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Tag: Taliban

Afghan government unconditionally releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners

In an effort to get the Taliban to open negotiations, the Afghan government has freed hundreds of Taliban prisoners without…

Taliban continues to press offensives in endangered districts

The Taliban has claimed it overran five districts in four Afghan provinces since mid-May. Meanwhile, the Afghan military said it…

Taliban leader claims US-led war effort ‘condemned to defeat’

The Taliban has released a statement attributed to its leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada.

Taliban suicide bomber targets convoy in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber struck a convoy in Kabul earlier today. The Taliban claimed that 10 "invaders" were killed, but…

Analysis: John Walker Lindh fought for al Qaeda’s pro-Taliban force

Although John Walker Lindh is commonly known as the "American Taliban," he was actually trained by al Qaeda and belonged…

US commander confirms: al Qaeda operating ‘across’ Afghanistan

Al Qaeda is operating "across the country" and not confined to one region, the commander of US and NATO forces…

Al Qaeda video emphasizes unity with Taliban’s Islamic emirate

Al Qaeda has released a new video emphasizing its unity with the Taliban's Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The video features…

Khalilzad flip flops on Pakistan, Taliban’s relationship with al Qaeda

In his testimony to Congress in July 2016, Zalmay Khalilzad called for designating Pakistan a State Sponsor of Terrorism for…