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Trump confirms plans to further reduce US troop numbers in Afghanistan
by Gabriel Dominguez 05 Aug 2020
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that he plans to further reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan from currently 8,600 to possibly as low as 4,000 by the...
Islamic State turns attention to India and Pakistan
by Antonio Giustozzi 03 Nov 2020
In early 2018, a small band claiming allegiance to the Islamic State’s Wilayat Khorasan began activities in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. The group was led by a...
Enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan increased by nearly 37% in first quarter of 2021
by Gabriel Dominguez 30 Apr 2021
As US and coalition troops begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan, the fighting between Afghan government forces and the Taliban continues to intensify, with the first...
Growing demands on Afghan Air Force take toll on aircraft fleet
by Gabriel Dominguez 29 Jul 2021
As the fighting in Afghanistan intensifies, the Afghan Air Force's (AAF's) aircraft are being overtaxed owing to an increase in close air support operations as well as...
Update: Afghan Air Force to be supported from UAE
by Gareth Jennings 16 Jul 2021
The Afghan Air Force (AAF) is to be supported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), now that US and coalition forces have all but left the country.
Washington approves establishment of ‘US Forces Afghanistan Forward' command
by Gabriel Dominguez 05 Jul 2021
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has approved the establishment of a new command in Afghanistan that will be tasked with overseeing the few hundred US troops that...
Biden vows to continue evacuations, hunt down IS-K leadership following deadly attacks outside Kabul airport
by Gabriel Dominguez 27 Aug 2021
US President Biden has vowed to continue evacuating at-risk Afghan civilians and US Embassy staff from Afghanistan following the deadly attacks that took place outside...
Taliban claim victory over resistance forces in Panjshir Province
by Gabriel Dominguez 07 Sep 2021
The Taliban have claimed to now be in control of all of Afghanistan after having “completely conquered” northeastern Panjshir Province: the last key area in the Central...
Afghan government sends reinforcements as Taliban attack major cities
by Gabriel Dominguez 02 Aug 2021
The government of Afghanistan has sent in additional troops to defend the capitals of the provinces of Helmand and Herat amid Taliban attacks on at least three major...
NATO starts training programme for Afghan special forces in Turkey, says report
by Gabriel Dominguez 30 Jul 2021
NATO has launched a military training programme for Afghan special forces in Turkey, according to media reports.
US General Miller transfers command in Afghanistan to USCENTCOM chief
by Gabriel Dominguez 14 Jul 2021
The Pentagon announced on 12 July that the authority over the United States' ongoing counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan has transitioned from US Army General Scott...
US to conclude military mission in Afghanistan on 31 August, Biden confirms
by Gabriel Dominguez 09 Jul 2021
US President Joe Biden has confirmed that his country's military mission in Afghanistan will end on 31 August, while reiterating that Washington's support for the Afghan...
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reach record-high levels, says UN
by Gabriel Dominguez 10 Jun 2020
The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has reached record-high levels, with the United Nations recording from 1 July to 30 September 2019 the highest number of...
Afghanistan receives final MD 530F helos
by Gareth Jennings 10 Jun 2020
Afghanistan has received the last of 60 MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance rotorcraft that have been delivered from 2011.
US and Taliban reach ‘agreement in principle', says US special envoy
by Gabriel Dominguez 10 Jun 2020
US and Taliban representatives have reached an ‘agreement in principle’ regarding the conditions for a drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan, US Special Representative...
Dozens killed in Afghanistan as violence intensifies following collapse of peace talks
by Gabriel Dominguez 10 Jun 2020
The levels of violence in Afghanistan have escalated since the collapse of peace talks between the United States and the Taliban on 7 September.
US records highest airstrike rate in Afghanistan for a decade
by Gareth Jennings 10 Jun 2020
The US military dropped more munitions on Afghanistan in 2019 than in any other year over the past decade, figures released by Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) show.
US and allies conduct Kabul evacuation operation
by Tim Ripley & Nicholas Fiorenza 17 Aug 2021
Evacuation flights from Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, got underway on 15 August as Taliban fighters took control of the city.
US Air Force chooses C-17A, C-130 instead of C-5M for Kabul evacuation
by Pat Host 02 Sep 2021
The US Air Force (USAF) used Boeing C-17A Globemaster III and Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules platforms instead of its Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy airlifter for its...

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