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|Ayyub Afghani||Ayyub Afghani||Ansar al-Islam||Iraq-Jordan||20040310|
|Shahid Afghani||Shahid Afghani||Al Faran||India-Pakistan||20031122|
|Two US Service Members Killed In Afghanistan|
|[ToloNews] Two US service members were killed Wednesday, August 21, in Afghanistan, ’s Resolute Support (RS) mission said without giving further details.|
According to the US Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete.
The service members death brings to 10 the number of US troops killed in Afghanistan so far this year, compared to 12 in 2018.
On June 25, Army Master Sergeant Micheal B. Riley and Sgt. James G. Johnston were killed in Uruzgan Province by small arms fire while engaged in combat operations, the Pentagon said. That incident is under investigation.
At least 2,300 American soldiers have died and more than 20,400 have been in the country since a US-led coalition ousted the in 2001.
|22 Taliban, Haqqani network militants killed in Special Forces raids and airstrikes|
|[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted a series of s and special operations in various provinces in the past 24 hours killing at least 22 s.|
The military officials said Wednesday the Special Forces killed a during a patrol in Almar district of Faryab.
The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 5 Talibs and destroyed a weapons cache in Nowzad district of The security forces also conducted an airstrike in Kajaki district of Helmand which killed 5 Talibs and destroyed a weapons cache.
Furthermore, the Special Forces arrested 4 Talibs during an operation in sepra district of The security officials also added that an airstrike killed a in Maidan Shahr district of Wardak and a separate airstrike in Achin district of destroyed a weapons cache.
The security forces also conducted airstrikes in Sholgarah district of Balkh province which killed 10 Talibs.
|Night Raids Draw Public Criticisms; NDS Defends The Move|
|[ToloNews] Night raids by special units of Afghan forces in the city of Kabul have faced doubts by military experts and residents of the capital who say the operations have not proved significant.|
"military experts" who deride night raids? Reeeeaaaallly? Talib-symps like Kaped Krusader Karzai?
Kabul has witnessed at least five-night raids during this month, some of which have ended after five to 10 hours of between Afghan forces and suspects.
"They conducted an operation in Khak-e-Jabbar [in the south of Kabul] where they arrested three or four people and later it was clarified that they were innocent and were released. This is really disappointing," an MP, Tawfiq Wahdat, said.
"Night raids are helpful, but on condition that they are well-coordinated," said Abdul Wahab Wardak, a military affairs analyst.
A Kabul resident, Mohammad Azim, said that he supports these operations but he suggested that they require more caution.
"We are cooperating with the security forces so that peace and stability can prevail in the country," Mr. Azim said.
But, the (NDS) in a statement described the night raids as effective and said they are aimed at searching, clearance and haunting predetermined targets.
Some members of the NDS Special Operations Unit said they are fully committed to serving the country.
"I will always serve my country, wherever the enemy tries to show itself, we will eliminate them," a member of the NDS Special Unit said.
"We are prepared to do the job whether it is day or night," a member of the NDS Special Unit said.
|6 ISIS militants including 2 Pakistani nationals killed in Nangarhar airstrike|
|[KhaamaPress] An killed six of the of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in province including two Pak nationals.|
The informed military sources said Wednesday that an airstrike in Pacher wa Agam district killed six ISIS s.
the Nangarhar governor’s Office said in a statement that the airstrike was conducted at around 10:40 am local time on Tuesday.
The statement further added that the airstrike also killed two Pak nationals who were fighting in ISIS ranks.
The governor’s office also added that the airstrike destroyed a hideout of the terror group, a Dshk heavy machine gun and an Ak-47 rifle.
|14 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Kunduz clash|
|[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed or Afghanistan. 14 Talibs during a clash in northern Kunduz province of |
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement that the security forces clashed with Talibs in the 3rd district of Kunduz, apparently pointing to 3rd district of Kunduz city.
The statement further added that the security forces killed 7 Talibs during the clash and 7 others.
Furthermore, the interior ministry said the security forces also confiscated a rocket launcher and an M-4 rifle following the clash.
|AAF, U.S. airstrikes kill at least 18 Taliban militants in Ghazni and Logar: Thunder Corps|
|[KhaamaPress] The Afghan and U.S. forces conducted separate s in and Ghazni provinces killing at least 18 Talibs.|
The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said Tuesday that the U.S. forces killed 6 Talibs by conducting airstrikes in Ghap area of Aab Band district and Gawmeshak area of Qarabagh district.
The statement further added that the U.S. forces also conducted airstrikes in Zarghoon Shahr of Mohammad Agha and Bidak area of Charkh districts of .
Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the airstrikes killed at least 10 Talibs and desroyed a vehicle.
The Afghan Air Force also conducted an airstrike in Sari Qala area of Khogyani district in Ghazni killing two Talibs.
|Afghan Special Forces kill, detain 16 Taliban militants in Logar|
|[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces conducted separate operations in central province killing or detaining at least 16 Talibs.|
The informed military sources said Wednesday that the Special Forces killed 9 Talibs during a raid in Azrah district of .
The sources further added that the Special Forces arrested 5 Talibs during a separate operation in Baraki Barak district of .
Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed a small cache of weapons during the same operation.
The Special Forces conducted a raid in Muhammad Agha district of Loar killing two fighters. The Special Forces also destroyed a small weapons cache.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
|Death sentence of PTI leader’s killers commuted to life term|
|[DAWN] The Sindh High Court on Tuesday commuted the of two political activists to life imprisonment in a case pertaining to the murder of Pakistain leader Zahra Shahid.|
An antiterrorism court had sentenced Mohammad Rashid, alias Master, and Zahid Abbas, alias Zaidi, the workers of , to death in August last year for killing the 70-year-old PTI leader inside her home in Defence Housing Authority on the eve of re-polling on ’s National Assembly constituency NA-250 in 2013.
Both the convicts through their lawyers challenged the before the high court and after hearing arguments from both sides and examining the evidence, a two-judge bench of the SHC headed by Justice Mohammad Karim Khan Agha converted the death sentence of both convicts into life term.
|U.S. drone shot down over Yemen - officials|
|[UK.REUTERS] A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday, the second such incident in recent months.|
A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defences had brought down a U.S. drone.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the drone was shot down late on Tuesday.
This is not the first time a U.S. drone has been shot down in Yemen. In June, the U.S. military said that Houthi rebels had shot down a U.S. government-operated drone with assistance from Iran.
U.S. forces have occasionally launched drone and air strikes against Yemen’s al Qaeda branch, known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
The group has taken advantage of a four-year-old war between the Houthi movement and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s Saudi-backed government to try to strengthen its position in the impoverished country.
|Indian State on high alert amid reports of terrorists’ intrusion from Afghanistan|
|[KhaamaPress] A group of four have reportedly intruded into the Madhya Pradesh State of India putting the state on high alert, it has been reported.|
The security forces launched extensive searches in several districts of the State late on Monday after receiving intelligence reports regarding the intrusion.
The authorities have released the sketch of one of the suspects which they circulated in all s, outposts and check-points.
Militants linked with , ISIS, , al-Qaeda and other terrorist outlets are active in some restive parts of Kunar province.
the authorities have said it is not known how the made their way into but they were last seen in and Rajasthan.
|Taliban chief Mullah Haibatullah was the primary target of Pakistan bombing: report|
|[KhaamaPress] The supreme leader of group Mullah was the primary target of in Quetta city which killed four people including the younger brother of the Taliban leader.|
The IHS Janes media outlet, quoting the local media reports reported that Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada was also scheduled to be at the mosque.
No individual or group has so far for the attack.
unconfirmed reports indicate the Talibs an -associatd on 17th of August following the attempt.
The explosion killed four people including Hafiz Ahmadullah, the younger brother of Mullah Haibatullah.
The Pak police officials confirmed last week that also more than 20 other people.
|US Announces $125M In Aid To Afghanistan|
|[ToloNews] Through this aid, vulnerable Afghans as well as IDPs, and flood-affected families will be helped.|
The United States announces an additional amount of nearly $125 million in humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Afghans inside Afghanistan, including internally displaced persons, conflict and flood-affected communities, and Afghan returnees, the US Embassy in Kabul said in a statement on Tuesday.
By this aid, the total US funding in this fiscal year to the Afghan humanitarian response reaches nearly $190 million, including for Afghan refugees in the region.
The United States urges all countries to make or increase their contributions to the UN humanitarian appeal for Afghanistan, which is currently only 27 percent funded, the statement said.
Additional support from the entire international community is essential to meet the urgent needs of large number of vulnerable people in Afghanistan, the statement added.
The United States remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable Afghans and stands with the Afghan people in their dedication to helping create an Afghanistan in which all its citizens have the opportunity to live in peace and dignity.
The statement said the amount will support life-saving activities that provide emergency food, nutrition, clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, emergency health, disaster preparedness and risk reduction, shelter, protection, humanitarian coordination and logistics, and non-food items and relief commodities.
It also supports refugee repatriation grants, education, livelihoods and other efforts to promote long-term integration of returning refugees, the statement said.