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Taliban Launches Anti-Government Spring Offensive

The Taliban says it has launched its annual spring military offensive in Afghanistan, titled “Omari Operation.”  In a statement sent to reporters Tuesday, the Islamist insurgent group promised “large scale attacks on enemy positions, martyrdom-seeking (suicide) and tactical attacks against enemy strongholds and assassination of enemy commanders in urban centers.” The Taliban said the operation has been named after its deceased leader Mullah Omar, and is part of its 15-year-old...

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