Tag: Ashraf Ghani

An Afghan Army soldier adjusts his helmet during an exercise at a training facility in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. The Afghan National Security Forces depend exclusively on billions of dollars in funding from the United States and its allies, money that is now at risk …

Taliban Offers ‘Amnesty’ to U.S.-Backed Afghan Forces Who ‘Leave Enemy Ranks’

Taliban jihadists released a statement last week offering a “life of peace” through “amnesty” to the very same U.S.-backed Afghan National Security Forces (ANDSF) they have massacred for years if they renounce their ranks, citing the “very high number of casualties” sustained by the troops as a reason to abandon American support.

Afghan police keep watch at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, on the outskirts of Kabul, where five Afghan men were hanged for the gang rape of four women

Hang ‘Em High: Afghans Execute 6 Taliban Prisoners

Afghanistan on Sunday hanged six Taliban-linked inmates, the government said, in the first set of executions carried out as part of President Ashraf Ghani’s new hardline policy against the insurgents.

The Afghan Taliban have announced the start of their 'spring offensive', even as the government in Kabul tries to bring the insurgents back to the negotiating table

World View: Afghan Taliban Launches ‘Spring Fighting Season’ with Kabul Explosion

Contents: Afghan Taliban launches ‘Spring Fighting Season’ with massive Kabul explosion; China tests its DF-41 long-range nuclear missile with multiple warheads; Turkey threatens to cancel migrant deal unless visa restrictions are lifted by June; Violence surges in Syria as ‘peace talks’ collapse becomes official


NYT: U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Carrying Out Ops Beyond Train & Assist Role

American troops in Afghanistan raided the home of a local anti-Taliban commander and proceeded to blow up a munition cache inside his home, an action that shows U.S. forces are carrying out combat missions beyond their stated train, advise, and assist role, reports The New York Times (NYT).


Taliban ‘Welcomes’ Peace Efforts Following Talks with Afghan Officials

The Taliban, after waging a war on the Afghan government for more than a decade, causing thousands of Americans and Afghans to lose their lives, signaled a willingness to engage in peace negotiations, even as insurgents launched their annual warm-weather offensive across Afghanistan.

AP Photo

ISIS Takes Credit for Afghanistan Suicide Attack That Killed 35

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) took credit for the suicide attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Saturday, which killed 35 people and wounded 125. If the claim is true, it is the first appearance on this scale of the terrorist group in Afghanistan.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani Addresses Congress

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani gave an hour-long address to Congress on Wednesday, in which he mused that his country’s longstanding position as the graveyard of empires is quite exhausting to the Afghan people. Having established their reputation as fierce, stubborn fighters, they would really like to move on to a more productive future. “‘Ordinary’ is what has escaped us, and what we’d really like is to lead totally ordinary lives,” he said.