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Germany nabs Taliban fighter

Added: 28.03.2017 15:47 | 14 views | 0 comments

German prosecutors have arrested 30-year-old Afghan man on suspicion he commanded a Taliban unit responsible for an attack on a convoy that killed 16 American and Afghan soldiers.

From: www.news.com.au

Germany arrests Afghan suspected of helping kill US soldiers

Added: 28.03.2017 15:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

German police have arrested a suspected Afghan Taliban commander believed to have taken part in an attack on a military convoy about a decade ago in which at least 16 U.S. and Afghan soldiers were killed.

From: www.channelnewsasia.com

Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant

Added: 28.03.2017 11:49 | 13 views | 0 comments


LONDON (AP) - A British court has shortened the sentence of a Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Alexander Blackman was convicted of murder and sentenced to a minimum of 10 years by a military court in 2013 for the September 2011 killing in ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Marine A: Alexander Blackman could be free within weeks after sentence for shooting Taliban fighter reduced

Added: 28.03.2017 10:48 | 15 views | 0 comments

A Royal Marine who shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan looks set to be released from jail within weeks after his sentence was reduced by senior judges.

From: www.standard.co.uk

For some, Passover Seder will address global refugee crisis

Added: 27.03.2017 18:01 | 4 views | 0 comments

Abdul Jalal Hashimi grew up in Kabul and fled with his family to the United States after working more than six years against the Taliban alongside American military forces.

From: feeds.foxnews.com

Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'

Added: 27.03.2017 13:03 | 4 views | 0 comments


Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, urging Kabul to eradicate "sanctuaries" for militants. Citing the attacks, Islamabad earlier this month temporarily shut the main crossing points along the colonial-era Durand Line border, drawn up in 1893 and rejected by Afghanistan.

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Symbolic strength

Added: 27.03.2017 6:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Taliban's capture of the crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin is highly significant.

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From: www.bbc.co.uk

Drone Strike Kills Planner of 2008 Islamabad Hotel Bombing, U.S. Says

Added: 26.03.2017 6:10 | 3 views | 0 comments

The man who was killed, Qari Yasin, had ties to the Pakistani Taliban. The 2008 bombing killed more than 50 people in Pakistan’s capital.

From: www.nytimes.com

Emboldened Taliban capture key southern district

Added: 25.03.2017 13:01 | 1 views | 0 comments


Taliban fighters captured the strategic southern district of Sangin on Thursday, officials said, another setback for Afghan forces in opium-rich Helmand province ahead of the spring fighting season. The capture of Sangin, where US and British forces suffered heavy casualties until it was handed over to Afghan personnel, marks the culmination of the Taliban's year-long offensive to seize the district and underscores their growing strength. Most of Helmand is already estimated to be under Taliban control, with the capital Lashkar Gah -- one of the last government-held enclaves -- also at the risk of falling to the Taliban's repeated ferocious assaults.

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