The State Department on Wednesday warned U.S. citizens not to travel to Afghanistan because of persisting instability and terror and insurgent groups targeting Americans in the war-torn country.
The Taliban continues to make gains in Afghanistan as allies of the war-torn country reduce their commitments of troops and assistance, according to a new Pentagon report.
A Republican lawmaker is seeking information about the Pentagon’s efforts to discourage Afghan forces from sexually abusing children following a report that the Taliban is using child sex slaves to mount insider attacks against police in Afghanistan.
Gen. John Nicholson, the new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has delivered his first three-month report of the situation in the country.
The defense authorization bill passed by the U.S. Senate this week failed to preserve a visa program for Afghans who worked in support of U.S. military operations, but advocates say they will continue to fight to save it in an upcoming appropriations bill.
Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States said Monday that Americans should not think of the conflict in Afghanistan as “yesterday’s war,” citing persisting attacks by the Taliban, ISIS affiliates, and other terror groups in the region.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced an amendment to the defense authorization bill on Thursday that would preserve a visa program for at-risk Afghan translators who worked with the U.S. military.
The Taliban announced Wednesday that an extremist religious scholar with zero military experience would take over the jihadist group after a U.S. drone strike killed its former leader.
KABUL (Reuters) – Power struggles among the Taliban following the death of their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour will probably lead to more fighting and suicide attacks in the coming weeks, a powerful Afghan provincial governor said on Monday.