Former Afghan ambassador and senior government advisor Omar Samad claims that US support for Afghanistan should continue after President Barack Obama leaves office next year.
The Afghan government will mount an offensive against the Taliban while leaving the opportunity for future peace talks open to the militant group, former Afghan ambassador and senior government advisor Omar Samad told Sputnik.
Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan Ali Jalali claims that Daesh faction inside of Afghanistan poses a threat, but does not have strategic consequences for the country’s future.
Former Afghan Interior Minister Ali Jalali claims that the possibility of restarting peace negotiations with a weakened Taliban will improve by the fall of 2016.
The conflict with the Taliban looks unlikely to end anytime soon and Afghans lose hope their situation will improve.
Taliban so-called governor and deputy governor for Kandahar province named Haji Lala and Ahmad Shah Hemat were killed along with 43 other armed Taliban militants as a result special operation of government forces, according to the Afghanistan's Interior Ministry.
As the Afghan economy struggles, Kabul's once lucrative sticker business isn't what it used to be.
The dwindling US troop presence in Afghanistan is hampering the Pentagon’s ability to train and monitor local security forces, a government watchdog report warned Friday. Since local Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) assumed responsibility for their country’s security, taking over from NATO forces at the start of 2015, US troop numbers have dropped
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces have been battling to push back Taliban fighters seeking to cut off the capital of the southern province of Uruzgan, officials said on Sunday as army units worked to clear roadside bombs from the main highway into the town.
Afghan servicemen killed at least 80 militants operating in the country Saturday, Afghan Defense Ministry said.
KABUL (Reuters) - Government forces have launched operations against the Taliban in 18 provinces of Afghanistan as fighting has intensified since the start of the insurgents' spring offensive this month, the ministry of defense said on Saturday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia said on Saturday it is working with Afghan and British authorities to try and locate an Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon does not plan to prosecute any of the military personnel involved in a deadly airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan last fall. The announcement came as the Pentagon released its investigation, which provided new details...Show More Summary
A military review shows that U.S. forces were stretched to their limits and that Afghan security arent up to the task of ordering airstrikes.
The Army has decided not to discharge a Special Forces soldier who beat up an Afghan police official he believed had been raping a young boy, CNN reports. Sgt. Charles Martland and Capt. Daniel Quinn claimed in 2011 that Afghan police commander Abdul Rahman had been raping the boy repeatedly...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly U.S. air strike in Afghanistan last year that destroyed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders did not amount to a war crime but was caused by human error, equipment failure and other factors, a U.S. military report released on Friday concluded.
A Pentagon investigation has found that war crimes were not committed last October when a U.S. aerial gunship killed 42 civilians during an accidental airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Pentagon investigation says strike on MSF clinic, which killed 42 people, was a mistake and therefore not a war crime.