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According to Esper, US strikes in Afghanistan have increased on Trump's orders

"We have significantly increased the pace," added Esper. The Trump administration suspended negotiations with the Taliban last month to end the 18-year conflict after Trump canceled a secret visit by Taliban negotiators to presidential retreat at Camp David in rural Maryland. The meeting was expected to conclude a deal under negotiation since last fall, in which the US would reduce …

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According to official figures, Afghan forces are killing more than 20 Al Qaeda fighters in raids in southern Afghanistan

US. Special forces, including an American gunship, assisted Afghan commandos in a pre-assault on a building with dozens of al Qaeda fighters in southern Afghanistan, killing more than 20 militants on Monday. According to a US official, 130 guns leveled the building in volatile Helmand province after a suicide bomber detonated his vest during the joint operation. Colonel Ehsamudin Helmandi …

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Afghanistan war: Taliban deadly assault "destroyed" hospital

Image Rights Reuters At least 10 people have died after a truck was packed with explosives detonated by Taliban fighters outside a hospital in southern Afghanistan. According to local media reports, many victims of the attack on the city of Qalat were doctors and patients' offices, next to the hospital. The group carried out attacks almost daily in crumbling peace …

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Afghanistan War: Taliban tell Trump that their doors are open

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Signature What do the Taliban say about US claims that negotiations are dead? The Taliban have informed the BBC that their "doors are open" to the US president Donald Trump wants to resume the peace talks in the future. Chief negotiator Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai insisted that the talks remain "dead" …

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The Latest: NATO: US Soldier killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – The latest on violence in Afghanistan (all times on-site): 21:30 NATO indicates that a US soldier was killed in Afghanistan Service member was "in action" killed without providing further details. President Donald Trump abruptly broke off talks last week to end the longest American war. He cited a recent Taliban attack in Kabul, the Afghan capital that …

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Elizabeth Warren lies about Afghanistan

At the Democratic President's main debate on Thursday night, Elizabeth Warren answered a simple question with "yes." Whether she would withdraw the US forces from Afghanistan without concluding a deal with the Taliban. Your answer is a recipe for disaster. But whether you believe my claim or not, you should be able to admit that Warren's follow-up was a clear …

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The Afghanistan agreement is even worse than first reported

Zalmay Khalilzad, President Trump's Special Envoy for Peace Talks in Afghanistan, has announced a preliminary peace agreement with the Taliban that theoretically ends the Afghan war and allows the US forces to return home. Khalilzad has sung the praises of his deal, but his efforts to quash criticism and suppress dissent should raise the alarm: during much of the negotiation …

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Afghanistan War: In the US-Taliban Agreement, 5,400 troops were withdrawn

Image Rights Reuters Caption President Ashraf Ghani (pictured) was briefed on the US Taliban deal on Monday The United States would withdraw 5,400 troops from Afghanistan within 20 weeks to "deal in principle" with Taliban fighters, said Washington's leading negotiator. Zalmay Khalilzad revealed details of the long-awaited deal for the first time in a television interview after the Afghan government …

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