The Taliban generated upwards of $400 million selling the narcotic between 2018 and 2019. But in what seems to be a shift in policies, the Taliban have now banned opium cultivation in Afghanistan.
According to documents examined by the Associated Press, the US Army and the State of Arizona disregarded repeated red signals that enabled a top civilian commander at an air base in Afghanistan to oversee a child sex abuse ring for a decade.
Afghanistan's last finance minister has had quite a fall from grace as he is now an Uber driver in DC. He's gone from dealing in billions of dollars to now dealing in hundreds instead for the sake of feeding his family.
The US government spent $85 billion on the Afghan military, only to see it surrender to the Taliban without a fight. Now the son of a former defense minister is spending millions to buy a luxury mansion with a view of Los Angeles.
In one of the largest ever seizures in the world, 3,000 kg heroin smuggled from Afghanistan has been seized by Indian authorities at the Mundra port in Gujarat.
According to reports and the testimony of their families, the US drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians including 7 children instead of ISIS-K terrorists. The youngest of the victims were two girls, Malika and Sumaya, who were both only two years old.
The United States is building “small cities” on military bases across the country temporarily to house the Afghan evacuees who fled their home country in the final days and weeks of August.
According to a senior diplomat in the region and another source familiar with the matter, the CIA Chief William Burns secretly met with Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar.
WikiLeaks has been republishing a few of its more interesting leaks related to the past Afghan war logs, a vast drove of classified US documents which first hit public view over a decade ago. Below are 10 secret files exposing the true nature of the Afghan war.
While the Taliban now controls virtually all of Afghanistan, including the country's capital, Kabul, one region, the Panjshir Valley, remains outside of the group's tightening grip. Now, a resistance movement is forming there, led by, among others, Amrullah Saleh, who had been First Vice President of Afghanistan until the collapse of the internationally-recognized government this past weekend, and now claims to be the legitimate leader of the country.