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Author: Bill Roggio

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

Taliban occupied Ghazni City police station as Resolute Support claimed city was under Afghan control

The Taliban occupied a police station in Ghazni City and looted the facility even as Resolute Support claimed the entire…

Taliban overruns another base in north as it withdraws from Ghazni City

The Taliban never slowed in launching numerous attacks across the country even as it committed significant resources to the fight…

In Afghan north, soldiers surrender to Taliban after base is cut off

Forty-three soldiers were killed and 17 more were captured in the fighting that led up to the surrender. The Taliban…

Video from Ghazni City shows Taliban on streets as buildings ablaze

Meanwhile, Resolute Support continues its claim Ghazni City is under Afghan control and uses Taliban body counts as a measure…

Taliban seizes second district in Ghazni as provincial capital remains contested

The current fighting in and around Ghazni City indicates that the Taliban has a detailed plan to tie up Afghan…

Taliban routs Afghan Commandos while overrunning remote district in Ghazni

Between 40 and 100 Afghan Army Commandos are reported to have been killed as the Taliban overran Ajristan district in…

Ghazni City remains under assault, despite RS assurances

Resolute Support initially described the attack on Ghazni City as a "failed attempt" that would be used by the press…

Ghazni City up for grabs after coordinated Taliban assault

Both the Afghan government (and Resolute Support) and the Taliban claim they control the city. The Afghan government and Resolute…