Afghanistan

Battle for Panjsher hots up, Taliban claim seizing valley

The battle for northeastern Panjsher province has hotted up, with the Taliban claiming they have captured the strategic valley. However, the National Resistance Front spurned reports about the fall of Panjsher and former vice-president Amrullah Saleh denied fleeing the country. Late on Friday, Saleh uploaded a video, suggesting that he …

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In Taliban’s Afghanistan, opportunity for Al Qaeda, ISIS

Back in power in Afghanistan, the Taliban are reiterating anti-terrorism pledges made 25 years ago, five years before 9/11. But with Taliban forces patrolling Kabul, a suicide bomber on Thursday inflicted the deadliest attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan in a decade. At a minimum, the attack underscores how the …

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Keď sa čert bije s diablom: čo znamená súperenie Talibanu s odnožou takzvaného Islamského štátu

Otázka znie, či bude v Afganistane po odchode NATO emirát alebo kalifát. Po odchode posledného amerického vojaka, generála v plnej poľnej na ikonickej zelenej nočnej fotografii, nastala nová situácia. Súperenie „zlých“ a „ešte horších“ môže vyústiť do nového kola katastrofy. Trochu to pripomína šibeničný humor. V zmysle, či je lepšia …

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Afghanistan Has Lessons For The Gulf – Analysis

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan will likely clarify what the Gulf’s security options are. Gulf states are likely to monitor how Russia and China handle the perceived security vacuum and security threats in the wake of the US withdrawal and abandonment, for all practical matters, of Central Asia. It will …

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Afghanistan After Taliban And India’s Response – OpEd

Ever since the Taliban’s seized control of Kabul, there’s panic all over the world. The international community is apprehensive that Afghanistan may return to what it was when the Taliban first usurped power in 1996, as this will most certainly affect other countries as well. Everyone seems to be surprised …

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Lessons From Afghanistan Disaster: US Not To ‘Remake Other Countries’ – Analysis

he retreat from Afghanistan by US President Joe Biden is leading to a retreat from Washington’s ambitions of remaking the world as it reevaluates its global role and the threats of tomorrow. As Biden’s America recasts its role as the world’s policeman, the definer and defender of democracy, and the …

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UAE sends aid to Taliban’s Afghanistan

The delivery is the first from the United Arab Emirates since the Taliban seized control of the country during the US military withdrawal. The United Arab Emirates sent humanitarian aid to Afghanistan on Friday. The plane brought “urgent” medical and food aid to the country, which the Taliban took nearly …

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The CIA Is Better Than the U.S. Military at Creating Foreign Armies

The disintegration of the Afghan army—trained and equipped by the U.S. military for the past two decades—has once again raised questions about the efficacy of the Defense Department’s advise-and-assist programs with foreign partner militaries. The United States spent more than $83 billion trying to build up the Afghan force only …

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Will the U.S. Withdraw from Syria as it Did from Afghan Base?

After the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan, Arab countries are wondering whether Syria – which has hundreds of American soldiers – will be the next country to witness a U.S. withdrawal. This was already stated in an analytical article in the Foreign Policy magazine. The piece says that given current …

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Afghanistan’s former vice president denies claims Taliban have taken Panjshir Valley

Celebratory gunfire erupted in Kabul on Friday night as rumours circulated that the Taliban had captured the Panjshir Valley, a last holdout against the Taliban sweep. Heavy clashes have been reported in recent days between the Taliban and the Panjshir Valley-based National Resistance Forces (NRF), headed by former vice president …

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