Tag: Afghanistan government

US launched several airstrikes in support of Afghan forces

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military launched several airstrikes this week in support of Afghan government forces fighting Taliban insurgents, including in the strategically important...

Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have ‘strategic momentum’

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WASHINGTON — The Taliban appear to have “strategic momentum” in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities,...

US to evacuate Afghan visa seekers to Army base in Virginia

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Monday it would evacuate about 2,500 Afghans who worked for the U.S. government and their families to a...

U.S. Black Hawk helicopter forced to land in Bucharest

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BUCHAREST — A U.S. Black Hawk military helicopter training in Romania was forced to undertake an emergency landing Thursday in central Bucharest, bringing down...

Germany grants 2,400 visas to Afghan employees, relatives

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BERLIN — German authorities said Monday they have granted 2,400 visas so far to Afghan employees of the country's military and their relatives, although...

Afghan pullout has US spies reorienting in terrorism fight

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WASHINGTON — The two-decade war in Afghanistan has given U.S. spies a perch for keeping tabs on terrorist groups that might once again use...

US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now ‘late August’

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WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 years after invading Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida, the U.S. military has vacated its biggest airfield...

EXPLAINER: When is the US war in Afghanistan really over?

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WASHINGTON — As the last U.S. combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? ...

No decision yet in Turkey’s negotiations for Kabul Airport

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s defense minister said Friday that negotiations over his country's proposal to operate and secure the key international airport in Afghanistan are...

No decision yet in Turkey’s negotiations for Kabul Airport

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s defense minister said Friday that negotiations over his country's proposal to operate and secure the key international airport in Afghanistan are...