All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘taliban’

Mindy Kaling Mistaken for Malala Yousafzai

Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project and The Office fame experienced a case of mistaken identity at a party recently. She was in New York, attending an after-party for The New Yorker Festival when a man in his 80s–who had likely had a bit too much to drink–began showering her with praise. When he said, “Congratulations on your Nobel Prize!” …

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American General Killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army two star major general was killed today, and 15 other soldiers were wounded, in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan. The shooting occurred at Camp Qargha, a military academy situated roughly 11 miles west of Kabul. A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on Americans and other Afghans. The Taliban has claimed responsibility …

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Bowe Bergdahl Claims Taliban Repeatedly Tortured Him

There has certainly been a lot of controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s decision to exchange five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. While some people are questioning how smart–and legal–of a move it was on Obama’s behalf to strike such a deal, others are concerned that the U.S. turned over the prisoners for a deserter and Taliban …

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NATO Helicopter Crash Leaves 5 Dead in Afghanistan

A British helicopter crashed Saturday in southern Afghanistan killing five British NATO troops. Maj. Gen. Richard Felton, commander of the Joint Helicopter Command, said the crash was likely “a tragic accident.” “We can confirm that a UK helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today,” said the British Ministry of Defense in a statement. “The incident is under investigation and it would …

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Afghan Voters Register For Presidential Elections Despite Taliban Attack

The voting registration process in Afghanistan continues after Taliban fighters attacked the headquarters of the election commission in Kabul on Saturday. Voters lined up outside the registration centers on Sunday as presidential candidates conducted campaign rallies. The presidential elections will be held on April 5. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters was attacked by Taliban fighters using guns and rocket-propelled …

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Hellfire Missiles: U.S. Government Sends Ammunition To Iraqi Forces

To show its continued support to the Iraqi forces against their ongoing campaign against terrorism, the United States has sent 100 Hellfire missiles and other ammunition to Iraq, officials of the U.S. Embassy to Iraq announced on Sunday. According to the Embassy’s official statement, the shipment was sent earlier this month with the purpose of reinforcing the Iraqi Security Forces …

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Taliban Brags About Seizing Military Dog

According to recent reports, a British military dog has been captured by Taliban militants, and they are debating whether to use him against his former handlers. After seizing the dog named DaGarwal (Pashto for Colonel), on December 23, 2013, the Taliban proceeded to upload a video bragging about their newest captive, along with other items that they had collected. “This …

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Taliban Holding Dog Hostage…Whose Dog?

What terrible words can one say about the extremist organization known as the Taliban that has not be repeated a million times in many different languages? I doubt I can think of any new ones, but I can say that this latest episode involving members of this organization is a twist that is so bizarre and ridiculous that it leaves …

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Taliban Captures, Shows Off Coalition Military Dog

Rumors had been circulating since December that the Taliban in Afghanistan had a captured a military dog from coalition forces. Now the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the NATO group that supports anti-insurgent efforts in Afghanistan, confirms that the rumors are true and that the dog was originally part of a British military unit. The Taliban had earlier released a …

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‘Stoning Adulterers’ May Become Afghan Punishment

Warning: Graphic Content in Video Below. Against public outcry (both inside and outside of Afghanistan) governmental representatives for the country are considering reinstating a punishment that many would like to see relegated to the history books under topics such as “cruel and unusual punishments” and “tortures of the past” in spite of the fact that other countries practice these forms …

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New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a statement from the Taliban’s leadership council. Mehsud, in particular was a difficult target to hit, with several previous reports of …

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Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Who Defied Pakistani Terror

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who defied Pakistani terrorists, and almost lost her life to defend freedom and women’s right to education, was interviewed by famed journalist and opinion moulder Christiane Amanpour this week. The full interview will be aired as a special report “The Bravest Girl in the World” on CNN this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Yousafzai has become …

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Marine Generals Fired Due to 2012 Attack in Afghanistan

In September 2012, 15 Taliban soldiers dressed in US military fatigues cut a hole in the perimeter fence at Camp Bastion, the Marines main airport in Afghanistan. Once inside the base, the Taliban soldiers headed directly for the Marines’ hangar and sought to destroy as many aircraft as possible; In the end, the soldiers succeeded in destroying 6 Marine Harrier …

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Gunman in Afghanistan Shoots Down Female Officer

Sub-inspector for the criminal investigation unit, Negar, was buying grass for her lambs in a local market in the Helmand province when she was shot down by two men on a motorcycle yesterday, according to reports from provincial government spokesman Omar Zawak. Negar was not pronounced dead from her wound until today. Zawak went on to say the the loss …

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Malala Yousafzai: Books Are Anti-Terrorism “Weapons”

Tuesday, at the opening of the largest public library in Europe, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai praised pens and books as, “the weapons that defeat terrorism.” The Pakistani teen, who gained attention when she was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls, is now one of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Take that, Taliban! “Let us not forget that …

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Burka-Wearing Heroine Kicks Taliban Butt

In October of last year, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen while riding on a school bus. She was not the victim of random violence, but was targeted for assassination by cowardly elements who sought to make an example out of her activism for girls’ education in Pakistan. Malala had blogged and corresponded with the BBC …

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Taliban Using Blonde, Buxom Beauties to Gain Intel on Facebook

In many ways, it’s one of the oldest tricks in the book, but it’s being used in a very modern way. I’d like to think that most people realize that the super hot girl you meet on the internet is likely not super hot and probably not even a girl. But apparently, the Taliban is cleverly (?) fooling Australian soliders …

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Taliban Website Hacked And Defaced

For once, we have a hacking attack and defacement that might not have anything to do with Anonymous. What seems like the work of somebody within Afghanistan, the Taliban Web site has been attacked and defaced by those who wish to point out the atrocities the group commits. Reuters is reporting that some “unidentified hackers” have broken into Taliban’s english …

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NATO, Taliban Have Twitter Dust-up Following Kabul Attacks

On Tuesday, Taliban forces launched an attack on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack started at about 1 pm local time, with the attackers launching RPGs from a 9-story building that stands within striking distance of the embassy and HQ. During these attacks, suicide bombers took to other government structures across the city. What resulted …

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The Taliban on Twitter

It might surprise you to learn that the Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist group most notable for their harboring Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda network, is on Twitter. The account, @alemarahweb, is linked to the official website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.  The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was the name of the ruling powers of the Taliban from 1996 …

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