Maj. Gen. Hecker, deputy commander-Air for @USFOR A says recent B-52 strike in Badakhshan province targeted training camps belonging to the Taliban and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, an extremist group founded in western China

Map. History of Afghanistan conflict

20 February 2018
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said the presence of US military bases in Afghanistan is fueling insecurity in the region and in Afghanistan
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said the presence of US military bases in Afghanistan is fueling insecurity in the region and in Afghanistan
Maj. Gen. Hecker, deputy commander-Air for @USFOR A says recent B-52 strike in Badakhshan province targeted training camps belonging to the Taliban and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, an extremist group founded in western China
Afghanistan now "main effort" for bombers and jets flying from Middle East. "This is just the beginning," Air Force Maj. Gen. James Hecker says about ramped up air campaign against Taliban
USAF Maj Gen: "Significant increase" in US airstrikes in Afghanistan over last 4-5 days including B-52 strike against 3 Taliban training camps
"We have social pressures that we put on and these social pressures are going be seen later this year at the upcoming elections" says @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker of Afghanistan efforts
USAF Maj. Gen: Drone fleet in Afghanistan has increased 50% in recent weeks, more US aircraft arriving in coming days
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Air Force flying more and more lethal, per @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker - Afgahans flying 40 missions a week where munitions are dropped vs 25 a week for US/coalition aircraft
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B-52s used in targeting of Taliban - including record drop of 24 precision guided munitions (PGMs) - had been modified in late November, per @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker - equipped with rotary launcher allowing B52 to carry more PGMs
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"With the current uplift in resources we can decimate Taliban commandand control nodesstrike at the heart of training camps where they brainwash young man to strap on a suicide vest" says @ResoluteSupport MajGen Hecker
1 week ago
Increased US intelligence support playing role, too, in heavier Afghanistan focus - developing more targets, identifying Taliban networks, per MajGen Hecker
1 week ago
New air assets available for US/@NATO Afghanistan effort include A-10s at Kandahar AB, 50% increase in MQ-9 drones and new combat search and rescue squadron, per MajGen Hecker
400 police officers appear in MoI written exam1 week ago
400 police officers appear in MoI written exam
Plot to assassinate Kandahar police chief Raziq foiled with seizure of microphone filled with explosives: police
Pentagon: Afghan war costing US $45 billion per year
Islamic State claimed an IED attack targeting an oil tanker near Jalalabad
9 Taliban insurgents killed in Maiwand-11 operations in Helmand
1 week ago
Burqa-clad kidnapper arrested in Nangarhar province
Around 50 Italian troops have arrived western Farah province to support Afghan forces during operations against militants1 week ago
Around 50 Italian troops have arrived western Farah province to support Afghan forces during operations against militants
Pakistan has played an important role in defeating Al Qaeda, combating ISIS in region: US
The Talibaninfo-icon’s momentum is beginning to slow down on the battlefield, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan
Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal spoke at a breakfast meeting on Capitol Hill that was attended by various US Senators, House Representatives and other Senior Officials. The Minister briefed the participants on Pakistan's successes in the fight against terrorism
1 week ago
Mattis tells Congress he will visit Fort Benning, Ga in the next few days to meet with US Army soldiers headed to Afghanistan this spring to ramp up Taliban fight
Impossible to resolve Afghan crisis militarily: Russian ambassador1 week ago
Impossible to resolve Afghan crisis militarily: Russian ambassador
1 week ago
A key ISIS leader in charge of the military commission of the terror group for Haska Mina district has been killed in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan
1 week ago
We don't have animosity towards Pakistan. Pakistan must end enmity with Afghanistan, @ashrafghani says
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Afghanistan plans to triple it's fledgling airforce, @ashrafghani says
India pledges $31m for the implementation of 108 projects in Afghanistan1 week ago
India pledges $31m for the implementation of 108 projects in Afghanistan
2 week ago
US B52s dropped 24 precision guided munitions in northern Afghanistan over the past 96 hours"setting a record" for B52s-US military
Taliban leader Mawlavi Nik Mohammad's 10 insurgents join peace process
Iranian General Staff accuses US of transferring Daesh militants to Afghanistan