US Is Not Responsible for Afghan Refugees - Opposing Views

Counting the number of people displaced by war is never an easy task, but the United Nations estimates about a million refugees were knocking on Europe's door in 2015. A fifth of them -- about 200,000 people -- were Afghans fleeing a resurgent Taliban ...

It's ISIS Vs. Taliban Now - Morning News USA

While the world is fighting against the internationally branded terrorist ISIS and the militant group of Taliban, both groups are fighting its own battle against each other, at least in Afghanistan. With Taliban's internal structure has been put to ...

Resurgence of the Taliban - Daily News & Analysis

Last week, US Secretary of State, John Kerry, was on a secret visit to Afghanistan to save the national unity government (NUG). He said that the 2014 deal setting up President Ashraf Ghani's NUG would allow it to serve a full five-year term. For ...

US Is Partially Responsible For Afghan Refugees - Opposing Views

While all eyes have been fixed for some time on the refugee crisis stemming from conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the situation in Afghanistan has steadily worsened. The U.S. approach to dealing with the country during both the Bush and Obama years led to ...

Taliban Launch Spring Offensive in Afghanistan - The Diplomat

The Taliban promise large-scale attacks, assassinations, and a war of attrition during this year's fighting season. L1001025. By Franz-Stefan Gady for The Diplomat. April 13, 2016. The Taliban have officially launched their annual spring offensive ...

5 Afghan border officers killed in insider attack as Taliban announces spring offensive - RT

At least five members of Afghanistan's border police were killed in an insider attack in Kandahar when a colleague opened fire on them before fleeing, according to government officials. The attack came as the Taliban announced its spring offensive ...

Afghanistan: Rethinking the Transition Strategy - The Diplomat

Afghanistan's government must learn the lessons of 2015 as it looks forward to a long-term transition. By Abbas Farasoo for The Diplomat. April 12, 2016. In every aspect, 2015 was a tough year for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF ...

Taliban threatens to grind down Afghan forces in spring offensive - Washington Post

KABUL — The Taliban on Tuesday signaled the start of its spring offensive in Afghanistan, vowing “large-scale attacks” while also attempting to challenge efforts by the rival Islamic State to emerge as a dominant militant force in the country. The ...

Afghan border police killed in insider attack in Kandahar - Reuters

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan At least five members of Afghanistan's border police force were killed in an insider attack in the southern province of Kandahar close to the frontier with Pakistan when a colleague opened fire on them before fleeing, officials ...

Is the Afghan unity government falling apart? - Deutsche Welle

US Secretary of State Kerry recently visited Kabul in an effort to keep the country's rulers working together. The government's internal rifts are growing, while opposition groups demanding the president's resignation. Afghanistan President Ashraf ...

UK-trained Afghan soldiers defect to Taliban amid new spring offensive - RT

Afghan Army soldiers are deserting to join the Taliban as the resurgent jihadist group announces its spring offensive and vows to drive out the “foreign invaders.” The Afghan National Army (ANA) had been the great hope for an indigenous-led security ...