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15 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

15 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

4 Hour TheHill TheHill

Taliban forces on Monday killed at least 15 Afghan police in the Ali Abad district of Kunduz Province, according to The Associated Press.The militant group launched the attack on a checkpoint late in the evening, leading to an hours-long firefight...

Pelosi, delegation make unannounced trip to Afghanistan

Pelosi, delegation make unannounced trip to Afghanistan

1 Day TheHill TheHill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office announced the Speaker and a bipartisan congressional delegation completed a previously unannounced trip to Afghanistan after a trip to Jordan this weekend.“Our delegation received briefings from...

Trump's Syria blunder is escapism not strategy

Trump's Syria blunder is escapism not strategy

11 Oct 2019 TheHill TheHill

President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria – opening the door to the Turkish invasion that began Wednesday – bears all the distinctive hallmarks of his “America First” foreign policy. It’s impulsive, strategically vapid and...

UN declares US strikes in Afghanistan unlawful

UN declares US strikes in Afghanistan unlawful

09 Oct 2019 TheHill TheHill

A United Nations report issued Wednesday deemed U.S. airstrikes that killed or injured at least 39 Afghan civilians unlawful.The May airstrikes, which hit dozens of sites in the western provinces of Nimroz and Farah, were targeting what the U.S....

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Afghans head to the polls amid threats from Taliban

Afghans head to the polls amid threats from Taliban

28 Sep 2019 TheHill TheHill

Afghans headed to the polls Saturday to cast their votes for president in spite of dual fears over election fraud and misconduct as well as the threat of militant violence at voting stations.A string of deadly attacks by the Taliban in the...

Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

23 Sep 2019 TheHill TheHill

A raid by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes in southern Afghanistan against the Taliban killed at least 40 civilians, Afghan officials reported, according to The Associated Press.The civilians killed in the raid were attending a wedding party...

Dozens of civilians killed in drone strike linked to US

Dozens of civilians killed in drone strike linked to US

19 Sep 2019 TheHill TheHill

Dozens of civilians were killed in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan linked to U.S. forces Thursday, according to multiple reports.An official told the Associated Press that 16 died in the strike, while three Afghan officials told...