Taliban

Afghanistan

2018 Was the Deadliest Year on Record for Civilians in Afghanistan

“The fact that the number of children killed this year is the highest on record is particularly shocking.”
Tim Hume
2.25.19
violent times

Australia's Deadliest Soldier Discusses Training to Kill

In this episode of Violent Times, we interview Sgt. Paul Cale about state-sanctioned violence.
Mahmood Fazal
2.8.19
Afghanistan

It’s Been Another Horrific Month for the U.S. Mission in Afghanistan

“The U.S. and allies are desperate for a deal, and nothing good happens when you are desperate.”
Tim Hume
11.30.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Afghanistan Doesn't Foresee a Pause in Fighting Anytime Soon

ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on the presidential palace while Ghani was delivering Eid prayers
VICE News
8.31.18
violent times

Meet the Soldier Who Strangled a Taliban Commander

What it’s like when your job is teaching people how to kill.
VICE Staff
6.27.18
violent times

Meet Australia's Deadliest Soldier

Paul Cale earned the nickname Killer Commando after strangling a Taliban leader with his bare hands.
VICE Staff
6.20.18
Film

Why I Risked My Life Making a Movie in Afghanistan

Tarique Qayumi had to shoot ‘Black Kite’ covertly to avoid attracting unwanted attention from the Taliban.
Tarique Qayumi
12.1.17
THE SALUTE YOUR SHORTS ISSUE

Scenes from Afghanistan's Most Violent Province

No Afghan feels safe under the worsening security situation.
Ben Anderson
5.30.17
News

Why Did America Drop the Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan?

ISIS was the target, but an expert told us the historic attack was also about sending a message to Russia.
Mike Pearl
4.14.17
VICE News

Taliban Retakes Afghan Town That American and British Troops Fought Hard to Capture

There are fears Russia may be helping fund the fundamentalist group.
Tim Hume
3.26.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Jihadist Leaders Think Trump's Win Will Be Great for Recruitment

Top ISIS and Taliban commanders are celebrating Trump's win, saying his anti-Muslim rhetoric will serve as a powerful recruitment tool for terrorist groups.
Lauren Messman
11.15.16
Narcomania

No, Your Drug Use Is Not Funding Terrorism

We often hear about "Jihadists flooding the west with heroin," or "ISIS making billions through drug trafficking"—but we rarely see much actual evidence.
Max Daly
9.21.16
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