A United States-funded Afghan power plant is in a near state of ruin due to lack of use at the facility, according to a recent government audit.
A pair of men clad in Afghan security force uniforms shot and killed two NATO troops at a military base in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, according to officials.
Afghan officials confirmed that the Taliban has gained control of Now Zad in Helmand Province, a district that U.S. and British troops battled to secure between 2007 and 2010.
An Islamic State recruitment document deemed likely authentic by multiple U.S. intelligence officials suggests that IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) has designs to build a terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan and cause a war in India to incite an “end of the world.”
Afghan officials and an individual close to the Taliban claim that the group’s spiritual leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, for whom the United States had issued a $10 million bounty, is dead.
Afghan security forces trained by the United States are struggling to maintain territory and launch offensives against the Taliban, a situation that could worsen if President Obama orders a full troop withdrawal in 2016, the New York Times reports.
As the Fourth of July approached this year, there was an interesting bubble of press coverage that focused on the efforts of an Indiana-based nonprofit, Military With PTSD, to make available these signs across the country:
SURKH DEWAL, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability.
A $335 million U.S. Agency for International Development Office (USAID) investment in the Tarakhil Power Plant in Kabul, Afghanistan is in danger of being wasted or severely underused, according to a release from the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).