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Watch: Afghan officials under Taliban fire during prayer service

Watch: Afghan officials under Taliban fire during prayer service

At least 3 rockets landed in the direct vicinity of the presidential palace as high-ranking officials took part in services making Eid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 12:16
U.S. army vets: 'We lost the war in Afghanistan'

U.S. army vets: 'We lost the war in Afghanistan'

With Biden removing the last remaining troops from the war-ridden country, soldiers say their sacrifice was in vain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 09:43
Learning Afghanistan's lessons

Learning Afghanistan's lessons

There is something intractable about Islamist regimes that Westerners might not be able to defeat. But they must protect and save. Op-ed.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 18/07/2021 07:19
Osama Bin Laden predcted a weak Joe Biden

Osama Bin Laden predcted a weak Joe Biden

America is a superpower devoid of strength. Op-edGiulio Meotti‏, 15/07/2021 13:41
Watch: Afghan special forces search for Taliban insurgents

Watch: Afghan special forces search for Taliban insurgents

Afghan special forces called on to search for Taliban militants following reports of hundreds of fighters occupying local province.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2021 20:03
U.S. vows to 'protect Afghanistan from afar' as Taliban gains ground

U.S. vows to 'protect Afghanistan from afar' as Taliban gains ground

The US pledged to provide Afghanistan protection from the Taliban offensive, poised to take over the entire country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2021 11:46
'The Americans destroyed everything' before quietly leaving key Afghan base

'The Americans destroyed everything' before quietly leaving key Afghan base

Afghan troops allege the US withdrew without notifying them, leaving thousands of prisoners behind and a certainty the enemy would return.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2021 07:40
With US, NATO out, Taliban crushing opposition en-route to Kabul

With US, NATO out, Taliban crushing opposition en-route to Kabul

Reports of Afghan forces fleeing, deserting their arms without a fight abound as Taliban seem poised to take the capital in coming months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/07/2021 19:02
Watch: Biden snaps at reporters asking about Afghanistan withdrawal

Watch: Biden snaps at reporters asking about Afghanistan withdrawal

The US President demanded reporters ask him 'happy questions' before lauding his own accomplishments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2021 10:26
Officer ducks Taliban bullets after vowing 'fight to the end'

Officer ducks Taliban bullets after vowing 'fight to the end'

Taliban insurgents seizing more territory in a dash for Kabul following international troops pullout from Afghanistan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2021 08:41
U.S. predicts Afghanistan's fall as early as 3 months of now

U.S. predicts Afghanistan's fall as early as 3 months of now

While the White House remains adamant about its upcoming pullout from the country, the Taliban is already making impressive gains.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/06/2021 10:14
Biden tells Afghan leader U.S. to stay out as Taliban advances

Biden tells Afghan leader U.S. to stay out as Taliban advances

The Taliban released footage of local troops laying down arms without a fight as U.S. troops are set to withdraw completely by mid-July.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2021 20:17
Watch: Wounded Afghani soldiers flee Taliban onslaught

Watch: Wounded Afghani soldiers flee Taliban onslaught

As U.S. troops pull out of Afghanistan, Taliban militants are making a push for the state capital and taking key towns along the way.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 09:09
Taliban overrunning key districts as American troops pull out

Taliban overrunning key districts as American troops pull out

The Taliban offensive continues as terrorists overrun large swathes of Afghanistan with U.S. forces slated to leave by September.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 09:45
Through my eyes today

Through my eyes today

Afghanistan disintegrating, Israeli flag-buring, LGBT hypocrisy, Iran and the bomb. Just an ordinary day in 2021. Op-ed.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 23/06/2021 07:04
From Afghanistan to Sahel, the West retreats and Islamists win

From Afghanistan to Sahel, the West retreats and Islamists win

If the cost of military intervention is less and less tolerated, that of non-intervention, Jihad victory, is rarely mentioned. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti‏, 15/06/2021 09:58
US preparing for Taliban attacks during Afghan withdrawal

US preparing for Taliban attacks during Afghan withdrawal

Withdrawal dragging past May 1 date Trump WH negotiated with the Taliban, sparking worries attacks on US, coalition forces might resume.Dan Verbin, Canada, 30/04/2021 21:16
US begins withdrawal from Afghanistan

US begins withdrawal from Afghanistan

The first phases of the US's long-awaited exit strategy are underway.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/04/2021 22:53
US Sec. of State Blinken makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

US Sec. of State Blinken makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Antony Blinken, US Sec. of State, visits Afghanistan, speaking with local officials, US troops. 'The partnership is changing but enduring.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2021 16:13
Biden: We'll pull US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

Biden: We'll pull US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

US President officially announces he will withdraw the remaining US troops from the “forever war” in Afghanistan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2021 05:10
Biden to leave troops in Afghanistan until at least Sep.11

Biden to leave troops in Afghanistan until at least Sep.11

Critics fear that move to ignore deal with Taliban to leave by May 1 may cause renewed attacks on American military still in Afghanistan.Dan Verbin, 14/04/2021 03:22
The last known Jew in Afghanistan is leaving

The last known Jew in Afghanistan is leaving

The last known Jew in Afghanistan is moving to Israel, marking the end of the 2,000-year-old Jewish community.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 04/04/2021 21:55
Temple Mt activist meets Afghan official in classified mission

Temple Mt activist meets Afghan official in classified mission

Temple Mt activist trying to replace the UN met undisclosed Afghan government official in India to discuss possible relations.i24NEWS, 14/03/2021 19:25
At least 7 dead, 53 injured in Afghanistan car bombing

At least 7 dead, 53 injured in Afghanistan car bombing

At least seven dead & more than 50 injured after a car bomb went off close to police station Saturday. Women, children among the victims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2021 18:52
Biden to provide Taliban power-sharing after US pullout?

Biden to provide Taliban power-sharing after US pullout?

US troops have been stationed in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years but the second they return home, the Taliban is likely to overrun Kabul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 14:49
Taliban leader: Biden's only choice is to withdraw troops

Taliban leader: Biden's only choice is to withdraw troops

Vice News reporter talked to Taliban militants, who urged Biden to follow through with peace deal and remove US troops from Afghanistan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2021 20:26
COVID causes horrific human rights violations to be swept under the rug

COVID causes horrific human rights violations to be swept under the rug

Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bangladesh are committing awful human rights violations as you read this.The UNHRC is otherwise occupied. Op-ed.Rachel Avraham‏, 06/12/2020 18:00
Shock in Australia after soldiers murder Afghan civilians

Shock in Australia after soldiers murder Afghan civilians

Commission of inquiry finds elite soldiers committed war crimes against civilians outside of the context of battle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/11/2020 19:28
Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Trump administration expected to cut number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq in Trump's final weeks in office.Ben Ariel, 17/11/2020 05:11
Report: Afghan forces kill senior Al-Qaeda leader

Report: Afghan forces kill senior Al-Qaeda leader

Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior Al-Qaeda leader who was on the FBI’s list, reportedly killed in operation in Ghazni province.Ben Ariel, 25/10/2020 04:35
The 9/11 anniversary and the 9/11 wars

The 9/11 anniversary and the 9/11 wars

9/11 attacks on NY and Washington were a wakeup call. They led a low-intensity armed conflict that, 19 years later, remains inconclusive.Clifford D. May, 11/09/2020 13:00
Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Senior Pentagon official tells Fox News that Trump will announce reduction in troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2020 07:42
Exposé: Biden/Obama gave Iran $150 billion - $300 million for each US soldier they killed

Exposé: Biden/Obama gave Iran $150 billion - $300 million for each US soldier they killed

Proof Biden knew Iran had killed 500 US soldiers 5 days before the Iran deal was passed. He knowingly desecrated their memory. Op-ed.Mark Langfan, 24/08/2020 03:00
US signs agreement with Taliban to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

US signs agreement with Taliban to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Agreement includes US withdrawal, Taliban commitment not to use Afghanistan as a launchpad for terror attacks against US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/02/2020 20:49
US, Taliban reportedly reach truce agreement

US, Taliban reportedly reach truce agreement

Senior US official says US and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon”.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 14/02/2020 21:02
The truth about the US War in Afghanistan

The truth about the US War in Afghanistan

Former Pakistani Ambassador to Washington Husain Haqqani on how the Taliban won.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/01/2020 16:07
The Hague Court is a disgrace

The Hague Court is a disgrace

This long-awaited international court does not dispense justice - it lets off the worst African satraps and instead, aims its arrows at the USA and Israel. Giulio Meotti, 23/12/2019 18:15
Report: US to withdraw 4,000 troops from Afghanistan

Report: US to withdraw 4,000 troops from Afghanistan

Officials say Trump administration intends to announce drawdown of about 4,000 troops from Afghanistan as early next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/12/2019 01:40
WATCH: Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan

WATCH: Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan

On a surprise visit to Afghanistan, President Donald Trump thanked US and Afghan troops for the work they are doing., 28/11/2019 22:57
Taliban kicked Jews out of prison for arguing too much

Taliban kicked Jews out of prison for arguing too much

The last Jews in Afghanistan argued so much the Taliban kicked them out of prison and stole their Torah.Laura E. Adkins/JTA, 31/10/2019 19:32
Dozens of civilians killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

Dozens of civilians killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

American airstrike targeting ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan accidentally kills at least 30 farm workers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/09/2019 12:59
Forgetting is a choice the US has made

Forgetting is a choice the US has made

9/11 and how we have dealt with it. Anonymous Contributor, 12/09/2019 07:51
Trump: Peace talks with Taliban are 'dead'

Trump: Peace talks with Taliban are 'dead'

Trump says US military has dramatically scaled up attacks on Taliban in Afghanistan after his cancellation of talks with the group.Ben Ariel, 10/09/2019 04:04
Trump calls off secret summit with Taliban

Trump calls off secret summit with Taliban

US President announces he had planned secret summit with Taliban at Camp David but called it off following latest terrorist attack in Kabul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2019 04:48
ISIS claims attack at wedding reception in Afghanistan

ISIS claims attack at wedding reception in Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills 63, wounds 182 at wedding party in Kabul.Elad Benari, 19/08/2019 04:14
ICC won't probe Afghanistan war crimes

ICC won't probe Afghanistan war crimes

Trump hails decision as "international victory", warns ICC against investigating US or Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/04/2019 23:28
'IDF Special Forces operating in Afghanistan'

'IDF Special Forces operating in Afghanistan'

Iran claims: Israel sent troops to Afghanistan to gather intelligence on Iranian military movements.Mordechai Sones, 11/02/2019 18:52
What would happen if US withdrew from Afghanistan?

What would happen if US withdrew from Afghanistan?

US officials deny report that about half of 14,000 US troops stationed there will be coming home by spring.i24News, 07/02/2019 14:57
Senate breaks with Trump on Syria

Senate breaks with Trump on Syria

Republican-led Senate approves symbolic legislation opposing abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan.Ben Ariel, 05/02/2019 03:12
The US-Taliban peace agreement

The US-Taliban peace agreement

Obama\s advisors' refusal to try to understand why Afghanistan remained dysfunctional after years of US efforts, is the reason the US is now signing an agreement with the reborn Taliban it destroyed 17 years ago. Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 04/02/2019 07:00
Senate opposes withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

Senate opposes withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

Republican-led Senate advances largely symbolic legislation opposing plans for any abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan.Ben Ariel, 01/02/2019 02:16
Report: Russian flight diverted following attempted hijacking

Report: Russian flight diverted following attempted hijacking

Plane forced to land short of destination in Moscow after passenger reportedly demands that flight be diverted to Afghanistan.Tal Polon, 22/01/2019 14:40
Iranian Taliban members killed in northern Afghanistan

Iranian Taliban members killed in northern Afghanistan

Official: 'Iran involved in security incidents in Afghanistan but this is first time Iranians fight within terrorist groups in Afghanistan.'Mordechai Sones, 03/01/2019 13:29
Balochistan Liberation Army chief killed in suicide bombing

Balochistan Liberation Army chief killed in suicide bombing

Mastermind of last month's Chinese consulate attack in Karachi, Aslam Baloch, killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan.Mordechai Sones, 25/12/2018 18:40
Trump to cut number of troops in Afghanistan in half

Trump to cut number of troops in Afghanistan in half

Officials say US military has been ordered to begin planning to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/12/2018 04:49
ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed

ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed

Leader of Islamic State jihadist group in Afghanistan killed in airstrikes near the border with Pakistan.Ben Ariel, 27/08/2018 04:16
Afghan President declares ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President declares ceasefire with Taliban

Secretary of State says U.S. ready to support direct negotiations between Afghanistan government and Taliban.Ben Ariel, 20/08/2018 04:44