US officials have evidence of transfers from Russia military intelligence that were likely part of an effort to offer payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan, reports @nytimes

3 December 2020
"I will never sit here and confirm or deny what's in a top-secret document," replies @PressSec when asked if the Russian bounty intel was in the @realDonaldTrump PDB (as reported to have been in there in late February)
5 month ago
US officials have evidence of transfers from Russia military intelligence that were likely part of an effort to offer payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan, reports @nytimes
Pompeo, in call with Taliban, warns against attacking Americans
5 month ago
Local mosque in Andar district of Ghazni hit by multiple airstrikes. Several civilians killed and injured as per initial reports. As per local reports, airstrikes were carried out by Afghan Army heli
Suspected MIED blast in Jalalabad, two vehicles caught fire. No casualties. Nangarhar
5 month ago
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission blames pro-govt forces for the incident in Sangin, Helmand which killed 27 and wounded 35 civilians
According to Baghlan security officials, a car bomb (VBIED) exploded near the governor's car in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province, injuring three people5 month ago
According to Baghlan security officials, a car bomb (VBIED) exploded near the governor's car in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province, injuring three people
EU Ambassadors in Kabul are deeply concerned about the marked escalation of violence experienced throughout Afghanistan. This must end   and a ceasefire put in place. Read full statement below.  @EUinAfghanistan5 month ago
EU Ambassadors in Kabul are deeply concerned about the marked escalation of violence experienced throughout Afghanistan. This must end and a ceasefire put in place. Read full statement below. @EUinAfghanistan
5 month ago
At least 2 civilians killed and another wounded when their vehicle was hit by a roadside IED in Nawa district of Helmand Province this morning. Confirmed by local officials.
From the Pentagon: "The Department of Defense continues to evaluate intelligence that Russian GRU operatives were engaged in malign activity against United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan."
Suhail Shaheen announced Taliban released another 20 alleged ANDSF prisoners in Kunduz5 month ago
Suhail Shaheen announced Taliban released another 20 alleged ANDSF prisoners in Kunduz
[email protected] on the Senate floor speaking about the Russia bounty allegations and what she calls a "betrayal" of U.S. troops by Trump
Weapons allegedly seized from ISKP members by ANDSF in Kunar5 month ago
Weapons allegedly seized from ISKP members by ANDSF in Kunar
Akazi Members of Wolesi Jirga: Three women and two civilians were killed in an airstrike in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province this morning.
Taliban released statement on the mortar shelling in the market area in Sangin, Helmand. Taliban statement blames ANDSF for the shelling, saying that dozens of civilians were killed and wounded including children and cattle.5 month ago
Taliban released statement on the mortar shelling in the market area in Sangin, Helmand. Taliban statement blames ANDSF for the shelling, saying that dozens of civilians were killed and wounded including children and cattle.
Taliban claimed assassination of Shah Mohammad Arab, the police chief of Khwaja Sabz Posh district in Faryab province, in sniper attack. His death has been confirmed by local police. Afghanistan5 month ago
Taliban claimed assassination of Shah Mohammad Arab, the police chief of Khwaja Sabz Posh district in Faryab province, in sniper attack. His death has been confirmed by local police. Afghanistan
5 month ago
President Ghani in a statement condemned the "terrorist attack" in Sangin district, Helmand, calling it "cowardly and inhuman." Ghani once again called on the Taliban to quit violence and to accept the call of Afghans for a start to negotiations
5 month ago
Helmand governor's office confirms that 23 civilians were killed in rocket attacks and a car bomb blast during a festival at a market in Sangin district, Helmand province, at around 9 am this morning
25 civilians killed and wounded in mortar shelling allegedly by ANDSF in Sangin, Helmand. Some livestock animals also killed. Pro-govt sources claim the Taliban had previously attacked ANDSF from the area5 month ago
25 civilians killed and wounded in mortar shelling allegedly by ANDSF in Sangin, Helmand. Some livestock animals also killed. Pro-govt sources claim the Taliban had previously attacked ANDSF from the area
Children are among those killed and wounded. Helmand5 month ago
Children are among those killed and wounded. Helmand
At least 3 mortars landed inside the busy Sharafat cattle market. At least 10 civilians were killed5 month ago
At least 3 mortars landed inside the busy Sharafat cattle market. At least 10 civilians were killed
5 month ago
Local police says heavy fighting ongoing between ANDSF and Taliban in Maruf district of Kandahar province since late last night and so far 4 Taliban militants have been killed
3 IED planters were killed when their IEDs went off prematurely in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province yesterday, as per pro-govt source
5 month ago
The Russian bounties offered to Taliban-linked militants are believed to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S. service members, according to intelligence gleaned from U.S. military interrogations of captured militants in recent months
5 month ago
US intelligence officers and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted their superiors as early as January to a suspected Russian plot to pay bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan: NYT
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Clashes also reported around Qaramqol earlier today, northern Faryab
US Special Envoy for Afghan Peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad(@US4AfghanPeace) departed on June 28 for travel to Doha, Islamabad, and Tashkent during which he will focus on the next steps of AfghanPeaceDeal says @StateDept, he is expected in Islamabad in the coming week
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Afghan MoI claims at least 14 Taliban fighters were killed, and 15 others were wounded in a multi-pronged attack on Saghar district of Ghor province last night when ANDSF repelled Taliban attacks.
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Reports that a Russian intelligence unit paid Taliban fighters to kill coalition troops in Afghanistan are true, British security officials have confirmed to Sky News
Taliban claimed ops in Daikundi, claiming multiple casualties5 month ago
Taliban claimed ops in Daikundi, claiming multiple casualties
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