Mujib Mashal

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 08:38
The article discusses a potential model that the U.S. military is considering in order to maintain the Afghan government’s waning control — without too high a cost — in difficult parts of Afghanistan at a time when the Taliban are resurgent.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 08:02
The inability to replace fallen members of Afghanistan's security forces has raised particular alarm among the top ranks of the Afghan government as well as its Western backers, including the United States. For months now, the police and the army have failed to achieve recruitment goals.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:39
Despite being stretched to defend several areas simultaneously, the inexperienced Afghan forces, operating largely on their own now that the NATO mission has drawn down to an advisory role, have so far held their own, Afghan and Western officials say.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 08:43
Taliban insurgents on Monday once again entered a central part of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, an important provincial capital that they briefly overran last year and have kept besieged since.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 06:35
The Afghan security forces are struggling to head off an intensified Taliban offensive in Helmand Province in recent weeks, heavily relying on American airstrikes as the insurgents have again tightened the noose around Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, according to officials and residents.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
When President Ashraf Ghani visited the northern provincial capital of Kunduz last fall, after the city had finally been reclaimed after falling to the Taliban, he promised improvements to make sure things never got out of hand again. But nearly eight months later, those three districts are firmly under the control of the Taliban — and, in fact, government forces were never able to clear them and install the new officials.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:21
After courting Pakistan for more than a year, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan changed course on Monday and warned that he would lodge a complaint with the United Nations Security Council if Pakistan refuses to take military action against Taliban leaders operating from its soil to wage an increasingly deadly insurgency across Afghanistan.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 06:17
Hundreds of people were wounded and dozens were killed on Tuesday in central Kabul, as a huge explosion struck during the morning rush hour. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:51
The new commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan apologized on Tuesday to the victims of the United States’ bombing of a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz last year that killed 42 people.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 06:18
The departing commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John F. Campbell, warned of challenging times ahead for the country and encouraged reforms in the Afghan security forces, which have struggled in fighting a resurgent Taliban without NATO combat support.