Afghanistan

The World Bank is allowing Kabul to use the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), financed by American taxpayer money estimated in the billions, to pay for “dysfunctional” projects and possibly even “ghost workers,” a U.S. watchdog agency announced Wednesday. In an audit published Wednesday, the U.S. Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) identifies the United
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AFP/File by Edwin Mora11 Apr 20180 11 Apr, 201811 Apr, 2018 Taliban narco-jihadists are prepared to fight against the U.S.-NATO coalition and their Afghan counterparts “for a century” if necessary, a spokesman for the terrorist group declared, claiming that the international alliance is on the “brink of defeat.” The comments from Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban
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The U.S.-trained Afghan Air Force (AAF) pulverized a Taliban compound with a laser-guided bomb, marking the first time the nascent military branch drops such a munition during combat, announced the U.S.-NATO mission in Afghanistan. A video published by the U.S.-NATO mission in Afghanistan—Resolute Support—shows that “the drop resulted in a direct hit along the route
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Inaccurate collecting, screening, and recording of blood samples by the Afghan National Army (ANA) resulted in the death of an unknown number of soldiers who received the wrong type of blood when injured in combat, revealed a watchdog agency. The agency added that potential exposure to infectious diseases could affect U.S. trainers and advisers. In a
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NORTH WAZIRISTAN, PAKISTAN — Pakistan is building a border wall with Afghanistan, after decades of unsuccessfully controlling the flow of terrorists and criminals who quietly slip back and forth across the porous 1,500-mile border between the two countries, evading capture. The wall is not concrete, but consists of a comprehensive border system that includes two
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