Afghanistan

NATO to Begin Leaving Afghanistan by Trump Deal Deadline May 1

The head of NATO, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, confirmed Thursday that the coalition would begin withdrawing from Afghanistan on May 1, the original deadline set in a deal brokered by the administration of President Donald Trump, but extended this week under successor Joe Biden.

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Taliban Opens Ramadan with Assault on Afghan Army

A spokesman for the governor of Badakhshan said Taliban forces launched a lethal assault against the Afghan National Army (ANA) on Tuesday morning, the first day of Ramadan, killing three government soldiers in the province, the Khaama Press reported.

In this photograph dated 15 April 2005, an Afghan soldier with a rocket is pictured in a drive by officials to destroy poppies in a field in the Maiwand district, 45 kms west of the southern city of Kandahar. Taliban rebels determined to keep southern Afghanistan in chaos 13 March …