Multinational coalition military operation initiated in October 2001 to counter terrorism and bring security to AFGHANISTAN in collaboration with Afghan forces.
Persons fleeing to a place of safety, especially those who flee to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution in their own country or habitual residence because of race, religion, or political belief. (Webster, 3d ed)
An order of small mammals comprising two families, Ochotonidae (pikas) and Leporidae (RABBITS and HARES). Head and body length ranges from about 125 mm to 750 mm. Hares and rabbits have a short tail, and the pikas lack a tail. Rabbits are born furless and with both eyes and ears closed. HARES are born fully haired with eyes and ears open. All are vegetarians. (From Nowak, Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p539-41)
A foul-smelling accumulation of SEBUM and desquaminated epidermal cells, especially the cheesy substance found under the foreskin of the penis and at the base of the labia minor near the clitoris.
Chemical substances that prevent or reduce the probability of CONCEPTION.
Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.
Administration of a vaccine to large populations in order to elicit IMMUNITY.
Use of marketing principles also used to sell products to consumers to promote ideas, attitudes and behaviors. Design and use of programs seeking to increase the acceptance of a social idea or practice by target groups, not for the benefit of the marketer, but to benefit the target audience and the general society.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
A mode of communication concerned with inducing or urging the adoption of certain beliefs, theories, or lines of action by others.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
Organized services to administer immunization procedures in the prevention of various diseases. The programs are made available over a wide range of sites: schools, hospitals, public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, etc. They are administered to an equally wide range of population groups or on various administrative levels: community, municipal, state, national, international.
A live attenuated virus vaccine of chick embryo origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of adolescents and adults who have not had measles or been immunized with live measles vaccine and have no serum antibodies against measles. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Rapid and extreme blood loss leading to HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK.
A degradation product of ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate) fungicides. It has been found to be carcinogenic and to cause THYROID hyperplasia.
Individuals who donate their services to the hospital.
The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.
Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
The central part of the body to which the neck and limbs are attached.
A 20-carbon dibenz(de,kl)anthracene that can be viewed as a naphthalene fused to a phenalene or as dinaphthalene. It is used as fluorescent lipid probe in the cytochemistry of membranes and is a polycyclic hydrocarbon pollutant in soil and water. Derivatives may be carcinogenic.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
The dynamic collection of metabolites which represent a cell's or organism's net metabolic response to current conditions.
Connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.
A plant genus in the family PINACEAE, order Pinales, class Pinopsida, division Coniferophyta. They are coniferous evergreen trees with long, flat, spirally arranged needles that grow directly from the branch.
Orthopedic appliances used to support, align, or hold parts of the body in correct position. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Frozen water crystals that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.
A competitive team sport played on a rectangular field. This is the American or Canadian version of the game and also includes the form known as rugby. It does not include non-North American football (= SOCCER).
Behavior which may be manifested by destructive and attacking action which is verbal or physical, by covert attitudes of hostility or by obstructionism.
Herbicides that remove leaves from trees and growing plants. They may be either organic or inorganic. Several of the more persistent types have been used in military operations and many are toxic. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Collections of systematically acquired and organized information resources, and usually providing assistance to users. (ERIC Thesaurus, accessed 2/1/2008)
An herbicide with strong irritant properties. Use of this compound on rice fields, orchards, sugarcane, rangeland, and other noncrop sites was terminated by the EPA in 1985. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
An herbicide with irritant effects on the eye and the gastrointestinal system.
A conflict occurring from 1954 through 1975 within the Republic of Vietnam. It involved neighboring nations and the United States and other members of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.
A chemical by-product that results from burning or incinerating chlorinated industrial chemicals and other hydrocarbons. This compound is considered an environmental toxin, and may pose reproductive, as well as, other health risks for animals and humans.
1861-1865 conflict between the Union (Northern states) and the 11 Southern states that seceded and were organized as the Confederate States of America.
An individual's objective and insightful awareness of the feelings and behavior of another person. It should be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical. It includes caring, which is the demonstration of an awareness of and a concern for the good of others. (From Bioethics Thesaurus, 1992)
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
A genus of the family Lorisidae having four species which inhabit the forests and bush regions of Africa south of the Sahara and some nearby islands. The four species are G. alleni, G. crassicaudatus, G. demidovii, and G. senegalensis. There is another genus, Euoticus, containing two species which some authors have included in the Galago genus.
A plant genus of the family ZYGOPHYLLACEAE. It is sometimes called chaparral but that is a generic word which is used with a number of other plants. Members contain NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACID.
A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.
A strong emotional feeling of displeasure aroused by being interfered with, injured or threatened.
... seeing service in the Second Anglo-Afghan War. He served in the first campaign as Field Engineer, Kandahar Field Force from 10 ... During the Afghanistan campaigns, he was three times mentioned in despatches and was awarded a campaign medal with three clasps ... The Afghan Campaigns of 1878-1880. J.B. Hayward & Son, London. ISBN 978-1843421054. Vibart, Henry Meredi (1894). Addiscombe: ... During the second campaign of the war he served first as Field Engineer, 1st Division, Kabul Field Force from 23 September 1879 ...
Ahmed, Azam (30 March 2014). "In Afghan Presidential Campaign, North Is All-Important". New York Times. Retrieved 31 March 2014 ... close contact with Afghan resistance and his 1980 founding and publishing of the monthly publication Afghan Reality created to ... uniting the international community in support of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, strengthening regional ... He has been deeply active for several decades in the political struggle for the rights of the Afghan people to live in peace ...
"About Campaign". Feminist Majority Foundation. "Hollywood's Latest Cause: Can A Pack Of Celebrities Save Afghanistan's Women ... CA Births 1905-1995 "Mavis Leno: Lives of Afghan Women". CNN. November 9, 2001. " ... Leno has been the chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan since 1997. In ... to further the cause of educating the public about the plight of Afghan women under the Taliban. The organization successfully ...
"THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE CAVES:THE BATTLES FOR ZHAWAR IN THE SOVIET-AFGHAN WAR". Retrieved 2010-09-24. CS1 ... Grau, Lester W.; Ali Ahmad Jalali ( ... ISBN 0-300-05963-9. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) https://www.latimes. ... Maley, William (2002). The ...
"The Campaign For The Caves: The Battles for Zhawar in the Soviet-Afghan War". The Journal of Slavic Military Studies. 14 (3): ... Sent to the Soviet-Afghan War, they claimed a 79% success rate against Soviet helicopters, although this is debated. The ... Johnston, Sean (2001). A History of Light and Colour Measurement: Science in the Shadows. CRC Press. pp. 224-225. ISBN ...
"The campaign for the caves: the battles for Zhawar in the Soviet-Afghan War". The Journal of Slavic Military Studies. 14 (3): ... Of the 500 Afghan prisoners, 78 officers were tried and executed by Haqqani and Khalis, including the commander of the 38th ... The Afghan government celebrated their victory, and though the success had proved costly, it served to alleviate the pressure ... The second phase of the offensive was to be an airborne assault carried out by the Afghan 38th Commando Brigade. The initial ...
The Washington Post stated in an editorial by John Lehman in 2006: What made the Afghan campaign a landmark in the US ... "Taliban pledge support for Afghan polio campaign". CBC News. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. "Case Study: Education in ... "Intra-Afghan peace talks set to begin in Doha", Dawn, 6 September 2020 "Pakistan cautions Afghan Taliban against spoilers", The ... He held a council of ... prominent Afghans from all over the world, brought there to discuss the Afghan government after the ...
... on introducing the new Afghan currency. Today, his signature appears on every Afghan banknote Led an increase in Government ... With the rise of the Taliban, Arsala- with some compatriots- launched a peace campaign which called for a broad-based interim ... In 1969, Arsala was the first Afghan to join the World Bank (WB) through the Young Professional Program. He served there for 18 ... As the first Minister of Finance in the post-Taliban regime, Arsala: Introduced the first Afghan budget and enforced fiscal ...
CAIR stated that it was opposed to the Afghan campaign of the US. By January 2002, four months after the attacks, the CAIR said ... campaign which was a video and billboard media campaign which featured positive representations of Muslim-Americans including a ... CAIR's first advocacy campaign was in response to an offensive greeting card that used the term "shia" to refer to human ... CAIR Launches Campaign to 'Explore the Life of Muhammad'. February 14, 2006. Retrieved on March 19, 2011. "25 ...
Many Afghan Taliban officials (including Mullah Omar) resent TTP violent campaign against Pakistan. Afghan Talibans and TTP ... The Afghan Taliban however have historically relied on support from the Pakistani army in their campaign to control Afghanistan ... Afghan defense ministry claims that eight TTP militants and six Afghan Talibans were killed in the clash. Moreover, Some ... They point to the fact that the Afghan state in some areas has little control due to its war against the Afghan Taliban which ...
British campaign medals Second Afghan War Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan (Post 2001) Roberts, pp 351-494. Dorling, p ... The war was caused by British fears of increasing Russian involvement in Afghan affairs. In 1877 the Afghan Amir refused to ... After defeats at Ali Musjid and Peiwar Kotal, the Afghans sued for peace and accepted a British Resident in Kabul, the war ... However when the war recommenced in September 1879, it was decided to award a distinct medal to cover the whole campaign. The ...
... she appeared on Hollywood Squares to benefit the FMF's campaign to aid Afghan women and girls. Anderson participated in Eve ... She was a patron of the Friends of Treatment Action Campaign (FoTAC) which worked with the Treatment Action Campaign in South ... For International Women's Day 2016, Anderson was one of the high-profile women that signed Burma Campaign UK's pledge to end ... "Stand with the women of Burma to end rape and sexual violence". Burma Campaign UK. October 9, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2016. " ...
In-charge of Afghan Electoral Campaign in Islamabad Pakistan; 2004-Present:- Established Khwakhuzhi Literary and Cultural ... Youths of Afghanistan and Sayed Jamal-ud-deen Afghan Medals • Second Grade Award from Information and Culture Ministry in ... Member of the Consultative Loya Jirga on talks about the Afghan-American Bilateral Security Agreement; 2014-Present:- Member of ... Member of the Traditional Loya Jirga on Afghan-American Strategic Partnership; 2012-Present:- Deputy President of the Baloch ...
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the character Nikolai compares the chaos taking place in the campaign mission "The Enemy of ... The Soviet-Afghan War is a recurrent theme in the TV series The Americans. In the Russian film Cargo 200 the Soviet-Afghan War ... Internet Movie Database Afghan war film makes box office history in Russia "Russian film recalls 'shame' of Afghan war" By ... is a protest song by the Soviet rock band Kino concerning the Afghan War. "Guns for the Afghan Rebels" is a song by the English ...
"Afghan-based, Afghan-focused and Afghan-dependent". # Those Taliban and insurgents who are not ideologically committed to Al- ... Operation Herrick is the codename for the British part of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) campaign in ... End State Objective: An Afghan Government able to maintain the support of the Afghan population by being responsive to its ... Supporting the development of educated, capable Afghans willing to take on a role within the Afghan Government and Civil ...
A key milestone in this campaign would be the September 18, 2005, Afghan national parliamentary elections. While many of ... During the following weeks of Red Wings II, ground units of 2/3 undertook a number of patrols, as did members of the Afghan ... Phase 4: Security and Stabilization: In the days after the first three phases, U.S. Marines and Afghan National Army soldiers ... Many of the details regarding the Afghans who aided Luttrell were reported incorrectly in the American press during the days ...
Afghan warlords, per Schrone and Berntsen, were shifting loyalty frequently (depending on who was winning and/or paying out ... He reportedly led a force of 4,000 men during the campaign to oust Afghanistan's Soviet occupiers. During the initial years of ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Andres arg (22 February 2010). "Afghan Tribal Leader Who Had Worked With U.S. Killed In ... Hajji Mohammed Zaman (Zaman Ghamsharik) (29 April 1965 - 22 February 2010) was a Pashtun Afghan military leader and politician ...
The capture was considered the largest Afghan security force loss since the Ghazni offensive in August 2018. Afghan forces ... According to the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the campaign involving America's most ... commanders and Afghan leaders in Kabul before going to a military base to meet Afghan army commandos. February 14 - At least 20 ... At least five Afghan civilians were also wounded in the aftermath. These deaths bring to seven the number of American military ...
Although many fewer Afghan women than men work as journalists, female Afghan reporters and editors are increasingly making ... Shukria Barakzai founded the weekly bilingual Women's Voice to campaign for women's rights. She was elected to the House of the ... Whatever it says, whatever melody it sings, is from an Afghan point of view and stems from the tone of Afghan national dignity ... One of Afghanistan's largest independent news agencies is Pajhwok Afghan News, which was founded in 2004 by Afghan journalists ...
Afghan Mujahideen, who arrived in the fall of 1993, also took part in Azerbaijani attack. According to some reports, the ... Operation Horadiz was the most successful operation conducted by the Azerbaijani Army during the 1994 winter campaign. Eight ... Furman, Dmitriy (2001). Азербайджан и Россия: общества и государства. Летний сад. p. 449. de Vaal, Tomas (2005). Qara bağ. BBC ...
One of the mayor's top objectives now is his ongoing campaign to remove illegal shops, buildings and illegally parked carts ... He served as Manager of the Afghan Gas Refinery Department, Ministry of Mines and Industry (MMI) from 1979 - 1981; as Adviser ... On behalf of the Afghan Government, he has coordinated over $500 million in power sector projects in cooperation with the Asian ... Muhammad Yunus Nawandish (Uzbek/Dari: محمديونس نوانديش‎) was the Mayor of Kabul from after his appointment by Afghan President ...
Her campaign methods included arranging campaign rallies in different parts of Kabul City, sending campaigners knocking on ... She previously served as a member of Afghanistan National Council from 2010 to 2015 who was elected as member of Afghan ... She entered into the 2010 election campaigns with a challenging slogan of "Burka, the window of power; چادری، دریچه قدرت" and ... She shared the idea with the Women Committee members in Afghan Parliament and also presented in the General Assembly. Naderi ...
Amir Abdul Rahman and Sir Mortimer Durand discuss the eponymous Durand Line after the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Campaign by Amit ... The Night is Darkest Before Dawn by Abi Morgan - An Afghan widow attempts to re-open her husband's school in the wake of the ... On the Side of the Angels by Richard Bean - An aid worker gets involved in Afghan women's rights against her will, when two ... from the First Anglo-Afghan War to the present day. It is organised into three sets of four plays and draws its name from the ...
Lieven observed that for every book written in Russia on the campaigns of 1813-1814, there are a hundred books on the campaign ... Joes, Anthony James (1996), "Continuity and Change in Guerrilla War: The Spanish and Afghan Cases", Journal of Conflict Studies ... because a campaign fought on Russian soil was regarded as more important than campaigns abroad and because in 1812 the Russians ... The campaign's sustained role in Russian culture may be seen in Tolstoy's War and Peace, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and the ...
In late 2019, Horton joined the Libertarian Party to support Jacob Hornberger's presidential campaign. Horton is married to ... The American Conservative described the work as a "masterful account of America's prolonged Afghan engagement." In 2019, Horton ... is an account of the War in Afghanistan since 2001, which argues that the United States should end its presence in the country ...
From 2004-2006 the Afghan Taliban consequently started a deadly insurgency campaign in Afghanistan killing thousands of ... The former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh has repeatedly stated that Afghan intelligence believed and had shared ... This time Pakistan employed American supplied F-86 Sabres jets against Afghans, inflicting heavy casualties on Afghan army unit ... Since the Afghan Presidential Elections in late 2009 Afghan President Hamid Karzai has increasingly become isolated, ...
By the start of the United States Afghan campaign in 2001, the USAF had acquired 60 Predators, but lost 20 of them in action.[ ... During campaign in the former Yugoslavia, a Predator's pilot would sit with several payload specialists in a van near the ... Dubbed "Afghan Eyes", it involved a projected 60-day trial run of Predators over the country. The first experimental flight was ... On 16 February 2001 at Nellis Air Force Base, a Predator successfully fired three Hellfire AGM-114C missiles into a target. The ...
ISBN 1-86508-119-1. Robson, Brian (2004). Crisis on the Frontier: The Third Afghan War and the Campaign in Waziristan 1919-20. ... The Third Afghan War 1919 Official Account, p. 2 The Third Afghan War 1919 Official Account, p. 10 Wilkinson-Latham, pp. 3 & 38 ... He then spent the following years fighting the Afghans, driving them out of western Punjab, taking opportunity of the Afghans ... First Anglo-Afghan War (1838-1842) Sindh Campaign (1843) First Anglo-Sikh War (1845-46) Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848-49) In the ...
The Taliban has also been waging an assassination campaign against members of the Afghan central government. In 2001, U.S. ... Assassination campaigns also occurred in the North Caucasus. Assassination campaigns have taken place as well in Iran. ... An assassination campaign is a series of assassinations carried out to achieve a larger political goal. In the 19th century, ... In India, militants launched an assassination campaign against AD (L) and AD (B) members. In northern Ireland, an assassination ...
In addition to her charitable work, Goldsmith campaigns for various social and political causes. She has campaigned against the ... During her marriage, Goldsmith established the Jemima Khan Afghan Refugee Appeal to provide tents, clothing, food, and ... "Jemima's child labour campaign". BBC News. 21 February 2005. Retrieved 5 October 2007. "Jemima Khan visits refugee camps in ... In 2014, she publicly backed the Hacked Off campaign group which advocates reform of British press regulation. In August 2014, ...
... campaign manager to Republican Wendell Willkie during the 1940 presidential campaign, explained that because the Democratic ... "Republicans, Democrats, and the Afghan on the Couch". Christian Science Monitor. Archived from the original on March 12, 2007. ... Donald Trump has used the phrase repeatedly, both during his presidential campaign and as president.[35] In a July 2018 ... in this way was a Bush staple during the recent campaign".[3] ... campaign rally, he said that "The Democratic Party sounds too ...
Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919). *Egyptian Revolution (1919). *Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921) ... This article is about the World War I military campaign. For the World War II military campaign, see Battle of the Caucasus. ... The Caucasus campaign extended from the South Caucasus to the Armenian Highlands region, reaching as far as Trabzon, Bitlis, ... The Caucasus campaign comprised armed conflicts between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire, later including Armenia, ...
The Anfal campaign led to destruction of over two thousand villages and killing of 182,000 Kurdish civilians.[221] The campaign ... but also to protect the eastern border from invading Afghan and Turkmen tribes.[124] Other forced movements and deportations of ... The genocidal campaign, conducted between 1986 and 1989 and culminating in 1988, carried out by the Iraqi government against ... 1876-1909) responded with a campaign of integration by co-opting prominent Kurdish opponents to strengthen Ottoman power with ...
Tirah Campaign. *Battle of Saragarhi. *Soviet-Afghan War. *War in Afghanistan (2001-2014) ... "Body of Afghan leader identified". BBC News. December 4, 2008.. *^ "First Afghan President's Remains Reinterred In Kabul". ... "An Afghan Secret Revealed Brings End of an Era". The New York Times. 1 February 2009.. ... "State Funeral for Afghan Leader Slain in '78 Coup". The New York Times. 18 March 2009.. ...
The first ever air raid campaign in Africa began with Afqarshe Ismail being the first African to be killed in an airstrike, and ... Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919). *Egyptian Revolution (1919). *Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921) ... Empire: the history of the British Empire (2001).. *Mackenzie J.M. The Partition of Africa, 1880-1900, and European Imperialism ... Sicker, Martin (2001). The Middle East in the twentieth century. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 101. ISBN ...
... conducted campaigns in both eastern France and northern Italy, over 500 miles apart, within two successive campaign seasons.[72 ... "Afghan War Eyewitness on Warlords, Future, More". National Geographic News. Retrieved 2008-07-28 ... As the campaign wore on, losses were replaced by more durable African Basuto ponies, and Waler horses from Australia.[126] ... In the campaigns in North Africa, generals such as George S. Patton lamented their lack, saying, "had we possessed an American ...
In the 19th century, there were nationalistic campaigns against Assyrians which often had the assistance of Kurdish ... In 2001, Turkey's National Security Council reported that it considers Protestant missionaries the third largest threat to ... Erwin Fahlbusch; Geoffrey William Bromiley (2001). The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. p. 40. ISBN ... 2001. Archived from the original on May 11, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.. ...
Jared J. Wesley (2011). Code Politics: Campaigns and Cultures on the Canadian Prairies. UBC Press. pp. 21-23. ISBN 978-0-7748- ... The I Am Canadian campaign by Molson beer, most notably the commercial featuring Joe Canadian, infused domestically brewed beer ... June 6, 2001. Retrieved February 25, 2011.. *^ Mary Virginia Brackett; Victoria Gaydosik (2006). The Facts on File Companion to ... John Robert Colombo (2001). 1000 questions about Canada: places, people, things, and ideas : a question-and-answer book on ...
Campaigns continue to have Aboriginal body parts returned to Australia for burial; Truganini's body was returned in 1976 and ... "Afghan" camel drivers brought to Australia in the late 19th and early 20th century.[133] ... Due to this, the Close the Gap campaign has focused on improving education for Aboriginal persons, with some success. ... 2001. ISBN 978-1-86450-114-8.. *. "Aboriginal culture one of world's oldest". Australian Geographic. 23 September 2011. ...
The definition of Mizrahi includes the modern Iraqi Jews, Syrian Jews, Lebanese Jews, Persian Jews, Afghan Jews, Bukharian Jews ... Although it expanded greatly following Pompey's campaign in 62 BCE. In 6 CE the Romans annex Judaea. Only the Jews in ... Alexander the Great's breathtakingly rapid campaign of conquest led to the swift commercialisation of the Eastern Mediterranean ... the population in the Jewish diaspora expanded after the Pompey's campaign in 62 BCE. Under the Hasmonean princes, who were at ...
Humanitarian crises may also arise from genocide campaigns, civil wars, refugee flows and episodes of extreme violence and ... see The Second Anglo-Afghan War), inflationary measures that increased the price of food, and substantial exports of staple ... In 1958 in China, Mao Zedong's Communist Government launched the Great Leap Forward campaign, aimed at rapidly industrializing ... It was termed the Holodomor, suggesting that it was a deliberate campaign of repression designed to eliminate resistance to ...
First Anglo-Afghan War. *First Anglo-Sikh War. *Second Anglo-Sikh War ... Mallian campaign. *. Mansehra Rock Edicts. *. Mazeno Ridge. *. Military coups in Pakistan. *. Ministry of Human Rights ( ... the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The Pakistani government's official death toll was 73,276, ...
A campaign to oust Khrushchev from office was initiated in 1964. Although leader of the opposition, Suslov had fallen seriously ... Soviet-Afghan War. *1980 Summer Olympics. *Reaction to 1980-1981 Polish crisis ... Suslov was becoming progressively more critical of Khrushchev's policies,[19] his political intransigence, and his campaign to ... Feldman, Ofer; Valenty, Linda O. (2001). Profiling Political Leaders: Cross-cultural Studies of Personality and Behavior. ...
Some 320,000 Polish prisoners of war had been captured.[4][9] The campaign of mass persecution in the newly acquired areas ... A Soviet campaign of political murders and other forms of repression, targeting Polish figures of authority such as military ... "Kampania wrześniowa 1939" [September Campaign 1939]. PWN Encyklopedia (in Polish). Archived from the original on 9 May 2006. ... Kleeberg surrendered on 6 October after the four-day Battle of Kock, effectively ending the September Campaign. On 31 October, ...
Afghan Civil War. *United States invasion of Panama. *1988 Polish strikes. *Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 ... Campaigns and. theaters. *Pakistan Eastern Command. *Operation Searchlight. *Operation Barisal. *Cable 1971 ...
Accounts of the Indus valley from the times of Alexander's campaign indicate a healthy forest cover in the region, which has ... on the Afghan-Pakistan border. ... ending Alexander's Asian campaign. The Indus plains were later ... doi:10.1130/0016-7606(2001)113,1039:DOTIFA,2.0.CO;2.. *^ Zeitler, Peter K.; Koons, Peter O.; Bishop, Michael P.; Chamberlain, C ... Mukherjee, Bratindra Nath (2001), Nationhood and Statehood in India: A historical survey, Regency Publications, p. 3, ISBN 978- ...
The Eureka Rebellion of 1854 and various events of the Second World War, most notably the Kokoda Track campaign, are also ... Afghan Australians.[64] ... as at December 2001" (PDF). Archived ... In 2001 were 51 percent from Europe, 29 percent from Asia, 11 percent from Oceania, and 4 percent came from the Americas.[55] ... weekly attendance at church services was about 1.5 million in 2001,[88] about 7% of the population (21.5 million[89]) that year ...
French Carrier Heads Home a Day into Anti-Piracy, Afghan Mission[permanent dead link] AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, 14 October 2010 ... "CNO Awards French Carrier Charles de Gaulle Meritorious Unit Award For ISIS Campaign". USNI News. Retrieved 24 April 2020 ... On 11 October 2001, the frigate Cassard, four AWACS aircraft and Charles de Gaulle were involved in a successful trial of the ... On 5 March 2001, Charles de Gaulle went back to sea with two older propellers and sailed at 25.2 knots (47 km/h) on her trials ...
However, the campaign in Iraq in 2003 did. The headquarters of V Corps was deployed to Iraq, as did 173rd Airborne Brigade, and ... However, since the stresses of the Iraq and Afghan deployments, the army provision of Joint Task Force East has been replaced ... On 9 June 1999, after an inconclusive air campaign, Task Force Falcon deployed forces in the largest combined air-rail-sea-road ... Nearly forty years later, Army Campaign Plan DP 58 (circa 2006) effectively dropped the Seventh Army title. Decisions that took ...
The Ananta Vasudeva Temple is the only old temple of Vishnu in the city.[24] In 1568, the Karrani dynasty of Afghan origin ... "Orissa campaign hits painted wall". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2013 ... As of 2001, around 2.15% of the city's workforce was employed in the primary sector (agriculture, forestry, mining, etc.); 2.18 ...
In 2007, Italian conceptual artist, Francesco Vezzoli, created two commercials for an imaginary U.S. presidential campaign, in ... Lévy traveled to Afghanistan in February 2002 to gauge the needs of the Afghan people.... ... Dominique Lecourt, Mediocracy: French Philosophy Since the Mid-1970s (2001), new edition. Verso, London, 2002. ...
... who served as the campaign director of Vote Leave, the official campaign in favour of the UK leaving the European Union) in HBO ... "Stars write to Cameron about Afghan women for International Women's Day". Amnesty International UK. 7 March 2014. Archived from ... He also fronted a video campaign to help the charity Save The Children in its mission to aid young Syrian refugees. He was one ... "WATCH: British Stars on the Run for Cancer Campaign". BBC Anglophilia. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. ...
Jade Ribbon Campaign. *Index of Asian American-related articles. References[edit]. *^ a b "Asian Alone or in any Combination by ... a b c U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 1 Technical Documentation, 2001, at Appendix B-14. "A person having origins ... Le, C.N. (2001). "The Model Minority Image". Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America. C.N. Le. Retrieved February 18, 2013 ... April 27, 2001). "Asian Americans seen negatively". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 14, 2007.. ...
During the bombing campaign Israelis were questioned by armed guards and given a quick pat down before being let into cafes.[ ... It was totally absent from the 1979-1989 Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union,[135] (an asymmetrical war where the mujahideen ... Suicide attack campaigns sometimes also using proxy bombers (as alleged in Iraq).[19] or manipulating the vulnerable to be ... Suicide attacks have occurred throughout history, often as part of a military campaign such as the Japanese kamikaze pilots of ...
There are also a few of Indonesian and Afghan origin. In 2006 a temple opened in the West End of Glasgow.[72] However, it was ... Tensions were heightened by the leaders of the Church of Scotland who orchestrated a racist campaign against the Catholic Irish ... "The legacy of a notorious campaign - Open House Scotland". 6 November 2013.. ... but it increased in the 1950s as a result of revivalist preaching campaigns, particularly the 1955 tour by Billy Graham, and ...
In 2013 there were reports of Afghan women being trafficked as prostitutes to India.[53] ... role in generating awareness on HIV/AIDS through the assistance in providing free literature and organising street campaigns. ... 2001), Chameli (2003), Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007), Dev D (2009), B.A. Pass (2013), Thira (2013) and Begum Jaan (2017) ... "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: India", US State Department, 2001.. *^ ANI (17 June 2013). "HIV prevention ...
Since the Emperor rarely led campaigns personally, Song forces lacked unity of command.[104] The imperial court often believed ... culminating in a campaign led by the polymath scientist, general, and statesman Shen Kuo (1031-1095).[24] However, this ... and the joint military campaign under this Alliance Conducted at Sea toppled and completely conquered the Liao dynasty by 1125 ... who engaged in aggressive yearly campaigns into Northern Song territory until 1005, when the signing of the Shanyuan Treaty ...
Kara-Khanids performed a mass conversion campaign against the Buddhist Uyghur Turks during the Islamization and Turkification ... Yarshater, Ehsan (2001). Encyclopedia Iranica. Routledge & Kegan Paul. ISBN 978-0933273566. .. External links. Look up Türk in ... 36, 2001 (2001), pp. 299-313.. *Dani, A. H., Masson, V. M. (Eds), Asimova, M. S. (Eds), Litvinsky, B. A. (Eds), Boaworth, C. E ... Bosworth, C. E. (2001). 0Notes on Some Turkish Names in Abu 'l-Fadl Bayhaqi's Tarikh-i Mas'udi". Oriens, Vol. ...
... but tensions resumed with the Soviet-Afghan War in 1979. In 1985, the last Soviet premier, Mikhail Gorbachev, sought to reform ... In 1925 the government founded the League of Militant Atheists to intensify the propaganda campaign.[45] Accordingly, although ... culminating in the anti-corruption campaign targeting high party officials in the late 1970s and early 1980s.[123] ... Geoffrey A. Hosking (2001). Russia and the Russians: a history. Harvard University Press. p. 469. ISBN 978-0-674-00473-3. .. ...
... during the Soviet-Afghan War[59] yet twenty years later, when a new generation of Afghan men were fighting against what they ... "The Fenian Dynamite campaign 1881-85". Retrieved December 17, 2012.. *^ History of Terrorism article by Mark Burgess Archived ... The group initiated the Fenian dynamite campaign in 1881, one of the first modern terror campaigns.[88] Instead of earlier ... Cronin, Audrey Kurth (2009). How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns. Princeton U. ...
Afghan Campaign 2001- * Exsanguination / mortality* * Female * Humans * Injury Severity Score * Iraq War, 2003-2011 ...
Afghan Campaign 2001- * Amputation, Traumatic / rehabilitation* * Female * Health Surveys * Humans * Iraq War, 2003-2011 ...
... ending the heyday of the Afghan Arabs. During the American campaign in Afghanistan in late 2001, many coherent units of Arab ... While the first Arab Afghans were "for the most part" welcomed by native Afghan mujahideen, by the end of the Soviet-Afghan war ... "The Arab-Afghans had come full circle. From being mere appendages of the Afghan jihad and the Cold War in the 1980s they had ... The term Afghan Arabs (also known as Arab-Afghans) refers mostly to Arab and other Muslim Islamist mujahideen who came to ...
... seeing service in the Second Anglo-Afghan War. He served in the first campaign as Field Engineer, Kandahar Field Force from 10 ... During the Afghanistan campaigns, he was three times mentioned in despatches and was awarded a campaign medal with three clasps ... The Afghan Campaigns of 1878-1880. J.B. Hayward & Son, London. ISBN 978-1843421054. Vibart, Henry Meredi (1894). Addiscombe: ... During the second campaign of the war he served first as Field Engineer, 1st Division, Kabul Field Force from 23 September 1879 ...
... it would unleash its largest offensive since falling from power in 2001. ... See, I am working! said Zahra Suliemani, another worker in the vaccination campaign. I can go out and work as much as a man ... Like most Afghans both in Kandahar and elsewhere, Mohammed speaks not from fear but from an oppressive fatigue born of the ... On the other, Afghans see foreign forces who, according to common perception, usurp the authority of local elders, happily let ...
A $2 million reward is announced for information on Yousef and a large publicity campaign about the reward is launched, with a ... During the Soviet-Afghan War, bin Laden associates had learned from the US and British that, although it is hard to score a ... Hassaine will add: "He was always wearing Afghan or combat clothes. In the evening he offered some tea to the people who would ... Several of the bombers were trained by the CIA to fight in the Afghan war and the CIA will conclude, in internal documents, ...
MeSH Terms: Afghan Campaign 2001-*; Amino Acids/metabolism*; Cells, Cultured; Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid; Dose- ...
Nomads and Afghan refugees are particularly hard to reach and are often a source of new polio cases. Also, continuing conflicts ... Plans for 2001 include three rounds of door-to-door vaccination campaigns starting in January, followed by two more rounds in ... The interruption of wild poliovirus transmission appears possible in Pakistan in 2001. ...
An immediate end to the Afghan war was one of main promises of President Trumps 2016 campaign. However, USA has spent almost ... The settlement of Afghan situation is in the interest of both Pakistan and America and other regional stakeholders like China ... These four countries met in Beijing this July for Afghan peace settlement and another summit may help. There are likely to be ... Over 250,000 lives have been lost in the Afghan war since 2001, including civil and military casualties among all parties in ...
Read answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Blue Pack Project, a campaign of the Academy for Educational ... Religion Rules Afghan, Pakistani School Day, Oct. 10, 2001.) Poverty remains rampant in the country, and the packs are the ... An Afghan girl writes on her chalkboard, which she received along with a pack filled with other school supplies. American ... Published in Print: February 5, 2003, as U.S. Students Help Pay For Afghan School Supplies Related Stories ...
Subject headings: Adult; Afghan Campaign 2001-; Denmark/epidemiology; Female; Humans; Male; Military Personnel/psychology/ ... Year: 2001. Publication: Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American ... Full text: Cited by: ...
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near the main cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, ... led campaign toppled the Taliban in 2001. ... An Afghan policeman stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, ... A statement in Bosnian on Islamic States Amaq news agency said a suicide attack had been carried out on members of the Afghan ... KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near the main cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on ...
"They will have to do a lot of campaigning to get us to vote." ... Afghan Election Commission Names Ghani New President. BREITBART ... The U.S. and international community will continue to fund the Afghan army in the coming years but the Afghans themselves will ... U.N. and Afghan election officials spent weeks auditing the runoff results after allegations of fraud, a common occurrence over ... The deal brings to a close an election season that began in April, when millions of Afghans first went to the polls despite ...
PUTIN, KARIMOV DISCUSS AFGHAN SETTLEMENT President Putin spoke by telephone on 22 October with his Uzbek counterpart Islam ... Hancharyk and his campaign managers Vasil Lyavonau and Valyantsina Palevikova to account for the recent presidential campaign, ... According to Argumenty i fakty on 17 October, Russias special services have begun to organize some of the Afghan diaspora in ... led antiterrorism campaign, and is prepared to grant Uzbekistan increased economic aid, it is not prepared to ignore what he ...
... defence chief Robert Gates began meetings aimed at persuading the country to expand its military campaign to take on ... The main focus of my visit will be to (discuss Afghan strategy) ... and to provide reassurances to the Pakistanis that we are ... Analysts say Pakistan sees the Afghan Taliban as tools to counter the growing influence of old rival India in Afghanistan and ... Abbas also challenged the U.S. assertion that the Pakistani Taliban, Afghan Taliban and other insurgent groups were all linked ...
... but a decade ago the majority were Iraqi or Afghan. Here is a look at asylum ships and the perilous journeys they make. ... Recently re-elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who made a tough stance on "boat people" a pillar of his election campaign, ... At least 73 were never found from the Afghan and Pakistani men and children on boat. ... The tragedy was politically controversial in Australia, as it came during an election campaign, when immigration was a major ...
... health and empowerment of Afghan girls and women. Her interactive educational methodology and grassroots approach are spreading ... Foreign campaigns to assure the rights of Afghan women to an education and employment, has at times been counterproductive; ... Many traditional Afghan customs impinge on the rights of women and may be considered alien to the spirit of Islam. The dictates ... In Afghan society, there is a wide range of standards for acceptable female behavior and men have different beliefs about how ...
1) Afghan bombs A boy in Afghanistan had his head blown off after mistaking a cluster bomb for an emergency food parcel. When ... The Hutus commenced a second campaign of ethnic extermination, which led to another outbreak of war and the death of tens of ... a decade long herbicidal warfare campaign that is still causing terrible birth defects to this day. The herbicides used in ... the US air force began bombing Afghanistan in October 2001, they also dropped thousands of emergency food parcels for civilians ...
The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women! (2007 - present). *The International Coalition on Women Human Rights ... Initiative for Strengthening Afghan Family Laws - INSAF (2002 - present). *The Feminist Dialogue (2006 - present) ... WLUML responds to, circulates and initiates international alerts for action and campaigns as requested by networking groups and ... Women and Law in the Muslim world programme (1991-2001). *Feminism in the Muslim World Leadership Institutes (1998, 1999, 2007 ...
The Senlis Council claimed the campaign against the Taliban had inflicted lawlessness and starvation on the Afghan people. The ... Afghanistan: Campaign against Taliban Causes Misery and Hunger, Kim Sengupta, Independent, 2006-09-06. Two international ... said that a vital opportunity was lost when the West failed to carry out adequate reconstruction work after the 2001 war. ...
One in three Afghan children is an orphan. Almost half suffer chronic malnutrition. And we can, and must, help them. ... Bush, at the end of his East Room press conference devoted to terrorism and the bombing campaign in Afghanistan, addressed ... The White House said children should address their envelopes to: Americas Fund for Afghan Children, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W ... called on every American child to tuck a dollar into an envelope for humanitarian aid to Afghan children and send it to the ...
The U.S.-led military campaign against the Afghan Taliban in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, disrupted ... The patrol was able to push back the Afghans after killing four of them. Between January and March 2013 alone, 106 Afghans were ... and Turkmen Afghans, on the one hand, and their northern brethren, on the other? After all, Uzbek Afghans play an important ... The Turkmen-Afghan frontier is one such case. For now, Ashgabat seems to have found a solution to protect its border: 120 ...
One edge reflects the effective counterinsurgency campaign pursued by America and its allies. But the other reflects the ... Wests Afghan Hopes Collide with Reality. Mini Teaser: The outcome in Afghanistan wont resemble the vision of America and its ... Thus, it is possible to discern a picture of an Afghan future and to predict it will fall far short of the high hopes that ... Two fundamental strategic questions emerge from this picture of the Afghan future. First, in the event of a failure to manage ...
They were protected by Afghans, who mostly disliked or despised them, under the tribal code of hospitality - which baffled ... Then again, the current system makes a lot of earnings for defense contractors and pads the politicians with campaign ... They dont care about the suffering of the Afghans or how many people we will lose." ... one of the many oppositionists who condemned the American bombing campaign launched in October 2001 as "a big setback" for ...
The Afghan surge is to be fast tracked over the next six months with a large bulk of the troops arriving before Christmas. The ... President Barack Obama has finally decided to commit more than 30,000 US troops to the Afghan war. ... civilians rubbishes the campaign to win the Orwellian phrased battle for hearts of minds and instead drives hostile Afghans ... by An Afghan womans voice..... Wed Dec 16, 2009 05:21. Afghanistan is Fed Up with Occupation Malalai Joya Among Warlords By ...
Even before the U.S.-led military campaign began in earnest last month, Afghanistans killing mixture of civil strife and ... The war has only increased the urgency of the flood and the need for medical aid, with an estimated 135,000 Afghans entering ... A doctor displays X-rays for Wali Khan, a 10-year-old Afghan boy wounded in last weeks fighting around Jalalabad. Clearly ... They ordered local Pakistani officials to eject journalists attempting to take pictures of a sick female Afghan refugee, a ...
Military Assistance to the Afghan Opposition. Human Rights Watch Backgrounder. October 2001. Afghanistan: Taliban Massacres ... The net effect of the Taliban campaign in central and eastern Yakaolang and in western Bamiyan has been to render these areas ... Their experiences point to the vulnerability of Afghan minorities - at risk from the consequences of armed conflict between the ... October 2001. Related Material. What Is the United Front/Northern Alliance?. ...
A month ago the Taliban returned to power - 20 years after they were ousted by a U.S.-led campaign following the Sept. 11, 2001 ... U.N. Afghanistan mission extended, Afghan envoy asks to keep seat. The United Nations Security Council extended a U.N. ... Success at Venice has become a key launchpad for Academy Award campaigns in recent years. ...
The main leadership body of the Afghan Taliban, known as the Quetta Shura, issued a statement in support of the campaign in May ... Recent months, the political climate for the campaign along the border has improved, at least on the Afghan side. ... condemning the campaign as an American plot. They also started targeting campaign workers for assassination: Since the ban ... has forbidden any polio vaccination campaigns since 2012, demanding that the US end its drone campaign in Pakistan before he ...
... militarys escalation of 21,000 troops in Afghanistan this summer and a counterinsurgency campaign against the Afghan Taliban ... When I look at these IDP camps, I say OK, we had these camps for Afghan refugees and they became the nurseries for the Taliban ... And now Pakistan is engaged in a sweeping military campaign against the force it created, or at least what the Taliban has ... interior and dealt with Afghan refugees closely and later served as ambassador to Afghanistan and has close links to the Afghan ...
  • For months, the Taliban warned that when the highland snows melt, it would unleash its largest offensive since falling from power in 2001. (
  • In recent weeks, the tempo of Taliban attacks has increased, hinting at the opening of the spring campaign. (
  • On one side, Afghans see the Taliban, which they almost universally consider a Pakistani-equipped army designed to destabilize Afghanistan. (
  • But the incident outside Jalalabad is perceived as a disproportionate and incautious response by NATO forces to the Taliban threat, leading Afghan President Hamid Karzai to call for an investigation. (
  • The Shpageeza tournament, now in its fifth season, is one of a small number of Western-style sports competitions along with Afghan Premier League football that have grown up since a U.S.-led campaign toppled the Taliban in 2001. (
  • The deal brings to a close an election season that began in April, when millions of Afghans first went to the polls despite threats from Taliban militants, and ended when the two leading candidates signed a national unity government agreement and embraced in a hug. (
  • Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah signed the national unity government deal as President Hamid Karzai - in power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion ousted the Taliban - looked on. (
  • President Putin spoke by telephone on 22 October with his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov to discuss both the current antiterrorist campaign in Afghanistan and prospects for a settlement after the Taliban are dislodged from power, Interfax reported. (
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan ruled out any new offensive against militants Thursday, even as U.S. defence chief Robert Gates began meetings aimed at persuading the country to expand its military campaign to take on Afghanistan's Taliban. (
  • Islamabad has mounted big offensives against Pakistani Taliban factions attacking the state, but has resisted U.S. pressure to go after Afghan Taliban in border enclaves who do not strike in Pakistan but cross the border to fight U.S. troops. (
  • Analysts say Pakistan sees the Afghan Taliban as tools to counter the growing influence of old rival India in Afghanistan and as potential allies in Afghanistan if U.S. forces withdraw and, as many Pakistanis fear, leave the country in chaos. (
  • Gates said in a commentary published in a Pakistani newspaper that making a distinction between Pakistani Taliban and their Afghan allies was counterproductive and all factions had to be tackled. (
  • Abbas also challenged the U.S. assertion that the Pakistani Taliban, Afghan Taliban and other insurgent groups were all linked: The answer can't be in black and white. (
  • Many were largely confined to their homes.In 2001, a democratically elected government replaced the Taliban and increased women's freedoms. (
  • The Senlis Council claimed the campaign against the Taliban had inflicted lawlessness and starvation on the Afghan people. (
  • However effective Western military organizations are in transitioning to Afghan control, the country's future will not be decided primarily by the residual structures and legacies of Western involvement, the current Taliban insurgency or even any formal process of reconciliation. (
  • Pakistani, Indian and Iranian influence will increase, as will that of the Afghan Taliban in Pashtun-majority areas and probably within the Kabul political establishment. (
  • Given the weakness of the Afghan national polity, endemic corruption and economic dependence on international aid, the long-term survival of any successor regime is doubtful, even without the challenge of a Taliban insurgency more coherent than the mujahideen insurgency of the 1990s. (
  • Before 2001, ethnic connections among Tajiks, Uzbeks and Hazara, combined with external powers, provided sufficient support to the Northern Alliance to prevent a complete Taliban takeover of the North. (
  • But it should be noted that Taliban successes in first Herat and later Kunduz provided an opening for the organization's later campaign against the Northern Alliance. (
  • That is because the demands of providing support to a major counterinsurgency operation in Afghanistan would be significantly reduced after the military drawdown by America and its allies and because the example of the successful campaign which ejected the Taliban from power in 2001 is well understood by all Afghan political players. (
  • In August 2001, Human Rights Watch interviewed ethnic Hazara and Uzbek refugees in Pakistan who had fled reprisal killings and the destruction of their homes by Taliban forces. (
  • Their experiences point to the vulnerability of Afghan minorities - at risk from the consequences of armed conflict between the United Front and the Taliban in their home districts, and facing an uncertain future as refugees. (
  • The Taliban in Afghanistan have been mostly cooperative with the polio campaign-in the south of the country, where their writ is strongest, they even help point out areas missed by vaccine teams-but in 2012 Taliban leaders in Pakistan began banning vaccinations in their areas, condemning the campaign as an American plot. (
  • These are not Afghan refugees, they are Pakistanis fleeing the Pakistan military's offensive against the Pakistani Taliban, a fractured movement that has in recent years grown out of the Afghan Taliban that hides in waiting on this side of the border. (
  • And now Pakistan is engaged in a sweeping military campaign against the force it created, or at least what the Taliban has become here in Pakistan. (
  • The Pakistani offensive coincides with the U.S. military's escalation of 21,000 troops in Afghanistan this summer and a counterinsurgency campaign against the Afghan Taliban in Helmand Province that has left the U.S. with its highest casualty rate in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion of 2001. (
  • There has been criticism inside the U.S. military and intelligence community that the Pakistani offensive is too narrowly focused on the Pakistani Taliban and ignoring the support networks that exist for the Afghan Taliban. (
  • The Taliban expect these bombs to be much more successful against Afghan soldiers and police. (
  • Afghanistan has launched an emergency polio vaccination campaign in Kabul after a girl contracted the disease, the city's first case since the Taliban were ousted in 2001. (
  • When the Taliban, who seized control of Afghanistan last month last amid the chaos following the withdrawal of U.S. troops, were last in power from 1996-2001 girls were not allowed to attend school and women were banned from work and education. (
  • As the campaign against Afghanistan's ruling Taliban regime and the al Qaeda network continues, logistical, political and intelligence support from Pakistan, Afghanistan's neighbor to the east, will remain crucial. (
  • U.S. and Afghan officials estimate that hundreds of Al-Qaeda and Taliban fugitives poured from Afghanistan into Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal regions in late 2001 after a U.S.-led invasion toppled Afghanistan's hard-line Islamic Taliban regime. (
  • The father of three was discovered in a Taliban prison in Kandahar after the militia retreated from the southern Afghan city following the American bombing campaign in late 2001. (
  • America is in one of the most vulnerable phases of the war in Afghanistan-with a resurgent Taliban, few combat forces on the ground, and mostly Afghan allies for protection. (
  • Last year, the author went to Afghanistan, accompanied by a young Afghan named Khalid Hadi, a former photographer for the Taliban. (
  • But even five years after the US-led invasion overthrew the Taliban regime in 2001, it was clear to those Americans who were paying close attention that the dichotomy between a regressive and recalcitrant people on the one hand and a progressive Western project of liberation and development on the other was entirely false. (
  • The European Union's representative, meanwhile, focused on the gender aspect of the post-Taliban Afghanistan, noting that gains made by Afghan women since the fall of the Taliban regime had to be protected. (
  • The purpose of the Moscow conference is to bring together participants in the war, including the US-backed Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani, as well as the Taliban militants who have been fighting against American military occupation. (
  • Pakistan: The U.S. has faced a multitude of complex problems in this nuclear nation beset with insurgent movements, its tribal areas providing sanctuary to both Afghan and Pakistani rebels and jihadis, and its intelligence service entangled in a complicated relationship with the Taliban leadership as well as other rebel groups fighting in Afghanistan. (
  • author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes . (
  • In 2001, images of the Taliban as heartless beasts were spread with the help of western women in their newfound compassion for downtrodden Afghan sisters. (
  • They had been found and killed by advancing Afghans of another faction who were brought to the city by a blistering U.S.-led campaign that drove the Taliban from power. (
  • Torek Farhadi joined scores of educated and trained Afghan expatriates who returned to their homeland in 2002 after the Taliban were gone. (
  • He remembered, too, the "smart young women" he encountered who had lost huge chunks of their educations to Taliban repression between 1996 and 2001. (
  • In 2002, the deputy police chief of Zabul, a southern province that was once a Taliban stronghold, sent 2,000 young Pashtun men to Kabul to join the Afghan national army. (
  • Afghan president Hamid Karzai has called for an end to air raids in his country after scores of civilians were killed in the latest attack on the Taliban. (
  • Despite reinforcements to foreign forces, violence has surged to its worst level in the past year, the bloodiest period since U.S.-led troops overthrew the Taliban government in 2001. (
  • A recent BBC study concluded that Taliban forces are now active in 70 percent of the country, more than at any time since the end of 2001. (
  • The latest Inspector General report on the status of "Operation Freedom's Sentinel," issued Feb. 18, declares that U.S. and Afghan government forces made no progress last year in expanding their control of the country or in forcing the Taliban to the peace table, one of the administration's stated goals. (
  • The report also highlighted the lethality of Taliban operations against Afghan military and police forces, but it declined to offer numbers, noting that the U.S. military had classified them at the request of the Afghan government. (
  • Music, which was banned by the Taliban, gave hope to the Afghans, said Dr Champagne. (
  • To compensate for the loss of state support of Pakistan for the Taliban, Mullah Omar has established Lashkar-e-Omar - a covert network of support organisations in Pakistan to sustain a low intensity campaign in Afghanistan and its neighbourhood. (
  • By instigating its associate groups in Kashmir - Harakat-ul Mujahidin and Jayash-e-Mohommad to intensify the violence in Kashmir, Taliban forced Pakistan to re-deploy its troops from the Afghan border to the India-Pakistan border. (
  • The attack comes as Kabul and other Afghan cities are increasingly on edge over militant violence, mainly by the far more numerous Taliban insurgents who have battled U.S. and Afghan forces since 2001. (
  • The Taliban outlawed opium in Afghanistan in 2000 and within a year it was all but gone, demonstrating that Afghan opium can be eradicated quickly for any administration that chooses to do so. (
  • Three-quarters of Afghan territory is no longer in Taliban control, according to the Pentagon's estimate. (
  • Despite the billions in weapons and training to Afghan security forces, the Taliban increased the amount of territory they control. (
  • The Taliban regime collapsed in December 2001 in the wake of a sustained U.S.-dominated military campaign aimed at the Taliban and fighters of bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization. (
  • But all this is likely to change dramatically, as Taliban forces have resumed their campaign to conquer and grab rural areas across the country even before the foreign forces have completed their withdrawal, which is due by the end of August. (
  • It is not inconceivable that the world will wake up on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which is fewer than 50 days away, with the Afghan government fighting for survival, as its newly built army disbands across the country in the face of a resurgent Taliban. (
  • However, Shaheen does not shy away from saying that the Taliban have the capacity to gain control over the rest of the country by means of the weapons acquired from surrendering Afghan troops if they were forced to. (
  • I am not sure who the Taliban would see as a natural partner in their - or indeed any - so-called unity government that normal Afghans would support. (
  • All this chatter about U.S. troop withdrawal comes at a time of increased Taliban strikes which have killed a record number of U.S. troops, seven Afghan electoral candidates, and four campaign workers and a wave of insurgent carnage in Iraq that has caused the third largest monthly U.S. military death toll and the worst death count in Baghdad since the U.S. invasion. (
  • The Taliban has denied responsibility for the blast, but the Afghan intelligence service believes a Pakistani group aligned with the Taliban carried it out. (
  • IN THE IMMEDIATE aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, U.S.-backed Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum's forces murdered hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Taliban prisoners by jamming them into metal shipping containers and letting them suffocate. (
  • This month, as the Taliban swiftly took control of Kabul and the American-backed government collapsed, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the government's watchdog over the Afghan experience, issued his final report . (
  • Afghan women and children gather in a corner as U.S. soldiers search their home for Taliban insurgents during a night raid in a village in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, on June 14, 2007. (
  • Early yesterday afternoon, residents of the Afghan capital rushed into the streets when Taliban gunners fired anti-aircraft guns and two missiles at a lone, silver-colored aircraft whose jet trail was visible in the bright blue sky. (
  • The Taliban had vowed to disrupt Thursday's election and the risk was too great for some Afghans to venture out, especially in the southern provinces that form the heartland of the radical Islamist group. (
  • Thursday's election, the country's second since the 2001 fall of the Taliban, was held amid a climate of fear as militants threatened to violently disrupt the process. (
  • However, we can tell how critical and accurate such initiatives are from the reaction of the Taliban in Afghanistan to stop Afghan girls from going to school. (
  • FILE PHOTO: Afghans line up outside a bank to take out their money after Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan September 1, 2021. (
  • FILE PHOTO: Afghan women's rights defenders and civil activists protest to call on the Taliban for the preservation of their achievements and education, in front of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan September 3, 2021. (
  • FILE PHOTO: A person holds a bundle of Afghan afghani banknotes at a money exchange market, following banks and markets reopening after the Taliban took over in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4, 2021. (
  • While much attention in the West has focused on whether the new Taliban government will keep its promises to protect women's rights or offer shelter to militant groups like al Qaeda, for many Afghans the main priority is simple survival. (
  • It was a mercifully short war, the campaign to drive the Taliban from their hold on power in Afghanistan-so short, in fact, that general knowledge of Afghanistan couldn't possibly keep pace with military operations. (
  • It followed the Afghan Civil War's 1996-2001 phase between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance groups, although the Taliban controlled 90% of the country by 2001. (
  • [5] [6] The US and its allies rapidly drove the Taliban from power by December 17, 2001, and built military bases near major cities across the country. (
  • The term Afghan Arabs (also known as Arab-Afghans) refers mostly to Arab and other Muslim Islamist mujahideen who came to Afghanistan during and following the Soviet-Afghan War to help fellow Muslims fight Soviets and pro-Soviet Afghans. (
  • Afghan Arabs" who entered Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War began arriving in the early 1980s. (
  • One supporter of the Afghan Arabs, General Hameed Gul, the former head of the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence, explained the recruitment of Muslims to fight in Afghanistan this way: "We are fighting a jihad and this is the first Islamic international brigade in the modern era. (
  • Sometime after 1980, Adullah Azzam established Maktab al-Khadamat (Services Office) to organize guest houses in Peshawar just across the Afghan border in Pakistan and paramilitary training camps in Afghanistan to prepare international recruits for the Afghan war front. (
  • During the 1980s, Azam had forged close links with two of the Afghan mujahideen faction-leaders, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar the Pakistan favorite, and Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, an Islamic scholar from Afghanistan whom the Saudis had "sent to Peshwar to promote Wahhabism. (
  • Estimates of the number of Muslim Afghan Arab volunteers that came from around the world came to fight in Afghanistan include 8,000, 20,000 and 35,000. (
  • Nicholson was promoted to the rank of captain on 16 March 1878, and posted to Afghanistan, seeing service in the Second Anglo-Afghan War. (
  • During the Afghanistan campaigns, he was three times mentioned in despatches and was awarded a campaign medal with three clasps. (
  • Over 250,000 lives have been lost in the Afghan war since 2001, including civil and military casualties among all parties in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (
  • Gen. Donald C. Bolduc (retd), who is a former commander of US Special Operations and has served 10 tours in Afghanistan, wrote on Aug 30, 2019 about the Afghan war: "It's time for us to leave. (
  • An Afghan policeman stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan September 13, 2017. (
  • I am very happy today that both of my brothers, Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, in an Afghan agreement for the benefit of this country, for the progress and development of this country, that they agreed on the structure affirming the new government of Afghanistan," Karzai said after the signing. (
  • 1) Afghan bombs A boy in Afghanistan had his head blown off after mistaking a cluster bomb for an emergency food parcel. (
  • When the US air force began bombing Afghanistan in October 2001, they also dropped thousands of emergency food parcels for civilians. (
  • Central Asian governments view with alarm and pessimism the withdrawal by the end of 2014 of most of the Western troops that have been present in Afghanistan since a NATO-led security mission began in 2001. (
  • Mr. Bush, at the end of his East Room press conference devoted to terrorism and the bombing campaign in Afghanistan, addressed brief closing remarks to the nation's youngsters. (
  • Before joining the world health organization as its head of polio surveillance in Afghanistan, Ali Zahed worked for the afghan government, battling the disease in its unruly eastern provinces. (
  • The global campaign, decades in the making, has come down to this: an all-out, very expensive effort to eliminate the last few problem areas in some of the most troubled and undeveloped parts of the final three countries where polio is endemic: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. (
  • PESHAWAR, Pakistan (GlobalPost) -- On a dusty plain not far from the border with Afghanistan, mud-brick walls weathered by rain and time still mark the boundaries of what were once sprawling Afghan refugee camps. (
  • At the same time, the equipment, techniques, and troops who neutralized the bomb campaign in Iraq have been moved to Afghanistan. (
  • Musharraf has tried to calm the situation by explaining that cooperation with the United States could give Pakistan leverage against India in the Kashmir dispute, and he has expressed hope that the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan will be short. (
  • The pledge was made by the top field commander in a Pakistani offensive against militants in the semi-autonomous tribal agency of South Waziristan -- an area where Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is thought to have passed through after fleeing Afghanistan in late 2001. (
  • The men were seized in Afghanistan in late 2001 and transferred to Cuba in hoods, blindfolds and chains that shackled them to the floor of the aircraft. (
  • After September 11, 2001, the U.S. public supported the war in Afghanistan, primarily in response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. (
  • First, I want to acknowledge that many countries have contributed blood and treasure to the war in Afghanistan, and that the Afghan people have suffered terribly during decades of nearly constant fighting. (
  • Emblazoned on the laddie's chest is the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. (
  • PL: You photographed extensively in Afghanistan in 2001 , why did you decide in 2010 to return there? (
  • Unsurprisingly, the British military out there know almost nothing about the history of Britain's multiple, pointless and cruel wars waged over Afghanistan, whereas the Afghans know all about it, and they are very proud of that knowledge. (
  • PL: Your work from 2001 could be seen as exploring the aftermath of the conflicts that have been waged over Afghanistan through the years, but this new work seems to have a different character. (
  • The great question of America's twenty-year war in Afghanistan was not whether the Afghans were fit for democracy. (
  • MAHMOUD SAIKAL ( Afghanistan ) said that despite continued challenges, the country's overall progress in the last 15 years stood as a symbol of international cooperation, for which Afghans were truly grateful. (
  • John Cole, I've been saying the same thing since 9-12-01, when the Northern Alliance began the bombardment of Kabul…and Jon Lee Anderson reported from the battlefields of Afghanistan in October 2001…and since the Towers fell. (
  • KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - It was Nov. 13 , 2001. (
  • While Al Qaeda's training infrastructure was destroyed as a result of the US attacks on Afghanistan since October 2001, the group is far from finished. (
  • A three-day polio immunization campaign in Afghanistan has concluded with no major problems reported, according to a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ), which helped to lead the effort. (
  • Women hold campaign posters as Afghan Presidential Candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai holds a rally for thousands of supporters at the Ghazi stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (
  • Pentagon officials believe that the number of Islamic State loyalists in Afghanistan is only several hundred, but they have survived an intense U.S.-led bombing campaign in the country's rugged east and continue to carry out major attacks in Kabul, often targeting religious minorities. (
  • Heroin deaths shot up from 1,779 in 2001 to 10,574 in 2014 as Afghan opium poppy fields metastasized from 7,600 hectares in 2001 (when the War in Afghanistan began) to 224,000 hectares currently. (
  • Since 2009, American policy has been to permit Afghan opium growing and the heroin trade, to minimize US troop casualties in Afghanistan and to maximize US civilian heroin casualties here in the USA. (
  • Gen. Tommy Franks, the U.S. commander of the Afghanistan campaign, vowed Wednesday that there would be no letup in fighting. (
  • The package is in return for Uzbekistan's cooperation in the U.S. military campaign in neighboring Afghanistan, said the official, who asked not to be named. (
  • At the same time, however, Trump broke sharply in his campaign rhetoric from Republican orthodoxy on Iraq and Afghanistan. (
  • Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)A huge suicide bomb ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour, killing at least 90 people and wounding 400, Afghan officials said. (
  • A U.S. Marine walks past an American flag attached to a roll of concertina wire on Dec. 14, 2001, in southern Afghanistan. (
  • ONE OF THE first things the U.S. did after gaining effective control over Afghanistan following the Taliban's ouster in 2001 was to set up secret torture chambers. (
  • Afghanistan soon became the beta test site for high-tech drone warfare, leading to countless civilian casualties and deep resentment among the Afghan people, who felt helpless against the unseen threat circling overhead. (
  • Afghan authorities also announced they would unconditionally release British journalist Yvonne Ridley, 43, who was arrested last month inside Afghanistan with two Afghan guides. (
  • While thousands of kids across the United States stuff dollar bills into envelopes and mail them to the White House, the U.S. government continues a bombing campaign that is accelerating the momentum of mass starvation in Afghanistan. (
  • Back in June 2011, with an eye toward his re-election campaign, President Obama announced a drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan, saying "our troops will continue coming home at a steady pace as Afghan security forces move into the lead. (
  • The United States invasion of Afghanistan occurred after the September 11 attacks in late 2001, [1] supported by close US allies. (
  • The US invasion of Afghanistan became the first phase of the War in Afghanistan (2001-present) . (
  • During the second campaign of the war he served first as Field Engineer, 1st Division, Kabul Field Force from 23 September 1879 until 7 August 1880, being present at the action near Surkai Kotal on 14 October 1879, the defence of the Shutargardan in October 1879 and the defence of the Lataband in December 1879. (
  • In the space of 24 hours earlier this month, U.S. forces bombed a family home in a village 50 miles north of Kabul, killing nine, and engaged in a firefight near Jalalabad that left 10 Afghan civilians dead. (
  • KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near the main cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least three people as a tournament was under way, officials said. (
  • There were no mass celebrations in the streets of Kabul, and Afghan journalists reacted angrily when the election commission declined to release final results, abruptly ending a brief news conference without taking questions. (
  • Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country's women's ministry with those for the Taliban's moral police on Friday, as female former employees of the department said they had been locked out of the building. (
  • Forced to migrate to Kabul in the second half of the 20th century due to persecution, their low socio-economic status has created a class as well as an ethnic division between them and the rest of urban Afghan society. (
  • Washington and its Afghan surrogate administration in Kabul said they would not be participating because, in their view, such a dialogue would be futile. (
  • The running of the country was handed to Washington's Afghan allies, many of whom had destroyed Kabul with their bitter feuding when they last ruled. (
  • At the beginning of February, they infiltrated a bomb-laden ambulance into Kabul, just blocks from a meeting at the Afghan Ministry of Defense with the head of the U.S. Central Command. (
  • His two fellow analysts, who asked not to be identified for security reasons, are an Afghan who once taught at Kabul University and a 29-year-old sergeant whose parents, both civil servants, fled the country when he was 12. (
  • At a Kabul rally yesterday, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai - a former finance minister with a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Columbia University - praised Afghan women as "heroes" in society who educate their families, and therefore the nation. (
  • At least 50 people were killed and 72 wounded on Tuesday when a suicide bomber struck a Kabul wedding hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered to mark the birthday of the prophet Muhammad, the Afghan Public Health Ministry said. (
  • A serene city of mosques and gardens during the storied reign of the emperor Bābur (1526-30), founder of the Mughal dynasty , and for centuries an important entrepôt on the Silk Road , Kabul lay in ruins following the long and violent Afghan War . (
  • A wounded Afghan man receives help at the site of the attack in Kabul. (
  • Every Afghan, kids, they are hungry, they don't have a single bag of flour or cooking oil," said Kabul resident Abdullah. (
  • When the history of the Afghan campaign is written, it should be (foot)noted that films played a significant role in rallying public opinion behind the idea of changing the regime in Kabul-not to eradicate terror but to liberate women from the burqa . (
  • They also killed four Afghan workers employed by the United Nations' mine-clearing organisation and, it was reported, scores of civilians in the capital, Kabul, and the southern city of Kandahar. (
  • At the Bonn Conference in December 2001, Hamid Karzai was selected to head the Afghan Interim Administration , which after a 2002 loya jirga (grand assembly) in Kabul became the Afghan Transitional Administration . (
  • Recall too an interview given at the end of last year by former Afghan President Hamid Karzai who said categorically that US military commanders were responsible for cultivating Islamic State (IS, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist networks in his country. (
  • recent attacks have spiked to the worst levels since that group was removed from power in 2001. (
  • The interruption of wild poliovirus transmission appears possible in Pakistan in 2001. (
  • The Blue Pack Project, which is organized and operated by the Washington- based Academy for Educational Development, started up in March 2002, when 40,000 packs of school supplies were sent to Afghan students in refugee camps in Pakistan. (
  • The United States is Pakistan's biggest aid donor and has given about $15 billion, including security assistance, since Pakistan signed up to the U.S.-led campaign against militancy after the September 11, 2001, attacks. (
  • Such scenes are part of the daily life at the Naseer Camp Hospital, a medical way station set up at the remote Torkham crossing straddling the Afghan border in northwest Pakistan. (
  • Pakistan has received nearly 2 million Afghan refugees fleeing violence and deprivation at home, a number matched by Iran. (
  • The war has only increased the urgency of the flood and the need for medical aid, with an estimated 135,000 Afghans entering Pakistan just since September 11, according to U.N. estimates. (
  • Both Pakistan and Iran have tried to head off a new influx of refugees and the Torkham crossing is supposed to be closed to Afghans trying to reach Pakistan. (
  • During March--June, Pakistan conducted a two-round supplemental campaign covering the entire country in four phases. (
  • The U.S. campaign has sparked demonstrations like one these children attended Sunday in Peshawar, Pakistan. (
  • Pakistan was mounting the largest and most effective anti-terrorism campaign in the world to root out the "scourge of terrorism" from its territory. (
  • This phenomenon is most visible in Pakistan, beginning with the massacre of the Christians in Bhawalpur in the Punjab in October 2001. (
  • The war has forced 2.7 million Afghans to flee abroad, mostly to Iran, Pakistan and Europe, the U.N. said. (
  • Pakistan, once the Taliban's ally, has pledged full support for the U.S. anti-terrorism campaign. (
  • In Pakistan , several days of rioting in towns and cities near the Afghan border greeted the news of America's action. (
  • After Iraq invades Kuwait (see November 8, 1990 ), Osama bin Laden, newly returned to Saudi Arabia, offers the Saudi government the use of his thousands of veteran fighters from the Afghan war to defend the country in case Iraq attacks it. (
  • After 13 years of war following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, all combat troops are to withdraw by the end of 2014. (
  • Thus, it is possible to discern a picture of an Afghan future and to predict it will fall far short of the high hopes that attended American and Western engagement there following the al-Qaeda attacks in America on September 11, 2001. (
  • They also started targeting campaign workers for assassination: Since the ban started, 22 people have been killed in attacks on vaccine teams. (
  • When I was there, almost a decade ago, one of the most challenging threats we faced was attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on coalition forces, known as green-on-blue attacks. (
  • Many of these men returned to Indonesia and formed Islamic terrorist groups that, after 2001, carried out several spectacular attacks, including one in 2002 that killed nearly 200 foreign tourists. (
  • This year, Pakistani security forces continued regular attacks across the Durand Line in clear violation of Afghan sovereignty and territorial integrity. (
  • Gun and bomb attacks targeting civilians surged to previously unseen heights since the intra-Afghan peace negotiations opened in Qatar last fall, according to the U.N. Watchdogs say the conflict has killed a total of 72 journalists and 444 aid workers. (
  • In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States launched an international war on terrorism defined by military intervention, nation building, and efforts to reshape the politics of the Middle East. (
  • The first is the inflated assessment of the terror threat facing the United States, which led to an expansive counterterrorism campaign that did not protect Americans from terrorist attacks. (
  • The first is the inflated assessment of the terrorist threat facing the United States, which led to an expansive counterterrorism campaign focused on a series of actions that have very little to do with protecting Americans from terrorist attacks. (
  • With some 4,500 NATO troops and 1,000 Afghan soldiers, the operation is a bold attempt to preempt the Taliban's first blows and take the initiative. (
  • After more than three months' deliberation, President Barack Obama has finally decided to commit more than 30,000 US troops to the Afghan war. (
  • The Afghan surge is to be fast tracked over the next six months with a large bulk of the troops arriving before Christmas. (
  • 14 November 2004 -- A top general in Pakistan's army says his troops will cleanse Al-Qaeda linked militants from a district near the Afghan border by year's end. (
  • The Afghan government keeps the toll among its soldiers secret to avoid undermining morale, but Costs of War estimates the war has killed 66,000 to 69,000 Afghan troops. (
  • Meanwhile, 2,442 U.S. troops have been killed and 20,666 wounded in the war since 2001, according to the Defense Department. (
  • Unfortunately, U.S.-led efforts to stand up Afghan security forces have floundered, and the Bush administration would depend on increasing levels of NATO troops to pick up the slack from any U.S. drawdown. (
  • Nomads and Afghan refugees are particularly hard to reach and are often a source of new polio cases. (
  • The Hutus commenced a second campaign of ethnic extermination, which led to another outbreak of war and the death of tens of thousands of refugees. (
  • Even before the U.S.-led military campaign began in earnest last month, Afghanistan's killing mixture of civil strife and natural disasters over the past two decades had produced the world's largest pool of refugees. (
  • Afghans stand out among the refugees committing crimes in Austria and elsewhere. (
  • Most of the assaults were being committed by refugees of one particular nationality: by Afghans. (
  • Europeans were predisposed to be positive towards Afghan refugees. (
  • But it quickly became obvious that something was wrong, very wrong, with these young Afghan men: they were committing sex crimes to a much greater extent than other refugees, even those from countries that were equally or more backward, just as Islamic and conservative, and arguably just as misogynist. (
  • I want to believe all the Taliban's talk of their readiness to respect Afghans' freedoms, including the right of girls to education, and that they will not re-implement the intolerant and extreme form of religion we saw during their rule between 1996 and 2001. (
  • Freedom from fear, freedom from want -- these clearly aren't meant just now for the millions of Afghan civilians placed at risk of starvation because of the war. (
  • If his figure is confirmed, it would be the biggest such case of Western forces killing civilians since they invaded in 2001. (
  • Afghans are furious about the bombing of two villages in Western Farah province during a drawn-out battle last week, when homes full of civilians were hit. (
  • Since 2001, at least 47,245 civilians have been killed in the war as of mid-April, according to the Costs of War project at Brown University, which documents the hidden costs of the post-9/11 wars. (
  • At that time, the only hint of what Obama meant by making Afghans "responsible for their own security," could be found in his statement of US objectives: "to refocus on al-Qaeda, to reverse the Taliban's momentum and train Afghan security forces to defend their own country. (
  • At least 73 were never found from the Afghan and Pakistani men and children on boat. (
  • They ordered local Pakistani officials to eject journalists attempting to take pictures of a sick female Afghan refugee, a woman about 35 years old who complained of difficulty breathing. (
  • Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Pakistani Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar said the Pakistani government expected a full report on the Afghan campaign from "soldier-statesman" Powell when he arrives in Islamabad. (
  • In the mid-1970s, Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto began to encourage Afghan Islamic leaders, such as Burhanuddin Rabbani and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar , to fight against the regime. (
  • Last but not least, the Afghan government remains a mess, riven by factional fights between President Ashraf Ghani and provincial warlords. (
  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared Wednesday a national day of mourning. (
  • Authorities launched a massive polio vaccination campaign on Sunday in Iraq, Syria and Egypt after health officials found a suspected case of the virus in a young boy near Baghdad. (
  • At least 11 US citizens injured at Camp Eggers and nine Afghan security workers were killed, US officials said. (
  • The Bush administration blocked subsequent efforts to investigate the mass murder, even after the FBI interviewed witnesses among the surviving Afghans who had been moved to the U.S. prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and after human rights officials publicly identified the mass grave site where Dostum's forces had disposed of bodies. (
  • International aid organization officials say, however, that around 5 million Afghans are in danger of starvation because the nation's borders are sealed and food supplies are diminishing by the day -- meaning that only a tiny percentage of the hungry are receiving the U.S. food. (
  • Still, Afghan officials hailed the voting as a success. (
  • He accompanied British forces during the invasion that became the Second Anglo-Afghan War from 1878-1880 producing a small number of albums of prints for sale to the general public. (
  • The 2018 movie, " 12 Strong ," a jingoistic account of the partnership between U.S. special forces and Dostum in the 2001 invasion, whitewashed Dostum - even as his crimes continued to pile up in the years after the prisoner massacre. (
  • But ever since 1997-when the Taliban's shadowy leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, decreed it a sacrilege, and a crime, to record a human face on film-I'd stuck closer to home, preferring to satisfy my Afghan urge by focusing on New York's immigrant community. (
  • The outgoing US generals remain confident that the 300,000-strong Afghan military will be able to hold on to provincial capitals, despite their dwindling supplies and air cover and the Taliban's "strategic momentum. (
  • It has had a clear impact here, where some Afghans protested the deaths in Jalalabad not only with chants of 'Death to America! (
  • Sometime after August 1988, Azzam was replaced as the leader of the Arab Afghans in Peshawar by Osama bin Laden. (
  • Karzai's campaign team claimed Friday he was on track for victory in the country's presidential election, while Abdullah also said he was leading the vote. (
  • Two days later, NATO responded in kind, launching Operation Achilles, its largest offensive ever in the country, at the Afghan government's request. (
  • The United Nations stated that the Afghan government's strategic focus on protecting population centers in 2017 might have made rural populations more vulnerable to the influence of anti-government entities who pay local farmers to grow poppy and protect farmers from government eradication efforts. (
  • Along with a lingering hope, there remains a deep fatalism that no matter what Afghans do, they will be swept into the whirlwind of war, victims of forces beyond their control. (
  • On the other, Afghans see foreign forces who, according to common perception, usurp the authority of local elders, happily let their male soldiers search Afghan women, and are inclined to shoot first and ask questions later. (
  • A statement in Bosnian on Islamic State's Amaq news agency said a suicide attack had been carried out on members of the Afghan security forces in Kabul‮‮‮,‬‬‬ although it was not immediately clear whether the statement referred to the same incident. (
  • A year ago NATO and Afghan forces were seizing an average 60 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer a month. (
  • It portrays the sole English survivor of the complete massacre of British forces in the First Anglo-Afghan War. (
  • What's more, the helicopters were apparently given flight clearance by the US military forces and their Afghan national army charges. (
  • Afghan government forces number several times as many, but-like their counterparts in the Vietnam War-they "lack the one thing the U.S. cannot provide: the will to fight a protracted campaign against a committed enemy," in the words of Bill Roggio, editor of the Long War Journal at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies. (
  • However, from the very beginning of the full spectrum campaign, US forces also mounted broader efforts to build popular support for the new Iraqi Government and the Coalition project in Iraq. (
  • The conflict also has killed 1,144 personnel from the 40-nation NATO coalition that trained Afghan forces over the years, according to a tally kept by the website iCasualties. (
  • Of that, $88 billion went to training, equipping and funding Afghan military and police forces. (
  • These remaining forces would operate from current US military bases, ostensibly to help train the Afghan National Army, while a smaller elite group of Special Operations Forces would continue to conduct controversial raids to track, capture and kill militants the US deems affiliated with al-Qaeda or simply dangerous to US interests. (
  • In December 2001, the United Nations Security Council established the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to oversee military operations in the country and train Afghan National Security Forces . (
  • He served in the first campaign as Field Engineer, Kandahar Field Force from 10 October 1878 to 5 March 1879, and as Royal Engineers Commander for the Thal-Chotiali Field Force from 6 March to 30 April 1879. (
  • Like most Afghans both in Kandahar and elsewhere, Mohammed speaks not from fear but from an oppressive fatigue born of the mounting sense that his country is once again descending into a cycle of revolution and civil war. (
  • This resulted in a major counter-terrorism campaign that eventually killed or drove into exile nearly all the active Indonesian Islamic terrorists. (
  • Today, as commander in chief, President Trump is indefinitely extending the Afghan war's record as the longest in U.S. history. (
  • Their name notwithstanding, none were Afghans and some were not Arabs, but Turkic or Malay, among others. (
  • The struggle pits local tribes, calling themselves the "Eastern Alliance," against a mixture of Afghans and foreigners - including Arabs, Chechens and Pakistanis - loyal to bin Laden. (
  • This was an act of monumental vandalism, the cultural equivalent of September 11, quite possibly inspired by the same "Afghan Arabs. (
  • Beginning in 2002, the CIA tortured both Afghans and foreign prisoners flown to these torture rooms from all over Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. (
  • My company's mission was to partner with an Afghan National Army unit on a small patrol base in the northern Helmand River Valley. (
  • Trump's failure to act on the news about Russian bounties sends a message to U.S. soldiers and our Afghan allies that nobody has their back. (
  • Failing to act on this new information declares to our enemies that it's open season on those still deployed and sends a message to U.S. soldiers and our Afghan allies that nobody has their back. (
  • The U.S. has been dropping 37,000 meals a day on a country where several million Afghans face the imminent threat of starvation. (
  • The request was dismissed by the US as a meaningless delaying tactic, and it launched Operation Enduring Freedom on October 7, 2001 with the United Kingdom . (
  • There is a real fear that some of those ISIL members returning from Syria will try to emulate what the Afghan veterans did. (
  • The position has since come under repeated assault by militants that Khattak describes as the 'lowest tier' of Al-Qaeda fighters -- mainly Uzbeks, Chechens, Tajiks, and Afghans who are supported by renegade local tribesmen. (
  • In the aftermath of Kabul's campaign against them in the late 19th century, many Hazaras settled in western Turkestan, in JauzJan and Badghis provinces. (
  • A boat carrying 105 people was lost to sea en route to Australia. (
  • Recently re-elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who made a tough stance on "boat people" a pillar of his election campaign, refused to comment on the sinking. (
  • Russian bounties are especially dangerous because they drive a wedge between our military and the Afghan people by encouraging treachery in an already-impoverished country. (
  • The Afghan War is an intimate conflict, built on trust with the Afghan people. (
  • My argument that American domestic politics will drive the events of the next few years should not be interpreted as minimizing the contributions of other ISAF nations or the sacrifices and suffering of the Afghan people. (
  • They are like a double-edged weapon with which the international community is hurting itself and also the Afghan people,' he added. (
  • It reflects the commitment to polio eradication activities by Afghan health authorities and indeed the Afghan people, following through on this long-standing public health initiative," he said. (
  • Witnesses told Afghan news media that at least 1,000 people were packed inside the Uranus Wedding Hall when the assailant detonated the explosives shortly after 6 p.m. local time. (
  • A New York Times editorial proclaimed that "Mr. Bush has wisely made providing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people an integral part of American strategy. (
  • While he never actually used the word "withdrawal" in his speech, he made it clear that, "By 2014, this process of transition will be complete, and the Afghan people will be responsible for their own security. (
  • Bizarrely, one NATO official announced that it would accept any Afghan official's signature on the agreement, indicating that the existence of the deal is more important for Western governments than whether it is legally binding. (
  • Sakena Yacoobi uses a non-confrontational, participatory approach to mobilize local leaders and communities in the education, health and empowerment of Afghan girls and women. (
  • it requires communities to contribute to the projects it undertakes.Although traditional Afghan village social structures, gender roles, and religious beliefs often actively discourage the education of women, Sakena harnesses these very institutions to establish interactive programs in education, health, human rights, peace education, environmental awareness, democracy, and income generation. (
  • In Afghan society, there is a wide range of standards for acceptable female behavior and men have different beliefs about how women should be treated. (
  • Many traditional Afghan customs impinge on the rights of women and may be considered alien to the spirit of Islam. (
  • In order to be protected, Afghan women began wearing the hejab and stopped moving freely in public. (
  • However, Afghan women continue to experience socially mandated constraints that limit their access to pursue an education and become economically self-sufficient. (
  • The victims - 146 children, 142 women and 65 men - were all Iraqi or Afghan. (
  • Contributions flowed to school-building and development projects that aimed to free Afghan women from oppression. (
  • Access to education for girls had proven one of the most important measuring sticks for progress in any country, the United States' representative agreed, adding that it also mattered that Afghan women, once confined to their homes, now served as cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, judges, security officers and business leaders. (
  • Never mind how Afghan women fared during the Russian occupation, and earlier. (
  • But what about the general population of Afghan women, still closeted, still shrouded, probably poorer than ever, subject to drone strikes that kill their children, their uncles and fathers on the only happy occasions, weddings, in their more severely circumscribed lives? (
  • Now, after more than a decade of social and political progress by Afghan women, the idea is reality: Ms. Sarobi is sharing a ticket with former Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul on Saturday's presidential ballot. (
  • And, after weeks on the campaign trail, she also knows how far women have yet to go before they hold an equal role in this deeply traditional society. (
  • Afghan women have continued to break new ground, such as the first graduation in 30 years of a female Afghan Air Force pilot last year, and in a multitude of other areas. (
  • An Al Qaeda-Sudanese member fired a surface to air missile at a US warplane taking off from the Prince Sultan airbase in Saudi Arabia in December 2001. (
  • I was one of the few Arab reporters to cover the Afghan war in 2001 and its aftermath. (
  • They were once the largest Afghan ethnic group constituting nearly 67 per cent of the total population of the state before the 19th century. (
  • The late Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the first Arab journalist from a major Arabic media organization to cover the Afghan jihad, estimated their numbers to be at around 10,000. (
  • Although Omar and bin Laden were non-stories for most of the world in August 2001, they were the stories for a journalist covering the Afghan beat. (
  • Nevertheless, 2015 had been the bloodiest year since 2001, with a sharp increase in civilian and military casualties, he said. (
  • But to many here, the next Afghan government appeared to be more a product of negotiation than vote tallies, especially given the fact a final count wasn't even released. (
  • Before he joined who , Zahed worked for the Afghan government, heading the polio program in the eastern end of the country, and he knows most of the staff in the districts personally, knows the hardship and danger that they face working in the mountains. (
  • In response to these problems, four years ago, the Afghan government agreed to ban the use of ammonium nitrate and make available other (less effective) fertilizers. (
  • Their advice is for the central government to defend the cities and withdraw from less strategic rural regions, but that would mean a protracted struggle that I am not sure the current Afghan government has the stomach for, or is capable of winning. (
  • In tandem with the bombing campaign, the U.S. government launched a PR blitz about its food-from-the-sky effort. (
  • It is not clear, however, that the Afghan government will play along. (
  • While Smeal and Leno campaigned for greater U.S. support for international women's rights, Charlotte Bunch, director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University, is working tirelessly to codify those rights. (
  • The White House said children should address their envelopes to: America's Fund for Afghan Children, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20509-1600. (
  • Here's a look at the spiraling cost of America's campaign - the bloodshed, wasted funds and future consequences for the war-battered nation teetering on the brink of chaos. (
  • From hundreds of years ago right up to the jumbled chaos of recent days as the United States pulled out of its air base and then the capital, the word "foreigner" has meant many things in the Afghan context, from invaders to would-be colonizers. (
  • Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (1941-1989) is often credited with creating enthusiasm for the Afghan mujahideen cause in the Arab Muslim and greater Muslim world. (
  • 'Pen Pal Effort With Muslim Children Overseas Takes Off,' Dec. 12, 2001. (
  • The image of the oppressed Muslim woman is part of this destructive propaganda campaign. (
  • If anything, Khan's political history, his 2018 election campaign, and his actions since coming to office reflect the degree to which aspects of militancy, intolerance, anti-pluralism, and supremacist ultra- conservative Sunni Muslim Islam have, over decades, been woven into the fabric of segments of society and elements of the state. (
  • They produced a mildly worded document that did not criticise the air strikes, attacked terrorism, but gave warning against extending the campaign to other Muslim countries. (
  • I recall writing academic papers on "Moscow's Afghan paradox" and its failure to shape an Afghan state and society, with ideologies, religions, cultures and ethnicities checking all efforts to unify the country and cement its national identity. (
  • The Afghans seem to be sensing imminent change and all those capable of acquiring visas are leaving the country before it is too late. (
  • Still, European authorities and the public were sympathetic, and could understand why Afghans would want to leave a country rife with suicide bombings and empty of opportunity. (
  • In 2001, Crosby helped then-Australian PM John Howard win re-election by having him claim that Afghan asylum seekers were throwing their children into the sea , using emotional blackmail to enter the country via boats. (
  • His spokesman said the Afghan leader was 'very serious' about his demand. (
  • While it is too soon to assess the level of coverage, the spokesman said the campaign had already proved significant. (
  • On July 12, 2001, acting FBI Director Tom Pickard briefs Attorney General Ashcroft a second time about the al-Qaeda threat (see July 12, 2001 ). (
  • The cable, from January 2001, discusses al-Qaeda leader Khallad bin Attash's presence at the summit. (
  • That death toll marks a dramatic acceleration in the campaign against Al-Qaeda on Pakistan's side of the border. (
  • The CIA killed Al Qaeda operative Mohammed Atef and others with a drone there in November 2001, just two months after 9/11. (
  • Ahmed Chalabi, an Iraqi exile fleeing charges of embezzlement from his former bank in Jordan (see August 2, 1989 and April 9, 1992 ), continues forging ties with American neoconservatives (see January 30, 2001 and 1985 ). (
  • The crisis of confidence in American security establishment, economic slowdown and collapse of Afghan peace deal could not have come at a worse time. (
  • The president, at a press conference Thursday evening, called on every American child to tuck a dollar into an envelope for humanitarian aid to Afghan children and send it to the White House. (
  • On Eid-al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, American and Afghan soldiers slaughtered sheep, as is customary, and broke bread together. (
  • The so-called transition to Afghan lead by the end of 2014 is a timetable driven largely by American domestic politics. (
  • It may seem paradoxical that any American interest would seek to deliberately prolong the Afghan quagmire. (
  • Using 18 million leaflets dropped from American planes and more than 800 hours of radio broadcasts from EC130 'Commando Solo' aircraft, the psyops team sought to win hearts and minds of the Afghans with their most powerful weapon: music. (
  • An American now gets killed every 32 minutes by Afghan heroin. (
  • Further, my personal and professional life has endowed me with many Afghan and Afghan American friends, and there is nothing collectively psychopathic about them. (
  • The Pentagon's air drops of food parcels and President Bush's plea for American children to aid Afghan kids with dollar bills will go down in history as two of the most cynical maneuvers of media manipulation in the early 21st century. (
  • In those post-2001 months and years, they believed in the power of "the foreigners. (
  • The 4th Psychological Operations Group used a variety of approaches but the Afghan loathing of foreigners played a central role in their campaign. (
  • Lal Pura is a big problem for him and the polio campaign. (
  • In Lal Pura, six villages-representing 200 of the district's 1,100 households-have been off-limits to polio campaign vaccinators for the past two years. (
  • A media campaign for hearts and minds at home means going all out to persuade us that the next war is as good as a war can be-necessary, justified, righteous, and worth any sorrows to be left in its wake. (
  • Sixteen Afghan employees of the German-based Shelter Now International organization also were arrested. (
  • the clip was provided to her by an Afghan feminist organization. (
  • President Trump rubbished the recent polls saying he has not even started his 2020 campaign. (
  • Sergej Skripal had links to the 'dirty dossier' about Donald Trump that was created for the Hillary Clinton campaign. (
  • What's more, the 17-year campaign to date is unlikely to end for several more years to come, after President Donald Trump last year gave the Pentagon control over its conduct. (
  • After 15 years of considerable strategic consistency during the presidencies of George Bush and Barack Obama, Donald Trump now takes the reins, having made a more aggressive approach to ISIS a central plank first of his campaign and, potentially, of his presidency. (
  • Answers varied from "close the CIA" to 'beef up the border with Mexico' to 'decriminalize drugs' to 'more treatment' to 'eradicate Afghan opium crops. (
  • Despite the costly counternarcotics campaign, opium exports reached record heights. (