|Ex-GITMO Prisoner: “My World Was Very Small”|
|[ToloNews] "I was looking at the moon from the window of the cell where I was imprisoned," said Obaidullah, a former member, who was released last week from the Guantanamo Bay detention center and reintegrated with his family in after nearly two decades of separation. |
Obaidullah, now 36, was just eighteen years old when he was detained and he has spent nearly half of his life in US custody.
"I was associated with the Taliban only for a short period of time. I was serving in the Taliban’s military section, therefore I was arrested by the American forces," the former Taliban member told TOLOnews’ Sharif Amiri.
"They (US forces) imposed on us the most brutal acts during our detention as if we were the most dangerous criminals--I had no hope that someday I would rejoin my family," said Osman, Obaidullah’s cousin who was also released from the US jail after three months from Bagram prison.
Obaidullah’s family said that his release was a dream for them.
"We had no information about Obaidullah for two and half years, however, there were some rumors in the media that he was transferred to Guantanamo prison, but we received a letter from him after two and half a years, then the letters started coming from him more regularly with the help of ICRC and then we started having online calls," said Mohammad Akram, Obaidullah’s brother.
Obaidullah was eighteen years old when he was arrested by US forces.
Obaidullah became the father of a baby girl only three days before his arrest. he was always living with her memories in the jail.
|Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan|
|[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A killed 10 members of one family, including three women and two children, in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said.|
The for the Interior Ministry, Nasrat Rahimi, said took place in eastern , in the district of Ali Sher.
He said three children, two women and five men were killed.
No one immediately but Rahimi blamed the who regularly target and government officials by planting s across the country.
Scores of civilians are killed in such attacks.
The Taliban today control or hold sway over half the country and, along with the ISIS group, stage near-daily attacks.
|‘Drone Attack’ Kills 6 in Khost: Provincial Council|
|[ToloNews] Provincial council members said the attack killed a family of six, including children.|
At least six members of a family were killed in a "drone attack" in , members of the Khost provincial council said Saturday.
According to the provincial council, the six people were killed in a village in Alisher district and the drone targeted a civilian’s home.
Children are also among the victims, the council members claimed.
A for US forces in Afghanistan confirmed an in Khost in Terazai district that "targeted three fighters." The added "we are aware of the allegations of civilian casualties" and said they are "working with local authorities to determine the veracity of these claims."
|Afghan forces foil militants bid to detonate multiple IEDs in Khost|
|[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces thwarted bid to detonate multiple Improvised Explosive Devices in South-eastern According to a statement released by Ministry of Interior, the security forces discovered and defused 8 IEDs during the operations which they launched few days ago in Musa Khe district.|
The statement further added that the had planted the IEDs on main roads frequented by ordinary civilians.
Some of the IEDs also carried ’illusory’ messages about paradise, the Ministry of Interior added in its statement.
Talibs and of the other groups frequently use improvised explosives as the weapon of their choice to target the security personnel and government officials.
the ings often inflict casualties on ordinary civilians.
|29 operations conducted against Taliban in Kabul, other provinces amid elections: NDS|
|[KhaamaPress] The (NDS), the intelligence department of Afghanistan said the NDS forces conducted 29 operations against Talibs in Kabul and other provinces amid presidential elections|
According to a statement released by National Directorate of Security, the NDS forces conducted 16 operations in Kabul city and outskirts of the capital and arrested 14 Talibs who were attempting to sabotage the elections.
The statement further added that the NDS forces also conducted 13 operations in , Ghazni, , Balkh, , Kunar, and s during the same period.
The statement also added that the NDS forces killed 34 Talibs, 14 others and arrested 4 of them during the same operations.
The NDS forces also confiscated a large quantity of weapons and munitions during the operations, NDS added.
|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.
|Deadly U.S. airstrikes kill 25 Taliban militants, destroy captured Humvee in Ghazni|
|[KhaamaPress] The U.S. forces conducted s in south-eastern Ghazni province killing at least 25 Talibs.|
The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the U.S. forces conducted the airstrikes in Moqor and Gilan districts of Ghazni.
The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 25 Talibs and destroyed a Humvee armored personnel carrier.
Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the airstrikes also destroyed 5 s of the Talibs.
The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the security forces killed a and 3 others during the in Aab Band and Khwaja Omari districts of Ghazni.
The Afghan forces also confiscated a vest during an operation in Alisher district of .
|TTP warns against playing music, women going out alone in Miramshah|
|[DAWN] MIRAMSHAH: The banned Tehrik-e- Pakistain (TTP) has warned people against playing loud music, vaccination and women going out without being accompanied by a man, saying people defying the warning will face consequences.|
The one-page message in Urdu seen by people in , the headquarters of North tribal district, on Wednesday cautioned the people: "We remind you [residents] that similar statements issued by Taliban several times in the past had fallen on deaf ears, but this time we are going to take to task those who violate the Taliban order."
The message further said: "There will be no use of DJs, neither inside the house nor in open fields and those ignoring the warning will be responsible for consequences."
Polio workers have been asked to do finger-marking of children during the vaccination campaign, but told not to administer polio drops to children or be ready to face dire consequences for defying the instruction.
The pamphlet prohibited playing loud music on computer and other shops with a warning that any place from where songs were heard could be blown up any time.
"Women shouldn’t go out of their homes alone as it is harmful for our society. There is one informer of Mujahideen in every three people and it was misconception on the part of the people to think we will not get information about non-compliance of our order. Follow the order or be ready to face worst consequences," the message concluded.
|Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Khost, Wardak clashes: Thunder Corps|
|[KhaamaPress] The security forces inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs during the in Khost and Wardak provinces.|
The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the security forces killed 12 Talibs and 10 others during the clash in Momandzai district of The statement further added that the security forces also arrested a and destroyed 4 s.
Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the security forces repulsed a Taliban attack on security check posts in Chak district of Wardak province.
The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the security force.
|14 police stations to be set up in N Waziristan|
|[DAWN] North district police officer Shafiullah Khan said on Saturday that land had been acquired for establishing 14 s and courts across the district.|
Addressing a gathering of police personnel in the Tehsil Jirga Hall, he said that a total of 14 s had been sanctioned for the district. Presently, he added, three s, one each in , Mir Ali and Razmak, were functional while the remaining 11 would also be made operational shortly.
Mr Shafiullah directed the to perform their duties honestly, adding that a performance-based promotion mechanism would be devised to encourage hardworking officers. he hastened to add: "It should be clear to everyone that disciplinary action, including forced termination, would be taken against those found involved in negligence."
He said that the police should play their due role in putting the militancy-hit Waziristan on track to peace and prosperity.
|Afghan forces killed, wound 34 Taliban militants in Khost, Paktiya: 203rd Thunder Corps|
|[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces have inflicted casualties on 34 Talibs in south-eastern Khost and Paktiya.|
The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the security forces killed 16 Talibs and 13 others in Mosa Khel district of The statement further added that the security forces also confiscated one Ak-47 rifle, a ladder, 5 rocket launcher ammunition and 7 rockets of 82mm rocket launcher.
Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the security forces killed 2 Talibs and 3 others in Zurmat district of Paktiya province.
the 203rd Thunder Corps said the security forces discovered and defused 9 improvised explosives during an operation in the outskirts of Ghazni city.
|12 Haqqani Network Commanders Killed In Khost|
|[ToloNews] At least 12 commanders of were killed in an operation by Afghan forces in Sabari district in , the (NDS) said in a statement on Monday. The operation was carried out by the NDS Special Unit in Sabari district in eastern Khost province. |
According to the statemen, the commanders were involved in destructive and terrorist activities in the province.
One member of the network was and three others were arrested in the operation, the statement said.
A number of weapons and explosives were also seized during the operation, the statement added.
Haqqani Network is deemed a strong aide to the and is widely active in Afghanistan's eastern provinces of Khost, Paktia and .