The Taliban’s Plot to Assassinate the UAE’s Ambassador Relied on an Inside Man
Before anything else, Sayeed Mahboob Agha was a cook. He had been one for nearly three decades, and for a time served dutifully to Mullah Mohammad Omar, the founder of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Agha’s most significant contribution to the jihad waged by the Taliban was to ensure that... Read more
Blood Runs in Nangarhar
An Afghan soldier reportedly killed three U.S. troops — and injured another American and an Afghan — in a so-called “insider attack” in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, on June 10, 2017. “Two foreign soldiers have been killed in an attack on Saturday,” Attaullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the governor of Nangarhar,... Read more
‘Lately I Feel Like I Have Been Cleaning Up After Attacks a Lot’
Enayatullah Noori, a 30-year-old employee of Roshan, the Afghan telecom, stood outside the site of the explosion, dressed in a traditional Afghan outfit and a brown jacket, covered in blood. “This is not my blood,” he explained. “It’s the blood of my colleagues.” Noori was on his way to... Read more
After MOAB Strike, No Word on the Fate of Kidnapped Civilians
Two weeks after U.S. forces dropped one of the most powerful non-nuclear bombs to target Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, there has been no official word on the number of casualties. A U.S. Air Force MC-130 dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, nicknamed “Mother Of All Bombs,” in... Read more
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