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[3 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report of the Southen Group (TSG), May 2, 2017
.Bottom Line Up Front: ‘
• It has been six years since U.S. Navy SEALs raided a compound in Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda.
• In those six years, the group he founded and its ideology have expanded in scale and threat.
• In Afghanistan, which the U.S. invaded because the Taliban sheltered bin Laden, the U.S. is once again being pulled into a conflict it cannot win with a strictly military strategy.
• The killing of bin Laden and …

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[3 May 2017 | Comments Off on Why are the Taliban still capable of mounting deadly attacks in Afghanistan? | ]

By Arwin Rahi in The Express Tribune, May 2, 2017
The writer is a former adviser to the Parwan governor in Afghanistan.
The Taliban, in a show of force, attacked the Afghan Army’s 209 Shaheen Corps on April 21. With estimates of up to 300 soldiers killed and as many wounded, the attack was the largest single-day military loss for Afghanistan since the Taliban’s resurgence. And the actual casualty count could be even higher.
A source in the National Directorate of Security – the Afghan intelligence agency – said on condition of anonymity …

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[7 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Tahir Khan in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2017
ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Taliban’s senior political negotiators recently visited China on the invitation of the Chinese government, which has been making efforts to encourage the insurgent group to join the peace process, two Taliban officials have said.
The Taliban Qatar office chief Sher Abbas Stanikazai led a five-member delegation for talks with the Chinese officials. The delegation comprised Maulvi Shahabuddin Dilawar, Jan Muhammad Madani, Salam Hanafi and Dr Saleh, Taliban sources familiar with the visit told The Express Tribune.
“The visit was part …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

KABUL — When representatives of four nations meet Monday to plan peace talks aimed at ending nearly four decades of fighting in Afghanistan, the most important figure is almost sure to be absent.
Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, is likely to remain in hiding when U.S., Afghan, Pakistani and Chinese officials meet in Islamabad to lay the groundwork for future talks. Nonetheless, his shadow will hang over the proceedings.
In the six months since word leaked that the Taliban’s founder, Mohammad Omar, had died in 2013, Mansour has proved …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

Amid growing optimism regarding the revival of stalled Afghan peace talks with the mediation of Pakistan,  former US diplomats have said it would be unlikely for the Pakistani military to close down the Taliban and Haqqani network operations and imprison Afghan militant leaders willing to pursue violence.
“Pakistani military has never been willing to take the very steps most likely to advance the process, which are to close down Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network operations in Pakistan and imprison any of their leaders not actively negotiating peace with the government in …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

A senior Taliban leader has been killed along with several other militants in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan as the Afghan national security forces intensify operations to retake control of Darqad district.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said at least 17 Taliban militants have been killed so far as several parts of Darqad has been cleared since the opertion was launched on Friday.
MoI further added that the Taliban group’s shadow district governor for Khwajah Bahauddin was also among those killed during the operations.
The Afghan national security forces have not suffered any …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

At least 43 Taliban militants were killed and 15 others were injured during military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.
The operations were jointly conducted by Afghan national police, Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.
Interior ministry following a statement said Saturday that the militants were killed or injured in Kandahar, Ghazni, Helmand, Paktia, Paktika and Maidan Wardak provinces of Afghanistan.
The statement further added that two Taliban militant were also arrested during the operations.
The statement by interior ministry also added …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

By MUJIB MASHAL and AHMAD SHAKIB in the NY Times, Jan 10, 2016
KABUL, Afghanistan — The urban attacks are suddenly coming at a dizzying pace — five in the first week of January alone. Three were relatively simple even if massive bombings, but in the others, Talibangunmen entered important cities, seized buildings and hostages when they could, then set off their explosives vests when capture seemed imminent, sometimes after hours of fighting.
As the insurgents have been grabbing stretches of territory in Afghanistan’s border provinces, the quick guerrilla assaults have been …

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[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

31 militants have been killed in fresh clashes between Taliban and Daesh groups in eastern Nangarhar province.
Spokesperson for the governor of Nangarhar said the clashes took place in Bati Kot and Achin districts.
Atuallah Khogyani added that the gun battle that erupted in Doyam Farm area of Bati Kot District on Wednesday morning left 18 members of Daesh group killed and four others wounded.
He said those killed include two commanders of the group by the name Ajmal and Abdul Ahad.
The governor’s spokesperson further said that the second clash erupted in Achin …

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[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Taliban have expelled two senior members of the group’s powerful leadership council, or Rehbari Shura as they call it, for their refusal to accept Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the successor of Mullah Omar, The Express Tribune has learnt from a top Taliban official.
Mullah Abdul Razzaq and Mullah Hasan Rehmani refused to submit to the leadership of Mullah Mansoor who was elected by a Taliban Shura to succeed Mullah Omar after the news of the elusive leader’s death was confirmed in late July.
Razzaq was the interior minister and …