and French nationals have joined the ranks of the Islamic state in northern Afghanistan, where the rebels have set up new bases, according to identical sources. This is the first time that French, or at least French-speaking, fighters have been confirmed in the organization...

Two people killed by bomb blast in Kabul

Two people were killed and six others injured in an explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul, according to channel "Tolo News." A roadside bomb exploded near a market in Kabul, killing three people and damaging three cars, the channel said. No one has claimed responsibility for...

A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in Afghanistan

A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed and 80 anti-government guerrillas killed in a recent operation in the country, an intelligence department said on Tuesday. The National Security Directorate said in a statement that the operation was carried out recently jointly between Afghan army forces and...

At least six people were killed in an attack on a rally in support of the Afghan president

At least six people were killed in a suicide attack on a rally in support of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Jalalabad, a spokesman for the Nangarhar state police told AFP. "The bomber, who was traveling on a motorbike, blew himself up amid a crowd...

6 killed, 13 injured in suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan

At least six people, including the attacker, were killed and 13 others wounded in an explosion in the provincial capital Jalalabad on Sunday, said Ayullah Khojiani, spokesman for the provincial government of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. "Six people, including the attacker, were killed and...

18 militants and 2 policemen killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan security forces launched a counter-attack that killed at least 18 militants and two policemen in the eastern province of Ghazni, a local official said on Saturday. Aarf Nuri, a provincial government spokesman, reports that the incident occurred late on Friday when Taliban militants launched...

Afghan President announces the ‘purge’ of 9 cities of IS

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced that the Afghan army was able to liberate nine cities controlled by the militants of the Daesh organization. In his speech at the "Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process" conference in Baku, Ghani said that his country is implementing all...

9,500 children in Afghanistan die every year from diarrhea: UNICEF

A wide-ranging disease such as diarrhea kills 26 children a day across Afghanistan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement on Thursday, with 9,500 deaths a year. "Diarrhea-related deaths, currently totaling 9,500 cases, represent about 12 percent of the 80,000 deaths among...

More than 1,000 US troops will participate in patrols in Afghanistan in 2018

More than 1,000 US troops will take part in patrols with their Afghan counterparts to counter Taliban attacks in 2018, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan said on Tuesday, warning that they would "definitely" face an additional threat. US General John Nicholson...

More US soldiers in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan than expected: ABC News

In Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, there are many more American soldiers than it should be according to official Pentagon data, writes ABC News. This became known from the report of the Data Center on the personnel of the US Department of Defense, which differ from...

Pentagon named the number of US military in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

The number of US military personnel, according to September 30, reached 15.3 thousand in Afghanistan, 8.9 thousand in Iraq, and 1.72 thousand in Syria, according to the Pentagon's infographic published on Monday. The contingent in Afghanistan is the largest among the countries where active combat...

27 militants killed in new operations carried out by Afghan forces

Twenty-seven militants were killed and 13 others injured following operations by Afghan forces in troubled provinces in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement issued here on Saturday. "The security and defense forces have carried out several military operations across...

25 people were killed or injured in a suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan

Nangarhar provincial government officials in eastern Afghanistan confirmed on the 23rd that a suicide bombing hit the province that left eight people dead and 17 wounded. Nghajar provincial government spokesman Hoganyan told reporters that the attack took place in the first police district of Jalalabad,...

Afghanistan government completely controls only 57% of country’s regions

The Taliban in Afghanistan control 54 of the 403 districts, and only 57% of the territory is under the government. This information was circulated on Friday, November 17, by Acting Inspector General of the Pentagon Glenn Fine. "As of the end of August, 54 of the...

Pentagon reveals number of US military in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan

The Pentagon said Thursday that more than 500 people were deployed in Syrian territory. "The number of our troops in Afghanistan is about 14,000, with about 503 operating in Syria and 5262 in Iraq," said Kenneth McKinsey, director of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff,...

Opium production in Afghanistan rising to an unprecedented level

Opium production in Afghanistan rose 87 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, to 9,000 tonnes, according to the latest survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Afghanistan. According to the UN study, the area of ​​poppy cultivation has also increased to...

7 killed in Afghan capital explosion — Islamic State claims responsibility

A huge explosion occurred Thursday (November 16th) in the center of the Afghan capital of Kabul, the "Khair Kana" area, near a gathering of Ansar Atta Mohamed Nur, governor of one of the provinces. The Afghan Interior Ministry said at least seven people were killed,...

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Afghanistan, suicide attack hits Kabul — Several people dead

Suicide attack outside Kabul wedding hall, reports AFP news agency. Massive blast rocks Police District 4 area of Lab-I-Jar, Khair Khaana in Kabul. Suicide blast reportedly outside a wedding hall on the main road. Many casualties likely. Five policemen died as a result...

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