Afghan army

Afghan soldier who killed three Australians released by Qatar 

The soldier known as Hekmatullah fled after shooting dead the Australian soldiers and wounding two others on a base in 2012 and was sentenced to death in 2013.

published on : 11th October 2021

Afghan forces surrender Bagram airbase, prison housing 5,000 inmates to Taliban

Bagram district chief Darwaish Raufi said Sunday that the surrender handed the one-time American base over to the insurgents.

published on : 15th August 2021

Scrambling Afghan forces, Taliban enter Kabul, await 'peaceful transfer of power'

Taliban negotiators headed to the presidential palace Sunday to discuss the transfer, said an Afghan official who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

published on : 15th August 2021

Once supplied to see off Taliban, abandoned US weaponry now fuelling militant push against Afghan forces

The Taliban's social media is awash with videos of Taliban fighters seizing weapons caches -- the majority supplied by Western powers.

published on : 14th August 2021

Families flee as Afghan army battles Taliban for control of besieged city Lashkar Gah

Dozens of civilians have already died in the intense battle for Lashkar Gah, a city of 200,000 people that would be the Taliban's biggest prize since they launched a nationwide offensive in May.

published on : 4th August 2021