Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. military says it has decided to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended due to Islamabad’s perceived lack of action against militants, raising tensions ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the top U.S. general. President […]

Leader of Afghan ISIS affiliate killed in U.S. drone strike

Leader of Afghan ISIS affiliate killed in U.S. drone strike

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2018 The leader of Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) was killed by an American drone strike, U.S. officials said on Aug. 26. ISIS-K leader Abu Sayeed Orakzai was targeted in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, near the border with Pakistan, the deputy spokesperson for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced, according to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan spokesman […]

U.S. general in Afghanistan: ‘Enemy believed that we had lost our will to win’

U.S. general in Afghanistan: ‘Enemy believed that we had lost our will to win’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy in Afghanistan “is fundamentally working and advancing us towards reconciliation,” the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said on Aug. 22. Ditching the Obama administration’s timeline for withdrawal and gaining commitments from NATO allies to extend assistance to 2024 were key moves made by […]

Surrender of 200 ISIS fighters in Afghanistan raises question of who gets credit

Surrender of 200 ISIS fighters in Afghanistan raises question of who gets credit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2018 More than 200 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists who had been engaged in intense fighting with the Taliban ended up surrendering to the Afghan army. Reports on the ground differ on why the fighters chose to surrender. Some say the jihadists surrendered to Afghan forces because they did not want […]

Major U.S. operation kills up to 70 Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

Major U.S. operation kills up to 70 Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2018 U.S. bombing raids and drone strikes killed up to 70 leaders of the Afghan Taliban this month, the Pentagon announced on May 30. “These strikes represent one of the largest blows to Taliban leadership in the last year,” said Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. “The cumulative […]

U.S. charges Iran backed Taliban force that took over provincial Afghan capital

U.S. charges Iran backed Taliban force that took over provincial Afghan capital

by WorldTribune Staff, May 17, 2018 The Taliban briefly overran the capital of an Afghan province along the Iranian border before being driven out by U.S. and Afghan forces, reports said. The jihadists seized the capital of Afghanistan’s Farah province, marking only the second time the Taliban has taken over a major urban area since […]

Young Afghan journalists, killed in suicide blasts, saw the free press as path forward

Young Afghan journalists, killed in suicide blasts, saw the free press as path forward

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ron Synovitz, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Radio Free Afghanistan journalist Abadullah Hananzai was furious on April 25 when he learned that a former colleague had been gunned down at a market in Kandahar in an apparent targeted killing. “The murder of my former colleague at Kabul News, a great […]

Pakistan says border wall built to keep out terrorists is ‘phenomenal’ success

Pakistan says border wall built to keep out terrorists is ‘phenomenal’ success

by WorldTribune Staff, March 15, 2018 Pakistan’s border barrier along its 2,600-mile border with Afghanistan has been successful in stopping terrorists from slipping back and forth across the border, Pakistani officials say. Military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said the barrier has “phenomenally reduced unchecked border crossings.” The Trump administration has pressed Pakistan to stop […]

‘University Of Jihad’ gets public funds even as Pakistan fights extremism

‘University Of Jihad’ gets public funds even as Pakistan fights extremism

Special to WorldTribune.com Frud Bezhan, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Pakistan’s so-called university of jihad is led by a man who proclaims himself “the father of the Taliban,” and counts some of the world’s most notorious terrorists among its alumni. It also receives millions of dollars in aid from the government of the restive […]

‘We do not care about America’: Taliban rejects peace talk

‘We do not care about America’: Taliban rejects peace talk

by WorldTribune Staff, March 2, 2018 The Taliban is reluctant to accept Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of peace talks because the terror organization said it views Ghani’s government as a U.S.-imposed regime. “While the international community sees Ghani’s administration as the sole legitimate government of Afghanistan, the Taliban see it as an artificial, foreign-imposed […]

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