"I know he's frustrated," Prince told NBC of the president Friday. "He gave the Pentagon what they wanted…. And they haven't delivered." He repeated his points in an interview with MSNBC on Friday afternoon. © AFP 2018 / Noorullah Shirzada Taliban Forces Overrun Military Base, Key Highway in Endless Afghan War According to a senior administration official, Trump's renewed interest in Prince's plan was stoked by a YouTube video Prince released last month in which he suggested the switch would save the US money and resources. Prince was never an adviser or part of Trump's team, but his $250,000 donation to pro-Trump causes during the 2016 election campaign and past prominence won him the ears of many on Trump's national security team. And, of course, he is the brother of Trump's education secretary, Betsy DeVos. © AP Photo / Allauddin KhanTaliban Praises Recent Talks With Washington … [Read more...] about Trump Reportedly Mulling Blackwater Founder’s Proposal to Privatize Afghan War
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After the capitulation of over 150 Daesh (ISIS/ISIL)* fighters in the northern province of Jawzjan of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA), Afghan authorities believe that the terrorist groups no longer threaten the security of the state. © REUTERS / Thaier Al-Sudani'They are Worse Than Taliban': Afghan Daesh Victims on Terrorist Atrocities (VIDEO)The capitulation took place in the Darzab district of Jawzjan province, located in the north of the IRA and bordering Turkmenistan. The terrorists also handed their weapons over to Afghan security forces. When asked whether the submission of Daesh militants in the north of the country means the resounding defeat of the organization in the northern parts of Afghanistan, Gen. Radmanesh specified that individual groups of terrorists are still hiding out in the north. "However, they cannot commit any provocations," he opined. "In … [Read more...] about Daesh in Retreat, Afghan Army Only Top Dog on the Ground – Military Official
Earlier, Reuters news agency reported about the explosion that took place amid Taliban fighters and the country's security forces celebrations of an unprecedented ceasefire, held during the Eid holiday. The militants traveled through the contested district of Bati Kot in Nangarhar province with Afghan and Taliban flags, taking selfies and pictures with the Afghan forces and the locals. VIDEO: Afghan Taliban chilling out with locals and Afghan security forces, waving both Taliban flag and Afghan national flag, filmed in Nangarhar. #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/XMpvfKJLIe — F. Jeffery 👁 (@Natsecjeff) June 15, 2018 Previously Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar, stated as quoted by the agency, that casualties were feared. #Taliban and #Afghan security forces jointly celebrates #EidulFitr in MaidanWardak province. The unprecedented move … [Read more...] about Blast at Meeting Between Taliban, Afghan Security Forces Kills 20
If there were any doubt, the danger faced by journalists in carrying out their work in Afghanistan was made tragically clear on April 30, when a total of 10 reporters were killed in separate attacks. Among the killed were three RFE/RL colleagues -- two reporters and a trainee who was about to start work. On May 3, which is marked around the globe as World Press Freedom Day, RFE/RL remembered the sacrifices that its journalists and others have made in pursuit of press freedom. "Sometimes journalists die by accident, caught in crossfires or other sudden circumstances," RFE/RL President Tom Kent said at a memorial service held at RFE/RL's headquarters in Prague. "This was different. This was murder, premeditated murder directed specifically against journalists." Video producer Sabawoon Kakar, 30; video journalist Abadullah Hananzai, 26; and university student and trainee Maharram Durrani, 28, were among nine journalists killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul on April 30. Kakar and Hananzai … [Read more...] about On World Press Freedom Day, RFE/RL Mourns Slain Afghan Colleagues
Asia By Dawood Azami BBC World Service 2 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41842285 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The US accuses Russia of trying to destabilise Afghanistan by supporting the Taliban. Senior US officials have been saying for months that Moscow is even supplying the militants with … [Read more...] about Is Russia arming the Afghan Taliban?