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Afghanistan forces shrinking

Chief Tango sends us a link to the Washington Post which reports that, as the US reduces it’s numbers of troops in Afghanistan, the Afghan Army and Police forces seem to be shrinking, too; The top U.S. watchdog for Afghanistan highlighted the trend in a report to Congress released Tuesday. The number of troops in […]

The Hardest Job in Afghanistan

A week on the frontlines with the Afghan National Police.

Iran’s top Afghani mercenary fighting for Assad killed in Syria

One of the most prominent foreign mercenaries of the Iranian regime fighting for Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad was killed on Saturday in southern province of Daraa. Ali Reza Tavassoli, an Afghan who commanded a brigade of Afghans dispatched by the Iranian regime to Syria, was close to Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Iranian regime’s […]

Attrition Drives Afghan Security Force Levels to 3-Year Low - US Watchdog

US Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction reported that turnover continues to plague the Afghan National Security Forces, driving troop strength to its lowest levels since 2011.

This Girl Is On Fire: Aryana Sayeed Sings Out for Afghanistan

Aryana Sayeed is a force to be reckoned with.  When she sings, women listen, and her songs are about to bring positive change in the Land of Fire. Sayeed has brought a powerful energy into the Afghan music scene, and people have begun to stand up and take heed. CNN has dubbed her “The Afghan voice […]

Many killed in Afghan explosion

Fourteen people killed after van detonates at security base's entrance in Helmand province.

Watchdog Reports Afghan Army Lost 20,000 Personnel in 2014

From January to November 2014 Afghan military shrank from 190,000 to roughly 169,000 members. Most of the losses appear to be desertions, while smaller percentages are ordinary discharges. More than 1,200 soldiers perished in combat last year.

Thirty-Two Photos of the New Afghanistan

Indian photo-journalist Aaquib Khan flew to the rapidly changing Afghan capital of Kabul in 2014. He shared his insights into the city with Global Voices.

Afghan villagers bury their dead after avalanches

Aid starting to reach villages where more than 200 people were killed, but many villages remain cut off.

Ackerman Nails Afghans’ Endless War

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Most of the fiction and nonfiction inspired by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan concentrates on U.S. protagonists. Elliot Ackerman takes a far more illuminating approach.

Afghan Army Takes On Taliban in First Solo Offensive

The Afghan army hopes to prove it can rout the Taliban without the aid of U.S. or NATO troops

Afghan avalanche death toll climbs to 235

The death toll from a massive avalanche in an Afghan valley rose yet again as rescue crews cleared roads.

US State Department Offers Rewards for Afghan Extremist Group Associates

The US Department of State announced rewards for information leading to the capture of two associates of an extremist group.

Afghan democracy and western hypocrisy

What remains unrecognised is the West's complicity in denying Afghan democratic aspirations.

US Pays Cash for Civilian Deaths to Win Afghan ‘Hearts and Minds’ - Report

According to a report published by the online publication The Intercept, the US military compensated Afghan families for civilian deaths and injuries as part of its counterinsurgency strategy, which rests upon winning support of the local population.

Obama to Host Afghan President to Discuss Security, Economic Development

According to White House spokesperson Josh Earnest, US President Obama will host Afghan delegation headed by President Ashraf Ghani for meetings and working lunch at the White House on Tuesday, March 24.

Our Condolences, Afghanistan

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

How much is a life worth? A decade of war in Afghanistan has left a legacy of death and destruction for the Afghan people, often at the hands of U.S. forces.

Boehner Invites Afghan President to Address Congress

The speaker announced Friday that he had asked Ashraf Ghani, president of Afghanistan, to speak to a joint meeting of the House and Senate on March 25.

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