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Marines Back In Helmand To Support Battered Afghan Army - The Daily Caller

Marines Back In Helmand To Support Battered Afghan ArmyThe Daily CallerU.S. Marines officially assumed command Saturday of a mission to support the struggling Afghan army, more than two years after they thought they had left Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province for good. The 300 Marines of Task Force Southwest take ...and more »

MoIC Strikes Back at Hekmatyar Over Anti-Media Remarks - TOLOnews;

MoIC Strikes Back at Hekmatyar Over Anti-Media Remarks - TOLOnews

TOLOnewsMoIC Strikes Back at Hekmatyar Over Anti-Media RemarksTOLOnewsIn his first public speech in about 20 years, Hekmatyar said on that some media outlets were “cursed” and they were promoting sedition. Thumbnail. In his first public appearance in about 20 years, Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Saturday ...and more »

2 top military officials in Afghanistan resign after Taliban attack - Alive For Football;

2 top military officials in Afghanistan resign after Taliban attack - Alive For Football

Alive For Football2 top military officials in Afghanistan resign after Taliban attackAlive For FootballThere was "no news" on possible casualties after the bomber detonated at an Afghan-guarded checkpoint close to Camp Chapman on the outskirts of Khost city, provincial police chief Faizullah Ghairat told AFP. The Defense Ministry said that more than 100 ...and more »

Top Afghan Taliban leader killed in northern Pakistan - Anadolu Agency;

Top Afghan Taliban leader killed in northern Pakistan - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencyTop Afghan Taliban leader killed in northern PakistanAnadolu AgencyA top Afghan Taliban leader was shot dead by Daesh-affiliated militants in northern Pakistan on Friday, the Afghan Taliban has confirmed. Mawlavi Mohammad Daud was on his way to Shamshato, a large Afghan refugee camp near the city of Peshawar, ...and more »

Hekmatyar Calls Taliban Evil, Says They Don't Serve Islam - TOLOnews

Hekmatyar Calls Taliban Evil, Says They Don't Serve IslamTOLOnewsIn his public address in just two days, the Hizb-e-Islami leader criticized the insurgent group and said they were being backed by foreigners. Thumbnail. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the reconciled leader of Hizb-e-Islami group, has called the Taliban an evil ...and more »

Bomb attack hits USA base in eastern Afghanistan - Normangee Star;

Bomb attack hits USA base in eastern Afghanistan - Normangee Star

Normangee StarBomb attack hits USA base in eastern AfghanistanNormangee StarAsked if he would refute claims that Russian Federation is providing weapons to the Taliban, Nicholson answered definitively. Mattis, now on his first visit to Afghanistan as the Pentagon chief, was scheduled to meet President Ashraf Ghani and other ...and more »

The Return of the Butcher of Kabul: What Does it Mean for Peace in Afghanistan? - Global Voices Online;

The Return of the Butcher of Kabul: What Does it Mean for Peace in Afghanistan? - Global Voices Online

Global Voices OnlineThe Return of the Butcher of Kabul: What Does it Mean for Peace in Afghanistan?Global Voices OnlineAfter almost twenty years in exile, the once internationally-wanted militant Gulbuddin Hekmatyar made on April 29 a public re-emergence in Afghanistan as part of a peace deal his faction Hezb-e Islami signed with the Afghan government last year ...and more »

The long-anticipated return of Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is here - SOFREP (press release) (subscription);

The long-anticipated return of Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is here - SOFREP (press release) (subscription)

SOFREP (press release) (subscription)The long-anticipated return of Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is hereSOFREP (press release) (subscription)KABUL — Fugitive warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Saturday made his first public appearance in Afghanistan after nearly two decades underground, calling on Taliban insurgents to “join the peace caravan and stop this pointless holy war.” He also urged ...and more »

US Marines back in Helmand as Afghanistan 'stalemate' continues - Times of Oman;

US Marines back in Helmand as Afghanistan 'stalemate' continues - Times of Oman

Times of OmanUS Marines back in Helmand as Afghanistan 'stalemate' continuesTimes of OmanU.S. Army General John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, talks to U.S. soldiers during a transfer of authority ceremony at Shorab camp, in Helmand province, Afghanistan April 29, 2017. Photo - Reuters.and more »

Russia may be aiding Taliban, US general in Afghanistan says - ClickLancashire;

Russia may be aiding Taliban, US general in Afghanistan says - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireRussia may be aiding Taliban, US general in Afghanistan saysClickLancashireThe attack at a military base in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif raises more questions about the Afghan military's ability to defend against such attacks, more than 15 years after the USA drove the Taliban from power. Monday's attack occurred hours after U ...and more »

Families Of Civil War Victims Call For Justice - TOLOnews

Families Of Civil War Victims Call For JusticeTOLOnewsA number of families of victims of the civil war, between Mujahideen groups in Kabul, accused post-Taliban governments of not bringing war criminals to justice and of ignoring law suits. These families said justice should not be undermined in the event ...and more »

'The Butcher Of Kabul' Returns With A Surprising New Message - The Daily Caller

'The Butcher Of Kabul' Returns With A Surprising New MessageThe Daily CallerFormer Islamic extremist warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned Saturday to public life in Afghanistan, after reaching a peace deal with the Afghan government. Hekmatyar has a storied history in Afghanistan. He was the recipient of hundreds of millions ...and more »

US general suggests Russian Federation arming Taliban - Alive For Football;

US general suggests Russian Federation arming Taliban - Alive For Football

Alive For FootballUS general suggests Russian Federation arming TalibanAlive For FootballAsked if he would refute claims that Russian Federation is providing weapons to the Taliban, Nicholson answered definitively. "I am aware of a vehicle bomb attack at one of the gates in the United States base, but we are not allowed there to get more ...and more »

US troops killed during fight with ISIS in Afghanistan - pppFocus;

US troops killed during fight with ISIS in Afghanistan - pppFocus

pppFocusUS troops killed during fight with ISIS in AfghanistanpppFocusThe Pentagon says two United States service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday, reports the AP. Two U.S. military service members were killed Wednesday night in an anti-ISIS operation in Achin District of Nangarhar province in ...and more »

Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar says he wants peace - Alive For Football;

Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar says he wants peace - Alive For Football

Alive For FootballFormer Afghan warlord Hekmatyar says he wants peaceAlive For FootballHekmatyar met the leaders of Laghman and Nangarhar provinces on Friday in what was his first public appearance after years in hiding, and seven months after his organisation signed a historic peace deal with the Afghan government. In September ...and more »

Marines Take Over Advising Mission in Helmand - Military.com;

Marines Take Over Advising Mission in Helmand - Military.com

Military.comMarines Take Over Advising Mission in HelmandMilitary.comMembers of Task Force Southwest prepare to raise the Marine Corps flag during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, on April 29. (E.B. Boyd/Stars and Stripes). Stars and Stripes | 30 Apr 2017 | by E.B. Boyd. CAMP SHORAB ...and more »

New Theatre of US-Russian War - The Day After;

New Theatre of US-Russian War - The Day After

The Day AfterNew Theatre of US-Russian WarThe Day AfterWestern drawdown from Afghanistan in 2014 has allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin to flex muscle in its backyard. This will lead to new geopolitical rivalries in South Asia. By Chandan Kumar. The United States under President Donald Trump has ...and more »

Hekmatyar Calls Taliban to End 'Pointless Unholy War' - Asharq Al-awsat English

Hekmatyar Calls Taliban to End 'Pointless Unholy War'Asharq Al-awsat EnglishKabul — In his first speech after his first public appearance in Afghanistan after nearly two decades underground, warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar called on Taliban insurgents to “join the peace caravan and stop this pointless unholy war.” He also urged ...and more »

US Marines return to volatile Afghan province - WTTV CBS4Indy;

US Marines return to volatile Afghan province - WTTV CBS4Indy

WTTV CBS4IndyUS Marines return to volatile Afghan provinceWTTV CBS4IndyThe US Marines are back in Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province for the first time since the NATO-led international coalition ended its combat operations three years ago. At least 300 Marines have been deployed to the southwestern province, the ...and more »

'It feels like Groundhog Day': US Marines return to Helmand province - The Guardian;

'It feels like Groundhog Day': US Marines return to Helmand province - The Guardian

The Guardian'It feels like Groundhog Day': US Marines return to Helmand provinceThe GuardianUS Marines at a flag-raising ceremony at the renamed Camp Shorab in Helmand. Photograph: Sune Engel Rasmussen for the Guardian. Afghanistan. 'It feels like Groundhog Day': US Marines return to Helmand province. With the Taliban resurgent and the ...and more »