Russia rejected U.S. charges that Moscow may be supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, accusing Washington of peddling “a lie” to divert attention away from its own failed policies in the country.
Terrorist militants affiliated with the Taliban in Afghanistan have been purchasing U.S.-supplied weapons and ammunition from Afghan army and police forces, which receive their funding from American taxpayers, according to a new government report.
Two American service members were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday during operations against the Taliban in the Kunduz Province.
American air strikes in Afghanistan this year have already significantly surpassed the total number conducted in 2015, a stark indicator of the United States’ struggle to extricate itself from the conflict and stick to its declared “non-combat” mission.
North Carolina Democrat Deborah Ross will attend a Tuesday night fundraiser at the home of the lawyer who represented one of the five Taliban terrorists that was released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2014.
At least 44 Afghan troops who were in the United States for military training have gone missing over the last year, likely in an attempt to find work and live illegally in the country, Pentagon officials said Thursday.
Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan, expressed concern Friday over the high rate of casualties suffered by Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, describing it as a “critical” factor in the conflict.
A militant attack on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul killed 13 people and wounded at least 36 others, a government spokesman said early Thursday.
American troops were deployed to the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand province this week as a surging Taliban threatens to seize control of the city from Afghan forces.