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Afghanistan wooed a fugitive warlord, aiming to lure the Taliban, too. Now the deal is stuck.

Talks on conditions for Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's return have foundered amid fear of the political impact. And the Taliban keeps its distance.

- Washington Post - US

Russia denies supplying Taliban after NATO claim.

Russia has denied a top NATO general`s allegation that Moscow is secretly supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan.

- Zee News - IN

Taliban commander among 6 rebels held in Herat.

By Pajhwok on 25 March 2017 HERAT CITY : Six Taliban, including the group commander, has been arrested in western Herat province, the National Directorate of...

- Pajhwok - AF

Afghan Security Forces Kill Seven Militants In Operation.

Afghan security forces have killed seven militants in the latest military operation in Logar Province, where Taliban insurgents have a strong presence, a local police chief has said.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Afghanistan wooed a fugitive warlord, aiming to lure the Taliban, too. Now the warlord's deal is stuck.

Talks on conditions for Gulbuddin Hakmatyar's return have foundered amid fear of the political impact. And the Taliban keeps its distance.

- Washington Post - US

Moscow trashes NATO charge of aiding Taliban:.

By Pajhwok on 25 March 2017 KABUL : Russian has rejected the NATO commander's allegation that Moscow may be assisting the ...

- Pajhwok - AF

Putin may be supplying Taliban, general says.

For nearly a decade during the Cold War, Russian troops battled U.S.-backed militants in Afghanistan. Now, as the “new Cold War” deepens amid Russian aggression and allegations that Moscow tampered with the last U.S. election, a top U.S. general has said the Cold War dynamic that played ...

- The Raw Story - US

Taliban retakes Afghan town that American and British troops fought hard to capture.

The Taliban has captured an important town in southern Afghanistan that was a bloody graveyard for British and American troops, in a symbolic and strategic blow to the Afghan government and its international partners. Afghan government forces on Thursday withdrew from Sangin, a town in the volatile province of

- VICE News - US

Russia denies supplying Taliban after Scaparrotti claim.

Moscow rejects NATO commander's remark that it is 'perhaps' aiding the Taliban in fighting against US and allied forces.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Russia denies NATO's Taliban claim.

Russia on Friday denied allegations by the commander of NATO that Moscow may be assisting the Taliban as the insurgents fight U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. These claims are absolutely false,' ...

- The Hindu - IN

U.S. general: Russia possibly supporting Taliban in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti told the Senate Committee on Armed Services that Russia may be giving material support to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

- UPI - US

Afghan Taliban signal growing strength with key district capture

KABUL - Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving the district centre to the insurgents, officials said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents - U.S. general

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan.

- Reuters - US

Russia calls U.S. charge it may be supplying Taliban 'a lie' - RIA

MOSCOW - Russia dismissed a U.S. allegation it may be supplying Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan as "a lie" on Friday, saying the charge was an attempt by Washington to try to cover up for the failure of its own policies there, the RIA news agency reported.

- Reuters - US

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

A top Nato general had said Moscow was "perhaps" assisting the extremist group.

- BBC - UK

Taliban denies holding Afghan peace talks with Pakistan

Islamabad, March 24 The Taliban group on Friday denied reports that its representatives visited Islamabad to discuss the prospect of holding peace talks with Kabul."We strongly reject because none of our leaders has travelled to Islamabad, nor has met any official there," the Voice of America quoted Taliban spokesman ...

- Sify - IN

Taliban denies holding Afghan peace talks with Pakistan

Islamabad, March 24 The Taliban group on Friday denied reports that its representatives visited Islamabad to discuss the prospect of holding peace talks with Kabul. "We strongly reject because none of our leaders has travelled to Islamabad, nor has met any official there," the Voice of America quoted Taliban spokesman ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Taliban seize centre of Sangin district in southern Afghanistan

The Taliban have overrun the centre of the strategically important district of Sangin in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province, with local reports claiming that the whole district may have also fallen to the militant group. "Well informed security sources have said that the Taliban have

- Jane’s - US

Taliban shadow judge for Ghazni killed in Pakistan

By Pajhwok on 24 March 2017   GHAZNI CITY : The Taliban's shadow chief judge for southern Ghazni province has been killed in...

- Pajhwok - AF

Russia Says Not Supplying Taliban, Calls U.S. General's Statement A 'Lying Assertion'

A senior Russian diplomat has rejected a statement by the top U.S. general in Europe that Moscow may be helping supply Taliban militants who are fighting the U.S.-backed government and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Pakistan to participate in conference over Afghanistan in Moscow

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will participate in a conference to be held over Afghanistan in Moscow, the Foreign Office confirmed. However, Pakistan’s role and the extent of its participation are issues that have not been finalized. Whether the Afghan Taliban will participate in the conference or not remains unclear. ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Pak confirms attendance in next month's Afghan peace conference in Russia

, Mar. 24 : Pakistan on Friday confirmed its participation in a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan to be held next month in Russia.Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said it had not yet been decided on what level Pakistan will participate in the conference, reports the Dawn.He added that it was not clear ...

- Sify - IN

Pakistan to attend Afghan peace conference in Russia next month

Pakistan will participate in a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan, to be held next month in Russia, the Foreign Office said on Friday.FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria said it had not yet been decided on what level Pakistan will participate in the conference.He also said it was not clear whether the Afghan Taliban will ...

- DAWN - PK

Reuters: Russia calls US charge it may be supplying Taliban 'a lie'

Russia dismissed a U.S. allegation it may be supplying Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan as “a lie” on March 24, saying the charge was an attempt by Washington to try to cover up for the failure of its own policies there, the RIA news agency reported. The post Reuters: Russia calls US charge it may be supplying ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia calls U.S. charge it may be supplying Taliban 'a lie': RIA

MOSCOW - Russia dismissed a U.S. allegation it may be supplying Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan as "a lie" on Friday, saying the charge was an attempt by Washington to try to cover up for the failure of its own policies there, the RIA news agency reported.

- Reuters - US

Russia denies supplying Taliban after NATO claim

Russia Friday denied allegations by the commander of NATO that Moscow may be assisting the Taliban as the insurgents fight U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan

- The Daily Star - LB

Pakistan encourages Taliban to attend Moscow meeting

By Pajhwok on 24 March 2017 KABUL : Seven Afghan Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Russia relation with Taliban growing: US general

By Pajhwok on 24 March 2017 KABUL A top US general in Europe has said that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan...

- Pajhwok - AF

London, Taliban, World Baseball Classic: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

- International NY Times - US

Pakistan hosts Afghan Taliban leaders for peace talks

, Mar. 24 : Seven Taliban leaders are currently in Islamabad as Pakistan is making attempts to convince them to engage in peace talks ahead of a crucial meeting in Moscow in April.China, Russia and Pakistan are behind the initiative of the April meeting in Moscow. Afghanistan will attend the meeting as will Iran and India, ...

- Sify - IN

Pakistan hosts Afghan Taliban leaders to peace talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani officials have hosted seven Taliban leaders in Islamabad to try and press them into peace talks ahead of a multination meeting in April in Moscow, according to two Taliban officials. Islamabad has been under international pressure to try and bring Taliban leaders, who have lived in Pakistan since their ...

- DAWN - PK

Russia may be aiding Taliban in Afghanistan, top US general says

The top U.S. general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that he sees evidence Russia might be supplying the Taliban in an effort to undermine the United States, in what could be a significant turning point in the Afghanistan conflict.

- FOX News - US

Top US general in Europe says Russia might be supplying the Taliban

The top U.S. general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that Russia and the Taliban are growing increasingly close, suggesting that the Kremlin might even be supplying the insurgent group.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Bergdahl trial delayed as his lawyers appeal to highest military court over Trump comments

The court-martial against accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was delayed this week as his attorneys asked a third court to dismiss the case over disparaging comments President Donald Trump often repeated on the campaign trail about the former Taliban captive.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Afghanistan: Taliban seize key district where U.K. lost 104 soldiers

, Mar. 24 : The Taliban has captured a key district in Helmand province, which was once considered a deadly battlefield for the British and the U.S. troops in Afghanistan, as reported by The Guardian.The fall of Sangin, which has been seen as a key test of whether Afghan security forces can hold off advancing Taliban ...

- Sify - IN

Top U.S. general in Europe says Russia might be supplying the Taliban

The top U.S. general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that Russia and the Taliban are growing increasingly close, suggesting that the Kremlin might even be supplying the insurgent group. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who is also the Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Taliban take key Afghan district in culmination of a deadly offensive that lasted years

Sangin has been seen as a major tests of whether Afghan security forces can hold off advancing Taliban fighters

- National Post - CA

Afghan Taliban threat on the rise as militants capture Sangin district

District was once considered the deadliest battlefield for US and British troops in the country.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Taliban Captures Key District In Helmand Province After Afghan Forces Pull Out

Local officials in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand say Taliban fighters captured the strategic district of Sangin on March 23 without a shot being fired after government forces pulled out of the area.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russia said to be helping Taliban in Afghanistan

The top US general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that Russia and the Taliban are growing increasingly close, suggesting that the Kremlin might even be supplying the insurgent group. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, who is also the Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, did not elaborate to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Afghan forces withdraw from key district in embattled Helmand province

British and U.S. forces battled for years to keep the Sangin district out of Taliban hands.

- Washington Post - US

Top NATO General Says Russia 'Perhaps' Supplying Taliban In Afghanistan

NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe has said that Russia may be helping to supply Taliban militants that are fighting Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.

- Radio Free Europe - US

US general: Russia may be supplying Taliban fighters

Russia is 'perhaps' aiding the Taliban in fighting against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, US general alleges.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Russia may be helping Taliban in Afghanistan: US general

Moscow has been critical of the United States over its handling of the war in Afghanistan The post Russia may be helping Taliban in Afghanistan: US general appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: US general

The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan. 

- Zee News - IN

Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: U.S. general

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan.

- Reuters - US

US GENERAL: Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents

Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON - The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan. "I've seen the influence of Russia of late — ...

- Business Insider - US

Critics say scrapping Mi-17 fleet could undermine Afghan air force

U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Smith is one of a few Americans trained to fly and work on the Mil Mi-17s. He does so for basically one reason — to pass the knowledge on to Afghans. His work is part of broader NATO efforts to help build a sustainable Afghan air force, which is seen as vital for Kabul to counter the Taliban ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Afghan Taliban signal growing strength with capture of southern district

KABUL - Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving the district centre to the insurgents, officials said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Taliban capture key Afghan district; 9 police killed

Afghan security forces amassing for full-scale counter-attack in a bid to retake Sangin district after Taliban assault.

- Al Jazeera - QA

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