AFGHANISTAN

IN AFGHANISTAN, PUTIN COURTS CHINA IN SEARCH OF ‘ANOTHER SYRIA’

Jan 24 12:39

Winter of Discontent: US Announces New Offensive Against Taliban in Afghanistan

NATO has announced that they will begin a winter offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan, with US and Afghan forces targeting the militant group’s sources of funding in preparation for a rumoured spring counteroffensive from the insurgents.

Jan 24 12:01

Pakistan condemns ‘unilateral’ US drone strike on its territory

Pakistan’s foreign office said the unmanned aircraft’s missiles “targeted an Afghan refugee” camp in Pakistan’s northwestern Kurram region.

A-10s Return to Afghanistan as Air Campaign Heats Up

A squadron of A-10C Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft has arrived in Afghanistan in support of the bolstered air campaign against the Taliban and other extremist forces, officials announced Tuesday.

Jan 23 13:42

Now Trump Menaces Pakistan

If the Pakistan-Afghanistan border had been mined and fenced on both sides, as proposed by Pakistan, and patrolled aggressively by the armies of both countries, nobody could claim that illegal crossings would have been easy. If the Afghan army had been ordered to cooperate with their opposite numbers across the border, and if there had been coordinated surveillance and aggressive foot patrols – as wanted by the Pakistan military – then it would have been very difficult indeed for insurgents to cross in either direction. The US did not approve Pakistan’s proposal for fencing and minefields and did not supply any assistance for the project. So the barrier was not erected.

The only thing this set of bone-headed moves are going to do, regarding Pakistan, is to thrown it more deeply into the orbit of China and Russia.

The only characterisations of US foreign policy one can state with a straight face, right now are, “incoherent and fractured.”

Jan 23 08:27

‘At Least 30 Killed’ In Kabul Hotel Attack, Including Ukrainians, Kazakh

Senior Afghan security officials say at least 30 people were killed in an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel by Taliban militants, and they warn that the death toll could climb higher.

Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, said on January 21 that 19 bodies had been brought to city hospitals. Officials said 14 foreigners were among the dead.

But a senior Afghan security official told the Reuters news agency that the death toll was at least 30, including hotel staff, guests, and members of security forces who battled the assailants. Some local reports said 40 people had been killed.

Jan 23 08:07

US asks Pakistan to expel Taliban leaders after Kabul terror attack

The US has asked Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel Taliban leaders who are carrying out terror attacks across the border in Afghanistan, days after the militant group attacked a landmark hotel in Kabul that left 22 people dead.

The terse White House statement came after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a major terror attack at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 22 people, including 14 foreigners and eight Afghans.

Jan 20 04:41

Pakistan cuts off US supply line

NATO has put all operations in Afghanistan in danger. After their forces killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. In retribution, Islamabad has shut down a major supply route to Afghanistan.

The Pakistani route has reopened after Washington paid a bribe of $350 Million.
This was after Trump cut the ~$250 Million in aid.

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