October 24, 2021 12:02 (IST)
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Taliban targeting people who worked with US and allies in Afghanistan, claims victim

Kabul: The Taliban members have started targeting people who had worked with the United States and allies in Afghanistan.

US, Iraq set to agree in withdrawal of US troops by end of this year

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States and Iraq are expected to agree on the pullout of US forces by the end of 2021, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Afghan forces launch operations to retake fallen districts

Kabul: Afghan security forces have launched large-scale operations against the Taliban to retake the districts that had earlier fallen to the Taliban, said the country’s National Security Advisor Hamidullah Mohib. The Taliban militia has taken control of over 100 districts in the past weeks.

US troops to be out of Afghanistan by August end

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of next month, which is a little ahead of the September 11 deadline laid out by President Joe Biden, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told reporters in a press briefing on Tuesday.

US left Bagram Airbase without notice, says Afghan commander

Bagram: The US military men have silently left Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan without notifying the country's authorities, media reports said.  

US could complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan soon, 1000 troops may remain

Washington: The US could complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in the upcoming days, media reports said.

Afghanistan may collapse in civil war following troop withdrawal: Top US General

Washington/Sputnik: Afghanistan may collapse into civil war after the full US military withdrawal is completed, commanding General Austin Miller said on Tuesday.

Pakistan hopes Taliban won't allow TTP to operate in Afghanistan: Sheikh Rashid

Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid has said Islamabad is expecting the Afghan Taliban will not allow terrorist groups like TTP to carry out activities against Pakistan.

Foreign forces leaving us in total ‘disgrace’ and ‘disaster’: Former Afghan president Karzai

US and NATO forces came to Afghanistan to fight extremism and bring stability and they are leaving almost two decades after having failed at both, said former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, calling the legacy of foreign forces a "total disgrace and disaster" for the war-ravaged country.

US may withdraw all forces from Afghanistan by July 4

The US may withdraw all its forces from Afghanistan by July 4, its independence day, well ahead of the September 11, 2021 deadline set by President Joe Biden last month, according to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

US troops not stationed at Balad base in Iraq attacked Sunday night: Military Spokesman

Moscow/Sputnik: There are no US servicemen at the Balad Air Base in Iraq that came under a rocket attack on Sunday, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Col. Wayne Marotto, said.

US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan depends on foreign militia elimination: Afghan Minister

Kabul/UNI: The elimination of foreign fighters in Afghanistan is a prerequisite for the withdrawal of US troops from the country, Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar said.

US on path to reduce troop levels to 2,500 in Afghanistan by Jan 15

Washington/UNI: The US military is on track to have forces drawn down to 2,500 in Afghanistan by the middle of January as planned, CENTCOM commander Gen Frank McKenzie said.

Donald Trump orders pulling nearly all US troops out of Somalia - Pentagon

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump has ordered moving almost all US troops out of Somalia, the Department of Defence said in a statement.

Taliban hopes Donald Trump wins in US presidential election

Kabul/Sputnik: The Taliban hopes that US President Donald Trump will win in the November election, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Sunday.