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Un ex-responsable de la CIA dévoile des échecs du renseignement US Lire la suite: http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150505/1015953898.html#ixzz3ZRSg9sfF

L’ancien directeur adjoint de la CIA Michael Morell présente dans son livre qui doit paraître le 12 mai les erreurs commises par le renseignement américain dans la lutte contre Al-Qaïda … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment


Rather than ending the American war in Afghanistan, the military is using its wide latitude to instead transform it into a continuing campaign of airstrikes — mostly drone missions — and Special Operations raids that have in practice stretched or broken the parameters publicly described by the White House.
Western and military officials said that American and NATO forces conducted 52 airstrikes in March, months after the official end of the combat mission. Many of these air assaults, which totaled 128 in the first three months of this year, targeted low- to midlevel Taliban commanders in the most remote reaches of Afghanistan.
As early as January, when officials in Washington were hailing the end of the combat mission, about 40 American Special Operations troops were deployed to Kunar Province to advise Afghan forces that were engaged with the Taliban over a handful of villages along the border with Pakistan.

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Afghan forces kill 57 militants in clean-up operations

The Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that 57 militants were killed and 35 injured during a series of operations carried out in the provinces of Badakhshan, Baghlan, Faryab, Ghazni, Helmand, Herat, Khost, Kunduz, Logar, Paktia, Sar-e Pol, Uruzgan and Zabul.

The statement added that two militants were also arrested in the raids, without mentioning whether there were any casualties on the side of the Afghan forces.

Afghan forces also confiscated light and heavy weaponry, and defused several rounds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the operations.

Taliban have not yet made any comments on the issue.

Fighting between Afghan forces and militants has intensified since the Taliban launched its annual spring offensive against Afghan forces and foreign embassies on April 24.

Afghan Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi and the deputy to Defense Ministry spokesman, Brigadier General Dawlat Waziri, have dismissed the Taliban spring offensive, saying the country’s security forces are capable of foiling militant attacks.

“Our enemies don’t have the capability to collapse any province or district,” Waziri said.

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Afghan troops attacked by Taliban insurgents around northern city of Kunduz (DW

Security consultation

The Afghan president delayed his official trip to India by a few hours Monday to hold an emergency meeting with the NATO commander in Afghanistan and top Afghan security officials.

Presidential spokesman Ajmal Obidy said President Ashraf Ghani left for India late Monday afternoon, after he met with NATO’s US General John Campbell. Campbell said the NATO coalition and the Afghan government were working to prevent IS from sending weapons or fighters to Afghanistan.

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Afghanistan hails India for generous support

Originally posted on How to Fight ISIS Online:
NEW DELHI: Afghanistan today thanked India for firmly standing behind it in the last two decades when the country was going through…

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

How terrorists enter Iraq and Syria

an expert in fake passports. He used a counterfeit French passport to enter Canada and apply for political asylum. While living there, he supplied fake Canadian passports to other Algerians. … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Afghanistan Presidential election 2014 جرگه آزاد با نامزدان ریاست جمهوری

Ashraf Ghani seems to be the favorite candidate from what I have reviewed. He went to Columbia University where he got  PhD in Cultural Anthropology and Kabul University He was invited to … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Afghan soldiers in two single-file columns picked their way through a minefield, got behind Taliban positions and launched their attack. The panicked insurgents were forced to flee through their own minefield

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — It was a tactic that surprised the Americans almost as much as the Taliban. Afghan soldiers in two single-file columns picked their way through a minefield, … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Today I ride with special forces on those wily Afghan horses”

“Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier” by Corb Lund from his New Album. Vey cool song. About 3/4th way into song is solo and he inlcudes the lyrics: Lyrics from “Horse Soldier, … Continue reading

November 26, 2007 · 2 Comments

Ahmed Shah Massoud the “Lion of Panjshir”

Read in depth information about the man known as the “Lion of Panjshir” Ahmed Shah Massoud the Afghanistan Leader of the Northern Alliance who fought the Taliban and warned the … Continue reading

March 10, 2007 · 3 Comments