Daily Archives: November 11, 2019

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Abdullah Calls on IEC to Stop Recount Process

(ATN news): Speaking among his supporters in Kabul, Abdullah warned of an electoral crisis and said the State-Builder team led by President Ashraf Ghani will be responsible for the consequences. “Without the presence of our representative to witness the partial recount process, the election results will have no legitimacy,” he said. Abdullah emphasizes that the

Airstrikes kill 20 Taliban militants in five provinces

(Khaama press): The security forces conducted airstrikes in five provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours killing at least 20 Taliban militants, the military officials said. The officials further added an airstrike in Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak province killed four Taliban militants. Another airstrike in Zurmat district of Paktiya killed two Taliban militants,

Stars and Stripes: US to use largest gunship in Afghan war

(Afghanistan Times): The Stars and Stripes reports that the US military would use the largest warplane equipped by laser weapons in the war in Afghanistan. It quoted US military officials as saying on Sunday that the AC-130 Ghostrider gunship flies over Afghan airspace almost every night and is armed by laser weapons that had not

US Provided $7.9B to Afghan Air Force Since 2010: SIGAR

(TOLO news): The report says $1.7 billion of the total amount was allocated for fiscal year 2019, which is $71.9 million less than what SIGAR reported last quarter. The report says the funds allocated to the Afghan Air Force in 2019 was $295.4 million more than the money allocated to other elements of the Afghan

U.S. Troops To Stay In Afghanistan Several More Years, Says General

(Radio Free Europe): U.S. Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has predicted that American troops, already in Afghanistan for 18 years, would remain in the country "for several more years." In an ABC interview broadcast on November 10, Milley noted that, after the September 11 attacks in 2001, the original

4 Pakistani militants blown up by own bomb in Paktiya province

(Khaama press): An explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device killed four Pakistani militants in South-eastern Paktiya province of Afghanistan. According to a statement released by provincial government, an explosion went off among Pakistani militants in Andar area of Samkanai district on Sunday evening, killing four militants. The statement further added that the militants were