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Trump heads to Camp David for Afghanistan talks

US President Donald Trump is assembling his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began.

Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan

Hanging in a corridor outside the Pentagon press office, a blow-up of a Time magazine cover shows a weary US soldier drawing deeply on his cigarette. Barbed wire and snowy foothills loom behind him.

Pentagon chief warns of «tough year» for Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of «another tough year» in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack

Afghan families buried their dead and the country observed a national day of mourning Sunday after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

Taliban kill «more than 50» Afghan troops in army base attack

Taliban militants wearing Afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan, the US military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces.

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led forces conducted clean-up operations over their mountain hideouts.

Afghan military death rate rises in 2016

The death rate among Afghan security forces is surging far above last year's levels, a US government watchdog said on Sunday, and slew of social gains in the war-torn nation is also eroding.

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