U.S. 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Mattis tells frustrated Congress

Jun 14, 2017

U.S. 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Mattis tells frustrated Congress

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told exasperated lawmakers Tuesday that America still is “not winning” in Afghanistan, as U.S. military commanders push for additional troops to help stabilize the country’s security crisis. Mattis’s latest assessment comes nearly 16 years after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan ...

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150

Jun 6, 2017

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150

Afghanistan’s president said Tuesday that last week’s suicide truck bombing in the heart of the capital killed more than 150 people, making it the deadliest single attack in the country since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban. The attack added to growing ...

Taliban denies Kabul truck blast, warns against retaliation

Jun 2, 2017

Taliban denies Kabul truck blast, warns against retaliation

The Taliban warned the Afghan government on Thursday against harming any of their prisoners after reports that President Ashraf Ghani would order the execution of 11 militants on death row in revenge for the devastating truck bomb attack in Kabul. Ghani’s fragile and divided ...

Two killed, one kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

May 22, 2017

Two killed, one kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack ...

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban

Apr 25, 2017

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in ...