36 articles tagged "Operation in Afghanistan"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2010, 12:25 AM (GMT+02:00)
In the absence of a Kandahar offensive, NATO allies start packing their bags and Taliban eyes the road back to Kabul.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2008, 8:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Some serious stock-taking in the Afghan capital and US-led NATO command has followed the Taliban's success in breaking up the Afghan army parade in Kabul Sunday, April 27. Scheduled for the 16th anniversary of the Soviet Army's defeat and expulsion from Afghanistan, it was staged to showcase the progress made ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 20, 2006, 5:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
"Operation Mountain Thrust," the biggest coalition offensive since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, has taken US-led forces deep into the remote mountains of the south. Its primary purpose is to abort the revived Taliban's drive to retake Kabul the capital, and the key city of Herat.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 23, 2002, 5:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
Notwithstanding its avowed reluctance to boost its presence in Afghanistan, the United States has launched two critical military steps:
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2002, 9:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
Ahead of the next US-led operation in Afghanistan, Army Maj.-Gen. Franklin L. "Buster" Hagenbeck informed reporters at Bagram Air Base Saturday, March 16, that the two-week Anaconda Operation around the Shah-e-Kot Valey had severely damaged the al Qaeda network, killed most of its most seasoned military leaders and destroyed so ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2002, 5:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday, March 10, the United States unexpectedly ordered 400 US troops lifted out of the battle area south of Gardez in the Afghan Paktia province. As helicopters carried the troops back to Bagram airbase, a US spokesman announced that the major part of the offensive against the al Qaeda and ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 8, 2002, 9:52 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile 's military experts report the intense fighting over the past week in the mountains of Afghanistan south of Gardez, between the US 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain divisions and al-Qaeda and Taliban forces, is beginning to impinge on US preparations for its coming assault on Iraq.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2002, 9:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
General Tommy Franks, head of the American Central Command, claims the United States has applied the lessons drawn from previous battle of the Afghan War, especially the Tora Bora engagement, in the current push against Taliban and al Qaeda strongholds south of Gardez in East Afghanistan. He promises that in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2002, 9:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
The largest joint air-ground, US-Afghan offensive of the Afghanistan war on terror is now in its third day in the snow-clad, inaccessible mountains of Arma in the eastern Afghanistan province of Paktia.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2002, 4:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
With pledges for US$4.5 billion under his belt from the Tokyo conference of Afghanistan donor-nations, interim Afghan prime minister Hamid Karzai set out for Washington Saturday, January 26, for his first encounter with US President George W. Bush.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2002, 4:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
Not content with brandishing nuclear, chemical and biological threats over the cities of the Western world, Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda and his partners in the Egyptian Jihad Islami plan a series of assassinations to destabilize targeted Middle East and West European countries.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2001, 4:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a provisional summing up of the Afghan campaign, debkafile's military analysts find that the sixteen weeks of warfare have cost the al Qaeda terror organization the use of Afghan soil - and possibly Pakistan too - for its primary command centers, its specialized training facilities, its logistical ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2001, 4:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Taliban intelligence chief Quri Ahmadullah came across as brash and unbowed in an interview he granted on December 28 to a reporter of the Pakistani Pashtun newspaper Shariat. He invited the reporter quite openly to the Pakistanvillage of Datha Khail, south of Tora Bora and eight miles from the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2001, 8:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
The fragility of the national interim government sworn into office in Kabul Saturday, December 22, was underlined by one of the first tasks thrust on the new interim prime minister, the royalist Pashtun leader Hamid Karzai. On the day of his inauguration for a six-month period, he had to promise ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2001, 8:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
The conversation between US defense secretary and the interim Afghan defense minister is described by sources in Kabul as correct and direct, but neither warm nor conclusive. According to those sources, they differed chiefly on three points. . .
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2001, 5:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that over the last 48 hours, most of the al Qaeda fighters holed up in the caves of the Tora Bora mountains were able to creep past the siege thrown round the area by US-backed local Pashtun tribesmen, known as the Eastern Front, and ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2001, 3:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
A factor in the current battle for control of the Tora Bora cave complex north of Kandahar is the balance of power in Kabul. The official objective of the fighting in that sector is to flush out the one thousand al Qaeda fighters believed to be hiding in those caves ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 27, 2001, 3:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
While US troops scour the mountains and caves for Osama bin Laden, the bulk of his al Qaeda army has also disappeared. It was found to be missing when the Northern Alliance seized control of the northern Taliban enclave of Konduz-Khanabad on Monday, November 26. Roughly 1,500 of bin Laden's ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2001, 9:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
This new drive follows weeks of frustration in their hunt for the super terrorist. Concentrating on the Marouf area 80 miles south of Kandahar and the southeastern Uruzgan province between Kandahar and Kabul, which is traditional Pashtun country, the hunters have been hobbled by lack of precise intelligence. Even the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2001, 9:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
switching sides in mid-battle is a traditional feature of Afghan warfare. Saturday, one particularly large group of around 600 high Taliban officers with their men was granted safe passage from Konduz all the way through to the Taliban's second stronghold of Kahandar in the south with their weapons. US Special ...