US Offers To Pay Family Of 10 Killed By “Mistake” In Afghan Drone Strike

Last month US officials conceded the drone attack was an error. (FIle) Washington: The United States said Friday it has offered to pay unspecified compensation to relatives of 10 people in Afghanistan including seven children who were killed by mistake in a US drone strike as American forces were completing their withdrawal. In a statement … Read more

Joe Biden’s Afghanistan Problem

When President Joe Biden announced in the spring that he planned to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, it appeared to be a politically deft decision from an Administration rapidly replacing the chaos of the Trump years with competence. The nearly twenty-year war had long faded from American headlines and consciousness. Voters on the … Read more

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly mosque bombing in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more. In a statement posted late Friday on social media, IS said two of the group’s members shot and killed security guards manning the entrance of the … Read more

Exclusive: Uyghur jailbreak complicates Taliban’s ties with China

Suhail Shaheen, a Taliban spokesman, told the South China Morning Post the movement would no longer allow Uyghur fighters from Xinjiang, some of whom had previously sought refuge in Afghanistan, to enter the country. “We care about the oppression of Muslims, be it in Palestine, in Myanmar, or in China, and we care about the … Read more

U.S. vows to give condolence payments to relatives of Afghans killed in errant drone strike

The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement that the Defense Department was also working with the State Department to help … Read more

US offers to pay families of Afghans killed in drone attack

Washington also promises to help family members who were interested to relocate to the US following botched operation. The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched US drone attack in Afghanistan in August during the final days before American troops withdrew from the country. … Read more

Islamic State Claims Mosque Bombing in South Afghanistan

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more. In a statement posted late Friday on social media, IS said two of the group’s members shot and killed security guards manning the entrance of the Fatimiya mosque in … Read more

Fallen Army Veteran honored with memorial on 605 Freeway

LOS ALAMITOS (KABC) — A special honor in Orange County has been given to United States Army Sergeant Thomas MacPherson, who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan: A memorial highway dedication marking the nine year anniversary of his death. Friends and family gathered outside of Los Alamitos High School on a brisk fall … Read more

Ex-Taliban commander pleads not guilty to killing US troops

Haji Najibullah, charged in relation to 2008 attack on US troops in Afghanistan, says accusations are ‘incorrect’. The lawyer for an ex-Taliban commander charged with killing American troops in Afghanistan in 2008 has said it is “preposterous” to charge his client in deaths that occurred in a war the United States started. Haji Najibullah, 45, … Read more

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