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Afghan security personnel sit atop an armored vehicles amid an ongoing battle with Taliban militants in the Gereshk district of Helmand province on July 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
16 Aug 2017 05:02

Mass graves found after Afghan forces recapture Shia village from Taliban

Islam Times - At least 40 bodies have been found in several mass graves in a Shia Hazara village in northern Afghanistan recently recaptured from the Taliban.

 
A file photo of US soldiers standing guard near the site of a US bombing in the Achin district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan April 15, 2017 (By Reuters)
15 Aug 2017 09:14

US failed in Afghanistan campaign, must withdraw forces: Russia official

Islam Times - A senior Russian official has described the US military campaign in Afghanistan as a failure, calling for the withdrawal of American troops from the country, which has now become “an incubator of international terrorism.”

 
What Factors Destabilize Afghanistan?
15 Aug 2017 06:58

What Factors Destabilize Afghanistan?

Islam Times - These days Afghanistan is grappling with increasing violence. Last week, Sar-e Pol province in north of the country witnessed one of the most appalling massacres as the local officials said Taliban insurgents executed some 50 civilians who were taken hostage in Mirza Ulang village of the ...

 
US Airstrikes Kill 16 more Civilians in Afghanistan
13 Aug 2017 06:36

US Airstrikes Kill 16 more Civilians in Afghanistan

Islam Times - At least 16 Afghan civilians, including children, have been killed in bombings by US warplanes in the country’s eastern Nangarhar Province.

 
A US soldier patrols near the site of a US bombing during an operation against militants in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, on April 15, 2017. (AFP photo)
12 Aug 2017 12:06

US military denies airstrike killed civilians in Afghanistan

Islam Times - The US military has strongly denied that American forces killed civilians in a recent airstrike in the eastern part of Afghanistan.

 
This image purportedly shows the bodies of Afghans killed in a Taliban raid on the Shia village of Mirza Olang, in the northern Sar-e Pol Province of Afghanistan, overnight on Sunday.
9 Aug 2017 09:33

Death toll from raid on Shia Afghan village hits 60

Islam Times - Reports say the death toll from a Taliban attack on a remote Shia village in northern Afghanistan has risen to 60.

 
Afghan Forces Rescue 235 civilians rescued from Taliban, ISIS Captivity
9 Aug 2017 05:45

Afghan Forces Rescue 235 civilians rescued from Taliban, ISIS Captivity

Islam Times - At least 235 civilians were rescued from the Taliban and ISIS captivity in northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan, days after the terrorists brutally massacred dozens of people in this province.

 
Afghan security personnel sit on atop an armored vehicle amid an ongoing battle with Taliban militants in the Gereshk district of Helmand province on July 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
8 Aug 2017 04:16

Taliban deny cooperating with Daesh in Afghan attack

Islam Times - The Taliban have rejected reports they used foreign fighters and cooperated with Daesh Takfiri militants in fighting at a remote village in northern Afghanistan this weekend where officials said dozens of local police and civilians were killed.

 
Afghan security forces are seen at an attack scene in the capital, Kabul, on July 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
7 Aug 2017 09:10

Militants brutally kill up to 50 civilians in Shia Afghan village

Islam Times - Militants have massacred dozens of civilians, mostly Shia Hazaras, in “a brutal, inhumane way” after attacking a village in a remote area of Afghanistan’s northern province of Sar-e Pul, officials and locals say.

 
Taliban militants are seen in Ahmad Aba district on the outskirts of Gardez, the capital of Paktia Province, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
6 Aug 2017 08:22

Taliban seize key area in north Afghanistan: Local official

Islam Times - The Taliban militants have taken control of a key area in northern Afghanistan after heavy clashes that claimed the lives of at least seven security forces, a provincial official says.

 
US President Donald Trump and National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base for Miami, Florida on June 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
6 Aug 2017 06:05

McMaster defends US war strategy in Afghanistan

Islam Times - US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has defended President Donald Trump's military strategy in Afghanistan, after the president said the United States is “losing” in the war-torn country.

 
US Defense Secretary James Mattis (right) looks at President Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. (Reuters file photo)
3 Aug 2017 07:33

Trump wants Afghan commander fired because US 'losing'

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has said in a recent meeting with his national security team that the United States is “losing” in Afghanistan, according to a new report.

 
Afghan Forces Sufferer 6,769 Casualties in 4 Months; Anti-Terror Ops Reach Stalemate
2 Aug 2017 04:59

Afghan Forces Sufferer 6,769 Casualties in 4 Months; Anti-Terror Ops Reach Stalemate

Islam Times - Thousands of Afghan security forces were killed and injured in the first four months of the 2017, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reported.

 
Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an explosion near the Iraqi embassy in Kabul
31 Jul 2017 11:06

Bomber attacks police compound near Iraq Embassy in Kabul

Islam Times - A bomber has set off his explosives close to the Iraqi Embassy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.

 
Why Pakistan Seeks Weak Govnt, Strong Militants in Afghanistan?
30 Jul 2017 06:44

Why Pakistan Seeks Weak Govnt, Strong Militants in Afghanistan?

Islam Times - Afghanistan is witnessing bloody days as blasts continue to rock the capital and other cities across the country.

 
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers patrol the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, May 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
26 Jul 2017 12:29

Taliban militants kill 26 Afghan troops in raid on Kandahar army base

Islam Times - Taliban militants have killed at least 26 Afghan soldiers and injured 30 more in an attack on an army base in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar Province.

 
Afghan National Army soldiers
26 Jul 2017 04:48

Afghan Forces Kill Nearly 200 Taliban, ISIS Terrorists

Islam Times - Afghan officials Tuesday said security forces have killed up to 200 Taliban and ISIS-linked terrorists in military operations across the war-torn country.

 
US Defense Secretary James Mattis (Photo by AFP)
25 Jul 2017 12:37

Mattis blasts Pentagon for buying camouflage useless in Afghanistan

Islam Times - US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has blasted the Pentagon for wasting millions of dollars on getting the wrong camouflage uniforms for Afghan soldiers.

 
Taliban Attack Hospital in Afghanistan’s Ghor province, Kill 35
25 Jul 2017 04:46

Taliban Attack Hospital in Afghanistan’s Ghor province, Kill 35

Islam Times - Taliban militants have killed over 35 people in a hospital in central Ghor province over the weekend, a presidential spokesman said Monday.

 
Taliban Bomb Attack Kills 35 in Afghan Capital, Kabul
25 Jul 2017 04:40

Taliban Bomb Attack Kills 35 in Afghan Capital, Kabul

Islam Times - Death toll from today morning's suicide bombing in Afghanistan Capital, Kabul, rose to 35, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks.