Articles Tagged with Taliban

ISIS: Gitmo Detainees Returning To The Battlefield


ISIS ranks reportedly increased by about 30 after former Gitmo detainees traveling to Syria to join the Islamic State. Approximately 620 Guantanamo detainees have been released in the last three years, approximately 180 of the suspected radical Islamic militants have reportedly found their way back to the battlefield in the Middle East. Some of the… Read more »

Afghanistan Military Base Insider Attack, 12 Americans Wounded

afghanistant insider attack

Camp Qargha, a military base in Afghanistan was attacked from within today, according to statements made by a senior United States military officer to Fox News. The military official said that at least one ISAF service members was shot and killed and approximately one dozen Americans were injured. The alleged shooter was wearing an Afghan… Read more »

U.S. Drone Strike Attacks Taliban In Pakistan, Kills Eleven


Ever since the United States incorporated drones publicly, the manned-by-remote-control flying machines were met with either acceptance or hostility. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported on both sides. With drones, we were able to see what goes on within the beautiful danger zone of a fireworks display, as well as providing an alternative option for… Read more »

Bowe Bergdahl May Return To Active Duty Today

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Bowe Bergdahl is slated to return to active duty as early as today. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Sergeant Bergdahl was held by the Taliban for five years and was recently exchanged for five Guantanamo detainees, sparking immense backlash in the process. Bergdahl will take a position at Army North headquarters in Fort Sam… Read more »

Pakistan Launches Massive Military Operation Against Taliban Militants

Militay operation against Pakistani Taliban

Harrowed by the brazen attack by the Taliban on the country’s busiest airport, a determined Pakistan seems to be in an all out war against the rebels. The country has launched a massive operation against the Pakistani Taliban, reports Yahoo News. The operation in the troubled province of North Waziristan started on Sunday – exactly… Read more »

Bowe Bergdahl Says He Was Tortured And Kept In A Cage By Captors

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According to an unnamed US official, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told military officials that he was held in a cage, beaten, and tortured by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he attempted to escape. Washington Post said the official spoke in anonymity since he is not authorized to disclose any information Bergdahl discussed with authorities. Bergdahl… Read more »

Taliban Dream Team: Meet The Men Swapped For Bowe Bergdahl

taliban dream team

The Gitmo Five behind the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap have been dubbed the “Taliban Dream Team” by some lawmakers. Details about the return of the American soldier continue to emerge, but more questions than answers remain. The Taliban Dream Team was sent to Qatar in exchange for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. He had reportedly been held… Read more »

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: POW Soldier Freed In Afghanistan

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, United States Soldier

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier who has been held captive for nearly five years by militants in Afghanistan, is coming home. According to CNN, Bergdahl’s release from the Taliban was secured in exchange for five detainees who had been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The government of Qatar acted as an intermediary during what… Read more »

Kabul Burqa Attacks: Militants Disguised As Woman Attack IEC Headquarters

Kabul burqa attacks

Members of the Taliban attacked the main election commission, situated in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday disguised as woman wearing full burquas. The violent attack, which is the third of its type in just five days, took place at the heavily fortified Independent Election Commission’s headquarters on the eastern edge of Kabul ahead of national elections… Read more »

Stoning Adulterers In Afghanistan Legalized, Is It Moral?

Stoning adulterers

Stoning adulterers as a legitimate punishment for their crimes is to become legal in Afghanistan, an Afghan official said on Monday. This comes after a steady wave of foreign troop withdrawals following the removal of the Taliban from power over a decade ago. The official, Rohullah Qarizada, said openly in an official statement that his… Read more »

Al-Qaeda Supporters Awarded US Contracts In Afghan Reconstruction

Al-Qaeda May Have Been Awarded US Military Contracts, Agency Report States

Al-Qaeda and Taliban supporters have been awarded US military contracts, and American officials have found a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to a Tuesday report from Bloomberg. That reason: doing so might deprive the supporters of their “due process rights.” John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said he was “deeply… Read more »

Malala Receives Taliban Letter Explaining Why She Was Shot

Taliban Send Malala Letter Explaining Attempted Murder

Malala has a gotten Taliban-penned letter explaining why she was shot. Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old school Pakistani school girl, was targeted and attacked by Taliban gunmen last year. Armed men shot her in the head and left her to die. The letter, reports BBC, stops just short of being an apology for the attack. Refusing… Read more »

Bagram Air Base Attack: Four US Troops Killed

Bagram Air Base Attack

In a Bagram air base attack, four US troops were killed. A senior defense official has confirmed that four International Security Assistance Force members were killed in a mortar attack on the Afghanistan base. The four deaths are the result of an “indirect fire attack,” as reported by NBC News. The attack came on the… Read more »