Tag: Taliban Insurgency

July 19, 2019

Pakistan Elections Expected to Brin...

An area in northwestern Pakistan known for militant activities and the Taliban’s presence holds a special election Saturday. The vote is part of an effort that began last year to merge the former lawless tribal belt into a neighboring province

July 16, 2019

Afghan Radio Station Shuts Down Aft...

A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday

June 2, 2019

Afghan Violence Reports: Nearly 2,3...

The Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) said in its monthly report that the number of fatalities almost doubled in the past month, which was also the Muslim holy month of fasting

April 26, 2019

Taliban-IS Clashes Displace Hundred...

Fighting between Islamic State militants and Taliban insurgents has displaced more than 450 families in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province

April 20, 2019

‘Afghanistan Has Changed̵...

Talk of peace in Afghanistan is ramping up, with the United States and the Taliban negotiating and Kabul preparing to host hundreds of ethnic, religious, and tribal leaders to settle on a road map for ending nearly 18 years of war

April 5, 2019

IS, Taliban Fight Displaces 1000s i...

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Thursday that 3,000 families fled their homes, and warned the situation could escalate as the warring sides mobilize more fighters

March 27, 2019

Afghan Music Lovers Fear Impact of ...

Music has been a big part of the Afghan culture, but during Taliban rule it was considered un-Islamic and was banned. And now, even though there appears to be some potential for an eventual settlement with the Taliban to end the fighting, local Afghan music lovers fear that the future of music in Afghanistan might be in danger if the militant group ever regains power

February 16, 2019

90 insurgents were killed in differ...

Afghan Air Forces also conducted 82 flights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 14 airstrikes on enemies’ positions. As a result, 90 insurgents were killed and 41 were wounded

February 3, 2019

Feds: U.S.-Funded Afghan Security C...

The Taliban is the most prominent insurgent/terrorist group in Afghanistan. Overall, the Taliban controls or contests more than 45 percent of the 407 districts across Afghanistan, SIGAR found. Territory controlled or disputed by the Taliban is responsible for about 75 percent of the poppies grown in Afghanistan

January 22, 2019

Afghanistan Between Hope and Despai...

Though the Taliban is playing tough after the first round of talks in Abu Dhabi, its dilemma is that different groups under the Afghan Taliban are not equally keen on talks

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