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U.S. withdrawal opens way for terrorist alliance in Afghanistan

U.S. withdrawal opens way for terrorist alliance in Afghanistan

29 Jul 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

An alliance of terror groups aimed at destabilizing peace in South Asia is emerging in Afghanistan as U.S. troops pull out of the war-ravaged nation, security officials said. Pakistan-based militant organizations, the Lashker-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, the Afghan Taliban and Islamic State-Khorasan, the local affiliate of ...

Attacks deal Trump's long-shot Afghan peace push a fresh blow

Attacks deal Trump's long-shot Afghan peace push a fresh blow

06 Jul 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

U.S. President Donald Trump's stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback with a decision by Kabul to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following two attacks on Tuesday that killed scores of Afghans. Washington cast the attacks — one at ...

Biden criticizes Trump for inaction over reported Russian bounties

Biden criticizes Trump for inaction over reported Russian bounties

27 Jun 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

The White House on Saturday denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that Russia's military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with Democratic rival Joe Biden criticizing Trump for failing to take action against Moscow. White ...

U.S. blames brutal attack on Afghan maternity hospital on IS

U.S. blames brutal attack on Afghan maternity hospital on IS

15 May 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

A U.S. official said Friday that an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan carried out this week’s horrific attack on a maternity hospital in a majority Shiite Muslim neighborhood in Kabul, killing 24 people including newborns and mothers. Peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said the U.S. government ...

Taliban reject Afghanistan cease-fire offer during Ramadan

Taliban reject Afghanistan cease-fire offer during Ramadan

24 Apr 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

The Taliban have dismissed a government call for a Ramadan cease-fire in Afghanistan, saying a truce is "not rational" as they ramp up attacks on government forces. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to lay down their arms for the Islamic holy month ...

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 in raid on Sikh complex

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 in raid on Sikh complex

25 Mar 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people before security forces killed all of the attackers, the government said. Sikhs have been the target of attack by Islamist militants before in South ...