Pakistani chopper goes down in Afghanistan; occupants feared held by Taliban

Aug 5, 2016

Pakistani chopper goes down in Afghanistan; occupants feared held by Taliban

A Pakistani government helicopter crash-landed in Taliban-held territory in neighboring Afghanistan on Thursday and all passengers and crew are feared to have been captured by the insurgents, officials said. The helicopter went down in Logar province, close to the Afghan-Pakistan border — an increasingly lawless ...

May 23, 2016

Taliban No. 2 Haqqani may be even more deadly foe than Mansour

Afghan guerrilla commander Sirajuddin Haqqani, a possible successor to Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, would likely prove an even more implacable foe of beleaguered Afghan government forces and their U.S. allies. The United States killed Mansour in an airstrike in a remote border area just ...