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Afghans Suffer Low Electrification Rate Despite $3Bln US Power Projects

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said that some three billion dollars of US investment wasted because of corruption, fraud and mismanagement.

Details Show the Extent of Flaws in $1 Bln Afghan Vehicle Maintenance Contract

A number of questionable edits to the initial US-Afghanistan contract on military vehicle maintenance has made costs rise dramatically, from $182 million to over $1 billion, with a number of contract points clearly designed to solely stimulate local profits.

5 US troops wounded in Afghanistan

Our buddy, Kristina Wong at The Hill writes that 5 special forces soldiers were wounded in Afghanistan during “partnered operations with Afghan special operators in the southern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar” against ISIS (not Taliban) troops. The wounds were not serious and two of the soldiers have returned to their units; “They are in good […]

Cost to maintain Afghan military vehicles skyrocketed because of Pentagon mistakes, report says

The Pentagon’s effort to maintain vehicles for Afghanistan’s military and train local troops to take care of its fleet has been a failure, a watchdog reported Thursday, with the program’s cost more than doubling to $423 million. Now dozens of unanticipated expenses — incurred largely because the company the Defense Department hired for the job repeatedly violated the terms […]

Afghan Troops Kill 36 Daesh Militants in Country's East

About 36 Daesh militants were killed in an operation launched by the Afghan government in the country's eastern province of Nangarhar, a spokesman for the provincial authorities said on Friday.

Afghan government loses 5 percent of territory in 4 months: U.S. government watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Afghan government lost control or influence of nearly 5 percent of its territory between January and May, the U.S government's top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report on Friday, an indication of the challenges its forces are facing.

Failed Afghan Army Vehicle Maintenance Program to Cost US Taxpayers $1Bln

US Department of Defense inaction to correct contractor deficiencies and seek repayment of funds, resulted in the need for a new Afghan army vehicle maintenance contract that is projected to cost more than $1 billion over the next 5 years, according to a report.

Iranians And Afghan Refugees Work Together To Transform Hateful Graffiti Into Artwork

Once tarnished by walls covered in hateful graffiti and streets littered with garbage, the Saadi neighborhood of Shiraz, Iran, now boasts beautifully-painted murals and a newly fostered sense of community. The United Nations RefugeeShow More Summary

Five U.S. service members injured in Afghanistan: U.S. commander

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five U.S. service members were injured while partnering with Afghan special forces in clearing areas controlled by Islamic State in Nangarhar province, Army General John Nicholson, the U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, said on Thursday.

Traumatized and Online: What Feeds the Cycle of Violence in Afghanistan

More than half of the posts that Afghans publish on Facebook are dedicated to violence and cruelty. Ruhollah Rizvani, a psychologist and a lecturer at the Kabul University, told Sputnik in an interview about the results of his research into the underlying reasons behind this high index.

Afghans Go to Syria to Fight for Its Government, and Anguish Results

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Leaving a country racked by decades of war, young Afghans who go to Syria fall into peril on the front lines of Aleppo, Homs or other battlegrounds.

Heartwarming Photos Showing Small Acts Of Kindness Can Make Our World A Better Place

A kind man who is willing to lighten others’ hardship by sharing what he has. An Afghan man offers tea... The post Heartwarming Photos Showing Small Acts Of Kindness Can Make Our World A Better Place appeared first on Lifehack.

Afghan Rap: In the Name of Patriotism and Charity

In an interview with Sputnik, Afghani rap artist Ali ATH spoke about his creative path towards his musical dream, today’s work and plans for the nearest future.

The affliction destroying Afghan women's lives

A female-run clinic in Afghanistan is providing free, life-changing surgery to women suffering from fistula.

Lost Childhood: Afghan Child Bride’s Harrowing Story of Marriage at 15

In Afghanistan 75% of girls are forced into marriage between the ages of 11 to 15 and the statistics show that this tendency is on the rise, according to the report of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights.

Afghan Security Forces Kill Daesh Commander in Eastern Afghanistan

The military operation carried out by the Afghan security forces resulted in the killing of the Daesh jihadist group leader for the eastern Nangarhar province, a spokesman for the local governor said Tuesday.

Ethnic polarisation: Afghanistan's emerging threat

Despite Afghans' proven records in ethnic harmony, the growing ethnic polarisation can easily spread across the society.

MNVR Panned by Pentagon Chief | Afghan Army Cashing in on Ammo Scrap | Largest Amphibious Aircraft (AG600) Rolled Out in China

Americas The Pentagon’s chief weapons tester Michael Gilmore has blasted the Army’s Mid-Tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) just as the service prepares to make a production decision for the system. Gilmore described the MNVR, saying the radio “did not meet commanders’ operational needs for a mid-tier network solution.” and “provided no value added in mitigating […]

Bavarian Police Believe Afghan Youth Contacted Munich Shooter Before Attack

On Sunday, officials in Bavaria arrested a 16-year-old Afghan youth who had been in contact with the Munich shooter two days after the latter killed nine people. Officials are also claiming that the youth met with the shooter prior to the attack.

Afghan Security Adviser to Discuss Russia’s Mi-35 Deliveries

Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar told Sputnik on Monday he planned to discuss Russian arms and Mi-35 helicopter deliveries with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev on Tuesday.

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