24 July 2017
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14/05/2017 02:03

Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan

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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.

25/04/2017 17:41

Toll now 144 in Taliban attack on Afghan base

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The death toll from last week's Taliban attack on an Afghan military base stands at 144, a senior US defense official told AFP on Tuesday.

24/04/2017 22:27

US blasts «unconscionable» Taliban attack in Afghanistan

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The US State Department on Monday described last week's Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan as «unconscionable,» but stressed America has no intention of giving up on the country despite more than 15 years of brutal war.

24/04/2017 08:21

Pentagon chief warns of «tough year» for Afghanistan

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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.

23/04/2017 09:41

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack

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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.

22/04/2017 08:56

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base: govt

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More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry said Saturday.

22/04/2017 07:53

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

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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.

22/04/2017 00:38

War-torn Afghanistan sets up tourism ministry

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The president of war-torn Afghanistan is creating a tourism ministry in a bid to attract visitors to the country endowed with stunning landscapes and...

18/04/2017 05:38

Top US official McMaster in Pakistan after hints at tougher stance

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US National Security Advisor Lieutenant-General H.R. McMaster arrived in Pakistan on Monday on an unannounced visit, a day after he hinted that Washington could take a tougher stance with Islamabad.

15/04/2017 16:34

Roadside bomb kills 11 Afghan civilians

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At least 11 civilians were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the restive southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials said Saturday.

05/11/2016 22:13

US forces say airstrikes «very likely» caused Afghan casualties

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US forces conceded Saturday that its air strikes «very likely» resulted in civilian casualties in Afghanistan's volatile Kunduz province, pledging a full investigation into the incident which triggered angry protests.

03/11/2016 10:10

«National Bird» shines light on secretive drone wars

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The convoy had stopped for prayers in a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan when the Hellfire missiles came out of a clear blue sky, incinerating vehicles and liquidating 23 unarmed civilians.

30/10/2016 07:20

Afghan military death rate rises in 2016

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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.

07/10/2016 11:22

15 years on, the Afghan war still defies US timelines

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Fifteen years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, President Barack Obama and the American military have dug in for a long campaign that defies rigid timelines and easy barometers of victory.

29/03/2016 14:33

Pakistan detains more than 200 people after Easter bombing

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Pakistan has detained more than 200 people and questioned thousands more as authorities hunt down those behind the Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore which killed 73 people, including children, the Punjab provincial law minister said Tuesday.

28/03/2016 16:25

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

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Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

28/03/2016 10:24

Pakistan suicide blast targeted Christians: Taliban

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A Taliban suicide bomber who attacked a Pakistani park thronging with families was targeting Christians, the group said Monday, as the death toll rose to 72, with children making up nearly half of the dead.

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