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US Caught Lying Over War in Afghanistan… Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A senior US official slammed the administration for “classifying information that shows the war on Afghanistan is going badly”, including data on Afghan troop casualties and assessments of the Taliban’s strength. John F. Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, told Congress “when we talk about mendacity, when we talk about […]

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US Drone Strike Targeting Taliban Commander Kills, Injures 60 Civilians

Shindand, Herat, Afghanistan – More than 60 civilians were killed or wounded in a US drone attack targeting a top Taliban splinter-group commander in the western Afghanistan province of Herat, local officials announced. The Taliban commander, named as Mullah Nangyalay, was killed in Shindand district close to the border with Iran, Herat Provincial Governor’s Spokesman […]

At Least 31 Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Forces

KABUL – At least 31 members of Afghanistan’s security forces were killed in a series of Taliban attacks in three northern provinces, officials said on Wednesday. A Taliban member posing as a police officer helped facilitate an attack that killed nine policemen at a base along the Mazar Sheberghan highway in the province of Balkh […]

ESCALATION: Taliban Attack on Afghan Army Base Kills 10 Soldiers

KABUL – At least 10 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in the southern Helmand province, officials announced. The Taliban dug a tunnel into the base, located in the volatile Sangin district, and blew it up before its fighters attacked the compound, Nawab Zadran, Spokesman for 215 Maiwand […]

US Is Still Lying About The Unwinnable War in Afghanistan

KABUL/WASHINGTON, D.C. – A confidential trove of government documents published by American media outlets reveals that senior US officials lied about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable. The documents were generated by a federal project examining […]

MAJOR: ICC Opens 3-Day Hearing on Investigation into US War Crimes in Afghanistan

The Hague – The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened a three-day hearing in The Hague to overturn an April decision scrapping a proposed investigation into US war crimes in Afghanistan. In April, judges rejected a request by Fatou Bensouda, the court’s prosecutor, to examine atrocities committed by the American military and intelligence agencies as well […]

At Least 9 Civilians Killed in US-Led Coalition Air Strike in Afghanistan

KABUL – At least nine civilians were killed overnight in the village of Gajgin in Afghanistan’s Farah province by US-led coalition aircraft, broadcaster 1TV reported on Sunday. At the same time, five other people, including one minor, were severely injured and later sent to the hospital. Local authorities confirmed the incident, telling journalists that they […]

Casualties Reported in Afghanistan Car Bomb Explosion

KABUL – A car bomb detonated in the Afghan capital of Kabul during Wednesday’s morning commute, killing seven people and wounding at least seven more, officials announced. Nasrat Rahimi, the spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry, said the blast occurred in the Qasaba area of the city and the number of casualties could rise, Al-Jazeera […]