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Taliban announces new spring fighting season - Talk Media News;

Taliban announces new spring fighting season - Talk Media News

Talk Media NewsTaliban announces new spring fighting seasonTalk Media NewsTaliban insurgents turn themselves in to Afghan National Security Forces at a forward operating base in Puza-i-Eshan. Their defections come in the midst of Operation Taohid II, and Afghan-led operation designed to defeat the insurgency, provide ...and more »

US Is Not Responsible for Afghan Refugees - Opposing Views;

US Is Not Responsible for Afghan Refugees - Opposing Views

Opposing ViewsUS Is Not Responsible for Afghan RefugeesOpposing ViewsCounting 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 ...and more »

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

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

Morning News USAIt's ISIS Vs. Taliban NowMorning News USAWhile 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 ...and more »

Resurgence of the Taliban - Daily News & Analysis;

Resurgence of the Taliban - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisResurgence of the TalibanDaily News & AnalysisLast 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 ...and more »

US Is Partially Responsible For Afghan Refugees - Opposing Views;

US Is Partially Responsible For Afghan Refugees - Opposing Views

Opposing ViewsUS Is Partially Responsible For Afghan RefugeesOpposing ViewsWhile 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 ...and more »

All Hail, the Brother of the Lion of Panjshir! - Foreign Policy (blog);

All Hail, the Brother of the Lion of Panjshir! - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)All Hail, the Brother of the Lion of Panjshir!Foreign Policy (blog)Ahmad Zia Massoud is fed up with Kabul and threatening to fill the power vacuum inside Afghanistan's crumbling government. By Sune Engel Rasmussen · facebook twitter reddit google-plus email. April 12, 2016. PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan — On a recent ...and more »

Is the Afghan Taliban's Leadership Finally Coalescing Once Again? - The Diplomat;

Is the Afghan Taliban's Leadership Finally Coalescing Once Again? - The Diplomat

The DiplomatIs the Afghan Taliban's Leadership Finally Coalescing Once Again?The DiplomatWith the Taliban's declaration of their usual “Spring Offensive” for the year, Afghanistan's fighting seasoning is about to head into full swing. 2015 marked a turbulent year for both the Afghan government and security forces—who faced their first ...and more »

Taliban launches spring offensive in Afghanistan - PRI;

Taliban launches spring offensive in Afghanistan - PRI

PRITaliban launches spring offensive in AfghanistanPRIAn Afghan National Army soldier keeping watch at a post in Logar province, Afghanistan, earlier this year. Credit: Omar Sobhani/Reuters. The Taliban launched its spring offensive on Tuesday, kicking off what many say will be a difficult year ahead.and more »

Taliban Launch Spring Offensive in Afghanistan - The Diplomat;

Taliban Launch Spring Offensive in Afghanistan - The Diplomat

The DiplomatTaliban Launch Spring Offensive in AfghanistanThe DiplomatThe 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 ...and more »

Harvesting opium in Afghanistan's poppy fields - Baltimore Sun;

Harvesting opium in Afghanistan's poppy fields - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunHarvesting opium in Afghanistan's poppy fieldsBaltimore SunOpium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan dropped 19 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to figures from the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. A recent uptick in violence across the ...and more »

Taliban name Afghan spring offensive after founder and first emir Mullah Omar - Long War Journal

Taliban name Afghan spring offensive after founder and first emir Mullah OmarLong War JournalThe “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” the official name of the Taliban, announced the commencement of the 2016 spring offensive, and named it after Mullah Omar, its founder and first leader whose death was disclosed in the summer of 2015. A main goal ...and more »

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

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

RT5 Afghan border officers killed in insider attack as Taliban announces spring offensiveRTAt 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 ...and more »

Afghanistan: Rethinking the Transition Strategy - The Diplomat;

Afghanistan: Rethinking the Transition Strategy - The Diplomat

The DiplomatAfghanistan: Rethinking the Transition StrategyThe DiplomatAfghanistan'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 ...and more »

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

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

Washington PostTaliban threatens to grind down Afghan forces in spring offensiveWashington PostKABUL — 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 ...and more »

Taliban warn of attacks in new fighting season - USA TODAY;

Taliban warn of attacks in new fighting season - USA TODAY

USA TODAYTaliban warn of attacks in new fighting seasonUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — The Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday the start of a new fighting season against the U.S.-backed government as the White House weighs future troop levels for the war-torn country. In an email to the media, the Taliban warned it would ...and more »

Afghan border police killed in insider attack in Kandahar - Reuters

Afghan border police killed in insider attack in KandaharReutersKANDAHAR, 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 ...and more »

World View: Troubles Mount for Afghanistan Government as US Withdrawal Looms - Breitbart News;

World View: Troubles Mount for Afghanistan Government as US Withdrawal Looms - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsWorld View: Troubles Mount for Afghanistan Government as US Withdrawal LoomsBreitbart NewsSo now John Kerry, who has stumbled from one foreign policy disaster to another, paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Saturday. The nominal purpose of the visit was to head off a political crisis that could damage US withdrawal plans, so he demanded ...and more »

Taliban militants announce start of 'spring offensive' in Afghanistan - Washington Times;

Taliban militants announce start of 'spring offensive' in Afghanistan - Washington Times

Washington TimesTaliban militants announce start of 'spring offensive' in AfghanistanWashington TimesIn this Monday, April 11, 2016, file, photo, Afghan women walk past a damaged bus after a roadside bomb explosion on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, The Afghan Taliban have announced the start of their warm-weather fighting season, an annual ...and more »

Is the Afghan unity government falling apart? - Deutsche Welle;

Is the Afghan unity government falling apart? - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleIs the Afghan unity government falling apart?Deutsche WelleUS 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 ...and more »

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

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

RTUK-trained Afghan soldiers defect to Taliban amid new spring offensiveRTAfghan 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 ...and more »