At least six citizens of Kazakhstan have been detained in Afghanistan for membership in ISIS, Kazakh media reported. "Six citizens of Kazakhstan are ISIS fighters, they have been detained by the National Security Directorate (NDS) in Nimurz province," the report said. "Pavel, known as Abdulla, a citizen of Kazakhstan, his wife and three children were arrested in

21 November 2019

The National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib met with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev in Moscow, the NSC office said on Thursday. According to a statement by NSA office, the agenda of meeting included efforts to maintain stability in the Central Asian region. "Nikolai Patrushev and Hamdullah Mohib focused on the issues of countering terrorist threats with the goal of maintaining stability in the

21 November 2019

Afghan security forces clashed with Taliban insurgents in Wardak and Paktia provinces in the past 24 hours, killing or wounding at least 12 militants, officials said. The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the security forces clashed with Taliban in Ibrahim Khel and Kashmiryan areas of Wardak province. The statement further added the security forces killed 4 Taliban insurgents during the clashes and

21 November 2019

US’s Department of State in its latest annual ‘Country Report on Terrorism 2018’ (CRT), has accused Pakistan that on the one hand, it voices support for political reconciliation in Afghanistan, but on the contrary, Pakistani establishment did not restrict the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network (HQN) from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens, and threatened the US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. The US

21 November 2019

US Senator Bernie Sanders has criticized former Vice President Joe Biden stating he thought the United States should stop spending “trillions of dollars” on the war in Afghanistan. “One of the big differences between the Vice President and myself is he supported the terrible war in Iraq,” Sanders stated during Wednesday night’s Democratic primary debate. “I helped lead the opposition against it.”

21 November 2019

Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein visited 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, this week as part of their first joint trip to the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, according to USAF release. Prior to becoming service Secretary, Barrett was a member of the US-Afghan Women's Council, according to her Air Force biography.

21 November 2019

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) continues its mission in Afghanistan, the organization’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said, calling the country’s mission the biggest engagement so far. Stoltenberg declared in Brussels that Afghanistan along with Iraq had important roles for NATO’s mission to defeat ISIS terrorist group. He noted that the NATO mission would go on to get

21 November 2019

US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Wednesday that he hopes the recent release of two Western hostages in Afghanistan will lead to progress with respect to the peace efforts in the country, including leading to a ceasefire that will help end the war there. "We join families of Kevin King and Tim Weeks in celebrating their release from Taliban captivity", Trump

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