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Tag: Taliban

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Afghan forces target al Qaeda commanders in Helmand and Nangarhar

The raids in Helmand and Nangarhar indicate that al Qaeda's leaders are not focused on its survival. Al Mesri was…