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Senior Al Qaeda militant killed in U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said on Saturday a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan this week killed an al Qaeda militant who was responsible for the death of two American service members and accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009. 245 more words

World

Afghan troops withdraw from key area in fight with Taliban

Afghan forces in the strategic town of Sangin in Helmand province have withdrawn from its center, effectively ceding territory to the Taliban and delivering a blow to the Afghan government and its coalition partners. 726 more words

News

The terror trend in Pakistan - Mohammad Nafees

CRSS senior research fellow Mohammad Nafees dissects herewith the trajectory of violence and terror in Pakistan

In last four years (2013-16), nearly 121 suicide attacks took place in the country that left 1464 persons dead and 3093 injured. 1,545 more words

Pakistan

Taliban Take an Afghan District, Sangin, That Many Marines Died to Keep

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand on Thursday, according to local officials. It was the culmination of a yearslong offensive that took the lives of more combatants than any other fight for territory in Afghanistan. 1,244 more words

Daily News

The Inspirational Malala Yousafzai (WAW)

Note: Sorry about the lateness, but I have been feeling under the weather for a few days. I intended to make this post about Malala Yousafzai yesterday for Write Anything Wednesday, but I was out of it. 1,061 more words

Write Anything Wednesday

NATO Supreme Commander says what I said last year: Russia may be supplying Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan

Russia may be supplying Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, the top US commander in Europe has said.

Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, who is also Nato’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, told a senate hearing he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing. 432 more words