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ISIS, Aided by Ex-Taliban Groups, Makes Inroads in Northern Afghanistan.

An offensive in Darzab District represents a new front for the extremist group, which had not previously found success in the area.

- New York Times - US

ISIS, Aided by Taliban Groups, Makes Inroads in Northern Afghanistan.

An offensive in Darzab District represents a new front for the extremist group, which had not previously found success in the area.

- International NY Times - US

Afghanistan- Negotiating with the Taliban for girls′ education.

Afghanistan- Negotiating with the Taliban for girls′ education...

- MENAFN - JO

3 Faryab brothers killed in Taliban ambush.

By Qutbuddin Kohi on 26 June 2017 KABUL : Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

More than 50pc of Logar being controlled by Taliban.

By Abdul Maqsod Azizi on 26 June 2017 PUL-I-ALAM : The Provincial Council members admit the Taliban control more than half of central Logar province and have...

- Pajhwok - AF

Reports: ISIS declares war on Taliban in Afghanistan.

Reports: ISIS declares war on Taliban in Afghanistan...

- MENAFN - JO

ISIS says Taliban betraying Islam, declares war.

An ISIS commander, in a statement, said Taliban militants are betraying Islam and that they should be killed everywhere and their properties should be seized, a report said.

- Times Of India - IN

ISIS says Taliban betraying Islam, declares war.

, June 25 : The Islamic State has declared war on Taliban militants in Afghanistan as it called the latter "hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers".An ISIS commander, in a statement, said Taliban militants are betraying Islam and that they should be killed everywhere and their properties should be seized, reports Tasnim ...

- Sify - IN

Motasem stresses inter-Afghan talks to end conflict.

By Hamim on 25 June 2017 KABUL : Former Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Ten policemen killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan.

The attack took place after the Taliban militants stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province.  

- Zee News - IN

Taliban targets children with 'toy bomb' killing six boys in Pakistan.

Dozens of children in Pakistan have died while playing seemingly harmless toys found on the street.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Taliban target India-made dam in Afghanistan

The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan since US and international forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014, switching to a support and counterterrorism role.

- Times Of India - IN

10 police killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

, June 25 : At least 10 policemen were killed and four injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday night, the police said on Sunday.The attack took place after the Taliban militants stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province.During the attack four Taliban militants were also ...

- Sify - IN

Ten policemen killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The attack took place after the Taliban militants stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province.  

- Zee News - IN

Taliban attack India-made dam in Afghanistan, kill 10 policemen

The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan since US and international forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014, switching to a support and counterterrorism role.

- Times Of India - IN

Taliban attack targets police in Afghanistan's Herat

Gun battle near Salma dam in western province follows country's deadliest Ramadan month since the 2001 US invasion.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three.Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the governor of the wester...

- The Hindu - IN

Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police

- Townhall.com - US

Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three.

- FOX News - US

Insurgents Kill 10 Security Forces In Attack At Salma Dam In Afghanistan

Afghan officials said 10 security forces were killed by Taliban militants in an attack on a checkpoint at the Salma Dam in the western part of the country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Death toll in Parachinar twin blasts reaches over 50

June 24 : The death toll in Friday's twin blasts in one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Kurram Agency's Parachinar rose to 57 on Saturday.The first blast took place at Turi Market while the second explosion occurred when rescuers and bystanders rushed to help the survivors of the first blast, reports the Express ...

- Sify - IN

Three camps of banned organisations destroyed, search operations conducted in Balochistan: ISPR

QUETTA: The Frontier Corps and intelligence agencies on Saturday destroyed three camps of banned outfits in Balochistan's Dera Bugti and Kahan, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations . At least two improvised explosive devices were also defused during the search operations conducted by security ...

- Geo.tv - PK

5 Taliban dead, as many hurt in Uruzgan raid

By Ajmal Wesal on 24 June 2017 TARINKOT : Five Taliban have been killed and five others wounded during the security forces raid in Tarinkot, the capital of central...

- Pajhwok - AF

US bill seeks to revoke Pakistan's 'Major Non-Nato Ally' status

WASHINGTON: Two US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress, seeking to revoke Pakistan's status as a major non-Nato ally .The movers also argue that since Pakistan has failed to effectively fight terrorism, it no longer deserves US economic and military assistance.The focus of the bill, however, is on ...

- DAWN - PK

US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan Steps Down

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan has stepped down. Laurel Miller left the office Friday without a replacement being named. The departure of the special envoy comes at the same time the U.S. is preparing to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan in its continued fight against the Taliban insurgency. ...

- Voice of America - US

Bergdahl judge rejects motion to limit desertion duration

A judge has refused to rule that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's capture by the Taliban ended his unauthorized absence hours after he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

- WRAL.com - US

Ramadan Message: Taliban Vows to Keep Fighting Until U.S. 'Occupation' of Afghanistan Ends

The Taliban, in a Ramadan message, says President Donald Trump's administration would be making a mistake' by increasing the U.S. military footprint in Afghanistan, vowing to keep fighting until the United States-led coalition leaves.

- Breitbart - US

US bill seeks to revoke Pakistan's major ally status

WASHINGTON: Two US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress, seeking to revoke Pakistan's status as a major non-Nato ally .The movers also argue that since Pakistan has failed to effectively fight terrorism, it no longer deserves US economic and military assistance.The focus of the bill, however, is on ...

- DAWN - PK

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

- Zee News - IN

42 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities

The blast was claimed by both the local affiliate of the Islamic State terror group and by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

- Rediff.com - IN

Taliban-linked group kill 40 in double Pakistan bomb blasts

Bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said. A separate gun attack on police in the southern megacity of Karachi killed four officers on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

- Zee News - IN

Afghanistan: Taliban leader wants US and NATO troops out

The Taliban head in Afghanistan has issued a statement demanding US and NATO troops get out of the country. But he also indicated that constructive diplomatic relations could be possible if his demands were met.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Taliban-linked group kill 30 in double Pakistan bomb blasts

Bombs killed nearly 30 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing at least 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later killing at least 15 in the northwest town of Parachinar, officials said. Seven police officers were killed in the first attack, in Quetta, which happened when police ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taliban chief warns U.S. that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

, June 23 : The leader of Afghanistan's Taliban, Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada, has warned the United States that it will be "making a mistake" by increasing its troop strength to combat insurgents.In his remarks on Friday in a message ahead of Eid ul Fitr he said, ""If you think that you may break our determination with ...

- Sify - IN

World hasn't done enough to destroy LeT, JeM safe havens: India at UN

Terrorists group like the LeT, JeM and the Taliban, which have been responsible for some of the worst crimes against humanity, still operate openly from their safe havens and the world hasn't done enough to curb them, Indian envoy Syed Akbaruddin has said at a UN conference.

- Zee News - IN

Fueling sectarian strife enemy plot: Haibatullah

By Pajhwok on 23 June 2017 KABUL : Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

6 Taliban killed, 9 injured in Farah clash

By بنیامین بارز on 23 June 2017 FARAH : Half a dozen Taliban militants were killed during an overnight clash with security forces in western Farah province, police...

- Pajhwok - AF

Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as U.S. considers more

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday condemned drone strikes on its soil as violations of sovereignty, after U.S. officials suggested Washington might ramp them up against Afghan Taliban taking refuge inside Pakistan.

- Reuters - US

Taliban say U.S. must quit Afghanistan for peace

KABUL - The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbour foreign militants.

- Reuters - US

Taliban Chief: US Troop Surge a 'Mistake'

The leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban says the United States will be "making a mistake" by increasing its troop numbers to combat the insurgents, who have vowed to fight until the end of the "illegitimate occupation" of the country.  Maulavi Haibatullah Akhunzadah made the remarks Friday in a message ahead of the annual ...

- Voice of America - US

Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?

16 years later, the original rationale for the war on Afghanistan still holds true.

- The Diplomat - US

The Taliban says no peace in Afghanistan until US quits its 'occupation'

Thomson Reuters KABUL - The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbor foreign militants. In a statement marking Eid al-Fitr, the festival at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, ...

- Business Insider - US

Terror is a slick legal drama where the audience decides the outcome

Since 2015, Ferdinand von Schirach’s courtroom drama Terror has toured the world from Japan to the United States, playing over 1,500 hundred shows in almost 70 theatres. And yet, as it arrives in the UK for the first time, it feels painfully fresh. The play asks the audience to vote on the guilt or innocence of an air ...

- City AM - UK

Play role in ending conflict, Khalili tells Taliban

By Mohammad Asif Ahmadzai on 23 June 2017 KABUL : The new High Peace Council...

- Pajhwok - AF

Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills 11, wounds 20

A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban faction later claimed responsibility for the attack.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Bill seeking revocation of Pakistan’s non-NATO ally status moved in US Congress

Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic lawmaker Rick Nolan introduced the bill. Photo: AP/fileWASHINGTON: A bipartisan bill seeking to revoke Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO-ally was moved by two US Congressmen in the House of Representatives on Thursday. Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Taliban say US must quit Afghanistan for peace

The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbour foreign militants.

- Zee News - IN

Taliban say U.S. must quit Afghanistan for peace

KABUL - The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbor foreign militants.

- Reuters - US

Taliban leader: Afghan war will end only when NATO leaves

In a message ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, the Afghanistan Taliban leader said a planned U.S. troop surge would not end the protracted war, vowing to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops.

- FOX News - US

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