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February 17, 2017
Pakistan cracks down on militants after IS shrine attack
A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become ...
February 09, 2017
Top US commander says more troops needed in Afghanistan
A few thousand more troops are needed to help end the stalemate in Afghanistan, according to a senior U.S. military commander ...
February 09, 2017
Soldier welcomes Afghan translator to US with bear hug
A soldier welcomed his Afghan interpreter to the United States on Wednesday after buying him a plane ticket to ensure his ...
February 07, 2017
Afghanistan war getting little notice from Trump White House
Afghanistan, America's longest military fight, is getting little attention so far from the Trump administration despite the ...
February 01, 2017
US watchdog offers bleak statistics for Afghan progress
In his first report to the new Trump administration, a U.S. watchdog that monitors billions of dollars in aid to Afghanistan ...
January 11, 2017
US report: Afghan forces not yet capable of securing country
Afghanistan needs a stable security environment to prevent it from again becoming a safe haven for al-Qaida and other ...
January 08, 2017
US to send 300 Marines to Afghanistan's Helmand province
The United States will send some 300 Marines to Afghanistan's southern Helmand province to train, advise and assist Afghan ...
December 09, 2016
US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that America will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S.
November 29, 2016
Afghan official says army general killed in chopper crash
An Afghan official says that an army general has been killed alongside at least ten injured after a military helicopter ...
November 03, 2016
26 civilians dead after Afghan raid on Taliban
A joint U.S.-Afghan raid Thursday against the Taliban involving NATO airstrikes left 26 civilians and three Afghan troops ...
October 26, 2016
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people
Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the ...
October 19, 2016
Man in Afghan uniform kills 1 US soldier, 1 US civilian
A man wearing an Afghan army uniform killed a U.S. service member and an American civilian in the capital Kabul on Wednesday, ...
October 14, 2016
Afghan officials: More than 200 police, soldiers killed
Hundreds of members of Afghanistan's security forces have been killed recently fighting insurgent attacks on the main city ...
October 09, 2016
Afghan army helicopter crashes in north Afghanistan; 8 dead
Eight Afghan soldiers were killed early Sunday morning when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province, ...
October 04, 2016
Taliban press attack on Afghan city; 12 police die in south
Fierce gunbattles raged for a second day on Tuesday in Afghanistan's embattled northern city of Kunduz while in the country's ...
September 23, 2016
US General: 10 percent of Afghanistan under Taliban control
The Taliban have control over 10 percent of Afghanistan's population and the insurgent group is battling with the Afghan ...
September 08, 2016
Taliban push into provincial capital in southern Afghanistan
The Taliban pushed into the capital of Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province on Thursday, triggering fierce clashes and ...
August 30, 2016
Taliban appoint military chief as the new leader settles in
The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain more ground in Afghanistan rather than talk ...
August 25, 2016
Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead
A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people ...