Latest Afghan armed forces News

Air Force: Crew not at fault for Afghan deaths in evacuation

Jun. 13, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force has concluded that air crew members acted appropriately and were not at fault for some tragic deaths during the chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan last year, when desperate Afghans clung to a military plane as it was taking off and fell to their deaths or were...

Watchdog says Afghan Taliban detaining, torturing civilians

Jun. 10, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban security forces in northern Afghanistan have unlawfully detained and tortured residents accused of association with an opposition armed group, the New York-based Human Rights Watch said Friday. Fighting has escalated in Panjshir province since mid-May as...

Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse

May. 17, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,...

Militants in Afghanistan strike Pakistan army post, kill 3

Apr. 23, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants in Afghanistan fired heavy weapons across the border into a Pakistani military outpost overnight, killing three personnel, the army said Saturday, in the latest violence to rattle the volatile region. A firefight ensued with the militants firing toward...