World update: March 29 2019

ASIA AFGHANISTAN The Taliban attacked a couple of police checkpoints in the city of Ghazni early Friday morning, killing at least nine police officers. Ghazni was subjected to a sustained Taliban attack last summer that nearly took the city before it was repulsed by Afghan forces backed by US air power. These attacks may signal … Continue reading World update: March 29 2019

Middle East update: March 29 2019

SYRIA Al-Monitor's Amberin Zaman reports that Arab tribes aligned with the Syrian Democratic Forces have been trying to cut their own deals with the Syrian government, potentially leaving the Kurdish YPG militia--the largest faction within the SDF--holding the proverbial bag: On March 23 the YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared victory after the fall of … Continue reading Middle East update: March 29 2019