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Taliban chief attempting for cease fire with ISIS group - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

The Taliban supreme leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada has reportedly started efforts to end the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group. A source in South of Afghanistan privy of the development has said the leader of ...and more »

British special forces BACK in Afghanistan to hunt Taliban bomb-maker behind roadside attacks in Kabul - The Sun

THREE years after troops left Afghanistan, British special forces are back, joining an Afghan mission to hunt down a Taliban bomb-maker. About 30 SAS and SBS (Special Boat Service) troops have returned to Helmand, the Star on Sunday reports.and more »

'Leave our country': Protesters in Afghanistan gather to decry 'US, NATO occupation' - RAWA News

Protesters took to the streets of the Afghan capital, Kabul on Friday to demand an end to the “American occupation” as the country marks 16 years since the beginning of the US and NATO invasion. Hundreds took to the streets, according to RT's Ruptly ...and more »

America's inevitable war is now an invisible one - CNN

Michael Kugelman is deputy director and senior associate for South Asia with the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The views expressed here are his own. (CNN) Sixteen years ago this Saturday, US troops entered Afghanistan. The decision to ...and more »

Taliban Seizing Humvees To Use As Vehicle Bombs - TOLOnews

Security officials have said the Taliban has changed its war tactics and are seizing military vehicles which they use as car bombs. Thumbnail. A number of security officials told TOLOnews on Monday that the Taliban has changed its war tactics and is ...and more »

The war in Afghanistan messed with my head. Here's how I found peace — and hope. - Washington Post

The longest war in American history turns 16 years old Saturday — the anniversary of the first deployment of elite special operators to Afghanistan just weeks after the worst terrorist attack in our nation's history. Back then our mission was clear ...and more »

Islamabad not to bow to 'do more' demands - The Express Tribune

KARACHI: During their likely visit to Pakistan this month, top US officials will hold talks with Islamabad in a bid to remove Pakistan's reservations on Trump's new policy for the war-torn Afghanistan. However, a well-placed source told Daily Express ...and more »

After army chief's visit, Afghan president considers trip to Pakistan - DAWN.com

Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported Saturday that Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is considering a visit to Pakistan in the near future after being extended an invitation by Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during his recent visit to the country.and more »

Trump is the most powerless president in American history - Salon

Let's begin with the war in Afghanistan — because it's a war, and American soldiers are dying over there; because according to the Congressional Research Service, it costs the American taxpayer $3.9 million to keep one American soldier over there for ...and more »

Concern Grows That Closing Taliban Office in Qatar Could Undermine Peace Talks - Voice of America

The Afghan government reportedly has sought the closure of the Afghan Taliban office in Qatar, citing the inefficiency of the office as a reason behind its request to the U.S. and Qatari officials. There has been no official confirmation of such a ...and more »