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Iranian links: New Taliban splinter group emerges, opposing U.S. peace deal

Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, May 27, 2016. (AP) By Frud Bezhan June 10, 2020 A new breakaway Afghan Taliban faction that has close ties to neighboring Iran and opposes efforts aimed at ending the 18-year insurgency in Afghanistan has emerged. [...]

By |June 10th, 2020|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Iranian government systematically uses violence against Afghan immigrants

Afghan returnees from Iran carry their backpacks as they arrive in Herat on August 4, 2018. (AFP) June 9, 2020 Iranian police opened fire on a car carrying Afghan migrants in Yazd on June 3, setting the vehicle on fire and leading to the deaths of three people and to several others being [...]

By |June 9th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Afghanistan looking into deaths of three Afghans in Iran after car fire, police shots

At least three Afghan nationals burned to death and eight others were wounded in the incident. (APA) June 6, 2020 The Afghan foreign ministry said on Friday it is looking into the death of three Afghan citizens in Iran after their vehicle caught fire and being shot at by the police in Yazd [...]

By |June 6th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iran pledges to share drowning report findings with Kabul

Afghan job seekers queue for a work visa outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul. Undated. (UNHCR) May 28, 2020 Tehran has finally agreed to share the findings of a probe into the alleged drowning of 46 Afghan migrants by Iranian border guards earlier this month, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed on Wednesday. [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iran team to probe Afghan torture claims

Afghan National Army (ANA) keep watch at a check post in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 24, 2017. (REUTERS) May 21, 2020 Tehran will set up a team to investigate an incident in which Iranian guards were alleged to have been responsible for the drowning of a group of illegal Afghan migrants earlier this month, [...]

By |May 21st, 2020|Afghanistan|

The bloody border between Iran and Pakistan

Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa meets Mohammad Bagheri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, in Tehran on Nov. 18. (ISPR) By Rasul Bakhsh Rais May 20, 2020 On May 7, six soldiers including an officer of the Frontier Constabulary were killed by an improvised explosive device planted along the Buledia area [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Iranian-founded Afghan Shia militia celebrates 7th anniversary in Aleppo

The IRGC-sponsored militia primarily recruits from the Hazara population of Afghanistan and Iran. (SMO) By Caleb Weiss and Joe Truzman May 14, 2020 Liwa Fatemiyoun, an important Iranian-backed proxy fighting in Syria, has released a series of photographs showing its fighters in Aleppo celebrating the seventh anniversary of the group’s founding. In the series [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Afghanistan, Syria|

Hundreds protest Afghan migrant drownings at Iran border

Afghan men wearing clothes spattered in blood lay down on a road as protesters shout slogans against the Iranian regime and demand justice during a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, May 7, 2020. (EPA-EFE) May 12, 2020 Hundreds of people protested outside the Iranian consulate in western Afghanistan Monday over the [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Afghanistan says 17 bodies of migrants drowned by Iran border guards found

Afghan men wearing clothes spattered in blood lay down on a road as protesters shout slogans against the Iranian regime and demand justice during a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, May 7, 2020. (EPA-EFE) May 8, 2020 Afghan authorities said on Thursday they had recovered 12 more bodies of migrants who [...]

By |May 8th, 2020|Afghanistan|

HRW calls for investigation into ‘shocking’ allegation of Iran border guards drowning Afghans

Afghan officials said up to 70 migrants last week illegally crossed into Iran, where they were beaten, tortured, and then forced into a river by Iranian border guards. (IRNA) May 05, 2020 Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for a "thorough investigation" into "shocking" allegations that Iranian border guards beat and then forced [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Afghanistan|