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Category: Long War Journal

Analysis: 2 wanted al Qaeda leaders operate in Iran

On Aug. 8, the State Department announced that it had increased its reward for information concerning the whereabouts of two…

Resolute Support obscures status of 7 Ghazni districts as 3 more fall to Taliban

In addition to Ajristan and Khwaja Umar, the districts of Nawur, Jaghatu, and Deh Yak have fallen to the Taliban.…

Foreign fighters involved in assault on Ghazni, Afghan defense minister says

Al Qaeda has long operated in Ghazni province, the site of a large-scale Taliban offensive in recent days. In 2010,…

State designates Iran-based Bahraini militant as terrorist

This now makes two Iranian-based leaders of Bahraini militant group Saraya al Ashtar, or the Al Ashtar Brigades, to be…

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…