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In Afghanistan, US Destroys $80M in Drug Money During Counter-Taliban Campaign.

American military officials say the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan has destroyed 25 illegal drug-processing laboratories in Helmand province, eliminating $80 million in narcotics money during the first three weeks of an air campaign aimed at countering Taliban revenue. Speaking via teleconference from Kabul, U.S. Air ...

- Voice of America - US

U.S. campaign destroys $80m of Taliban drug money in Afghanistan.

A U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan destroyed $80 million in narcotics money as part of a campaign to target Taliban revenue streams.

- UPI - US

Taliban can open office everywhere in Afghanistan: HPC.

By Bashir Ahmad Naadim on 12 December 2017 KANDAHAR : A visiting High Peace Council delegation on Tuesday said the government would agree to every mechanism the...

- Pajhwok - AF

Taliban capture 3 security posts, villages in Takhar.

By زلمى عزيز on 12 December 2017 TALOQAN : Taliban insurgents have captured three security checkpoints and four villages in Dasht-i-Qala district of northeastern...

- Pajhwok - AF

NGO-run clinics reopen in Uruzgan after Taliban ban.

By Ajmal Wesal on 12 December 2017 TIRINKOT : More than 50 health centers which had been closed by Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Militant Attack Near Afghan Border Kills 2 Pakistani Soldiers.

Militants ambushed a Pakistan army convoy Tuesday in the remote North Waziristan region, killing at least two soldiers. A brief military statement said an officer of the rank of second lieutenant was among the dead. The fatalities occurred, it explained, when “terrorists fired on army vehicle from surrounding ...

- Voice of America - US

Three Afghan soldiers killed in clashes with Taliban.

, December 12 : At least three Afghan soldiers have been killed in clashes with the Taliban insurgents in central Ghazni province of Afghanistan.The Tolo News quoted the provincial police chief as saying that three soldiers were killed and five others were injured in the clashes.While the first attack was carried out on ...

- Sify - IN

Official says Taliban attacks have killed 3 Afghan soldiers.

An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have targeted military checkpoints in eastern Ghazni province in two separate attacks, killing three Afghan soldiers.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Afghan official says Taliban attacks have killed 3 soldiers.

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have targeted military checkpoints in eastern Ghazni province in two separate attacks, killing three Afghan soldiers.Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Afghan official says Taliban attacks have killed 3 soldiers.

An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have targeted military checkpoints in eastern Ghazni province in two separate attacks, killing three Afghan soldiers.

- FOX News - US

Hunting Taliban and Islamic State Fighters, From 20,000 Feet.

B-52s have once again been called into action in Afghanistan. A New York Times correspondent flew on one.

- New York Times - US

Falsely Imprisoned American Doctoral Student Threatened Whilst in Prison in Iran

Iran Focus London, 11 Dec - Iran's decision to transfer an imprisoned American doctoral student within Evin prison has increased fears for his safety, according to Human Rights Watch. Xiyue Wang, a Princeton Ph.D. student and US citizen, was moved to Ward 7, where a Taliban inmate threatened him in the presence of a guard, ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Russia favours dialogue with the Taliban: Lavrov

An inclusive political dialogue for peace in Afghanistan should include the Taliban and other regional countries, said Moscow's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov here on Monday . He said Russia had in th...

- The Hindu - IN

FC nabs six TTP terrorists in Balochistan: ISPR

Photo: ISPRRAWALPINDI: The Frontier Corp apprehended six terrorists of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan during different intelligence-based operations in Balochistan on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations said. Explosives, arms and ammunition including anti-personal mines, detonators, communications equipment ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Six 'terrorists' linked to Peshawar ATI attack arrested in KP: sources

Peshawar: a victim of militancy Six 'terrorists' suspected of involvement in the Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute attack which took place earlier this month were arrested during raids in the areas bordering Charsadda and Mohmand Agency, according to official sources. Suicide jackets and explosive material were ...

- DAWN - PK

Elder released from Taliban custody in Paktika raid

By Rahim Khan Khoshal on 11 December 2017 SHARANA : Afghan and foreign forces have released a tribal leader from Taliban's captivity during a nighttime raid in southeastern...

- Pajhwok - AF

Afghan Army kills 76 Taliban militants in 5 days

, Dec 11 : At least 76 militants belonging to the Taliban insurgent group were killed by the Afghan National Army in a five-day military operation in Kunduz province.The Tolo News quoted a spokesman of the corps, Jawed Salim, as saying, in a statement, that dozens of other miltitants were injured in the military ...

- Sify - IN

2 militants blown up, 3 wounded by own explosives in Laghman

By Yousaf zarifi on 11 December 2017 JALALABAD : A local Taliban leader was killed along with another fighter when the explosive device they were making went off in...

- Pajhwok - AF

No obstacle to opening Taliban office in Kabul: Abdullah

By Azizullah Hamdard on 10 December 2017 KABUL : Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said the unity government has no precondition for reviving peace...

- Pajhwok - AF

HIA to support Taliban's legitimate demands: Hekmatyar

By Mohammad Haroon on 10 December 2017 KHOST CITY : Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan...

- Pajhwok - AF

Taliban militants killed by own explosives

, Dec 10 : At least two Taliban insurgents were killed while planting Improvised Explosive Devices in Afghanistan's Laghman province.The incident took place in the vicinity of the Alingar district. No one else was killed or wounded in the incident apart from the two insurgents, Khaama Press reported, citing, 201st Silab ...

- Sify - IN

Taliban kill 2 civilians in Nangarhar: Officials

By Yousuf Zarifi on 10 December 2017 JALALABAD : Taliban militants have killed two civilians in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Governor's...

- Pajhwok - AF

Taliban more trustworthy than Southern Response, Kiwi Afghanistan veteran claims

Southern Response is less trustworthy than the Afghan Taliban, says a former United Nations worker who negotiated with the militant regime and is now locked in an insurance battle in Christchurch.

- Stuff - NZ

Airstrike kills 8 Taliban militants

, December 9 : At least eight Taliban insurgents were killed in the airstrike conducted by foreign forces in Urozgan province.The Tolo News quoting the Urozgan Police Headquarters on Saturday said the strike was conducted in the Zabzak area in Tarinkot.Taliban commander Mullah Qasim was among those killed in the airstrike ...

- Sify - IN

31 rebels killed in Kunduz offensive, Taliban refute

By Ajmal Wesal on 09 December 2017 KUNDUZ CITY : Thirty-one Taliban insurgents, including two commanders, have been killed and 17 others wounded during a clearing...

- Pajhwok - AF

ANA soldiers among 11 killed in Ghazni attack

By Saifullah Maftoon on 09 December 2017 GHAZNI CITY : Three Afghan National Army soldiers and eight Taliban were killed after the militants stormed a check-point in the...

- Pajhwok - AF

In pictures: Armed Taliban men conduct invigilation at school in Afghanistan

Militants set up string of schools in Afghanistan, remote parts of Pakistan to impart ideology The post In pictures: Armed Taliban men conduct invigilation at school in Afghanistan appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Taliban kill 3 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have killed three Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint.Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor of the eastern Ghazni province, says two other...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Taliban kill 3 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint

An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have killed three Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor of the eastern Ghazni province, says two ...

- The Hindu - IN

Taliban kill 3 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint

An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have killed three Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint.

- FOX News - US

Raw: U.S. airstrikes on Taliban drug facilities

The US Defense Department released video U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets conducting airstrikes on Taliban narcotics production facilities in Helman Province, Afghanistan on Thursday.         

- USA TODAY - US

Commander among 8 Taliban dead in Uruzgan blitz

By Ajmal Wesal on 08 December 2017 TIRINKOT : Eight Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike in the capital of central Uruzgan province last night, an official said...

- Pajhwok - AF

24 Taliban, Daesh rebels killed in Nangarhar

By Yousuf Zarifi on 07 December 2017 JALALABAD : Senior figures, including a shadowy district chief, were among 24 Taliban and Daesh militants killed during Afghan Special...

- Pajhwok - AF

Taliban's Omar radio goes on air in Paktika

By Rahim Khan Khoshal on 07 December 2017 SHARANA : The Taliban have made operational an FM radio in Argun district of southeastern Paktika province, residents said on Thursday...

- Pajhwok - AF

14 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

, Dec 7 : At least 14 militants, including a senior leader belonging to the Afghanistan's insurgent group Taliban, were killed in an operation in eastern Nangarhar province.According to the Khaama Press, the senior Taliban leader killed in the operation was their prison's in-charge.The provincial government media office ...

- Sify - IN

A US airstrike has killed the leader of the Taliban's special forces, known as the 'Red Unit'

REUTERS/Parwiz NATO’s command in Afghanistan announced the US killed the leader of the Taliban’s special forces. Mullah Shah Wali, the Red Unit’s leader who was also known as Haji Nasir, was killed along with a deputy commander and three other “insurgents.” Resolute Support, NATO’s ...

- Business Insider - US

Afghan govt, Taliban slam US decision on Jerusalem

By Khawaja Basir fitri on 07 December 2017 KABUL : The Afghan government, a number of political parties and the Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Afghan government urges Taliban to open office in Kabul for peace talks

Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahed, didn't respond to multiple calls for comment The post Afghan government urges Taliban to open office in Kabul for peace talks appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Two top commanders of Taliban killed in Pakistan

Two top commanders of the Taliban were killed on Wednesday by Pakistani security forces during a raid in the country's restive northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, police said.

- Zee News - IN

Ready for talks under Taliban-preferred mechanism: HPC

By پیمان نوری on 06 December 2017 KABUL : The High Peace Council...

- Pajhwok - AF

Video shows strike that killed leader of elite Taliban unit in Helmand

The U.S. military has released a video of a strike that killed Mullah Shah Wali, the leader of the Taliban's elite Red Unit,' last week in Helmand province. The strike also killed his deputy and three others.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Video shows strike that killed leader of elite Taliban unit in Helmand

The U.S. military has released a video of a strike that killed the leader of the Taliban's elite Red Unit' last week in Helmand province.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Taliban dubs death of top Al-Qaeda leader a 'propaganda'

Terror outfit Taliban has dubbed the reports of Al-Qaeda's top leader's death a 'propaganda'.

- Zee News - IN

Top al-Qaeda leader reported killed in Afghanistan in joint U.S.-Afghan operation

Omar bin Khatab was the most senior leader killed in Afghanistan since the Taliban was driven from power in late 2001. Afghan intelligence claimed at least 80 other members of the network were also killed in the operation.

- Washington Post - US

Taliban's chief for Greshk district killed in airstrike

By Zainullah Stanikzai on 05 December 2017 LASHKARGAH : Local security officials on Tuesday claimed Taliban's chief for Greshk district of southern Helmand province...

- Pajhwok - AF

The Red Brigade: the Taliban's special forces play growing role in conflict

Key Points Taliban special forces, known as Sare Qeta and, aligned with the Quetta Shura, have expanded substantially in size and responsibility over the past three years, tripling in size to approximately 7,500. The Sare Qeta have increased the effectiveness of the Taliban on the battlefield and

- Jane’s - US

Split in Wilayat Khorasan would reduce threat in Pakistan, but northern Afghanistan likely to be increasingly targeted

Key Points The leadership of the Islamic State's Wilayat Khorasan faction is contested between Aslam Farooqi - a former Pakistani Taliban commander who favours rapprochement with Pakistan and the Taliban - and Moawiya Uzbekistan, an ideological supporter of core Islamic State.

- Jane’s - US

Mattis urges Pakistan to 'redouble' efforts against Islamist militants

The defense secretary appeared to adopt a milder, more diplomatic tone during his brief visit compared with the language he used in congressional hearings to accuse Pakistan of harboring Afghan Taliban fighters.

- Washington Post - US

Crime, casualties undermine U.S. gains on Afghan battlefield

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - Since U.S. forces began stepping up air strikes against the Taliban, Kunduz shopkeeper Najibullah no longer fears another insurgent takeover of the northern Afghan city. But he does fear robbery or kidnap by militia gangs.

- Reuters - US

Taliban rocket attack kills three soldiers in Afghanistan's Ghazni

THREE soldiers were killed and four others wounded during a rocket attack by Taliban militants targeting an outpost in the Nawroz Khel area of Qarabagh district in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on 28 November, Afghan Islamic Press reported. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

- Jane’s - US

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