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I know all the list of Uzair baloch, Kalbhoshan and other but what i don't comprehend Pakistan has never thought wrong of Iran but in contrast we see some obnoxious behavior sometime
Pakistan is being rather mature that is the whole story. Also Pakistan will need to keep an eye on the separatists along the border with Iran. Having said that, Pakistan has raised some concern in the past regarding Iran Afghanistan India relation and terrorists/spies crossing over Pakistan Iran border.
 

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I know all the list of Uzair baloch, Kalbhoshan and other but what i don't comprehend Pakistan has never thought wrong of Iran but in contrast we see some obnoxious behavior sometime

Correction:
All the time.
 

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Pakistan is being rather mature that is the whole story. Also Pakistan will need to keep an eye on the separatists along the border with Iran. Having said that, Pakistan has raised some concern in the past regarding Iran Afghanistan India relation and terrorists/spies crossing over Pakistan Iran border.
Yes and issue has been raised with Iranian counterpart ...Pakistan due to lack of resources can't exert itself at this border as most of the resources are being deployed along India and Afghanistan border..That might be the reason Pakistan avoid any open exchange of words..Though shooting down a drone was a message conveyed ..
 

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A-10s May Return to Afghanistan to Bolster Air Campaign
14 Dec 2017
By Richard Sisk

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt approaches a 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker to get more fuel over Afghanistan on Aug. 2, 2012. Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mosness

A-10 Thunderbolts could return to close-air support missions in Afghanistan as the wars in Iraq and Syria wind down and the Trump administration's new strategy for Afghanistan takes hold.

In response to reports that Afghan leaders had asked the U.S. to bring back the "Warthogs," Air Force Brig. Gen. Lance Bunch said he could not speculate but also did not rule out that the aircraft with the devastating 30mm nose gun might be back in action over Afghanistan in the spring.
"The discussions of what forces we move to Afghanistan or draw down from Iraq and Syria are all ongoing," Bunch, director of future operations for the NATO Resolute

Support mission, said in a briefing to the Pentagon from Kabul on Tuesday.
"We have not made any decisions at this time to move A-10s, that I know of," he said.

Military Times reported that a senior Afghan official had asked for the return of the A-10s to support planned offensives by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces [ANDSF].

A-10s were used extensively in Afghanistan in earlier stages of the war and have in recent years been flying out of Turkey on anti-ISIS missions in Iraq and Syria.
On Monday, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told the Senate Armed Services Committee that she backs proposals to upgrade the wings of the A-10s to extend their service life.
"I happen to be a fan of the A-10," she said.

In his briefing to the Pentagon, Bunch described missions that appeared well-suited for the A-10s under the new strategy for Afghanistan approved by President Donald Trump in August.

The strategy includes a stepped-up air campaign and combat support for U.S. troops now cleared to work with partnered ANDSF forces at the battalion level.
"Previously, the mission here in Afghanistan was on a shrinking path," Bunch said but, under the new strategy, ground and air commanders have more latitude to pick targets as "we transitioned from a time-based mission to one that is now conditions-based."

For the first time in the Afghanistan war, now in its 17th year, the U.S. air campaign has gone after the Taliban's main source of funding in the poppy trade, Bunch said.
"Since the beginning of this campaign, we have eliminated 25 narcotics processing labs from the Taliban inventory," he said.

"These are new efforts that have never been tried before in Afghanistan," Bunch said. "These are new; the war has changed."

"We are able to go after their [Taliban] weapons cache sites, their revenue generation, their C2 [command and control] nodes -- all the areas where they thought they were safe and they are no longer so," he said. "It has definitely been a game-changer, and the Taliban is definitely feeling it."

https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2017/12/14/10s-may-return-afghanistan-bolster-air-campaign.html
 

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A-10s May Return to Afghanistan to Bolster Air Campaign
14 Dec 2017
By Richard Sisk

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt approaches a 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker to get more fuel over Afghanistan on Aug. 2, 2012. Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mosness

A-10 Thunderbolts could return to close-air support missions in Afghanistan as the wars in Iraq and Syria wind down and the Trump administration's new strategy for Afghanistan takes hold.

In response to reports that Afghan leaders had asked the U.S. to bring back the "Warthogs," Air Force Brig. Gen. Lance Bunch said he could not speculate but also did not rule out that the aircraft with the devastating 30mm nose gun might be back in action over Afghanistan in the spring.
"The discussions of what forces we move to Afghanistan or draw down from Iraq and Syria are all ongoing," Bunch, director of future operations for the NATO Resolute

Support mission, said in a briefing to the Pentagon from Kabul on Tuesday.
"We have not made any decisions at this time to move A-10s, that I know of," he said.

Military Times reported that a senior Afghan official had asked for the return of the A-10s to support planned offensives by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces [ANDSF].

A-10s were used extensively in Afghanistan in earlier stages of the war and have in recent years been flying out of Turkey on anti-ISIS missions in Iraq and Syria.
On Monday, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told the Senate Armed Services Committee that she backs proposals to upgrade the wings of the A-10s to extend their service life.
"I happen to be a fan of the A-10," she said.

In his briefing to the Pentagon, Bunch described missions that appeared well-suited for the A-10s under the new strategy for Afghanistan approved by President Donald Trump in August.

The strategy includes a stepped-up air campaign and combat support for U.S. troops now cleared to work with partnered ANDSF forces at the battalion level.
"Previously, the mission here in Afghanistan was on a shrinking path," Bunch said but, under the new strategy, ground and air commanders have more latitude to pick targets as "we transitioned from a time-based mission to one that is now conditions-based."

For the first time in the Afghanistan war, now in its 17th year, the U.S. air campaign has gone after the Taliban's main source of funding in the poppy trade, Bunch said.
"Since the beginning of this campaign, we have eliminated 25 narcotics processing labs from the Taliban inventory," he said.

"These are new efforts that have never been tried before in Afghanistan," Bunch said. "These are new; the war has changed."

"We are able to go after their [Taliban] weapons cache sites, their revenue generation, their C2 [command and control] nodes -- all the areas where they thought they were safe and they are no longer so," he said. "It has definitely been a game-changer, and the Taliban is definitely feeling it."

https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2017/12/14/10s-may-return-afghanistan-bolster-air-campaign.html
Let them cross Pakistan's border ~$~§§•^-^
 

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US Vice President Meets with Troops, Afghan Leaders on Surprise Afghanistan Trip
22.12.2017


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US Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on Thursday, meeting with both Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as well as making a speech before US troops.

Pence arrived at the central US base at Bagram Airfield before flying via helicopter to Kabul, where he met with Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.
During his visit, Pence underscored the American commitment to peace and stability in Afghanistan. He claimed that his presence should be taken as evidence that the US was "here to see this through."

Ghani replied by expressing gratitude for the US presence, adding that Afghanistan and the US had created a partnership cemented in mutual sacrifice. He added that his current goal was to extend Kabul's control of the country from a little over 50 percent of the territory to 80 percent.

It was also reported that Pence discussed both the implementation of the new US strategy in Afghanistan and the country's upcoming parliamentary elections slated for July 2018.
Afterwards, Pence returned to Bagram to address hundreds of US troops, who gathered in an aiport hangar at the base. He also took a potshot at Pakistan, a nominal US
ally that Washington has accused of harboring criminal and Islamic terrorist elements, saying Afghanistan's neighbor has much to gain from working with the US and much to lose by harboring its enemies. US President Donald Trump has "put Pakistan on notice," the vice president said, and the days of Pakistan providing safe haven to terror groups are "over."

In August, Trump announced his strategy for Afghanistan, with the major change being a shift to an open-ended war against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants with milestones based on goals rather than dates. He also called for a larger military presence in Afghanistan, the opposite of his campaign promise to swiftly withdraw US forces.

Eleven thousand US troops were stationed in Afghanistan in August, and the number has increased since then to an estimated 15,000. That number is expected to climb to 16,000 in 2018. This is still far lower than the 100,000-odd US troops stationed there in 2010, when former President Barack Obama began a withdrawal.

Previously, top Washington officials such as Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Afghan leaders — but this is the first time that the vice president has visited. Pence did meet with Ghani in Germany in February. Trump himself has yet to make a trip to Afghanistan.

The US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, and has maintained a troop presence in the Central Asian nation ever since. With the war having recently turned 16, it is the longest-running armed conflict in American history.

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I don't see any change in baselessly accusing Pakistan, so what's that new US policy than?
Moreover, they are unable to bring order in Afghanistan, with all their resources, actually it went worst than Taliban govt. back in 1999.
It's hard to believe, anything positive come out any more!
 

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Afghan Army soldiers surrender before Afghan Taliban
15 Jan, 2018

MAIMANA - The clashes between the Afghanistan Army and the Afghan Taliban have intensified across the country and both sides are putting heavy casualties upon each other.

However the ambushes and attacks by the Afghan Taliban are fast bleeding the Afghan Army both physically and morally.

In a series of attacks today, six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and two others surrendered to the Taliban in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.

District Chief Rahmatullah Qaisari told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened on Sunday night in the Nahrin area.


“Six of the eight ANA soldiers stationed in the Nahrin locality were killed by the Taliban while the two other soldiers surrendered to the insurgents,” he said.

He added the Taliban captured all equipment and weapons available in the check-post.


A security official who wished not to be named said the army personnel belonged to 209thShaheen Military Corps. Security officials in Faryab have not yet commented about the incident.

Separately, four policemen have been injured in the Taliban armed attack on police check-post in the Chalgazai area of Qaisar.

According to Qaisari the injured security official had been evacuated to the hospital but there was not report about the health condition of them.

https://timesofislamabad.com/15-Jan-2018/afghan-army-soldiers-surrender-before-afghan-taliban
 

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Afghanistan Unable to Field Army for 6 Months Without US Assistance - President
15 Jan 2018


MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Afghan army will be unable to operate even for six months without US support, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said.

"We will not be able to support our army for six months without US support, and US capabilities … Because we don't have the money," Ghani told CBS News on Sunday, when asked whether the Afghan government would collapse if the US army left the country.

The Afghan president noted that 21 terrorist organizations were operating in his country.

Afghanistan is currently suffering from an unstable political, social and security issues due to the activity of the Taliban terrorist group and the Islamic State terrorist organization, both outlawed in Russia.

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201801151060754063-afghanistan-us-support/
 

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Two Missiles Reportedly Hit Diplomatic Quarter of Kabul
15 Jan 2018


The Afghan news agency Ariana News has said citing the interior ministry that a missile hit a road near the Canadian Embassy, causing no casualties.

Social media users are reporting that two missiles were launched in the direction of Kabul's diplomatic quarter. While one allegedly hit the area near the Canadian embassy, another hit the embassy of India in Afghanistan's capital.



The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has said that a rocket landed inside the territory of the Indian Embassy causing minor structural damage.







Afghanistan's Interior Ministry confirmed only one missile strike near the Canadian embassy.








Initial reports suggested that a blast has occurred in the city.


This is not the first time Kabul's diplomatic area has been attacked. In October 2017, a blast killed 13 and injured 14 more people.

Afghanistan has suffered for a long time from political, social and security issues because of the activity of various terrorist groups, including the Taliban.

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Just read that one of Taliban leaders either in Pakistan or Afghanistan has surrendered to the authority.
 

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Just read that one of Taliban leaders either in Pakistan or Afghanistan has surrendered to the authority.

He is spokesperson of TTP's offshoot Jamat Al Ahrar ..... and not the Afghan Taliban. He happens to be the second spokesperson who has surrendered. The previous one and this one were operating against Pakistan from inside Afghanistan.
 
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