Let’s talk about the future of Afghanistan and this morning’s events – Beau of the Fifth Column

Several reported killed as Taliban shoot at crowds waving Afghan flag

Witness describes mass panic during independence day rally in Asadabad, a day after deaths at a similar protest Several people have been killed after Taliban fighters shot at crowds waving the national flag at an independence day rally, leading to mass panic and a crush, a witness has said, a day after three people were killed inContinue reading “Several reported killed as Taliban shoot at crowds waving Afghan flag”

Afghan vice president says he is “caretaker” president

Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Tuesday he was in Afghanistan and the “legitimate caretaker president” after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country as Taliban insurgents took the capital Kabul. Saleh told a security meeting chaired by Ghani last week that he was proud of the armed forces and the government would doContinue reading “Afghan vice president says he is “caretaker” president”

Taliban tighten grip on Afghanistan as all eyes turn to capital Kabul

Taliban capture Kandahar, Herat, Lashkar Gah U.S., Britain send troops to get staff out U.N. food agency warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ Veteran anti-Taliban commander captured in Herat Taliban insurgents tightened their grip on Afghanistan on Friday, seizing the second- and third-biggest cities and raising fears that an assault on the capital Kabul could be justContinue reading “Taliban tighten grip on Afghanistan as all eyes turn to capital Kabul”

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