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    Svyatoslavich

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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Svyatoslavich on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:12 am

    Werewolf wrote:US does not share that interest, they are the main source of not containing them but highly contaminating the entire region witch such scum. By now i take great offense when people who have layn down informations to them that USA is responsible for this "jihadi terrorism" still parrott bullshit like US fighting terrorism.

    This combination of words; "USA fighting against terrorism", does not exist in the universe at all and are just a mere contradiction like a "thinking beheaded mastermind".
    I agree with you. But I don't agree with Russia arming Taliban against the US, as sooner than later Taliban will turn against Russia.
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:17 am

    Svyatoslavich wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:What would be good is giving the Taliban some ATGM's. A couple of tens. What goes around comes around.
    Not a good idea. ISAF will be gone soon from Afghanistan, but Russia will have to protect former Soviet Central Asians republics forever. In this case Russia and the US share common interests in preventing the Taliban from controlling Afghanistan.

    Russia had no issues with the Taliban, no matter how bad they were, especially when they cut the Opium trade to minimum. Then 9/11 happened. The problem however is that Russia needs to get NATO to stay and bleed in Afghanistan.

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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Rodinazombie on Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:57 pm



    Raf helicopter crashed in kabul yesterday, killing five and injuring five
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Kyo on Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:39 pm

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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  max steel on Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:18 pm

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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  max steel on Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:57 pm



    US F-16 fighter jet struck by Taliban militants in Afghanistan in unprecedented attack pwnd



    Obama’s Two-Year Plan for Afghanistan is Doomed
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:02 am

    Taliban Islamism is of the nationalist kind. They will have a hard time gaining supporters from outside the pashto ethnic group. The best they can expect is a repeat of the 1992-1996 civil war except that this time Tajik forces will enjoy much greater foreign support.
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:05 am

    Walther von Oldenburg wrote:Taliban Islamism is of the nationalist kind. They will have a hard time gaining supporters from outside the pashto ethnic group. The best they can expect is a repeat of the 1992-1996 civil war except that this time Tajik forces will enjoy much greater foreign support.

    i dont think that this would be enough to prevent them from taking absolute power. It will be the same scenario after USSR withdrawal. Radicals will take over and the civil war shall be continued


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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:13 am

    Taliban never controlled all of Afghanistan  -at the peak they controled about 85%. They have no heck of a chance of gaining even a small foothold outside of Afghanistan and Pashto-majority areas of Pakistan. Even weak Tajikistan with it's small army would be too hard to swallow for them even if they send all forces from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Taliban simply shouldn't be designated as an Islamist movement - really they're a Pashto Nationalist movements with elements of Islamism mixed into it.
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Militarov on Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:57 am

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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:58 am

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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Solncepek on Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:45 pm

    Pentagon: Taliban Attack Kills 6 US Service Members in Afghanistan
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    by Ayaz Gul December 21, 2015

    The Pentagon confirms that six U.S. service members were killed by a suicide bomber Monday on an attack on a NATO patrol near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

    The Taliban is claiming responsibly for the attack, saying a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed 19 soldiers. But the Taliban is notorious for exaggerating casualty numbers. NATO says it will investigate the attack.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter calls the bombing a 'painful reminder' of the dangers U.S. troops face in Afghanistan every day.

    'As I saw firsthand during my visit to Afghanistan last Friday, our troops are working diligently alongside our Afghan partners to build a brighter future for the Afghan people,' he said. 'Their dedicated efforts will continue despite this tragic event.'

    Carter also said the bombing wounded two other U.S. service members and a contractor.

    The White House sends condolences to families of the victims and says it will not relent in countering the threat of terrorism that plagues the region.
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:48 pm

    i thought US troops have wiped out taliban all those years Cool


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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  flamming_python on Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:35 pm

    Solncepek wrote:Pentagon: Taliban Attack Kills 6 US Service Members in Afghanistan
    In-Depth Coverage

    by Ayaz Gul December 21, 2015

    The Pentagon confirms that six U.S. service members were killed by a suicide bomber Monday on an attack on a NATO patrol near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

    The Taliban is claiming responsibly for the attack, saying a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed 19 soldiers. But the Taliban is notorious for exaggerating casualty numbers. NATO says it will investigate the attack.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter calls the bombing a 'painful reminder' of the dangers U.S. troops face in Afghanistan every day.

    'As I saw firsthand during my visit to Afghanistan last Friday, our troops are working diligently alongside our Afghan partners to build a brighter future for the Afghan people,' he said. 'Their dedicated efforts will continue despite this tragic event.'

    Carter also said the bombing wounded two other U.S. service members and a contractor.

    The White House sends condolences to families of the victims and says it will not relent in countering the threat of terrorism that plagues the region.

    That's a lot to take out in one go Shocked
    Did the US just withdraw all the veterans from the country and stationed some rookies there instead?

    Anyway, RIP.
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Solncepek on Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:38 pm

    U.S. Special Operations Forces Attacked in Afghanistan Near Marjah, Officials Say
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    An unknown number of U.S. Special Operations Forces were killed or wounded in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, American defense officials told NBC News.

    The forces were involved in a counter-terrorism operation in Helmand province when they came under attack, according to the officials, who said an unknown number of Americans were wounded in that incident.

    The officials said a U.S. medevac chopper called in to recover casualties came under mortar and small-arms fire. It was not clear if the helicopter had been hit by enemy fire or whether any casualties were sustained in the landing zone, the officials added, speaking on condition of anonymity.

    A spokesman for the NATO coalition in Afghanistan earlier told NBC News that a U.S. helicopter had "landed" in Helmand province and was "experiencing mechanical problems."

    Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-special-operations-forces-attacked-afghanistan-near-marjah-officials-n490491
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  max steel on Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:35 pm

    Solncepek wrote:U.S. Special Operations Forces Attacked in Afghanistan Near Marjah, Officials Say
    Source: NBC News

    An unknown number of U.S. Special Operations Forces were killed or wounded in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, American defense officials told NBC News.

    The forces were involved in a counter-terrorism operation in Helmand province when they came under attack, according to the officials, who said an unknown number of Americans were wounded in that incident.

    1 american special ops solider killed and two wounded.
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    Afghan Armed Forces

    Post  max steel on Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:15 pm

    An Afghan Mi-17 military helicopter crashed on Sunday after a technical failure during a training exercise.

    Helicopter crash kills three Afghan air crew
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    Four A29 Super Tucanos arrived at Hamid Karzai Airport

    Post  Militarov on Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:09 am



    Four A29 Super Tucanos arrived at Hamid Karzai Airport - Afghanistan. I totally love these birds.
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  George1 on Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:23 pm

    Iran, India and Russia should take part in settlement of crisis in Afghanistan - Karzai

    More:
    http://tass.ru/en/world/855071

    Is this a sign that Karzai has turned to Russia (Iran and India are traditional allies of Russia) for help?


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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  GarryB on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:32 am

    It is public record that the US has a short attention span, so when its interests move on expect not to be noticed unless something happens...


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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  George1 on Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:02 pm

    Afghan Army situation resembles the 80s

    Afghan military will need help 'for years', says general set to lead US forces

    Desertions deplete Afghan forces, adding to security worries


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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Militarov on Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:46 pm

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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  Militarov on Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:04 pm

    "The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will receive 10,000 Ak-47 assault rifles from Russia on Wednesday as part of Moscow's efforts to equip and bolster the capabilities of the Afghan troops.

    The delivery of the rifles will be done in a ceremony to be organized in military section of the Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...

    Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
    The Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar and officials from the Embassy of the Russian Federation are also expected to attend the ceremony.

    The delivery of the assault rifles is part of Russia's support to bolster the capabilities of the Afghan cops to fight the menace of terrorism. Russian President's special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov said late in December last year "Russia has been consistently pursuing the policy of providing comprehensive assistance to Afghanistan in the establishment of a peaceful, independent, stable and self-sufficient state, free from terrorism and drugs."

    The Afghan government has stepped up efforts to attract the regional as well as global support to equip the Afghan national security forces."


    Source: http://rantburg.com/poparticle.php?D=02/24/2016&SO=&HC=2&ID=446533
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Afghan Army

    Post  George1 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:47 pm

    Taliban Announces 'Spring Offensive' in Afghanistan

    Taliban insurgents announced the start to the extremist group's annual so-called spring offensive in Afghanistan against US and Afghan security forces on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Taliban dubbed this year’s offensive "Operation Omari" in honor of Mullah Omar, the militant group’s leader whose 2013 death was acknowledged last summer. The campaign officially kicked off at 5 a.m. local time (00:30 GMT).

    The extremist group said that with the advent of spring it is time for them to renew their jihadi operations.

    The operation will employ large scale attacks on enemy positions across the country, martyrdom-seeking and tactical attacks against the Afghani government forces, assassination of "enemy" commanders in urban centers, the group announced.

    According to the statement, the present operation will also employ all means at the group's disposal to lower the morale of the foreign armed forces.

    US-led NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command mission in Afghanistan officially ended before the start of 2015. The current US plan is to end military presence in Afghanistan by December 2016, closing the remaining US bases in the country.

    Formed in the 1990s, the Taliban seeks to enforce Sharia law in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. The group is known for numerous terrorist attacks against authorities and civilians in both countries.

    Last year’s Taliban offensive concentrated in the northeastern province of Badakhshan and was estimated to kill over 11,000 civilians.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20160412/1037854737/taliban-afghanistan-spring-offensive.html#ixzz45blFPPoq


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