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Suspected Iranian attacks on oil tankers represent 'clear threat' to global trade | Security
Suspected Iranian attacks on oil tankers represent 'clear threat' to global trade

The world community is coming to terms with the reality that the Iranian regime is trying to disrupt the free flow of commerce through the vital Strait of Hormuz.

Attacked on Eid, Takhar residents unite to chase out Taliban militants | Security
Attacked on Eid, Takhar residents unite to chase out Taliban militants

A number of Taliban militants took advantage of the absence of local residents who had gone to observe Eid prayers to take over a number of villages. A popular uprising chased the militants out.

Major Taliban losses in Ghazni restore sense of normalcy for many residents | Security
Major Taliban losses in Ghazni restore sense of normalcy for many residents

Residents are rejoicing in their newfound freedom after security operations eliminated many top Taliban commanders in Deh Yak and Khwaja Omari districts.

Continuing clashes between ISIS and Taliban plague residents in Nangarhar | Security
Continuing clashes between ISIS and Taliban plague residents in Nangarhar

Both groups have committed 'limitless cruelty' and respected neither holy month of Ramadan nor Eid, said one local resident.

Taliban disrupt telecommunications in Takhar following defeats on battlefield | Security
Taliban disrupt telecommunications in Takhar following defeats on battlefield

The Taliban have shut down telecommunication services from 5pm to 5am in retaliation for being beaten back by Afghan forces in the area.

Fatemiyoun fighters disguised as refugees pose 'grave' threat to Afghanistan | Security
Fatemiyoun fighters disguised as refugees pose 'grave' threat to Afghanistan

The Iranian regime secretly sends a number of Fatemiyoun fighters every day to Herat Province disguised as refugees in a bid to stoke religious conflict in the country.

Rural Afghans bear brutal cost of militants' war | Security
Rural Afghans bear brutal cost of militants' war

'We hope that the Taliban comes and makes peace... so that no one gets killed or wounded in this country,' said Shafiqullah, 15.

Afghan saffron farmers enjoy price surge amid ban on imports from Iran | Economy
Afghan saffron farmers enjoy price surge amid ban on imports from Iran

Prices have doubled on national and international markets following a move by President Ghani to ban imports of low-quality Iranian product.

Taliban's 'Operation al-Fatah' meets stiff resistance in Zabul | Security
Taliban's 'Operation al-Fatah' meets stiff resistance in Zabul

Afghan forces have stymied the Taliban's efforts to control certain districts in the province, and new operations are being planned against the militant group.

The Taliban's endless war is not jihad, Kunar residents say | Religion
The Taliban's endless war is not jihad, Kunar residents say

Participants of a gathering on June 2 released a six-article declaration urging the Taliban to make peace, observe a ceasefire and hold direct talks with the Afghan government.

Iranian-made rocket in Kandahar shows Tehran's continued support of Taliban | Security
Iranian-made rocket in Kandahar shows Tehran's continued support of Taliban

Concerns continue to grow over Tehran and Moscow's support for the Taliban and their bid to derail the peace process.

Taliban leader's rejection of Eid ceasefire draws ire of Afghans | Security
Taliban leader's rejection of Eid ceasefire draws ire of Afghans

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada's message of war has earned him the nickname 'the enemy of peace'.

Iranian bank ordered to leave Afghanistan amid speculation of terrorism financing | Business
Iranian bank ordered to leave Afghanistan amid speculation of terrorism financing

Arian Bank was engaged in illegal activities on behalf of the Iranian regime, including financing the Taliban, say observers.

Taliban detains People's Peace Movement marchers in Helmand | Security
Taliban detains People's Peace Movement marchers in Helmand

About 25 marchers are being held by militants, according to members of the movement.

Surrendered Taliban fighters in Farah vow to defend Afghan forces | Security
Surrendered Taliban fighters in Farah vow to defend Afghan forces

The group brought with them machine guns, mortars, vehicles and ammunition, and pledged to defend and support the Afghan security forces.

Taliban's so-called 'spring offensive' leads to hundreds of civilian casualties | Security
Taliban's so-called 'spring offensive' leads to hundreds of civilian casualties

More than 700 civilians have been killed or wounded over the past two months, while the Taliban claim their annual offensive targets security forces.

ISIS threats loom in Afghanistan months after collapse of so-called 'caliphate' | Terrorism
ISIS threats loom in Afghanistan months after collapse of so-called 'caliphate'

ISIS fighters who waged a bloody campaign in Iraq and Syria are heading to Afghanistan to continue their violent insurgency and help plot attacks against the United States.

Newsbrief

Police kill 8 Taliban militants in Farah Police kill 6 Taliban militants on Kandahar-Uruzgan highway Afghan artillery strikes kill 3 Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in Kunar Suicide bomber in Jalalabad kills 9, including child Afghan special forces kill 16 Taliban fighters in Faryab Nangarhar government releases 32 former Taliban members from prison Faryab police kill 5 Taliban militants, wound 7 Afghan special police kill Taliban shadow district governor in Sar-e-Pul Police kill dozens of Taliban fighters in Zabul while repelling attack Roadside bomb planted by Taliban kills 6 civilians in Kandahar Afghan forces kill 16 Taliban fighters in Sar-e-Pul Afghan forces rescue 47 captives from Taliban prisons in Baghlan, Kunduz Afghan special forces kill 30 elite Taliban fighters in Nangarhar Coalition air strike kills 2 Taliban Red Unit commanders Afghan militants 'deliberately and knowingly' targeted civilians during Ramadan: UN Special forces kill 12 Haqqani Network commanders in Khost Afghan forces foiled up to 70 attacks across the country during Eid: Interior Ministry Afghan forces retake Taliban-held district in Ghazni Afghan forces kill 15 Taliban militants in Maidan Wardak Afghan special forces rescue dozens held in Taliban prison in Faryab Ghani pledges to release almost 900 prisoners in Eid address Special forces rescue 9 captives from Taliban prison in Ghor Ghani says he will visit Islamabad in late June Afghan special forces rescue 9 held in Taliban prison in Ghazni Afghans call for ceasefire during Eid Kabul bus blast kills 4 government employees