The Taliban video praises rogue Afghan National Army soldier Lambar Khan, who participated in a deadly July 9 “green-on-blue” attack at Kandahar Airfield, as well as a second rogue ANA soldier, Lieutenant Ihasanullah, who helped free Khan from custody a few days later. Both men are seen pledging allegiance to the Taliban.
Afghan Air Force to be Fully Equipped Within Eight Years: ISAF
Afghan security forces killed a Taliban shadow district governor in the northern province of Kunduz during an operation last night. Security operations remain ongoing in the restive Dasht-i-Archi district.
Afghan forces avail air support in uninhibited areas: Katz
Taliban assassins killed the Khak-i-Safid district police chief in Farah province on Friday night. Khak-i-Safed police forces have been conducting an effective counterinsurgency campaign in the area since last year.
Troops Casualties Will Not Affect Campaign in Afghanistan: ISAF
40 Percent of Insurgency In 10 Afghan Districts: ISAF
ISAF: No More Data On Taliban Attacks
Watchdog Says Afghan Government Must Act To Protect Media Gains
Afghan MOD Asks ISAF to Halt Military Base Demolitions
Karzai to ISAF: turn over armed groups
ISAF has corrected its earlier reporting on the level of violence in Afghanistan. ISAF had previously claimed that the number of enemy initiated attacks in Afghanistan had decreased by 7 percent in 2012, as compared to 2011. In reality, there was no change.
Taliban group use civilians as human shields: ISAF
ISAF willing to help provide election security
The US announced that it would scrap a fleet of 16 planes provided to the Afghan National Air Force. This is just the beginning.
The body of Sergeant Giorgi Kikadze, a Georgian soldier who was serving in Helmand province for ISAF, was found dumped in a vacant compound in Musa Qala in Helmand province on Saturday. Afghan security officials noted that the body bore signs of torture.
During a speech last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that ISAF’s analysis of the Afghan insurgency shows that the level of violence has decreased in 2011 and 2012. That is true when compared to 2010, a peak year for violence. But the level of violence remains worse than prior to the surge.
Pakistan, Afghanistan, ISAF agree on border coordination
Data released by ISAF show that the number of insurgent attacks increased slightly in September 2012, as compared to September 2011. And the number of civilian casualties has increased dramatically.
ISAF has released its monthly data trends report for August 2012. ISAF’s data show that the number of attacks by insurgents in Afghanistan has decreased slightly this year, by 5 percent when compared to the first eight months of 2011. However, the overall level of violence remains greater than prior to the surge and the number of civilian casualties has increased in recent months.
Afghan Forces Leading 80 Percent of Operations in East and South: ISAF
White House Backs Blacklisting Militant Organization
Afghanistan – New Intelligence Teams to Probe Insider Attacks
Taliban Will Not Be Able to Return Without Reconciling: ISAF
ISAF Will Not Reduce Interaction with Afghan Counterparts
Afghanistan – Taliban destroy Panjwai ring road in Kandahar