Russia voices concern over Daesh growth in Afghanistan

Daesh militants, who were arrested by Afghan security personal, are seen at the Afghan police headquarters in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, May 9, 2016 Russia has expressed concerns about growing militancy in Afghanistan, warning that the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group is expanding its foothold in the conflict-ridden Asian country. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued the warning in a commentary released on Saturday ahead of a visit by Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani to Moscow due on February 7. “We watch closely the situation with security in Afghanistan, and we are concerned about the growing combat and terrorist activities of the … Continue reading Russia voices concern over Daesh growth in Afghanistan

Promoting Wahhabism extremist ideology by ISIS in Afghanistan

“Maulvi Abdul Zahir Haqqani “, the head of Hajj and Religious Affairs of Nangarhar province, has met Mr. “Gulab Mangal”, Nangarhar Governor and advisor to the president Ashraf Ghani, as the head of a delegation of six city of Shinwari’s scholars. In the meeting, “Abdul Zahir Haqqani” mentioned ISIS terrorist activities in these cities, and said: “Since ISIS has begun its activities in these areas, 36 Scholars and imams of mosques were killed. This made scholars to give up imamate of mosques and religious and cultural activities. He asked the government to take serious actions against ISIL Takfiri groups.” Pashto … Continue reading Promoting Wahhabism extremist ideology by ISIS in Afghanistan

The ICC and Afghanistan: The Game Continues

A few days after Burundi, South Africa and The Gambia announced their intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court an article appeared in the American journal, Foreign Policy, stating that the ICC is considering investigating allegations of war crimes that may have been committed in Afghanistan. The allegations are spread among the Afghan resistance to the western invasion and occupation of the country, the puppet government installed by the United States, and the United States itself. This has caused some surprise among observers of the ICC who have correctly criticised the tribunal as an asset of the US and … Continue reading The ICC and Afghanistan: The Game Continues

US Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills, Wounds Several Civilians

The attack targeted the home of a suspected ‘Taliban commander.’ In this July, 2008 photo, a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper takes off from Joint Base Balad, Iraq A US drone strike has killed and wounded a number of civilians in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province today, though exact numbers are as yet unclear, with officials claiming that the home at the center of the attack was owned by a suspected Taliban commander. The putative commander does not appear to have been among the casualties, though at least four people were killed within the house, and the blast also wounded a number of people … Continue reading US Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills, Wounds Several Civilians

FIFTEEN YEARS INTO THE AFGHAN WAR, DO AMERICANS KNOW THE TRUTH?

By Ron Paul, Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan’s Taliban government in retaliation for an attack by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda, the US-backed forces are steadily losing territory back to the Taliban. What President Obama called “the good war” before took office in 2008, has become the “forgotten war” some eight years later. How many Americans know that we still have nearly … Continue reading FIFTEEN YEARS INTO THE AFGHAN WAR, DO AMERICANS KNOW THE TRUTH?

Raids in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar kill 12 Taliban, Daesh militants

Afghan army soldiers are seen during an operation in Afghanistan Twelve Taliban and Daesh militants have been killed during separate military operations in parts of eastern Nangarhar province, a statement from 201st Selab Military Corp said on Saturday. Security forces conducted airstrikes on the militants’ positions in Achin and Kot districts late on Friday leaving seven Daesh fighters dead, the statement said. Separately, five Taliban were killed during security forces operation in Chaparhar district, Niamatullah Noorzai, the town’s administrative chief said. He said civilians and security forces suffered no causalities during the operations. The militant groups did not comment about the incident. (Source … Continue reading Raids in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar kill 12 Taliban, Daesh militants

US Now Bombing 4 Countries As War On ISIS Spreads To Libya

‘There’s no clear-cut moment the war is launched, it just gradually expands,’ noted one media analyst, who also noted that the mainstream media has largely ignored the expansion of the war on ISIS. A photo from 2011 shows buildings ravaged by fighting in Sirte, Libya. Islamic State militants have controlled the city since August 2015. The U.S. military has announced ongoing airstrikes against targets in Sirte, and other Libyan cities WASHINGTON — With little fanfare and minimal media attention, the United States recently began bombing yet another country, further expanding a fight against terrorism that has no clear end in … Continue reading US Now Bombing 4 Countries As War On ISIS Spreads To Libya

Taliban Pledges Support To Afghan Government In Anti-ISIS Fight

The Taliban is supporting Afghanistan in its fight against the Daesh jihadist group, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Monday. A Taliban fighter guards a gathering in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan MOSCOW  — The spokesman stressed that most Daesh members present in Afghanistan are foreigners and occupy a small territory in the east of the country with no presence elsewhere. “In cooperation with the nation, [the Taliban] has prevented the terrorist group from gaining a foothold in Afghanistan,” Mujahid added, in an interview with the Iranian Tasnim news agency. The United States and the Afghan government have used Daesh to exaggerate Afghanistan’s problems as a pretext for the further occupation of Afghanistan, … Continue reading Taliban Pledges Support To Afghan Government In Anti-ISIS Fight

The War In Afghanistan is a Good Thing – If You’re A Heroin Dealer

The “War on Drugs” and the “War on Terror” are more intertwined than that media and our elected officials would like us to think. And this became full front and center when the U.S.-led global crusades overlapped in Afghanistan, leaving in their wake a legacy of death, addiction and government corruption tainting Afghan and American soil. In the U.S., the War in Afghanistan is among the major contributing factors to the country’s devastating heroin epidemic. Over 10,000 people in America died of heroin-related overdoses in 2014 alone– an epidemic fuelled partly by the low cost and availability of one of … Continue reading The War In Afghanistan is a Good Thing – If You’re A Heroin Dealer

US Airstrikes In Afghanistan Killing Civilians At Greatest Rate In Seven Years

The rate at which civilians are being killed by US airstrikes in Afghanistan is at its highest point since 2008, an analysis of newly published UN data reveals. Mourners after alleged US drone strike kills 14 in Khost, June 2015 Research by the Bureau shows that on average a civilian was killed every fourth drone or jet strike in 2015 – up from one in 11 attacks the year before and the first time the casualty rate has risen since 2011. The rate was last at such levels at the height of the Afghan war in 2008. The rates are calculated by … Continue reading US Airstrikes In Afghanistan Killing Civilians At Greatest Rate In Seven Years