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November 13, 2023
Former Afghan Soldiers Fear Forced Return To Taliban-Ruled Homeland
Iran and Pakistan are ratcheting up the pressure against the millions of Afghans living in their countries illegally. For those who worked with the former Afghan government, including members of the military and police forces, deportation would mean arrest, enforced disappearance, or death.
October 27, 2023
The Azadi Briefing: Afghan Taliban Bans Fighters From Waging 'Jihad' In Pakistan
Welcome to The Azadi Briefing, an RFE/RL newsletter that unpacks the key issues in Afghanistan. I'm Frud Bezhan, regional desk editor for Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Here's what I've been tracking and what I'm keeping an eye on in the days ahead.
October 14, 2023
Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Deadly Suicide Bombing At Mosque In Afghanistan
The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on October 13 that Taliban police said killed seven Shi'ite worshippers and wounded 15 others during Friday prayers.
September 16, 2023
U.S. Military Orders New Interviews On Deadly 2021 Afghan Airport Attack As Criticism Persists
The Pentagon's Central Command has ordered interviews of roughly two dozen more service members who were at the Kabul airport when suicide bombers attacked during U.S. forces' chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal, as criticism persists that the deadly assault could have been stopped.
September 15, 2023
'They Deserve Some Peace': U.S. Envoy Rejects Support For Anti-Taliban Factions In Afghanistan
A top U.S. diplomat to Afghanistan has categorically ruled out Washington's support for a new war in the nation, saying Afghans "deserve some peace" after more than four decades of international conflict ended two years ago when American and international troops left as the Taliban seized power.
September 04, 2023
Pakistani PM Claims Weapons Left Behind In Afghanistan Add To Security Threats
Pakistan's caretaker prime minister says that weapons and military equipment left behind by U.S. and other foreign forces in Afghanistan are being used against Pakistan, worsening the security situation in the country.
August 22, 2023
UN Mission Says 'Impunity Prevails' For Taliban In Afghanistan As Right Abuses, Killings Mount
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says the Taliban militants ruling the war-torn country have carried out more than 200 extrajudicial killings of former Afghan government officials and security forces since taking control two years ago.
August 18, 2023
Afghan Warlord Dostum Vows From Exile To Fight Taliban
Abdul Rashid Dostum, an ethnic Uzbek warlord and former politician in Afghanistan, has said that his fighters are prepared to act against the Taliban whenever the world comes to the conclusion that it cannot deal with the hard-line extremist group in control in Kabul.