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    miketheterrible

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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan

    Post  miketheterrible on Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:48 pm

    Wow, those are low number of enemy combatants killed in air strikes. The title sure says more than reality.
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan

    Post  Benya on Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:46 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Wow, those are low number of enemy combatants killed in air strikes. The title sure says more than reality.

    Indeed, I would wonder if Russia would have to intervene in Afghanistan. They would make quick work out of the taliban.

    However, I don't know that what does it take too long for ISAF and ANA* (it has around 120,000 - 180,000 soldiers IIRC) to wipe them out.

    *ANA = Afghan National Army
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:32 pm

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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:09 pm

    Another day another bomb in Kabul. This was today, 5 Danes wounded.


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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan

    Post  Airman on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:26 am

    The death toll from an hours-long Taliban assault on a hotel now stands at 22, including a number of foreigners

    At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said Monday, as fears grew that the attackers may have had inside help.  

    Authorities warned they were still investigating how militants breached security, which was taken over by a private company three weeks ago, at the landmark Intercontinental Hotel late Saturday.  

    Guests cowered behind pillars and in rooms as gunmen sprayed bullets and set fire to parts of the six-storey building. Some people climbed over balconies, using bedsheets in a desperate attempt to escape.  

    The attack ended after more than 12 hours Sunday with all six militants killed by Afghan forces, aided by Norwegian troops.  

    Afghan health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said 22 bodies had now been taken to Kabul hospitals.  

    "Some of the bodies (are) burned badly and need DNA tests to be identified," he said.  

    Six Ukrainians were among those killed in the assault, the country's foreign ministry has confirmed.

    Kabul hotel attack toll at least 22: officials
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:05 pm

    Interesting article on the moves the US is making in Afghanistan. its own plus ISIS

    Tehran has begun highlighting in loud decibel its hitherto-low key voice of disquiet that the United States is transferring the Islamic State* fighters from Syria and Iraq, where they have been defeated, to Afghanistan.

    On January 30, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said: "The US goal of transferring the ISIL terrorists to Afghanistan is aimed at creating the justification for its continued deployment in the region and for buttressing the security of the Zionist regime." Indeed, any statement at the level of the Supreme Leader invariably draws attention as signaling an authoritative policy directive based on careful decision taken in the light of relevant intelligence inputs.


    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/02/06/us-isis-nexus-afghanistan-becomes-hot-topic.html
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    Re: Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan

    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:01 pm

    MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS/. The radical Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) announced on Saturday a three-day ceasefire with Afghanistan’s authorities due to the celebrations of Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, the Pajhwok Afghan News reported.
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