Taliban

Report: 200 Jihadis Killed Within One Week of Taliban’s Spring Offensive Launch

The Afghan National Army (ANA), backed by U.S.-NATO troops, has killed an estimated 200 Taliban narco-jihadis in Afghanistan’s northern provinces, including 15 top commanders, since the terrorist group launched its so-called annual spring offensive on Friday, a local military spokesman revealed on Tuesday.

This June 10, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Marine Corpsshows an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter provides security from above while CH-47 Chinooks drop off supplies to U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Iron at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan. Sixteen years into its longest war, the United States is sending another 4,000 …

Taliban Launches Spring Jihad Campaign amid Peace Talks

Taliban narco-jihadists on Friday announced the launch of their “Victory” spring offensive amid ongoing U.S.-led efforts to convince the terrorist group to agree to a political settlement with Kabul to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Security forces guard a military convoy near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban said Friday it's planning a spring offensive as a response to a similar plan by the Kabul government. File Photo by Matiullah/UPI

Report: Locals in Taliban Stronghold Demand Release of Women Jihadis

Residents in the opium-rich Taliban stronghold Helmand, Afghanistan’s largest province, reportedly expressed outrage at the arrest of two female al-Qaeda jihadis by local authorities and demanded their immediate release, Khaama Press (KP) reported Tuesday.

Taliban and Islamic State fighters allegedly killed more than 50 civilians, including women and children, in Afghanistan's Sar-e Pul province

Afghan Peace Talks: U.S. Faces Taliban 5 Formerly Held at Gitmo

The five high-risk Taliban commanders released from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by the previous administration in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl who was captured by the terrorist group after deserting his post in Afghanistan are now reportedly negotiating peace in the war-ravaged country with their former captors.

The five Guantanamo Bay detainees swapped for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are, from Mullah Norullah Nori, Mohammed Nabi Omari, Mohammed Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Haq Wasiq. (U.S. Department of Defense)

Taliban ‘Wipes Out’ Scores of Afghan Forces in Opium-Rich Helmand Bastion

Taliban narco-jihadis killed at least 68 members of the U.S.-backed Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and injured 38 others in fierce clashes over the weekend in the terrorist group’s opium-rich stronghold of Helmand, Afghanistan’s largest province located along the Pakistani border.

Rudy Ayala (R) Law Enforcement Professional embeded with the Marine corps questions opium poppy farmer Abdul Manan (L) and his two sons, Hastihan (2nd R) and Muhammad Bayan (2nd L) at Maranjan village in Helmand province on April 25, 2011 as US Marines from Border Adviser Team (BAT) and Explosive …

Report: Taliban Captures 150 Afghan Troops During Peace Talks

The Afghanistan government on Monday contested reports claiming that the Taliban captured a record 150 American-trained and supplied Afghan border police officers and confiscated their U.S.-supplied weapons and military equipment after they surrendered over the weekend when the narco-jihadis chased them into neighboring Turkmenistan following ongoing battles in Badghis province.

US, Taliban pause negotiations in Doha following 'solid' talks

Trump Meets Nat Sec Team After Kabul Complains About Peace Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump held an hourlong classified meeting on Afghanistan with his national security team over the weekend in the wake of complaints by a top Afghan official that the American envoy charged with leading peace negotiations is “elevating” the Taliban at the expense of sidelining Kabul.

US reports 'progress' in peace talks with Taliban

Report: Taliban Demands U.S. Military Withdraw from Afghanistan in One Year

Afghan Taliban narco-jihadis this week reportedly repudiated a proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration that would lead to the complete withdrawal of American forces within three to five years, posing a significant impediment to ongoing peace-seeking negotiations aimed at ending America’s most protracted foreign military engagement.

US reports 'progress' in peace talks with Taliban

Bolton: Trump Administration ‘Has No Blind Trust in the Taliban’

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton recently confirmed that President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to leave behind a residual counterterrorism American force in Afghanistan to ensure the Taliban keeps its promises if the United States pulls its military out of the country as part of ongoing peace negotiations.

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U.S., Taliban Kickstart Highest-Level Talks So Far to End Afghan War

American diplomats and Afghan Taliban narco-jihadis, including one of the group’s co-founders, reportedly began the highest-level negotiations so far in Qatar on Monday as part of efforts by U.S. Donald Trump’s administration to end to more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Fear and hoping: expectations surge ahead of new US-Taliban talks

China to Form Group to Speed Up Taliban Peace Talks

China will establish a contact group through the Beijing-led Eurasian coalition known as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to help “speed up” U.S.-backed efforts to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan with a political reconciliation between Kabul and the Taliban, the Chinese foreign minister said this week.

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