“America’s longest war” has entered a new phase, with civilians increasingly getting caught in the crosshairs as Afghan National Security Forces and insurgents battle it out for supremacy, the latest International Crisis Group (ICG) report reveals.
Even though both sides are terribly corrupt, there is probably going to be more general respect from the Afghan population for the Taliban, who have been fighting for Afghanistan for several decades, retired US Air Force officer Karen Kwiatkowski told RT.
There has been a “significant increase” in the number of UK Afghanistan veterans seeking treatment for mental disorders, a charity has said. The number is likely to rise as the British military prepares to withdraw from the country this year.
“The war isn’t over,” residents of one of Kabul’s refugee camps told RT’s Lucy Kafanov. Tens of thousands of Afghans have been displaced by conflict in the country and their situation is not likely to change with the withdrawal of US troops this year.
Photographs of at least one UK serviceman with RAF Regiment insignia posing with a dead Taliban have emerged online. The photos were taken after an attack by insurgents on Camp Bastion, the main British base in Afghanistan, in 2012.
Despite the initial belief that the United States would leave behind a competent governing body in Afghanistan, a new report by the Joint Chiefs of Staff found that the military contributed significantly to increased corruption in the country.
Officials in Afghanistan say they have given up hope of finding any more survivors after 2,100 people were killed following a landslide in the northeast of the country. More than 4,000 are homeless and all efforts are being made to help them.
Some 2,100 people are missing and 350 are dead after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried a village in north eastern Afghanistan, officials said. The landslide in the Badakshan province also buried some 300 homes under rocks and mud.
America’s war on drugs is failing in Afghanistan, with opium production at record levels, despite spending $7.5 billion to tackle the problem. Over 200 thousand hectares is used to grow opium, an increase of 36 percent, according to a US report.
Recruited to help run Afghanistan’s security and intelligence operations in the aftermath of the US war against the Taliban, the country's most feared security official dubbed 'torturer in chief' now has settled in a pink two-story house in California.
The Department of State has spent billions on Afghan reconstruction since America’s longest-running war began there over a decade ago, but a new report reveals that the majority of that money went to a single contractor with a sordid past.
Several "unlawful" prisons run by coalition forces in Afghanistan have been uncovered at Camp Bastion and Kandahar airfield in an investigation commissioned by President Hamid Karzai. The find could put a further strain on Afghan-Western relations.