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Afghan Authorities Respond to Taliban...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By Chinar Media
21 Jun 2015

Afghan security forces and emergency responders secure the area around the Afghan Parliament in Kabul where the Taliban carried out a coordinated attack.

Militants detonated a car bomb outside the gates in order to storm the compound and gain access to one of the administrative buildings beside the chamber. A fierce firefight ensued between police and Taliban fighters.

The Taliban say the planned the attack to coincide with the vote to endorse Afghanistan's new defense minister.

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Pakistan: Peshawar Army Public School...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
11 Jan 2015

Class is back in session at Peshawar's Army Public School, the target of a brutal attack by Taliban militants that killed 141 people in mid-December. Parents and their children were eager to tell media that despite the attacks, they are not afraid and that their children shouldn't have to live in fear in order to get an education. A ceremony was held as schools across Pakistan re-opened after an extended break in the wake of the attack.

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In the morning on Dec 16, 2014 six Taliban fighters entered Peshawar’s Army Public School under orders to let the youngest children leave and to kill everyone else. The killing spree took the lives of 141 people, among them 132 children. This was the latest in a years-long string of attacks against Pakistani civilians and military and government institutions, starting with the alleged assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. The Pakistani Taliban’s targeting of educational institutions, however, is not new, including an attack on a school bus in 2011, the attempt on the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai in 2012, and now the tragic killing of over a hundred students in the Peshawar school.

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Pakistan: Peshawar Army Public School...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
11 Jan 2015

Class is back in session at Peshawar's Army Public School, the target of a brutal attack by Taliban militants that killed 141 people in mid-December. Parents and their children were eager to tell media that despite the attacks, they are not afraid and that their children shouldn't have to live in fear in order to get an education. A ceremony was held as schools across Pakistan re-opened after an extended break in the wake of the attack.

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In the morning on Dec 16, 2014 six Taliban fighters entered Peshawar’s Army Public School under orders to let the youngest children leave and to kill everyone else. The killing spree took the lives of 141 people, among them 132 children. This was the latest in a years-long string of attacks against Pakistani civilians and military and government institutions, starting with the alleged assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. The Pakistani Taliban’s targeting of educational institutions, however, is not new, including an attack on a school bus in 2011, the attempt on the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai in 2012, and now the tragic killing of over a hundred students in the Peshawar school.

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Pakistan: Peshawar Army Public School...
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
10 Jan 2015

Class is back in session at Peshawar's Army Public School, the target of a brutal attack by Taliban militants that killed 141 people in mid-December. Parents and their children were eager to tell media that despite the attacks, they are not afraid and that their children shouldn't have to live in fear in order to get an education. A ceremony was held as schools across Pakistan re-opened after an extended break in the wake of the attack.

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In the morning on Dec 16, 2014 six Taliban fighters entered Peshawar’s Army Public School under orders to let the youngest children leave and to kill everyone else. The killing spree took the lives of 141 people, among them 132 children. This was the latest in a years-long string of attacks against Pakistani civilians and military and government institutions, starting with the alleged assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. The Pakistani Taliban’s targeting of educational institutions, however, is not new, including an attack on a school bus in 2011, the attempt on the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai in 2012, and now the tragic killing of over a hundred students in the Peshawar school.

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Pakistan's Fight Against the Taliban
Peshawar, Pakistan
By Transterra Editor
30 Dec 2014

The recent Taliban attack in Peshawar that took the lives of over 100 children is the latest in a years-long conflict between the Pakistani government and Taliban militants. The group has actively staged attacks on civilians and government targets since 2004, especially in the tribal regions bordering Afghanistan. With no clear end in sight to the conflict, and now mourning the loss of 132 of their children, Pakistani citizens and politicians face an uncertain security situation.

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Pakistan: Deadly Taliban Attack on Pe...
Peshawar
By Malik Ayub Sumbal
16 Dec 2014

In the morning on Dec 16, 2014 six Taliban fighters entered Peshawar’s Army Public School under orders to let the youngest children leave and to kill everyone else. The killing spree took the lives of 141 people, among them 132 children. Pakistani military retook control of the school after hours of fighting, saying that all nine insurgents were dead.

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Afghanistan Male Prison 09
Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

group of prisoners behind a fence inside the prison of Herat .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Some Afghan detainees , within the male prison in Herat

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

group of prisoners behind a fence inside the prison of Herat .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Held prisoners tied together with chains and handcuffs , just brought in the prison .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Held prisoners tied together with chains and handcuffs , just brought in the prison .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Held prisoners tied together with chains and handcuffs , just brought in the prison .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Held prisoners tied together with chains and handcuffs , just brought in the prison .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Held prisoners tied together with chains and handcuffs , just brought in the prison .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Held prisoners tied together with chains and handcuffs , just brought in the prison .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Held prisoners tied together with chains and handcuffs , just brought in the prison .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Held prisoners tied together with chains and handcuffs , just brought in the prison .

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Some Afghan detainees , within the male prison in Herat

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Herat, Afghanistan
By Giusi Cosentino
26 Nov 2014

Some Afghan detainees , within the male prison in Herat

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With the Afghan Army
Herat
By laura.lesevre
07 Oct 2014

Fausto Biloslavo follows the soldiers of the Afghan Army during an operation against the Taliban who are surrounding all the areas close to Herat. He travels with the soldiers through the wild Afghan landscape and listens to the stories of the soldiers who are paid 200 euros for risking their lives against the Taliban. And as soon as the Nato mandate will end by the end of 2014, it would get even worse for the Afghan people.

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Text and Photos by: Fausto Biloslavo

"The policemen were ambushed. One agent was killed instantly, but the other five were alive, although injured," says the soldier Maitullah Wafa, back from a violent battle.

After placing the last belt of ammunitions, the young Afghan adds, "The Taliban have reached them while they were fizzling on the ground. They were shot to death one by one with a Kalashnikov.”

The forgotten war in Afghanistan continues with no mercy, but NATO troops are ready to leave the country by the end of 2014.

Now the army of Kabul has to repel the assault of the Taliban by itself, with no help from foreign armies. Since January 2014 there have been 422 attacks in western Afghanistan, especially booby trap attacks. Throughout the country, every month the Afghan army loses from 200 to 400 men.

The reconnaissance operation starts in the territory of Herat, from the base of the 207th Corps at Camp Zafar - which means"victory". At five in the morning, before dawn, the officials pray toward Mecca and they are illuminated by the lights of the armored jeeps left in dowry by the Americans.

The column of soldiers moves along a sandy track and goes through a valley surrounded by barren mountains where there are houses made from mud and straw. In addition to the tanks, with no anti-mine system, the Afghans travel on uncovered vehicles. If they bump on a booby trap they would explode ending in a thousand pieces like twigs.

The mountains on the other side of the river are Taliban-infested. A week ago the Talibans attacked the army along the road that leads to the great dam of Selma. "On the armor of the tank I felt the bullets bouncing. The rockets were exploding everywhere. A few meters away, I saw a Dushman (which means enemy), who had launched a rocket bursting in three steps from us. I took the grenade launcher firing at him and I saw him fall, "says Maitullah, a young soldier, with a bit of pride.

When the column of soldiers passes through their villages, the people remain composed. Women covered by turquoise burqas look like ghosts, some children wave to the soldiers while the shepherds look after their sheep.

To prevent any suicide bombing, the soldiers check all the cars and passengers, even the turbans of the men, which could hide a detonator.

The Afghan army is made up of almost 200,000 men. The base pay of an Afghan soldier is 11,500 afghani, less than 200 euro per month: this is all they are given for risking their lives every day.

The commander of the corps army built with the help of Italians, general Taji Mohammed Jahed, is convinced that "there is no difference between Daish (the Islamic state in Arabic) and the Talibans. Both distort Islam to use it against humanity. The first one kills in the name of the caliphate while the Talibans kill in the name of their emirate. "

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Afghan Interpreters for Italian Army ...
Herat
By laura.lesevre
07 Oct 2014

In December 2014 NATO troops will withdraw from Herat and other bases around Afghanistan after a ten years mission. Interpreters who worked alongside NATO forces now feel that they are in danger and receive death threats from the Taliban. They risked their lives for 10 years alongside NATO troops, and now some are beginning to feel that they are being abandoned. It is turning out harder than they thought to obtain the visas promised them by the governments of NATO forces.

Mohammed and Abbas were translators for the Italian NATO forces based outside of Herat. They are pleading with their government to put pressure on the Italian government to allow them visas, having risked their lives for ten years while working to protect Italian forces and ensure their communication with Afghan communities and leaders.

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Afghanistan's only Female General Att...
Herat, Afghanistan
By laura.lesevre
01 Oct 2014

RAW INTERVIEW + B ROLL
Length: 26'
[English translation on camera]

Maria Bashir is General Attorney of Herat, the only woman in Afghanistan occupying such a position. Her office in Herat is manned 24/7 by bodyguards. In the first interview she grants foreign press, she tells reporters that the NATO mission against the Taliban has been a failure, and that the country is still threatened by the Taliban.

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Afghanistan's only Female General Att...
Herat, Afghanistan
By laura.lesevre
01 Oct 2014

Maria Bashir is General Attorney of Herat, the only woman in Afghanistan occupying such a position. Her office in Herat is manned 24/7 by bodyguards. In the first interview she grants foreign press, she tells reporters that the NATO mission against the Taliban has been a failure, and that the country is still threatened by the Taliban.

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Fighting continues to displaced Afgha...
Kabul
By LK
04 Jul 2014

International combat troops may be preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of the year, but the escalating insurgency continues to drive Afghans from their homes. Helmand Province has been hit hardest by the Taliban insurgency, sending thousands of families fleeing to Kabul for safety. Some find shelter, but little else, at an IDP camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Lucy Kafanov reports. NOTE: THIS VIDEO IS NOT FOR SALE BUT FOR SAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY.

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Second Round Voting in the Afghanista...
Kabul, Afganistan
By Chinar Media
14 Jun 2014

June 14, 2014

Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghans head to polling stations to elect a new president in the second round of the Afghan presidential election. Voting moved regardless of the threat of Taliban attacks.
  00:00 wide and medium shots of police checking people before enter the polling station
00:10 wide and medium shots of people stand in line waiting to enter to polling station
00:20 wide medium and close up of people entering the polling station
00:34 people are registering their name to get ballot papers
00:38 Election staff registering the people's names
00:42 man putting his finger into the ink. And writing the person's election card number
00:52 election staff giving out ballot paper
01:06  a man casting his vote in the ballot box
01:09 Interview a Pariwah a female speaks in Dari

"My message to the women of Afghanistan, they have right to vote, and they have right to choose their future. They should not have worries regarding security, and come to cast their and decide the future of their life, their child and their country."

01:33 Ghulam Ahmad Mustafa a man speaks in Dari

"I am happy that I am participating for the 4th time in an election. And my card is the first election card which I have kept until now. This is natural right of Afghan people and hope from all people whether we will be alive or not and they should participate in election. They should decide their legal candidate, in order to reach to our objectives."   02:06 End
 

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Gun Battle Between Karachi Airport Se...
Karachi
By TTM Contributor 15
10 Jun 2014

June 10, 2014
Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi Airport Security Force (ASF) commandoes engage in a gun battle with assumed Taliban militants at the Airport Security Forces Academy at Karachi Airport. The video shows the back part of the Academy building as ASF commandoes advance toward militant positions.

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Kabul Police Chief Faces Press At Att...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

Kabul Police Chief Mohammed Ayub Salingi faces press at the site of a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.

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Wounded Afghan Police Officer Carried...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

An Afghan police officer is carried away from the site of a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.

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Wounded Afghan Police Officer Carried...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

An Afghan police officer is carried away from the site of a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.

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The Battle for Kabul
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

An Afghan Security Forces soldier holds the line between clashes and journalists in Kabul. Taliban members and Afghan forces fought a six hour gun battle in the city center. Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.

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The Siege Of Kabul - Afghan Forces vs...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

Raw footage from a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul.
Afghan forces fought for 6 hours with up to 8 insurgents after they assaulted and besieged a building in the centre of Kabul.
The insurgent attack was preceded by a very large explosion, believed to be a car bomb, and gunfire.

The battle raged into the night with multiple explosions believed to be rocket propelled grenades fired by both sides.

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Afghan Security Force Soldier With RPG
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
24 May 2013

An Afghan Security Forces officer stands ready with a rocket grenade at the site of a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.

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Insurgents battle with Afghan Securit...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By U.S. Editor
24 May 2013

Raw footage and photos from a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul. Afghan forces fought for six hours with insurgents after they assaulted and besieged a building in the centre of Kabul. The insurgent attack was preceded by a very large explosion, believed to be a car bomb, and more intense gunfire. The firefight raged into the night with multiple explosions believed to be rocket propelled grenades fired by both Afghan security forces and insurgents.

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 1...
Lahroe, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

Pakistani residents line up to cast their vote at a polling station in the village of Wagah on the outskirts of Lahore on May 11, 2013.

Pakistanis awaited to vote in these historical elections defying Taliban attacks to cast their ballots marking a historic democratic transition. A little less then half of the registered voters are women.

More than 86 million people are eligible to vote for the 342-member national assembly and four provincial assemblies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan.

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Bamiyan Buddhas Timelapse Video
Bamyan, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
30 Apr 2013

A timelapse video of the buddhas of Bamiyan destroyed by the Taliban.