Afghanistan and the Taliban

The US military recognizes the war in Afghanistan as a strategic failure

The 20 years of American bloodshed and money spent in Afghanistan ended with a six-hour hearing in the United States Senate, where the country's top military officer acknowledged that the war was a "strategic failure" and that it was...

The US freezes the assets of the Central Bank of Afghanistan

The United States has frozen assets in the United States Central Bank of Afghanistan accounts and restricted access to the Taliban by billions of dollars. On August 17, a US administration official said: "Any assets of the Central Bank of...

The NATO Secretary General held a briefing on Afghanistan

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a news briefing after the North Atlantic Council meeting in Brussels that after the fall of Kabul, NATO's priority was to withdraw allied and partner personnel and the Afghans who were helping the allies. "Approximately...

The Afghan government is facing a “real crisis”

According to the US Government Monitoring Group, which is tasked with monitoring developments in Afghanistan, after the full withdrawal of US troops from the country, the Afghan government in Kabul will have to fight for its survival and may...

The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has increased by 47 percent

The United Nations has warned that in the first half of 2021, the number of civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan has risen sharply. The war-torn country is facing the largest civilian casualties in a single year. In the...

The withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is almost 90 percent complete

On Tuesday, the U.S. Central Command announced that more than 90 percent of its troop withdrawals from Afghanistan were complete. The announcement was made the day after US and international forces left Bagram Airfield. Bagram Airfield has been central...

About 650 American troops will remain in Afghanistan

A U.S. official told the Associated Press that about 650 U.S. military personnel will remain in the country to protect diplomats after the withdrawal of major U.S. troops from Afghanistan, largely scheduled for the next two weeks. In addition, several...

Turkey is proposing to protect Kabul Airport

Turkey has taken the initiative to protect and operate Kabul airport after the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan, but US officials say Ankara has agreed to the terms. The issue will be discussed next week...

The U.S. allocates $ 3.3 billion annually to the Afghan Armed Forces

US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmai Khalilzad, along with a high-level delegation, met with the country's leaders in Kabul on Sunday. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation after the departure of US and...

Attack on Helmand – Taliban resume armed attacks

On Tuesday, Afghan officials said that in the last 24 hours, in the Afghan province of Helmand, the country’s security forces have been repelling a Taliban attack. The Taliban militant group has launched armed attacks across the country...
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