Afghan Taliban
The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان‎ ṭālibān "students"), alternately spelled Taleban, is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan. It spread throughout Afghanistan and formed a g...
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Trump Broadens CIA Power to Launch Drone Strikes
President Trump has significantly broadened the CIA's authority in carrying out deadly drone strikes, potentially touching off a turf war with The Pentagon. ...
Disposition Matrix: Obama's kill list 2.0 revealed
President Obama's drone program has been criticized for not only killing its targets without a trial hearing, but also for killing innocent people. But how a...
Under Intense Pressure to Silence Wikileaks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Proposed Drone Strike on Julian Assange
Julian Assange and his free-speech brainchild Wikileaks were once lauded as global heroes of public service among United States politicians and policy makers. But by 2010, four years after its ince…
Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour Killed In Airstrike, Taliban Source Says
Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour died in an airstrike in Pakistan, sources within al Qaeda and the Taliban, reached through an intermediary by CNN, confirmed.
Afghanistan violence: Deadly bomb and gun attack hits Kabul
At least 28 people have been killed and more than 300 injured in a large suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, say officials.
She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away
Her name is 'Sparkle'. She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.
The US Assassination Complex Revealed By Leaked Military Documents
From his first days as commander in chief, the drone has been President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice, used by the military and the CIA to hunt down and kill the people his administration has deemed...
Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic
The changed tone comes as Afghan leaders growing increasingly anxious over next year’s U.S. withdrawal.
Taliban's rise to power
This is a timeline of the background of the Taliban's rise to power.It details the Taliban movement's origins in Pashtun nationalism, and briefly relates its ideological underpinnings with that of bro...
Taliban's rise to power - Wikipedia
Afghan Civil War (1996-2001)
In 1996 the Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul and established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The Islamic State of Afghanistan government remained the internationally recognized government...
Afghan Civil War (1996-2001) - Wikipedia
Taliban insurgency
The Taliban insurgency began shortly after the group's fall from power following the 2001 War in Afghanistan. The Taliban forces are fighting against the Afghan government, led by President Hamid Karz...
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Targeted killing
Targeted killing is the premeditated killing of an individual by a state organization or institution outside a judicial procedure or a battlefield.Targeted killings were employed extensively by death...
Taliban conscription
During the Taliban administration of Afghanistan (1996–2001) there was an extensive, varied conscription program.
Prior to the collapse of their regime the Taliban made widespread use of conscript...
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Economy of Afghanistan
The economy of Afghanistan has improved significantly since 2002 due to the infusion of billions of dollars in international assistance and investments, as well as remittances from Afghan expats.The h...
Economy of Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Quetta Shura
The Quetta Shura is a militant organization composed of top leadership of the Afghan Taliban, that is believed to be based since about 2001 in the city of Quetta in the Balochistan province of Pakista...
Islamic Emirate of Waziristan
The Islamic Emirate of Waziristan (Urdu: اسلامی امارات وزیرستان‎) is a rebel organization, in Waziristan that some commentators claim gained de facto recognition from the Government of Pakis...
Islamic Emirate of Waziristan - Wikipedia
War in North-West Pakistan
The War in North-West Pakistan, also known as the War in Waziristan, is an armed conflict involving the State of Pakistan, and armed militant groups such as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jundal...
War in North-West Pakistan - Wikipedia
Wana conflict
The Battle of Wana was a March 2004 military engagement between the Pakistan Army and members of Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda at Azam Warsak, near the South Waziristan town of Wana. The army troops and...
Wana conflict - Wikipedia
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP; Urdu: تحریک طالبان پاکستان; "Taliban Movement of Pakistan"), alternatively referred to as the Pakistani Taliban, is an umbrella organization of various Islamist militan...
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan - Wikipedia
2004 in Afghanistan
The following lists events that happened during 2004 in Afghanistan.
Thursday, January 1 - Close to half of the loya jirga boycotted a vote on five disputed articles concerning the Proposed Afghan...
2004 in Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Targeted Killing in International Law
Targeted Killing in International Law is a book about the legality of targeted killing, written by Nils Melzer. It was first published by Oxford University Press in May 2008. The book explores the his...
Targeted Killing in International Law - Wikipedia
International public opinion on the war in Afghanistan
International public opinion is largely opposed to the war in Afghanistan. A 47-nation global survey of opinion conducted in June 2007 by the Pew Global Attitudes Project found considerable opposition...
International public opinion on the war in Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Phoenix Program
The Phoenix Program (Vietnamese: Chiến dịch Phụng Hoàng, a word related to fenghuang, the Chinese phoenix) was a program designed, coordinated, and executed by the United States Central Intelligen...
Phoenix Program - Wikipedia
September 11 attacks
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United...
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Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic
The changed tone comes as Afghan leaders growing increasingly anxious over next year’s U.S. withdrawal.
Assassination of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh
The assassination of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh (Arabic: محمود المبحوح‎, Maḥmūd al-Mabḥūḥ; 14 February 1961 – 19 January 2010) took place on 19 January 2010, in a Dubai hotel room. Al-Mabhouh—a co-f...
Assassination of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh - Wikipedia