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Corruption at every level of Afghan govt: Sopko

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Jun 25, 2020 - 18:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Head of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) chief has said corruption exists at every level of Afghan government, including security and civil services. Addressing a gathering at the University...
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7 US soldiers killed, 11 injured since January 1

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May 07, 2020 - 20:30
KABUL (Pajhwokl): There were seven American military deaths in Afghanistan (four hostile and three non-hostile) and 11 service members injured during the first quarter of 2020. In a statement, the US special inspector general for Afghanistan...
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Above 2,000 killed rebuilding Afghanistan: SIGAR

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Feb 12, 2020 - 16:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 2,000 people have been killed, 2,921 wounded and 1,182 kidnapped from April 2002 through December 2018.in attacks on projects to rebuild Afghanistan , a government watchdog said Tuesday. “For years, SIGAR has spent...
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SIGAR highlights human cost of rebuilding Afghanistan

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Feb 11, 2020 - 13:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 2,210 people, most of them Afghans, have been killed while working on US-led projects to rebuild Afghanistan , a Pentagon watchdog said on Tuesday. In a report on the human cost of Afghanistan’s reconstruction , the first...
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Taliban attacks hit 10-year high, says new SIGAR report

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Jan 31, 2020 - 11:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Militant attacks against American troops and other targets in Afghanistan hit a record high in the final months of last year, a USfederal watchdog said Friday. In a report, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan...
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Peace with Taliban not an easy job, says Sopko

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Jan 29, 2020 - 16:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko says peace with Taliban is hard and peace maintenance even harder. A VOA Pashto report said that Sopko expressed made these remarks while briefing the US...
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US spends nearly $9bn on fighting Afghan drugs: SIGAR

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Nov 10, 2019 - 15:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says the US has spent $8.94 billion in Afghanistan on fighting narcotics since 2002. In a new report, SIGAR claimed the value of narcotics produced in Afghanistan...
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Afghan forces witness 5pc increase in casualties

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Oct 31, 2019 - 13:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces suffered five percent more casualties between June 1 and August 31 2019 than during the same period in 2018. Attacks against civilians also increased to a record high before the September 18 presidential...
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SIGAR hails Afghanistan’s anti-corruption effort

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Oct 16, 2019 - 19:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) discussed progress in the government’s anti-corruption drive, a statement said on Wednesday. The statement from the Presidential Palace...
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No ghost soldiers in Afghan military: MoD

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Aug 03, 2019 - 17:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday rejected the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report regarding ghost soldiers and said over 99 percent military personnel have gone through biometric process.
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NATO commander lacks absolute authority on how Afghan forces trained

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Jun 20, 2019 - 22:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite the US appropriating $83.3 billion in security-related funds, there is not one person, agency, country, or military service that has had sole responsibility for overseeing security sector assistance in Afghanistan , SIGAR...
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Kabul control declines, US bombing up: New report

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Feb 01, 2019 - 23:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US government’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan released his quarterly report to Congress on Thursday, saying the Afghan government’s control or influence over the population has slightly declined. The report comes...
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Kabul yet to prosecute high-profile graft cases: SIGAR

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Jul 31, 2018 - 11:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): The situation in Afghanistan is consistent with a largely lawless, weak and dysfunctional government, America’s federal watchdog says. Many corruption cases are yet to be prosecuted due to the lack of political will, said the...
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$15.5b wasted in Afghanistan over 11 years: SIGAR

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Jul 26, 2018 - 08:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): A staggering amount of $15.5 billion has been wasted in Afghanistan over the past 11 years, estimates an American watchdog. In a letter to congressmen, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said the...
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Billions wasted due to graft in Afghanistan: Sopko

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Jun 24, 2018 - 10:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Billions of dollars have been wasted in Afghanistan as Americans have failed to eradicate corruption and built infrastructure without consulting local leaders, a US watchdog says. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan...
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Only 15pc progress on Ring Road project: SIGAR

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Jun 20, 2018 - 20:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): No physical progress could be made on the $721 million Qaisar-Laman route --- part of the Afghanistan ’s ring road, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said on Wednesday. Since 2006, the 233-...
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Govt cautiously responds to SIGAR corruption report

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Jun 07, 2018 - 18:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Cautiously responding to a latest Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report on corruption, the Afghan government on Thursday said rapid efforts at fighting the menace had begun and reforms had been brought to many sectors.
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Afghan forces’ strength down by 11pc: SIGAR

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May 01, 2018 - 12:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Amidst an uptick in militant-linked violence in the country, a US watchdog on Tuesday announced an 11 percent fall in the number of Afghan security forces in 2017. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR...
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Pentagon censors key Afghan war data: SIGAR

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Jan 30, 2018 - 23:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on Tuesday accused the Pentagon of censoring data on how much territory the Taliban control or influence in Afghanistan . The SIGAR released its quarterly report on the...
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US classifies data on districts under Taliban’s control

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Jan 30, 2018 - 11:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pentagon has restricted the release of information gauging the success of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan , a US government watchdog alleged on Tuesday. Data on the number of districts and people living in territory under...
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