There are so many stories of people who get caught up In the nightly operations by American and Afghan forces. In the search for 'kill & capture' targets the net is cast wide: once a door is kicked in all males in a household are usually taken for interrogation. And it is then anyone's guess when they will be released again. One story - out of many - of how an unlucky sleep-over resulted in years of detention, and what those years were like.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban's shadow government, has denounced former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for calling "radical Islam" the "greatest threat" to the world. In a statement dated September 14, 2010, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan also accused the Western nations of diluting and distorting the "principles of Islam" in order to maintain their control of Islamic lands.
A federal judge has agreed with the government that it can indefinitely hold at Guantánamo an Afghan man whom military intelligence says belonged to an anti-American cell near Kandahar.
Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops during a search operation for a Taliban commander on Wednesday killed 12 militants including the commander in Afghanistan's Logar province south of Afghan capital Kabul, the military alliance said in a press release on Thursday.