Afghanistan’s branch of the Islamic State terrorist group has expanded its extremist activities to the country’s seven provinces, as opposed to only one province last year, a United Nations report revealed Monday.
The first UH-60s Black Hawks for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) arrived in Kandahar airport on Monday, Resolute Support confirmed in a tweet Monday evening.
Resolute Support said the new Black Hawks will increase the Afghan Air Force capability and sustainability.
Local officials confirmed on Tuesday the fall of three security posts and a bazaar of Kohistan district of northwestern Faryab province to the Taliban.
The dilapidated Kabul-Kandahar Highway has created a lot of problems for residents of southern provinces and passengers. As a major infrastructure project built after the collapse of the Taliban regime, many parts of the road, including the bridges and culverts, have fallen into disrepair due to fighting and lack of regular maintenance. Drivers complain travel time has also increased by several hours compared to past.
The Reserve Battalion personnel in southeastern Paktika province have accused security bosses of handing over Gomal district to the Taliban and treating them unfairly.
Pakistan's prime minister has admitted that the deadly truck bomb which killed 150 people in Afghan capital Kabul in May was carried out by Pakistan-based militants.