Islamic State say they have captured Afghanistan’s Tora Bora caves

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Tora Bora was the site of a major US offensive in 2001, when Al-Qaeda chief bin Laden was hiding there before he crossed into neighbouring Pakistan. (Photo: AFP/ROMEO Gacad)

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: Islamic State militants, under pressure from Afghan and U.S. forces, have seized a new stronghold in Tora Bora, a mountainous area dotted with caves along Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, officials said on Thursday.

The remote region in Nangarhar province was most famously used by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in late 2001, in a bid to hold out against the U.S. troops and Afghan allies who toppled the Taliban regime. Tiếp tục đọc “Islamic State say they have captured Afghanistan’s Tora Bora caves”

Isis militants disguised as doctors kill 38 in Kabul hospital attack

Gunmen dressed as medics fought security forces for hours in assault on military hospital in Afghan capital

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Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kabul military hospital by gunmen disguised as doctors who entered the facility and battled security forces for hours.

At least 38 people died and dozens more were injured, the hospital said.

The attack began with a suicide bombing at the rear of the hospital complex in the Afghan capital. Officials said at least three gunmen dressed as medical staff then entered the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan facility and took up positions on the upper floors. Tiếp tục đọc “Isis militants disguised as doctors kill 38 in Kabul hospital attack”

NATO Checking Claim that U.S. Airstrikes Killed 22 Afghan Civilians

Afghan police during an operation against Taliban militants in the Sangin district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province in January. Credit Watan Yar/European Pressphoto Agency

KABUL, Afghanistan — The NATO mission in Afghanistan has opened a preliminary investigation into claims that more than 20 civilians were killed in recent American airstrikes in the southern province of Helmand, military officials said Saturday.

Elders from the Sangin district, the scene of heavy fighting in recent weeks, with the Taliban blowing up Afghan Army posts there, have said that multiple American airstrikes early Friday morning killed at least 22 civilians, including several women and children.

Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, a spokesman for the American-led NATO mission, insisted that the military command had seen no conclusive evidence that civilians were killed in the airstrikes, but said that “a formal review to determine the credibility of the claims” had been opened. The investigation team involved NATO officers outside the American command to ensure impartiality, he added.

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Chướng ngại Pakistan trong tam giác quan hệ Mỹ – Trung – Ấn – 3 phần

Chướng ngại Pakistan trong tam giác quan hệ Mỹ – Trung – Ấn (Phần 1)

CIS – 02/06/2015

Chướng ngại Pakistan trong tam giác quan hệ Mỹ - Trung - Ấn (Phần 1)

Tại thời điểm vai trò của Pakistan trong cuộc chiến chống chủ nghĩa cực đoan và chủ nghĩa khủng bố bị đặt một dấu hỏi lớn, cả thế giới đang theo dõi quyết định của Bắc Kinh về quan hệ với Islamabad.


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