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  • September 26, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Airstrike kills three civilians in Kunduz province
    The New York Times: After the release of the United Nations statement, an airstrike on Tuesday in the Chardara district of Kunduz Province killed three more people, a 45-year-old woman and two teenage girls, according to Sher Mohammed, the husband of the woman who died. On Wednesday, angry residents carried the bodies of two of the victims to the city of Kunduz, the provincial capital, and chanted slogans against the government and American forces.      Full news...

  • September 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Preliminary findings indicate airstrike killed 12 civilians in Maidan Wardak province
    UNAMA: Preliminary findings from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) indicate that 12 civilians were killed Sunday in an airstrike in Maidan Wardak province during operations conducted by Pro-Government Forces in the area. All of the victims were women and children from the same family whose house in the village of Mullah Hafez, Jaghato district, Maidan Wardak, was destroyed by aerial ordnance late on 23 September. Ten of those killed were children whose ages ranged from 6 to 15. Eight were girls.      Full news...

  • September 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Airstrike killed 9 civilians in Kapisa province
    UNAMA: UNAMA received multiple, credible allegations that on 22 September, aerial ordnance impacted the home of a teacher in the Budrab area of Tagab district, Kapisa province, killing nine civilians, including four children and three women, with several others injured. All the victims from the attack were from the same family, including grandparents and children aged between two and twelve. Five of the six other family members who were injured when their home was destroyed were women and young children.      Full news...

  • September 24, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Fleeing worsening war, Afghans find narrowing options in Turkey
    IRIN: The Turkish city of Erzurum sits on an expansive green plain, ringed on all sides by towering mountains. Best known as a destination for winter sports enthusiasts, who flock here when snow blankets the nearby slopes, it is also a gateway for another set of visitors – Afghans uprooted by their country’s long and brutal war.      Full news...

  • September 12, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Death toll soars to 68 in suicide bomb attack
    Al Jazeera: The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 68, with 165 wounded, a government official said. The provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, issued a statement with a revised casualty total on Wednesday after earlier estimates put the death toll at 32.      Full news...

  • September 8, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    How the U.S. Government Misleads the Public on Afghanistan
    The New York Times: Seventeen years into the war in Afghanistan, American officials routinely issue inflated assessments of progress that contradict what is actually happening there. More than 2,200 Americans have been killed in the Afghan conflict, and the United States has spent more than 840 billion USD fighting the Taliban insurgency and paying for relief and reconstruction.      Full news...

  • September 5, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    TOLOnews Loses Two Of Its Journalists Samim Faramarz, journalist, and Ramiz Ahmadi, cameraman, lost their lives in an explosion in Kabul city on Wednesday night while covering an earlier bombing. The first explosion happened at around 6pm Kabul time, targeting a wrestling gym in Qala-e-Nazer area in Kabul’s PD6. The first explosion was a suicide bombing while the second explosion was a car bombing that according to officials left at least 16 people dead and 65 others wounded.      Full news...

  • September 5, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Canada wants Afghan ambassador’s son arrested in rape case
    PAN: Canada has formally asked the Afghan government to allow the arrest of a son of the Afghanistan acting ambassador to that country for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. A credible source told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mehdi Arash Yama, son of Nader Yama, the Afghanistan charge de affairs in Canada, allegedly raped the Canadian girl in late February, 2018.      Full news...