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The Taliban , alternative spelling Taleban, (', meaning "students" in Pashto) is a far-right Islamist militant movement of Pashtun tribesmen.

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan will release on Saturday its most senior Afghan Taliban detainee, Abdul Ghani Baradar, a one-time military chief often described as the insurgents' former second-in-command.
...Govt. in contact wid renowned religious scholars of the Ahl-e-Hadith and Deoband factions over deliberations wid the TTP (not just Afghan Taliban).now just recall.who trained the students of religious seminaries in the 80s n 90s for Afghan war...n Kashimir 'Jihad'.n repeat after me."This is a conspiracy hatched against us...by Yahood-o-hanood...these ppl rnt Pakistanis or Muslims...!!!" :p :D lol P.S.: This status isn't meant to flare-up any sectarian debate..!! :)
Just inn Pakistan has announced to release a senior leader of Afghan Taliban Mullah Abdul Gain baradar from PakistanI prison on Saturday
Erin Burnett talks to Rep. Peter King about the Afghan Taliban attack and the latest on U.S., Russia talks on Syria.
“Afghan Taliban Attack US Base, NATO Supply Vehicles in case y'all forgot we were still in a war.
What's wrong with that? Afghan Taliban are our friends, remember? :)
Taliban attacks US base and NATO supply vehicles.
just that attempts on his life by Adnan Rashid et al didn't stop Musharraf from overseeing/helping revival of Afghan Taliban
Afghan Taliban Target U.S. Army Base as Attacks Mount: Thick black smoke billows from burning...
Update on Afghan Taliban attack on US base
As US/NATO troops depart Afghanistan, what will come of the relationship between the Afghan Taliban & Pakistan?
Afghan Taliban are Mujahideen while Pakistani Taliban are CIA created gangs of Takfiri killers!
The Pakistani Taliban are as creepy as their Afghan Taliban counterparts but with more cowardice
Afghan Taliban vow attacks over Ramadan after being hacked The Afghan Taliban promised on Friday to continue attacks over Ramadan, rejecting as a fake an insurgent email promising a halt in violence over the coming Muslim holy month and saying it was the work of government intelligence. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the message sent in his name promising a temporary cessation of violence with next week's start of Ramadan was the latest incident in a simmering cyber war between intelligence agencies and the insurgents. "In that mail the enemy losers have tried to influence attacks by mujahideen fighters," Mujahid said. "We strongly reject sending any such email on a stoppage of operations." Afghan spy agency the National Directorate of Security has increasingly targeted the Taliban's sophisticated messaging network, which includes websites and email accounts, social media and spokesmen using noms de guerre. The Taliban use Afghanistan's improving phone network to distribute anti-government mess ...
Al-Emarah Jihadi Studio, an Afghan Taliban media unit, released a video focusing on military operations carried out along the Kabul-Kandahar highway against ...
It is as evident that president Obama has decided to abandon shoring up democracy, modernity and moderate Islam in Afghanistan by striking a deal with the deadly anti-Indian Haqqani group within the Afghan Taliban. For his aim, the US president wants India to persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai t...
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has landed itself into deep trouble. Apparently, the Afghan Taliban has decided they will continue their operation against the TTP until it is booted out from Afghanistan. The Afghan Taliban has formed a nexus with anti-TTP groups in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces to fight them. On the other hand, the TTP has appealed to the Afghan Taliban leadership for dialogue. Abdul Wali, Commander of the TTP in Mohmand Agency, has said that we do not wish to fight in Afghanistan. Sources for "Ummat" have disclosed that the disputes taking place between the TTP and Afghan Taliban have transformed into a full-time war. It has been said that Mullah Omar, Supreme Commander of the Afghan Taliban, in a letter to the TTP warned them against carrying out kidnappings for ransom and similar unethical practices since the Afghan Taliban do not have any other objectives other than getting rid of occupying forces in Afghanistan; in this regard Mullah Omar told the TTP in his letter that either t ...
Afghan Taliban peace talks: Tragedy in Afghanistan, farce in Qatar. Karl Marx famously said that history repeats...
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The US's Afghan Exit May Depend on a Syrian One By Sharmine Narwani - Tue, 2013-06-25 14:52- Sandbox Washington’s options in Syria are dwindling - and dwindling fast. Trumped up chemical weapons charges against the Syrian government this month failed to produce evidence to convince a skeptical global community of any direct linkage. And the US’s follow-up pledge to arm rebels served only to immediately underline the difficulty of such a task, given the fungibility of weapons-flow among increasingly extremist militias. Yes, for a brief few days, Syrian oppositionists congratulated themselves on this long-awaited American entry into Syria’s bloodied waters. They spoke about "game-changing" weapons that would reverse Syrian army gains and the establishment of a no-fly zone on Syria’s Jordanian border – a la Libya. Eight thousand troops from 19 countries flashed their military hardware in a joint exercise on that border, dangling F-16s and Patriot missiles and “superb cooperation” in a made-for- ...
Over 100 Afghan diplomats defect rather than return to Kabul When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Administration aren't begging Russia to return Edward Snowden or to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad, they're begging the Afghanistan Taliban to hold peace talks. The U.S. Administration has been so desperate to get the Afghan Taliban to have peace talks, they've even dropped the preconditions announced last year by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: They must forego suicide talks and violence, they must sever ties with al-Qaeda, and they must accept Afghanistan's constitution, including protections for women and minority. The Taliban have rejected all of these demands, and the Administration have acquiesced. It now turns out that some 105 Afghanistan diplomats defected en masse on Saturday, when they were all supposed to return to Kabul for scheduled rotation. They've remained in the country where they have been posted, and said that they would apply for asylum in their respective host coun ...
Qatar emir transfers power to son in historic transition. Qatar's ruler handed over the reins of the tiny but influential Persian Gulf nation to his son Tuesday -- a development seen as remarkable for several reasons. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani's decision to cede power willingly is a first in the modern history of the region. The norm is for Gulf leaders to rule for decades until their death or until circumstances conspire to overthrow them, such as the Arab Spring uprisings that toppled leaders in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Sheikh Hamad himself came to power in 1995 by overthrowing his father in a bloodless coup. The second reason Tuesday's transition is historic is because the son, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, now becomes the youngest monarch in the region. He is 33. Qatar prepares for transfer of power While the timing of the handover was unexpected, Sheikh Tamim has been heir apparent for the past decade and was appointed deputy commander-in-chief of Qatar's armed forces. He was educated in ...
US commits to Afghan Taliban talks even after attack on CIA station&presidential palace?: US commits to...
By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan forces put down an early morning attack by Taliban insurgents on the presidential palace and nearby buildings in central Kabul on Tuesday, with police saying all the assailants had been killed after a 90-minute gunfight. A Reuters reporter at the palace sa...
The news has been reporting off and on over the last few months that the President is engaged or trying to engage in direct talks with the Taliban. Now, for those who may be fuzzy about the Taliban, just a short reminder. They shielded bin Laden for many years, are actively killing US military and Afghan civilians, shoot young girls in the head for wanting to go to school, cut the nose and ears off young girls that wants out of that environment, and have sworn to the destruction of the United States. Now, these terrorists are supposed to MAGICALLY turn over a new leaf and embrace women's right, and become peaceful. Does anyone with active brain cells really expect that from terrorists? This could be compared to if FDR had sent a note to Hitler asking him to not shoot at our military or sending a note to Stalin during the purges to pretty please stop murdering. One may as well ask a Siberian Tiger to become a Vegan.
The story of how a refugee came to trade his daughter to resolve a debt is in part a saga of terrible choices faced by some of the poorest Afghan families.
COWARDICE! Obama commits to Afghan Taliban talks despite Kabul attack > Have we totally lost our pride?
Afghan intelligence struggles to thwart Kabul attacks
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"US commits to Afghan Taliban talks" = we've been chilling out, waiting for you guys to leave! so thanks for the aid, sorry about your losses and massive deficit, and don't let your *** hit the door on the way out! embarrassing...
'$36 US military hardware billion in Afghanistan. Transport out of the country: $7 billion. Easier to destroy this stuff than remove it, but given tightening US budgets and lousy economic prospects, this hardware is unlikely to be replaced if lost.' - 'A smooth US exit from Afghanistan may depend on assistance of Russia, Iran, and China, but they are up against the US and allies in Syria, refusing to allow regime-change.'
Sit back In hale this afghan and exhale all your problemS
Wall Street Journal June 19, 2013 Pg. 15 Benghazi's Legacy Of Broken Trust When serving in harm's way, diplomats, spies and soldiers need to know that their government has their back. By Kevin G. Norton In 2009, I was a member of a small team of advisers to the Afghan police in Paktia province in the mountains near the southeastern Afghan border. One hot afternoon in early June, we received a desperate call for help from another American unit that was under a sustained attack. We drove out to their position as fast as we could, only to find several casualties and chaos. The Taliban cut off the attack soon after we arrived. After we evacuated the casualties, the officer in charge of the unit told me that he could not find his interpreter. I led a small group of soldiers down into a wide field to look for the interpreter. We knew the danger: At any moment the Taliban could have resumed the attack and caught us in a very exposed position. We searched for more than 10 minutes before we found his lifeless body ...
5 mins ago by Pamela Geller Obama’s “Peace” Partners Bomb Presidential Palace 0The sheer buffoonery of the Obama presidency would be comical if it didn’t leave so much death and destruction in its wake. In spite of a vicious campaign of murder and the brutal imposition of Islamic law (sharia law),…
ISLAMABAD: US envoy James Dobbins arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday for talks with Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif and other senior officials on efforts to open peace talks with Afghan Taliban, the premier's office said. Dobbins, who flew in from Kabul, met Sharif and briefed him on developments relating to Afghanistan, prime minister's office said in a statement. “The prime minister conveyed to Ambassador Dobbins that Pakistan had the highest stakes in the return of peace and stability to Afghanistan,” it said. “He assured Mr Dobbins of Pakistan's full commitment to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and highlighted various steps Pakistan had taken in the regard,” it said. “Noting that the situation in Afghanistan had reached a crucial phase as the US proceeds with its drawdown, the prime minister stressed the need for Pakistan and the United States to remain closely engaged.” The meeting was also attended by Pakistan's Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and the prime minister's advis ...
Afghan presidential compound is attacked by Taliban Taliban forces attacked the Afghan presidential compound and U.S. Central Intelligence Agency office in Kabul today, and at least seven people are dead.
by Ezra Van Auken The US administration couldn’t have picked a better time to sit down, buddy up and talk to the Taliban – yes, the Islamist group that US forces have been fighting for over a decad...
A little light hearted-ness does the heart good.(sent to me by a friend): A fleeing Taliban terrorist, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the mirage, only to find a very frail little old Jewish man standing at a small makeshift display rack - selling ties. The Taliban terrorist asked, "Do you have water?" The Jewish man replied, "I have no water. Would you like to buy a tie? They are only $5." The Taliban shouted hysterically, *** Infidel! I do not need such an over-priced western adornment - I spit on your ties. I need water!” "Sorry, I have none - just ties - pure silk - and only $5." "Pahh! A curse on your ties, I should wrap one around your scrawny little neck and choke the life out of you but . . . I must conserve my energy and find water!" "Okay," said the little old Jewish man, “It does not matter that you do not want to buy a tie from me or that you hate me, threaten my life and ...
Spokesperson for the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Ehsanullah Ehsan, in a video interview, said that the banned organisation had vowed allegiance to Mullah Omar and that any decision taken by the Afghan Taliban chief would be accepted.
Another Taliban attack on the Afghan Presidential palace,(and last week the Taliban slaughtered 9 mountain climbers near the Pakistan border!). What Obama,you wanted to talk peace with these murderers??!! Your either totally incompetent, or a TRAITOR!
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Watched a video of afghan army blown up with a taliban road side bomb. It broke my heart i dont want to share with you all because its too extreme you will start crying. Lets take a moment from what ever we are doing right now and pray to all afghan soldiers who lost their lives in bringing peace to our country . I love afghan army :(!! Sorry im too emotional ! Jeey
Lets see, the democrats are raising *** about the Supreme Court eliminating part of the Voting Rights Act because the SCOTUS said it was 2013 and things had changed in America. Somebody help me here, but which party was this voting rights act designed to stop from keeping minorities from voting. Which party controlled the south in 1965 ? Yes that would be the democratic party. They are railing against themselves! Also, just another thought. Kerry wants to have talks with the Taliban, did I just read where they took credit for suicide bombings at the afghan presidents house? What are they thinking?
At least three suicide bombers launched a complex attack at the heart of the Afghan government early Tuesday morning.
"What on earth was Barack Obama thinking of when his people were negotiating terms for meetings with the Taliban in Doha?"
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an early-morning attack near the presidential palace in a heavily guarded area of the Afghan capital Kabul. A Taliban statement said one of the targets was the Ariana Hotel, which houses a CIA station/
A nearby building known to house a CIA base also came under attack as explosions and gunfire erupted for more than an hour in an area close to heavily secured Western embassies and ministry buildings.
The assault comes a week after the Taliban opened an office in Qatar to pursue peace talks with the U.S.
An hour in Kabul: A reporter's eyewitness account of a deadly Taliban attack
Afghanistan was a fools’ war... The US has discovered the hard way that there is no military fix to the conflict, but its decision to engage the Taliban in talks may be little more than a face- saver. Osama Bin Laden was permitted to flee his Tora Bora cave complex to Pakistan and now it appears that his protectors, the Taliban, which the US pledged to defeat, are poised to become Afghanistan’s prodigal sons. The $ 6 trillion ( the war’s financial burden on the US alone) question here is: What were the past 12 years all about? Tens of thousands of Afghan lives have been sacrificed; over 3,000 coalition soldiers have been killed while 50,000 were wounded in action, many requiring care for the rest of their lives. The terrible price in blood and treasure paid by all concerned could have been brought to a minimum had the Bush administration listened to President Hamid Karzai in December 2001 when he announced that amnesty had been extended to “common Taliban”, including their leader Mullah Omar, pr ...
One of the rare memoirs of Afghanistan to have been written by an Afghan, A Fort of Nine Towers reveals the richness and suffering of life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with our own.     For the young Qais Akbar Omar, Kabul was a city of gardens where h...
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THIS JUST IN As negotiations for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan have once again come to a halt, the Taliban Supreme Council has offered to level the playing field by sending a group of 400 battle-hardened Taliban peacekeepers to the U.S. city of Chicago, to help pacify one of the most violent regions in the Great Plains area of the North American continent. With many years of combat experience in violent areas of their own country and having fought rebels, insurgents, villagers, urban militias, rival drug lords, as well as Soviet and American occupying forces on foot, horses, camels, donkeys, and trucks, they may be just what the Chicago city officials need to pacify their own population and bring the recently publicized murder rate under control. Details as to the logistical challenges have yet to be worked out, but already many US officials are expressing support for the idea. "It's heart-warming to see the human interest the Taliban has taken in the plight of our inner-city minority residents," sai ...
At six o’clock in the morning of February 26, 2010, Major Mitali Madhumita was awakened by the ringing of her mobile phone. Mitali, a 35-year-old Indian army officer from Orissa, had been in Kabul less than a year. Fluent in Dari, the most widely spoken language in Afghanistan, she was there to teac...
Afghan People are suffering the worst days of their life , that is why Peace is Must for all , but Taliban will never understand the real Meaning of Peace , that is because their families are in safest places of Quetta , Karachi , Lahore , Peshawar etc ..
Over the past decade, India has invested heavily in Afghanistan’s reconstruction. Recognizing India’s significant economic and development contributions, the United States has called on New Delhi to play an important role in the new Silk Road initiative aimed at transforming Afghanistan into a regional trade hub. At the same time, New Delhi has been reluctant to become directly involved in supporting Afghanistan’s nascent security sector. The many uncertainties surrounding next year’s security transition from international to Afghan leadership raise further questions about New Delhi’s role in the Afghan endgame. India’s decision-makers acknowledge that India’s own internal security would be at risk if the international drawdown from Afghanistan leaves behind a security vacuum that is filled by Pakistan-backed militant groups. New Delhi can no longer ignore the related consequences. And while some of the Pakistan-related sensitivities are important for India, it should not approach its relati ...
Insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades opened fire on the Kabul offices of the CIA early Tuesday in a coordinated attack in one of the capital’s most heavily fortified neighborhoods, which is also home to Afghanistan’s presidential place and the main headquarters for the U.S.-led…
There is absolutely NO "negotiating" with the Taliban. Letter from WOMEN FOR AFGHAN WOMEN ORG: June 25, 2013 Dear WAW Supporter, As you know, the Taliban has opened an office in Doha, Qatar, and claims to want to negotiate a peaceful solution to the long war in Afghanistan. Although we yearn for peace as much as you, Women for Afghan Women believes that far from achieving that goal, negotiating with the Taliban is the way to brutal repression. The Taliban are murderers who will stop at nothing to regain the totalitarian power they held in Afghanistan in the 1990s. At 6:30 am today, they conducted a brazen attack on the president’s palace. We awoke to TV images of little girls and boys and their teachers at a nearby school crawling out from under rubble. The Taliban have burned down hundreds of girls’ schools, murdered teachers who defy them by teaching girls, threaten those of us who run shelters for abused females. The Taliban have not agreed to respect and obey the Afghan constitution. They have no ...
Sick to my stomach over Obama and his morons stupidity... While the taliban is trying to blow up Americans and keep afghan women as uneducated slaves the our current government keeps begging them to come to the table and be our friend... Really!! How stupid can you be!! Even if they shake your had they will stab you in the back! Stop... Just shut up and stop until your term is over... You just keep looking stupider!
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Will today attacks at the president karzai house have impact on us,taliban and the afghan govt?
High Profile Attack The highly fortified presidential palace of Afghan president wch was enclosed by the Defense ministry&CIA was attack by the Taliban Though attackers were killed by the security troops
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Afghan presidential palace was under attack by the Taliban a little while ago. So much news.
A group of attackers stormed the entrance to the presidential palace in Kabul early Tuesday -- but they were quickly repelled, Afghan police said.
Evidence is mixed as to the readiness of Afghanistan's Army and National Police to assume the lead in planning and fighting – with the summer combat season likely to be the first big test.
© 2013 - Afghan security forces repelled an attack on the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday.
We are pampering the poor Afghan ,and he is looking much better,,but the scars of many years involve with wars,rough trains,communist Russia tore it up then Talibans ,and U S got stuck there to repair all the scars,,so after skin treatment and repair the poor guy looks better but the deep believes in that culture ,he is unhappy and I couldn't fix those scars ,,they are deep in their soul,,Western world are happy that they are helping those poor soul to be civilized,but to me an Afghan is Afghan ,more you try,harder they fight back ,the twin got fixed and he is very happy never been abused by Taliban and got away from Russians,,got nice skin and the finish coat looks very nice,,soon I post their pics,it is funny and sad :-) That is what it is in 3rd world,the struggle of getting out of darkness, :-((
U.S. Supported Kabul on "Islamic Emirates" Controversy, Still Hopeful for Peace Talks TOLOnews.com Monday, 24 June 2013 James Dobbins, the U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, arrived in Kabul on Monday and expressed solidarity with the Afghan government on Taliban negotiations, remaining optimistic about their future. On his second trip to Afghanistan as Special Envoy, Dobbins spoke about the recent controversy that erupted following the Taliban's ceremony to inaugurate its new political office in Doha last Tuesday. "I think it may have been a combination of misunderstanding and a desire for a certain propaganda victory, which I think turned out to be – from their standpoint – disappointing," Dobbins said in reference to the Taliban's unsanctioned flying of the group's flag and brandishing of an "Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan" placard during the ceremony. News broke last Tuesday about the Taliban's new office, which was intended to offer a facility for peace negotiations with the U.S. an ...
Secretary of state said U.S. would continue to offer support after 2014 combat withdrawal.
No civilians were hurt in the attack, but police were unable to confirm if any palace security guards had been injured.
A Canadian female libertarian wrote a lot of letters to the Canadian government, complaining about the treatment of captive insurgents (terrorists) being held in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities. She demanded a response to her letter. She received back the following reply: National Defense Headquarters M Gen George R. Pearkes Bldg., 15 NT 101 Colonel By Drive Ottawa , ON K1A 0K2 Canada Dear Concerned Citizen, Thank you for your recent letter expressing your profound concern of treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured by Canadian Forces, who were subsequently transferred to the Afghanistan Government and are currently being held by Afghan officials in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities. Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinions were heard loud and clear here in Ottawa . You will be pleased to learn, thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself, we are creating a new department here at the Department of National Defense, to be ...
With peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban kicking-off in Qatar, a leading Afghan analyst and journalist discusses the future of Afghanistan.
Two days ago, our highly-respected Secretary of State had told a news conference in Qatar that negotiations with the Taliban need to get "back on track", after Afghan President Karzai furiously rea...
PESHAWAR: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has said that it supports peace talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban in Qatar.
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Taliban militants with false papers and military-style uniforms bluffed their way through two checkpoints on their way to Afghanistan’s presidential palace Tuesday before jumping out of their explosives-packed vehicle and opening fire on security personnel, according to Afghan officials and eyewitness accounts.
Marian Majer from CENAA about the impact of suicide attacks in Kabul on June 25, 2013 on peace talks of Afghan government with Taliban
Today i read orya Maqbool's article about Afghan Taliban. voice of my heart. they lost govt but earned dignity. what we got? Lost every thing, dignity, trust of friends, peace. we tried to avoid stone age, but we reached there
i've a simple doubt. This is the time America prepares to pullout thier army troops from Afghanistan. Can they establish peace in Afghan??? Can they defeat Taliban by all meaning??? If yes, then why did they invite Taliban to open an office in Qatar for 'peace talks'??? If no, then why they have tresspassed to Afghan and occupied it for more than a decade??? Why they spend 636 billion dollars in Afghan as war cost??? I think, only Obama and God know the answer... :p :p :
The Obama administration, along with PROGRESSIVE Republicans AND Democrats are OK providing assistance to the Syrian 'rebels'...the same 'rebels' who have pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda and who cut the heart and liver out of their enemies and eat it
The Taliban strikes close to the Presidential Palace in Kabul in what is thought to be the most secure zone in the city.
Afghan Taliban assault in Kabul secure zone
Via AAN The newly appointed spokesman, Dr Mohammad Naeem, asked in an interview with the BBC Pashto Service on 18 June 2013 who the senior officials in the office were, named the following: 1 Muhammad Tayyeb Agha, Head of Office Members: 2 Qari Din Muhammad Hanif 3 Haji Muhammad Zahid Ahmadzai 4 Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanakzai 5 Mawlawi Nik Muhammad Mullah Naeem (6) himself (Pashto, Arabic), along with Sohail Shaheen (7) (English) – as far as we know, we have not heard them speak Dari yet, although their statement was published in both national languages on the main Taleban website - are now acting as the official spokesmen for the group. This establishes a communication channel that is a de facto alternative to the one manned by those who take the names Qari Yousuf Muhammad and Zabihullah Mujahed, which is directly linked to the IEA website. Naeem has already been interviewed on the Taleban’s Voice of Jihad website which suggests buy-in at least from the Culture Commission (believed to be headed by for ...
All the smashed bodies for what now? STRATFOR: The American strategic priority is to end the war, leaving some forces to fight Al Qaeda but abandoning any attempt to pacify the country. The United States understands that the Karzai government -- or the one that succeeds it -- will be weak and fragmented, but it would prefer that it at least relegate the Taliban to being merely a faction, enabling a transition to occur within the existing framework. The Taliban might well consider this strategy, but the coalition would be a sham. It is unlikely that Karzai could have built a viable force to counter the Taliban. But it is certain that he failed to counter the Taliban. He has no options left, and many of his senior aides know it. They are making their own plans to leave the country or are reaching their own secret accommodations with the Taliban. I would guess that the United States knows this is going on, but it has no intention of policing Karzai's house. The United States has stated plans to maintain a si ...
As the date for US withdrawal from Afghanistan approaches rather quickly, there is little news to show progress towards the goal of reconciliation. Ironically, none of the stakeholders are panicking about the relative stagnant state of affairs. Going by the international mood, a lot still depends on the role of Pakistan. While most of the attention was focused on the elections, the challenges confronted by the nation have not changed with the transfer of power. From early indications, Nawaz Sharif’s foreign policy outlook does not represent any dramatic shift from the past. This, obviously as was expected. Actions on the ground suggest a policy to eliminate the irreconcilable Taliban elements, before approaching a negotiated solution. Keeping the defense and foreign ministries close to his heart, shows the importance of Afghan reconciliation for the new prime minister, especially when NATO equipment is likely to be retracted via routes through Pakistan. Then there is the complex task of managing public ...
Suicide attackers fought security forces for around an hour and blew up a car bomb outside Afghanistan's presidential palace after infiltrating one of Kabul'...
We are different! In the rest of the world people develop their countries, invent, innovate, and move forward. We, every evening pray that we survived another day. People enjoy and institutionalize democracy, we are pushed to go back to 1992 (Civil War) or 1996 (Taliban). However, a word to be aware of; the potential created in last 10 years is not easily breakable. With Bombs and suicide attacks you will never win no matter how many you will use and how many you kill. Inform your boss!!!
Afghan forces on Tuesday repelled an early morning Taliban attack on an entrance to the Presidential Palace compound, killing all of the militants...
It was heralded as a significant step toward reaching a negotiated peace with the Taliban, so why has the opening of a modest political office in Qatar been met with such fierce opposition by th...
The expression on the face of the Afghan National Army sergeant makes this much clear: He couldn't be prouder of the spanking-new, million-dollar, gun-mounted vehicle that NATO trainers are teaching him to operate.
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There is so much pain and agony going on in Afghanistan so far, today yet again suicide attack occurred near the presidential palace , luckily our youths in the army killed the *** at once. We simply cant ignore the killings of the innocent people while we are living our life if you proudly consider yourself an Afghan & secondly a true human being . Now whats sad is some afghans defending countries like PAKISTAN , speaking of love trying to show us HUMANITY. While the students of pakistan who are 80% pakistani, arabs, uzbaks blowing themselves up in our beautiful motherland taking lives of our children . Shame on you humanity lovers!! Wake the fcuk up ! Jeey
Admitted leaker Edward Snowden took flight Sunday in evasion of U.S. authorities, seeking asylum in Ecuador and leaving the Obama administration scrambling in what became a game of diplomatic cat-and-mouse.
Spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban said that they supported peace negotiations between the US and the Afghan Taliban.
"He told reporters on Monday that Washington was still trying to determine if the Taliban were ready for talks." Wow, that's a tough one! "Afghan forces put down attack on presidential palace: police," by Mirwais Harooni for Reuters, June 25 (thanks to Jerk Chicken): (Reuters) - Afghan forces put do...
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Explosions and gunfire mark assault on building in heart of Afghanistan's capital where meeting was due to take place.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace where Afghan President Hamid Karzai resides. Karzai was not the apparent target in the raid that killed at least three people; it was the CIA station nearby.
For years many of us had argued the need to get out of Afghanistan. To end the fighting, the dying, the destruction, the nation-building. To end the foolish fantasy that we were building a Western-style democracy there. We cannot leave, we were told for all those years. If we leave Afghanistan now, the Taliban will come back! Well guess what, after 12 years, trillions of dollars, more than 2,245 Americans killed and 17,674 wounded, and perhaps more than 50,000 dead Afghan civilians and fighters, the Taliban is coming back anyway!
“Before 2004, there was peace inthe tribal area but the military operations carried out at the behest of US destroyed that. Whenever the government initiates peace talks with Taliban, US carries out drone strikes which sabotages the entire process. For restoring law and order, the federal government must distance itself from the war on terror... Imran Khan"
salam my dear muslims brothers afghan people just want to be alive in security they dont want Taliban,USA,and this government because when the taliban wore here in afghanistan they killed afghan people and after that when USA came to afghanistan they did the same,and also this government is too corrupted which afghan people cant stand that too but i think all afghan people want an islamic government which provide 100% security,and so on
With only 18 months left to go before NATO ends its combat mission and much of its air support, coalition trainers are teaching the Afghan air force how to fly and maintain aircraft, and secure airfields as fast and as much as they can before coalition combat troops leave, along with much of its air...
Pakistani Taliban (Bad Taliban) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan says TTP will follow any decision taken by Afghan Taliban (Good Taliban) leader Mullah Omar. “Mullah Omar is our Amir (chief) and we will abide by any decision he takes regarding peace talks with America”. Stay in denial, Pakistan! TTP is RAW agent.
Taliban the killers of Afghan innocent children, women and men, today they killed many in Kandahar, 8 women a child
Afghan Taliban attack presidential place of Hamid Karzai
Exclusive interview with Afghan Taliban Leader Motasem Agha Jan who is key figure of Quetta Shura the most active Afghan Taliban group that is believed working under the leadership of Afghan Taliban Supreme Head Mullah Omer Motasem Agha Jan is in Turkey and he reply to a Question of Tolo News: I will simply tell you that we, the Taliban, have studied books on politics. Teachers use to tell us that if a person wants to succeed in politics then there are three conditions that must be met. The first is self-modification; the second is having no problems at home; and the third is civil politics participation. Self-modification means that, if a person wants to be a politician, then he should modify himself accordingly first. He should cleanse himself and he should not be engaged in any kind of corruption. The second condition is that he should have a proper family and shouldn't have any problems at home. Afghanistan is every Afghan's home. We shouldn't have problems in Afghanistan. We should solve internal pro ...
Afghan revelations: Pakistan-US secret diplomacy created Doha roadmap The Express Tribune By Syed Talat Hussain June 20, 2013 ISLAMABAD - Months-long painstaking and secret negotiations involving Islamabad and Washington have yielded a detailed roadmap for steering negotiations with the Afghan Taliban which will start to unfold with the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and the return of the captured US soldier PFC Bowe Bergdahl, at present in Taliban custody. While the opening of the Taliban office in Doha, Qatar, has captured headlines across the world, wide-ranging interviews with highly-placed diplomatic, military and foreign office sources reveal that this office is but one of the many elements of a complex process, the ultimate aim of which is for all stakeholders in Afghanistan to share power through an inclusive election process under a possibly modified Afghanistan constitution. “The journey begins now and if all goes well should co-terminate with the exit of the American com ...
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A senior spokesman for the Afghan Taliban said the group is ready to hand over the only known American prisoner of war from the conflict in Afghanistan in exchange for five senior operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, the Associated Press reported Thursday. U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Berg …
Acc to United States Military Academy,Baitullah was expelled from the Afghan Taliban due to his continued attacks on Pakist…
When retired army officers are admitting that Afghan Taliban want no harm to Pakistan, then there's a difference of Good & Bad Taliban.
Removing Emirate sign and taking down the flag from Doha office shows that Afghan Taliban are less experienced in conflict resolution.
Clergyman Maulana Fazlur Rehman, representing the Afghan Taliban, announced the formal opening of a suite of offices situated in a luxurious desert strip mall in Doha, Qatar, on June 18th, 2013, (today) next to a dollar store on the one side and a tobacco shop on the other side. The anchor store in this luxury mall is a Polo Jihadi jeans & shirt shack designed to look like you're inside a desert tent. Jihadi scarfs with the Al Qaeda flag on one side and the CIA or NSA logo on the other are on sale for this weeks grand opening available on their web site. My contacts tell me blue and black solar powered air conditioned Burka's, clip-on silver-gray beard extensions and color-coded roadside IEDs are top sellers. Chief Baconmaster, the now ex-fat pig of Qatar, who was recently forced under threat of thermonuclear attack to appoint his son to the position of Piglet In Chief, attended the ceremony together with his son the new piglet dressed in matching, custom sheep's wool Thawbs with shear linen Izaar's under ...
last one was quote from US News article about US Afghan Taliban talks in Qatar
(R) Afghanistan Article Taliban Divided On Making Peace The government continues to criticize Pakistan for meddling in Afghan affairs and supporting the Afghan Taliban. Most Afghans resent the fact that Pakistan created the Taliban (recruiting and arming Afghan religious school students in Pakistani refugee camps) in the early 1990s and sending them in to end the civil war and become a new government that would be heavily influenced by Pakistan. The Taliban failed to end the civil war (which was still going on in September 2001) and misruled the parts of the country they did control. The Taliban are also hated for their decades of cooperation with drug gangs. Unofficial taxes on the heroin and opium trade have always provided most of the Taliban income but have also created over a million addicts while only benefiting (economically) a small segment of the population. While most Afghans are religiously conservative, they also dislike Taliban efforts that force them to follow a particularly strict form of I ...
QUETTA: Pashtunabada poor, wind- and flyblown suburb of Quettais the type of Pakistani town where commanders in the Afghan Taliban generally lived after being kicked out of their home country in 2001, says a report published in The Newsweek. Modest cement-block and mud-brick, one- and two-story homes sit cheek by jowl along the narrow, largely unpaved streets and open sewers. Graffiti such as Long Live Mullah Omar and Long Live the Jihad are scrawled on walls; the black-and-white flag of a pro-Taliban political party flies over many homes. Living in a town like Pashtunabad carried advantages for the Afghan Taliban's leadership: it allowed them to fly under the radar and cultivate an image as average Joes, even as they were directing an insurgency against U.S. troops across the border. But in recent years, some Taliban commanders have begun moving out of places like Pashtunabadand into new neighborhoods that could not be more different. They have transformed rural districts of mud-brick homes in places lik ...
US Army psychiatrist accused of 2009 Fort Hood shootings cannot use defence he was protecting Afghan Taliban, military jud…
FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - Accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan cannot argue at trial that he was defending the Afghan Taliban when he opened fire in a 2009 base shooting rampage that killed 13 people, a military judge ruled on Friday. "There was no evidence that there was any immediate thre...
Dying TTP Seeks Identity of Afghan Taliban US withdrawal in 2014, coupled with the understanding that this time, sustainable governments will be formed in Afghanistan, on the lines of peace and mutual interests with Pakistan, has broken the long silence of the Afghan Taliban against the TTP.   The Taliban of the Islamic State of Afghanistan have issued a battle call against TTP militants, as reported by reliable sources. The Jihadi outfits of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Ansar-ul-Islam will be operating along with the Afghani Talibs in Waziristan to jointly attack Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – nom de guerre Pakistani Taliban. When contacted by media persons, the TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan confirmed the reports and brushed off the gravity of the impending attack by singling out Ansar-ul-Islam – a tribal lashkar (group) bent on eradicating the TTP influence in Khyber agency.   “We have old enmity with Ansar-ul-Islam and some other militant groups who want to avenge their own fights and ...
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Editorial Karzai’s cheekiness Afghan President Hamid Karzai was blowing hot and cold on the national media the other day at a function in Kabul. Do not damage the country's "core national interests" while covering the protests against Afghanistan's neighbours, he was quoted warning the media outlets. Ostensibly his ire was provoked by the screaming coverage of the recent anti-Iran protests in Kabul by the Afghan media networks, whereas it is widely believed that his own regime had actually sponsored those demonstrations. Notably, the Iranians have lately incurred his anger for inviting a delegation of the Afghan Taliban and holding talks with them. He is doubly miffed. Although his spokesmen have taken the public stance that Tehran had unacceptably bypassed Kabul while inviting the Taliban peace interlocutors, Karzai's real frustration is that the Taliban have as yet not softened a wee bit their stiff stance that in no event would they talk to him as they consider him just a lame duck puppet of the US-l ...
Just found this interesting looking for something else... Hakimullah Mehsud maintains ties to al-Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban and various Pakistani jihadist groups, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and Jaish-e-Mohammed.[9] Reports initially indicated he was fatally wounded on January 14, 2010 by a U.S. drone attack[10][11] although two videos released by the TTP in 2010 and 2011 proved that he survived the attack.[12][13] Mehsud was reported by Pakistani intelligence to have been killed by US drone strike on 12 January 2012.[14] However, the Pakistani Taliban denied the claim.[15] Presently, the FBI is offering a $5,000,000 US Dollar reward for information leading to his capture. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Hakimullah Mehsud has called the democratic system un-Islamic, adding that TTP wants to replace democracy in Pakistan and all other Islamic countries with Shariah Law. In a video message, Mehsud said that non-believers are trying to divide Muslims in the name of democracy. He further ...
Shared by Al-Muntaqim "The false news has been exposed . There is no relation of these puppet lashkars with afghan taliban. Dawn news report is fake and false Watch this video , analysis of Saleem Saafi ISI supported lashkars and puppets are using the name of Afghan Taliban and army is trying to launch an operation against TTP mujaheddin. u say?
Why they are reporting that Afghan Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba are planning an attack on Pakistani Taliban in Mohmand Agencey? via Azad Pashtun There is a big story about Afghan Taliban, Lashkar Taiba and Ansarul Islam planning an attack on Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan in Mohmand. There may indeed be renewed war in Mohmand but the reported reasons that Afghan Taliban are angry at TTP for kidnapping and other crimes and this way bringing 'Taliban' a bad name; that Lashkar Taiba are long-time rivals just like Ansarul Islam so they are all planning a major strike against TTP together stink of a plan to re-start war in north-western Pakhtunkhwa. 1. First of all there is very little TTP in Mohmand. If anyone wants to hit TTP, they must go to Waziristan. Why choose Mohmand? 2. Afghan Taliban have enough pressure from the Afghan National Army (and NATO to a lesser extent because they are not doing that much fighting now). Afghan Talib is getting hunted more fiercely than ever before by the more confident Afghan Arm ...
Now where are the paid supporters and activists of TTP/HUT...who always defended their atrocities and tried their level best to prove that TTP and Afghan Taliban are the same?
ISI still engaged with the Taliban: US expert By Lalit K Jha Jun 6, 2013 - 10:14 WASHINGTON (PAN): The Inter-Services Intelligence continues to be engaged with the Taliban, as the Pakistan Army believes the US would abandon Afghanistan as it did in the 1990s, a top American counter-terrorism and intelligence analyst has said. “For twenty years Pakistan's army --t he real power broker in the country -- has backed the Afghan Taliban. It helped create the Taliban's Islamic Emirate in the 1990s and build the Al Qaeda state within a state," the expert said. Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official and now a scholar at the Brookings Institute, accused the Pakistan Army of providing safe haven, arms, expertise and other help to the Taliban. “It briefly pretended to abandon the Taliban to avoid American anger in 2001, misleading George Bush. By 2004 under the leadership of its then spy chief and today top general, Ashfaq Kayani, the ISI was deeply engaged in helping the Taliban again,” he alleged. Senior Taliban ...
Kashmir armed struggle not well co-ordinated: Pir Syed Geelani ADIL LATEEF | Interview | Many analysts, particularly in the Indian mainland, believe that Syed Ali Shah Geelani (SASG) has a considerable say over the militant leadership, but the octogenarian leader tells Kashmir Dispatch’s Adil Lateef (AL) that his path doesn’t coincide with the militants fighting in Kashmir. The armed struggle in Kashmir, he says, is not well co-ordinate. Excerpts: AL: When Afghans defeated Communist Soviet Union in 1990, many ‘mujahideen’ came to Kashmir and fought here. Apprehensions are being raised that after the exit of US-led NATO in Afghanistan in 2014, Taliban may eye Kashmir. SASG: The Afghan Taliban and Al Qaeda have been declared as terrorist organizations by America. Although they (Afghan Taliban) are fighting and resisting against American occupation and we support them, but, if they would come here, India and World will label our movement as terrorism. We will lose the sympathy of World community. Ind ...
Afghan Taliban confirm talks in Iran A Taliban spokesman has confirmed that the Afghan insurgents have sent a delegation to Iran for three days of talks. The unprecedented meeting signals that Iran could be seeking the role of regional mediator between the Taliban and Kabul. Spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said Monday in an email that emissaries from the Taliban’s political office met with Iranian officials over the weekend. He said a separate group of clerics attended a religious conference in Tehran. An Iranian news agency said Saturday that Tehran had hosted a Taliban delegation. The Sunni Muslim Taliban have long been enemies of Iran’s ruling Shiite clerics. Ahmadi also said the Taliban’s political wing would accept any invitation for conferences, a possible good sign for so-far fruitless efforts to negotiate an end to the Afghan war. By The Daily Star The Iran Project is not responsible for the content of quoted articles.
Waliur Rehman: From madrassa teacher to Taliban commander Waliur Rehman Mehsud, 40, was a member of Malkhel tribe, a sub-clan of the Mehsuds inhibiting Sarokai Manzai area of South Waziristan. He received his early education from a madrassa in Tank district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and then went to Faisalabad district of Punjab where he studied at the Jamia Imdadia seminary. After a teaching stint at Karama madrassa, in South Waziristan, he joined the Haqqani network – the deadliest of all Afghan Taliban factions. Later when the TTP was founded in 2008, he joined the group and became the spokesperson of its head honcho, Baitullah Mehsud. Among militant circles he’s known as Mufti Waliur Rehman. He is the eldest of six siblings, had three wives and two daughters. The death of Baitullah Mehsud in a US drone strike in 2009 led to a tug of war between Waliur Rehman and Hakimullah Mehsud. On August 9, 2009, media reported that Waliur Rehman shot and injured Hakimullah during a Taliban Shura meeting which was ...
Talking with Taliban By Imran Malik June 2 - The AfPak Region (APR) is anticipating massive change. All regional players, to include the allies (US, Afghanistan and Pakistan) and the Taliban (al-Qaeda, Afghan Taliban, TTP and other affiliates), are trying to mould the emerging strategic environment to suit their respective interests. The contours of the belligerents’ strategies are gradually becoming discernible. (The Nation, Pakistan) The allies apparently want to “determine, dictate and control the pace and direction of the emerging change in the APR come December 2014.”The Taliban, on the other hand, are likely to persist with their primary aim of carving out an Islamic Emirate from within the APR, as a prelude to the ultimate aim of recreating a universal Khilafat. In the run up to the US/Nato/Isaf egress, they are likely to view Afghanistan and Pakistan as two separate fronts and deal with them piecemeal; that is, to ‘hold’ one front, while ‘dealing’ with the other conclusively and the ...
TTP is the 1 killing Paks: True. But Af taliban r fighting US to impose their tyranny, not 4 afghan freedom
Foreign fighter here means the Afghan Taliban
AP Interview: American general thinks Taliban may be long-term threat in parts of Afghanistan via
Taliban movement originated from Madrassa Haqqania, Pakistan. Those who say that & Afghan Taliban are different groups need to wake up.
Afghan villagers fighting the Taliban in Kandahar. Sons of Iraq anyone?
Six Americans, Afghan doctor killed in Taliban attacks, the deadliest day for U.S. in eight months
Tragic killings of Anne (by Taliban) & 10 Afghan children (by NATO) this weekend reminds us that no one can control Afghanistan
To both are equally dangerous. Do u think Afghan Taliban will sell Miswaks for a living once they'll done w/ Afghanistan?
Hefajot Islam is a disgrace. In name of Islamic revolution they're working for an Afghan-style
At least 44 killed in Taliban raid on Afghan court -...
Afghan attacks raise fears over Taliban strength
Key organizer of long march working for an Afghan-style Bangladesh. via
Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar condemning civilians killed from foreign troops air strike but is sleeping
US general: Taliban likely to be long-term threat
Afghanistan,2012.03.30: 9 murdered - Nine Afghan police are shot to death in their sleep by a Taliban wearing a uniform
Taliban said in press release: 1 family 14 people's killed from foreign troops heavy Air strike in civilian houses in
& what's the distinction b/w the two groups? Sure US is occupying Afghan, but Afghan taliban are no freedom fighters
What country will bring books to the Afghan children now? Let's call Taliban "The Cowards"...
Poem to Taliban by little Afghan girl ~You won’t allow me to go to school. I won’t become a doctor. Remember this One day YOU will be sick~
NATO airstrike kills 10 children as well as several Taliban militants, Afghan officials say
: Taliban said 22 people's were killed in foreign troops heavy Air strike in civilian houses
AP INTERVIEW: Taliban likely to remain a military threat in Afghanistan long after U.S. combat troops leave: -BW
Afghani Taliban's attack on Kurram Agency: KURRAM AGENCY: Two security men were injured when Afghan Taliban at...
well I'm not much radical against taliban ever..its just first it should try to save Afghan and AfPak terrorist activities insid
Afghan families terrorized by drones. No Taliban, just villagers. Watch| v.
“Ohh yeah my bio says I'm Afghan when I'm actually Morroccan.” Lies, you taliban.
DTN Afghanistan: Afghan president US colluding with Taliban to justify its presence: Karzai and US Defense Sec...
Question to US officials: "Why are you imposing a [Taliban] force that's so unpopular on the Afghan nation?"
Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the arrest of a Taliban leader during an operation in Marjeh...
I dont think so...Who allied with US against Afghan Taliban?Musharaf is a moron!
there's Pakistani Taliban too hun. They're the ones who have more control than the afghan Taliban. Afghan Taliban are stronger
Pakistan is the ones were worried about. And the afghan Taliban. We help the local afghans. We even train their military
Neither the nor any citizen attacked nor threatened the occupation by is illegal all kills are legally murder
Residents and security forces in Wardak province, known as the "gateway to Kabul" are fearful about the Taliban...
Taliban were created by - The Taliban emerged as a military force in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar in 1994.
now sees as 1 entity under Mullah Omar, abandoned policy of splintering the insurgency |
thinking: Despite public rejectionism, ready for a deal; US & Pakistan back in sync
President brazen accusation of the States of colluding with the increases the risk of "insider" attacks!
Afghan Taliban and U.S. revive reconciliation talks in Qatar:
“save Britain's friends from Taliban death threats-callon William Hague now
Karzai, Hagel news conference canceled as Afghan leader says US working with Taliban | Fox News via
4 afghan peace US should focus to take serious relation with geographic relate countries with afghan+ ground war against taliban
Afghan and coalition force arrested a Taliban facilitator and detained one other insurgent in Kandahar
I supported overthrowing the Taliban. 10 years later, the situation for Afghan women and girls is still so horrifying.
Breaking: cables reveal secret talks b/t Karzai and the Taliban to resolve the issue before reconciliation can occur
Afghanistan has come out and accused the United States of working with the Taliban.
Afghan anxiety; Why Karzai fears the U.S. and Taliban are colluding - Join talk at:
"She is disgusting afghan girl why the *** Taliban don't target her for?"
Why not buy the Afghan opium harvest? Pay more than the Taliban. There's a shortage of medical grade opiates.
Nearly 500 Taliban flee in daring Afghan jailbreak
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The Afghan president is making statements against the troops and saying we're working with the Taliban?
Plz flw Karzai accuses US of collaborating with Taliban - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan...
The Afghan President was the oil company consultant negotiating with the Taliban pre-invasion.
The Afghan President knows well enough that the US does not play any games when it comes to the Taliban. No right mined NATION should
Afghan/Debate "Soft wrestling" turns hard: relations boil over as says bombs "served"
Tehreek Taliban Pakistan are supported by INDIA, USA. They are not Afghan freedom fighters and have no links with Afghan Taliban...They are MASS MURDERS OF MUSLIMS
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler Wednesday, 20 February 2013 This past weekend I had a private dinner with three Congressmen. I can't tell you who they are, other than one is the chairman of a powerful committee, the second the chairman of another major committee, the third a freshman. I can't tell you where the dinner took place either. Ostensibly, we gathered to discuss threats to national security such as Islamic terrorism, Iran, Pakistan support for the Afghan Taliban, and the Chicoms. After we got into this for a while, I decided to see what would happen if I said what I really wanted to say: "Fellas, what about the single greatest threat to America's national security, far greater than anything else? That's the traitor in the White House." I expected them to recoil in shock and dismay, but they didn't blink an eye. All three nodded grimly in agreement. "This is so off the record, Jack," said one, "but that's what we know is true. How dare we even hint this publicly without being destroyed by a tsun ...
Division of Punjab is part of plan for disintegration of Pakistan In an article titled ‘A mutiny Grows in the Punjab’, Anatol Lieven (author of Pakistan: A Hard Country) wrote the following: “ The U.S. strategy toward Pakistan has been focused on trying to get Islamabad to give serious help to Washington’s campaign against the Afghan Taliban. There are two rather large problems with this approach. The first is that it is never going to happen because Pakistani strategic calculations and the feelings of the country’s population make it impossible…. except in return for U.S. help against India—which Washington also cannot deliver. “The second problem is that it gets America’s real priorities in the region back to front. The war in Afghanistan is a temporary U.S. interest, in which the chief concern is not the reality of victory or defeat as such (if only because neither can be clearly defined) but preserving some appearance of success in order to avoid the damage to American military prest ...
War-weariness? Taliban may launch political party By Tahir Khan March 4 - Contrary to their public war rhetoric, the Afghan Taliban are considering a ‘political solution’ to over a decade-long conflict in Afghanistan, a senior Taliban leader has revealed. “We must launch a political movement to achieve the goals for which we have made so many sacrifices,” said Mullah Agha Jan Mutasim, former head of the Taliban Political Commission and a close confidant of the militia’s elusive leader Mullah Omar. (The Express Tribune, Pakistan) “The Taliban leaders whose names have been removed from the UN black list will play an important role in the political process,” he told The Express Tribune. However, he added that the warring faction was the “vital part of the Taliban.” Of late, Pakistan’s influential politico-religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman met with Taliban representatives in the Qatari capital of Doha in an effort to broker peace talks between the ultraorthodox militia and the Hamid K ...
A senior Taliban leader has recently revealed that the Afghan Taliban group is considering a 'political solution' in a bid to end a decade-long conflict in the country. Mullah Agha Jan Mutasim, for...
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Taliban talks in Doha drag on endlessly 26 Feb 2013 08:24 Taliban representatives have been in Qatari capital for almost a year, but negotiations seem to be going nowhere Doha, Qatar - Far from the glistening glass and burgeoning metal structures that dot the Doha skyline, the Afghan Taliban try to discreetly blend in far less pristine areas around the Qatari capital. The Taliban came to Doha nearly a year ago to establish an office from which they could engage in negotiations with representatives of Washington, in the hope of eventually achieving direct Afghan-to-Afghan talks with the government of President Hamid Karzai. However, with a coalition of more than 40 nations currently involved militarily in Afghanistan, "everyone is trying to woo them", a person close to the Doha-based Taliban representatives told Al Jazeera on condition of anonymity, saying he did not want to jeopardise any potential for progress towards peace. Despite nearly a year since their arrival in Qatar, a formal office has yet to b ...
THE major point of contention between the Afghan Taliban and International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) is the Taliban’s insistence that all foreign forces leave Afghanistan when the drawdown ends in 2014.
Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban: Military Considerations Conventional wisdom holds that Pakistan’s leaders are unwilling to take effective action against the Haqqani Network (HQN), the Quetta Shura Taliban (QST), and Hizb-i Islami Gulbuddin (HiG) for a variety of reasons including: Hedging against an expected U.S. withdrawal from or failure in Afghanistan; Fear of a U.S. success in Afghanistan that empowers India in Afghanistan; Decades-old ties between elements in the Pakistani security establishment and these groups; The desire to maintain valuable proxies for use in Afghanistan and also against India. Significant evidence supports this wisdom, which no doubt explains much of Islamabad’s consistent refusal to acknowledge that some of these Afghan-focused insurgent groups have sanctuaries within Pakistan’s borders, much less conduct or support meaningful U.S. operations against them in Pakistan. But these explanations are only part of the story. In truth, Pakistani security forces would face a maj ...
Pakistan to release more Afghan Taliban militants
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Canada ahead of US in allowing women in combat CHARMAINE NORONHA , The Associated Press Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 12:46 AM TORONTO - On May 17, 2006, in a firefight with Afghan Taliban insurgents, Canadian forces lost an artillery officer hit by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade. She was Capt. Nichola Goddard, the first Canadian woman to be killed in action since her country's 1989 decision to admit women soldiers into combat. For a nation already divided about participating in the American-led Afghanistan war, Goddard's death was a particular shock, and two more Canadian women have since died in combat. But Canada remains in the small group of countries , including Israel, France, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and now... ~puffin
Pakistan's Balochistan: Minerals, militants, and meddling Balochistan is a key province in Pakistan that is filled with natural resources as well as a volatile mix of Afghan Taliban leaders, anti-Shiite militants, and ethnic separatists. WHY IS BALOCHISTAN IMPORTANT? Balochistan is Pakistan's largest province in terms of size, and its smallest in terms of population. The province has always been seen as occupying a geo-strategic position. It has the country's longest coastline, with a lucrative deep-sea port at Gwadar in the south, and a shared border with Afghanistan and Iran. Balochistan also has extensive tapped and untapped resources, including copper, gold, oil, lead, and zinc.The province has always been seen as a strategic asset, first by the British colonial power who saw it as a buffer zone holding off Afghan and Russian forces. Today, it is a key source of gas and minerals for Pakistanis across the country, and seen as a strategic transport route. An on-going separatist uprising and the continue ...
you might as well just kill your kids and grandkids yourself as wait for the muslims to do it. you'll probably do it more painlessly Islamabad, Feb. 1 (ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson, has said the United States is ready to open the door for talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, adding that the Afghan Taliban could be part of Afghanistan's future if they met conditions to ensure long-term peace and stability in the war-torn country. Olson said that the end result of any process must be that the Taliban end violence, break ties with Al-Qaeda and accept Afghanistan's Constitution, and if this happens, the Taliban can be a part of Afghanistan's future, reports The Express Tribune. Olson's remarks reiterated recent American emphasis on pursuing reconciliation in Afghanistan instead of its usual method of using military might. In this context, Olson said their new office in Qatar could be used for negotiations between the Afghan High Peace Council and representatives of the Taliba ...
PESHAWAR: Pakistan is still a major destination for radicalised Muslims bent on a life of jihad, despite hundreds of US drone strikes, the death of Osama bin Laden and the fracturing of Al-Qaeda. New battlegrounds have sprung up in Africa and the Middle East, but the number of foreign recruits smuggled into the northwestern tribal belt is increasing and they come from more diverse countries. Since the 1980s "jihad" to expel Soviet troops from Afghanistan, Muslim fighters from all over the world have lived and trained on the Afghan-Pakistan border, moulded into Al-Qaeda and a host of spin-off militant networks. After US-led forces in late 2001 evicted the Taliban in Kabul for sheltering Al-Qaeda, Afghan Taliban fled across the border into Pakistan. But Washington and NATO will end their combat mission in Afghanistan next year and these days the Taliban say their foreign allies are drawn to other conflicts, despite their support networks in a region outside direct government control. "Al-Qaeda is shifting i ...
GOVERNANCEJan 20, 2013 - 11:05 Parliament passes draft budget for 2013 KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Sunday passed the draft budget for 2013, but not before twice rejecting the accounts for what lawmakers called uneven fund distribution to provinces. ... (read more) GOVERNANCE Faizi downplays report on prisoner transfers Jan 19, 2013 - 19:21 KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai’s chief spokesman on Saturday downplayed a recent media report regarding a halt to prisoner transfers by American troops to some Afghan jails. ... (read more) GOVERNANCE 'Pakistan's dumb and deal-driven decisions Jan 20, 2013 - 00:53 KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has agreed to the release of more Afghan Taliban militants in its custody "in return for money" from the US, some Kabul-based political commentators alleged on Saturday. ... (read more) GOVERNANCE Speaker accused of striking deal with govt Jan 19, 2013 - 20:07 KABUL (PAN): A number of Wolesi Jirga -- or the lower house -- members on Saturday ...
Pakistan says it will free all Afghan Taliban detainees Abu Dhabi (Reuters) - Pakistan plans to release all Afghan Taliban prisoners still in its detention, including the group's former second-in-command, an official said on Friday, in the clearest signal yet that it backs reconciliation efforts. Regional power Pakistan is seen as critical to the success of U.S. and Afghan efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan, a task gaining urgency as the end of the U.S. combat mission in 2014 draws closer. Afghanistan has been pressing its neighbor, home to an allied Taliban movement of its own, to free Taliban members who could help promote its tentative reconciliation efforts. "The remaining detainees, we are coordinating, and they will be released subsequently," Jalil Jilani, Pakistan's foreign secretary, the foreign ministry's top bureaucrat, told a news conference in Abu Dhabi. Asked if the former Taliban deputy leader, Mullah Baradar, would be among those released, he said "The aim is to release all", but did ...
Pakistan plans to release more Afghan militant detainees in an attempt to boost the peace process in neighboring Afghanistan ahead of the departure of international troops next year, a top Pakistani official said. Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said Pakistan has initiated the process of releasing those Afghan detainees in its custody who they think will help facilitate the reconciliation process. His comments were made during a press conference Friday in Abu Dhabi and relayed by the Foreign Ministry on Saturday. He did not give a timetable. In general, Kabul has pressedhard for Islamabad to release its detainees, with some officials saying that they hope the released Taliban can serve as intermediaries. But Washington is concerned about specific prisoners who they consider dangerous. Jilani did not specifically mention whether Pakistan would release Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the former deputy leader of the Afghan Taliban whom Kabul has been pushing Pakistan to release. Senior U.S. and Afghan offic ...
preparations by the Afghan Taliban movement to open a political office in Doha, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington.
Pakistan: Tehreek-e-Taliban is setting their sights on attacking Western targets inside Pakistan and helping the Afghan Taliban insurgency.
KNOWLEDGEABLE ARTICLE FROM OUR OLD FRIEND. Who will host the Afghan Taliban in Kashmir? Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani In Kashmir we have third generation, second generation and first generation politicians. We could safely say that we have been introduced to a first generation militants and militant leadership as well. However, the fate of the latter was sealed by President Musharraf in his four point formula in 2006. The claim made by Hurriyat (M) leadership that that if Kashmir dispute was not resolved by 2014 before the exit of USA from Afghanistan, we shall have a Taliban spill over in Kashmir is very interesting. How would this political opinion reconcile its claim with the fact that Pakistan which holds the Presidency of UN Security Council for this month has proposed a “ministerial-level open debate on a comprehensive approach to counter terrorism on 15 January”. Five days after the Taliban claim made by Mir Waiz in Srinagar, Pakistan Ambassador Masood Khan on 3 January 2013 told at the UN that “Thi ...
New "chief" of Pak Taliban faction fought troops in Kashmir Press Trust of India |NDTV | Islamabad | Bahawal Khan, who took over as the new "chief"of a Taliban faction in Pakistan's South Waziristan region after the killing of Mullah Nazir in a US drone strike, is a militant who fought Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir. Bahawal was named the head of the faction shortly after Nazir and 12 other militants were killed in the drone strike in Angoor Adda area on Thursday. He fought as a militant in Jammu and Kashmir, sources were quoted as saying in Pakistani media reports. A member of the Kakakhel sub-tribe of the Ahmedzai Wazirs, Bahawal is an illiterate former bus driver. The 34-year-old father of two also ran a hotel. He fought alongside the Afghan Taliban before the 9/11 terror attacks. Bahawal, who is also known as Salahuddin Ayubi, was chosen by the 'Shura' (council) of the Mullah Nazir group and elders of the Ahmedzai Wazir tribe. A report in The News described Khan as "tough and inflexible" while the ...
Drone attacks unacceptable: Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Parrying a query regarding Pakistan’s reaction over killing of Taliban warlord Mullah Nazir in a US drone strike, Foreign Office Spokesman said the attacks were illegal, unacceptable and against Islamabad’s sovereignty, Geo News reported. Muazzim Khan told a news conference on Friday that Pakistan had been in contact with various organizations including Geneva-based Human Rights Council with regard to its position over the drone strikes. He said that the federal cabinet had issued directives on granting MFN status to India. Khan was of the view that Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia was a success in which she held talks with Saudi leadership over bilateral relations and regional situation with special focus on Afghanistan. He said that father of Malala Yousufzai was appointed as an attaché at Pakistan High Commission in UK. The spokesman further added that Pakistan had released 26 Afghan Taliban so far.
Afghan Forces Are Gearing Up Officials unveil a key phase of the security transfer. Meanwhile, Pakistan releases more Taliban prisoners. By Alexandra Zavis and Alex Rodriguez KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan forces are preparing to take the lead in safeguarding more parts of the country in line with plans to assume full responsibility for security when most foreign troops withdraw by the end of 2014, President Hamid Karzai's government announced Monday. The statement came as neighboring Pakistan released another group of Afghan Taliban prisoners, a move seen as a further sign of the Pakistani government’s willingness to help Washington and Kabul negotiate a peace agreement with the insurgents. Prisoner releases have been requested by the Afghan government as a gesture of goodwill. The next phase of the handoff of security duties from North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led troops to Afghan soldiers and police will begin in two months and will give the national forces primary responsibility for defending 87% ...
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TOP HEADLINES OF ASIA: *Pakistan frees the former justice minister of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Turabi, as part of moves to encourage a peace process, officials say. *The family of a pregnant American woman missing with her husband in Afghanistan have made a fresh appeal for her safe return. *The UN officially ends its peace keeping operations in East Timor, 13 years after helping the nation win independence from Indonesia. *Burma is set to usher in the newyear for the first time with a public countdown, in the latest sign of easing political controls on daily life. *South Korea approves the restart of a nuclear reactor in Yeonggwang county that was shut down over safety concerns in November, officials say. *A group of about 450 Rohingya Muslims reach Malaysia's Langkawi island after a two-week boat journey, one of the largest to have arrived in 2012. *A Chinese fishing boat is detained by Japan's coast guard for allegedly fishing inside Japanese waters, Chinese officials say. *Pakistan lifts then re-imp ...
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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has held both India and Pakistan responsible for the 'unrest in Kashmir' and has vowed to liberate and establish Islamic Shariah there. In the latest 42-minute video released by the terrorist outfit, Pakistan Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and his deputy Wali-ur Rehman are seen answering queries from media persons about the Taliban's strategies, strengths, the jihad in Kashmir and the outfit's relations with the Afghan Taliban and Al Qaeda. Here's the translation of the interview There have been reports in the media that TTP has been divided into two groups... Hakimullah Mehsud: The media has been spreading propaganda that there are differences between me and Wali-ur Rehman. There is no truth in it. I and Maulvi sahib (pointing to Rehman) are sitting side by side. In the past too, the media has spread such propaganda. But we are one since the beginning and our friendship will remain so until death. (To Rehman) Some reports say that you favour jihad inside Afghanistan. How do ...
Mullah Omar must declare a war against India and Tehrike Taliban! India is supporting Israel and american cause in this region by providing United States and Israel the necessary regional information. India and Israel is damaging the cause of free Palastine state by weakening muslim countries from inside. India is funding together with Israel and USA the coward terrorists organisation Tehrike Taliban. Tehrike Taliban is killing innocent muslims and helping Jewish, Hindu and Zionist powers India is humilating Kashmiris rights and killed thousands of Kashmiri freedome fighters. Raped hundreds of Muslim women. India is fighting against Jehad and it is the duty of all muslims to announce jehad against India. India is common enemy of muslims and that is why must get attention of Afghan Taliban and Jehadi fighters from all over the world. Before you get palastine free from Israel, you must give lesson to India.
The Truth behind Taliban's Fatwa Justifying Killings of Innocent Civilians – Part 2 - The Pakistani Taliban, who are no different from the Afghan Taliban in terms of their ideology and practice, also constantly carry, Islam,Terrorism and Jihad, Sohail Arshad, New Age Islam, New Age Islam
Aesha, the Afghan woman whose Taliban husband cut off her nose, will undergo her 4th reconstructive surgery on Monday.
Is France the new Afghanistan? Afghan officials to meet Taliban near Paris
If the Afghan govenmt is meeting the Taliban in France and everybody is making fuss about Kabila meeting M23?
France says officials from the Afghan government, the Taliban rebel movement and other factions would meet this week near Paris
France says Afghan officials to meet Taliban near Paris
January 2003: incidents of violence began to increase in Swat. The Afghan writer Fazal Wahab, whose work was viewed as being critical of Osama bin-Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan, was shot dead in Swat.
Muslim men, especially those who claim to be doing jihad, are not supposed to have such paintings on them since they cause problems for offering regular prayers.
International forces have been fighting for more than a decade against the Taliban and other militants who allowed al-Qaida to operate in Afghanistan and plot the 9/11 attacks. Karzai has long stressed that terrorism is not rooted in Afghan villages, but resides in other sanctuaries outside the country - a veiled reference to neighboring Pakistan.From our vision, the fight against terrorism is not in Afghanistan.
Two Taliban leaders were captured in separate Afghan-led operations in eastern and southern Afghanistan, Isaf said on Sunday.
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan exposes the horrific practice called Bacha Bazi, in which young Afghan boys are sold to warlords and powerful businessmen
Saleem Safi presents exclusive episode of Jirga on Geo News.
Pakistan's role in the War on Terror may be described as follows: The Saudi born Zayn al-Abidn Muhammed Hasayn Abu Zubaydah was arrested by Pakistani officials during a series of joint U.S. and Pakistan raids during the week of 23 March 2002. During the raid the suspect was shot three times while trying to escape capture by military personnel. Zubaydah is said to be a high-ranking al-Qaeda official with the title of operations chief and in charge of running al-Qaeda training camps.[1] Later that year on 11 September 2002, Ramzi bin al-Shibh was arrested in Pakistan after a three-hour gunfight with police forces. Bin al-Shibh is known to have shared a room with Mohamed Atta in Hamburg, Germany and to be a financial backer of al-Qaeda operations. It is said bin al-Shibh was supposed to be another hijacker, however the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services rejected his visa application three times, leaving him to the role of financier. The trail of money transferred by bin al-Shibh from Germany to the Un ...
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Last French Combat Troops Leave Afghanistan: Airport By Joris Fioriti, Agence France-Presse France flew its last combat troops out of Afghanistan on Saturday, two years before allied nations in the 100,000-strong NATO mission led by the United States are due to recall their fighting forces. Around 200 soldiers of the 25th Belfort infantry regiment, responsible for overseeing the hastened French exit from the 11-year war, took off around 2:30 pm local time (1000 GMT), an airport official told AFP. They are expected to return to France on December 18 following a three-day decompression stay on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Their departure means France has around 1,500 soldiers left in Afghanistan, the vast majority in Kabul. They are due to stay into 2013 to take responsibility for repatriating equipment and training the Afghan army to take over. After then, only several hundred French soldiers involved in cooperation or training missions will remain in the country. At the height of its involvement, F ...
25 Taliban fighters were killed in Afghan led operation in Shourawak District, Kandahar during the last week.
Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire addresses many in a speech calling for peace.
Hey y'all been a hectic day for me and my man he has been working doubles to afford our new apartment. I packed an organized ready to go 2 weeks! Now watching the old Rudolph:) If you could have ONE thing for Christmas gift what would it be? -lil rebel-
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the U.S. and NATO troops transferring security to Afghan forces should leave Afghan villages as soon as possible.Karzai spoke Saturday on the opening day of a conference to develop Afghanistan's foreign policy strategy for the next three y...
Adam Thomson British High Commissioner to Pakistan in an exclusive interview with Saleem Safi in fresh episode of Jirga on Geo News.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on US and NATO troops to immediately leave the country, saying security transition to local forces should take place as soon as possible, Press TV reports. "We are working to make this transition of security happen sooner. We want all the foreign forces to come out of the villages and go to their bases so the Afghan forces can carry out the security," said Karzai during a Saturday conference on Afghan foreign policy strategy in Kabul. "I'm completely sure that the withdrawal of international forces in 2014 will give us more opportunity to provide more security,” he added. The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still plagued with insecurity. Foreign forces are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and hand over responsibility for the country’s security to the Afghan government. The US intends to maintain so ...
At least five people have been killed and more than two dozen injured after rockets and gunfire hit the airport near the Pakistani city Peshawar.
The administration blames U.S. troop rudeness for insider attacks by Afghan partners. So it's ordering them not to criticize "pedophilia" and other things Islamic.
The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan is good for security.
The media are once again focused on the fate of the only American POW Bowe Bergdahl, who has been detained in Pakistan by Haqqani Network, a Taliban ally. Experts are trying to reveal the meaning of the Afghan authorities’ latest statement., Boris Pavlishev
The day I was reassigned to the Afghanistan Desk at the foreign office in November 1996, I had my first, and somewhat comical, encounter with the Taliban. President Farooq Leghari had just dismi ...
Kabul, Islamabad pursue plan for talks with Taliban. In a joint peace initiative, Pakistan and Afghanistan are trying to get some Taliban leaders off a UN list of terrorists to enable them to join negotiations and hold government positions, a media report said on Saturday.Under the draft plan, the Taliban would take part in national, parliamentary or provincial elections after severing links to Al Qaeda, renouncing violence and respecting the Afghan Constitution, Bloomsburg news agency reported.
Afghanistan’s insurgents are thinking of joining the political process—and seeking common cause against Kabul with their old enemies. Ron Moreau and Sami Yousafzai report.
Archaeologists from around the world fight to save a 2,600-year-old Buddhist city from imminent destruction by a Chinese copper mine.
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WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court has upheld a lower judge's decision not to release a former high-ranking Taliban government official from Guantanamo Bay.
Since October 7th of 2001, the United States has been occupying Afghanistan and battling militant forces including the Taliban, which has accounted for many attacks on... Read mor...
Take a look at this photo Eagle 6 shared of 1st Lt. Alex Smith, a route clearance mentor with Company A, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as an Afghan National Army Soldier (bottom center), discusses through an interpreter, his experiences with improvised explosive devices within the province during an ANA-led counter IED training program at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan. The six-week counter IED course is designed to equip ANA soldiers with the skills to help defeat Afghanistan's largest threat to its people and security forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)
Fear is like an elastic band. You stretch the band inside of your mind and it keeps expanding, but courage is like a big bang. Once it forms in your mind then explodes all darkness, all odds with pride and honor. Courage has nothing to do with age and place as all basic rights of human have nothing to do with gender and person, but your basic right of education and getting social advantage is taken away from you, just for the reason of being a girl, you can’t sit light in the warmth of your home and just wait. At present world we can’t even think of any of this nightmares is happening to our children, but at SWAT VALLEY every parents were shaken and helpless by the fact that their girls neither could get education nor could attend school because a ruling terrorist group has declared education forbidden to them. This is the story of a village called Mingora, Swat valley, Pakistan. Though the place is under Pakistani ruling authority, but for an unknown reason, Afghan terrorist group called ‘Taliban ...
After informal contacts, the Afghan Taliban is setting conditions under which aid agencies can continue some of their work after 2014, a new study says
Kabul/Islamabad, Dec 13: Afghan officials say Pakistan has released a new batch of Taliban prisoners, in the latest of a series of concessions to Kabul that could signal greater Pakistani support for a peace deal in Afghanistan.
Where US failed, Abdullah Gul succseeded in the released of new batch of Afghan Taliban leaders from Pak
For the last decade, the United States and Afghanistan have viewed Pakistan as part of the problem as they worked to subdue the Afghan insurgency. Yet suddenly the three countries are working together for an Afghan peace, with Pakistan handling one of the trickiest aspects of the effort: bringing th...
Beyond the Taliban, beyond the burka, beyond the bloodshed, and beyond the extreme, Come and Discover a place you thought, you knew through Touriscope. Its true that War-torn Afghanistan is an unlikely tourist destination, but there is still a ray of hope that its World Heritage sites and the first national park can attract tourists and boost the local economy. To know the ground realities, must Watch this video as under;
Pakistan military guilty of abuses, alleges Amnesty International Agency France Press | ISLAMABAD | The Pakistan military is guilty of rights abuses on the Afghan border, using new security laws and a colonial-era penal system to act with impunity, a report by Amnesty International alleged on Thursday. The watchdog said the lack of justice was fuelling a rights crisis in the northwestern, semi-autonomous region where Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked violence is concentrated. Pakistan’s armed forces have arbitrarily detained thousands for long periods with little or no access to due process, claimed the report, based on interviews with victims, witnesses, relatives, lawyers, officials and militants. Cases of death and torture have been documented, detainees are not brought before court and relatives have no idea of their fate, sometimes for extended periods of time, said the London-based human rights group. “Almost every week the bodies of those arrested by the armed forces are being returned to their famil ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan commenced releasing Afghan Taliban prisoners, diplomatic staff in Syria called back in country: foreign office.
Fear spurs new drive for talks with Afghan Taliban - World News - - Modesto Bee
In other words, Americans should shut their eyes and mouths while risking their lives to build a nation for people they can’t talk to or trust.
When US troops leave Afghanistan in 2014, will the country's own forces be able to hold the line against the Taliban?
The deadli­ne for Afghan refuge­es return to their home countr­y was due to expire at the end of Decemb­er 2012.
Taliban-linked Afghan jailed for three years in Bihar - Deccan Herald
I am considering two promises. One is the promise of Allah, the other of Bush. The promise of Allah is that my land is vast...the promise of Bush is that there is no place on Earth where I can hide that he won't find me. We shall see which promise is fulfilled. [Mulla Muhammad 'Umar, Afghanistan - 2001]
American soldiers should brace for a social-cultural shock when meeting Afghan soldiers and avoid potentially fatal confrontations by steering clear of subjects including women's rights, religion and Taliban misdeeds, according to a controversial draft of a military handbook being prepared for troop...
PARIS: Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan authorities should be held in Kabul and not on foreign soil, Pakistan’s foreign minister said Wednesday, just days ahead of a meeting in Paris on Afghanistan’s future. Hina Rabbani Khar also told France’s Le Monde daily that Islamabad did not wish to control the Afghan peace process. “It’s up to the Afghans to choose which method they think is good,” she said. “If they want to go to Washington, they can.” “But we think that the best solution is to hold the talks on Afghan soil, in Kabul,” she said in remarks translated in French. “The talks and negotiations cannot be held in Paris or in Berlin.” The Taliban are attending talks in Paris on December 19 and 20 on Afghanistan’s future, where officials from President Hamid Karzai’s government will be present. It is being organised by a French think-tank. The foreign minister said the meeting was critical to how things would pan out in the run-up to Nato troops’ 2014 pull-out and af ...
Afghan Taliban shoot down CIA drone in Logar province Mujahedeen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan shot...
Pakistan has agreed to release some Afghan Taliban prisoners, amid talks with members of Afghanistan's High Peace Council about the country's reconciliation efforts. Afghanistan has long sought access to the prisoners to aid the stalled peace process. It was not clear how many or which prisoners wou...
Pakistan agrees to free several Afghan Taliban prisoners - The Times of India
Pakistan agrees to free several Afghan Taliban prisoners, Pakistan Army officials confirm
Pakistani and Afghan Taliban are ideological and operational allies
pakistan.iran.tajicks.dariwall. hazara.dirty game with pashtums.. New Pakistan outreach could aid Afghan peace deal By HEIDI VOGT, Associated Press – 1 hour ago ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has increased efforts to reach out to some of its biggest enemies in Afghanistan, a significant policy shift that could prove crucial to U.S.-backed efforts to strike a peace deal in the neighboring country. The target of the diplomatic push has mainly been non-Pashtun political leaders who have been at odds with Pakistan for years because of the country's historical support for the Afghan Taliban, a Pashtun movement. Many of the leaders fought against the Taliban when the fundamentalist Islamic group seized control of Afghanistan in the 1990s with Pakistan's help, and have accused Islamabad of maintaining support for the insurgents following the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 — allegations denied by the government. Many experts agree that Pakistan continues to see the Taliban as an ally, albeit a shaky one, in counterin ...
Pakistan's game plan is to separate the Afghan Taliban from the Pakistani Taliban + Al Qaeda & then go after the latter two: Najam Sethi
Imran Khan's agenda is same as ISI's, which is to make sure that U.S. is defeated & w/ the help of Pakistan Army, Afghan Taliban takes over!
poo you I hate you you didint need to go and shot her she is just stand up for girls rights
"Attacks on schools and students are the work of the enemies of Afghanistan and Islam" — Mullah Omar, founder of the Afghan Taliban
2 Afghan Taliban in War of Liberation-Jihad origin is Anti Soviets now anti USNATO Pak Taliban their brothers Not one but many orgs
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Hmm, well the Taliban (previous Afghan government), offered shelter, money and weapons to Al Qaeda, so reasonably well.
Royal Marines Arrested susp Murder Wounded Taliban Sadly our Guys do this
Royal Marine Arrests, did they Execute Taliban Wouunded? what about this?
sir don't confuse afghan Taliban with TTP
First of all She is alive, Alhamdolillah, You PTI constantly refering her dead, murdered etc. 2nd US is Against Afghan Taliban.
The Taliban are an evil bunch. wherever they are.
yes u r right! also pl remember is opposite of any other Taliban whch has been created only to discredit them.
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