Afghanistan drawdown: Kabul on high alert as America’s “forever war” enters final phase

WASHINGTON/KABUL: Security has been beefed up in Afghan capital as US soldiers still present under President Joe Biden’s orders, beyond the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in the previous US administration. The Taliban reacted to Biden’s delay move with threatened consequences besides boycotting the key conference in Istanbul that had been planned to facilitate the Afghan peace process. The Taliban

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US military contractor jailed for stealing government assets worth over $150,000 in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: An American military contractor has been imprisoned for stealing assets worth over $150,000 on a military installation in Afghanistan. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Varita V. Quincy, 35, who hailed from Georgia, confessed to stealing property including generators, a truck, and other items worth over $150,000 from a military installation with the help of

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How Much do we know about Mullah Omer?

Recent revelation: A Dutch journalist, Bette Dam, who spent years in Afghanistan wrote a book ‘Searching for an enemy” in which she claims that that Omer never died in Pakistan. She claims that he lived in hiding in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2013. She says that Mullah lived about 3 miles away from a US base in Afghanistan and later close

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