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Key Taliban cmdr. killed in Afghanistan – Press TV


Press TV

Key Taliban cmdr. killed in Afghanistan
Press TV
General Mohammad Juma Adil, a commander of border police forces in western Afghanistan, said Mullah Mir Ahmad was killed along with three others when Afghan security forces launched a surprise attack on them in Ghoryan district of the province early on …
Key Taliban commander killed in AfghanistanDaijiworld.com
4 including Taliban key commander in W. Afghanistan killedCihan News Agency
Are the Taliban and their leader becoming yesterday's men?Sydney Morning Herald

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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 10:36 am

Insurgent Mortar Attack Kills 5 Civilians in Afghanistan – ABC News


Insurgent Mortar Attack Kills 5 Civilians in Afghanistan
ABC News
An Afghan provincial official says that at least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar struck their house in the country's east. Sarhadi Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Laghman province, said Saturday that

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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 6:29 am

India delivers 3 Cheetal helicopters to Afghanistan – Economic Times


The Express Tribune

India delivers 3 Cheetal helicopters to Afghanistan
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: India has delivered three military choppers to Kabul weeks ahead of the first visit by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to New Delhi since taking over charge. The three Cheetal helicopters, which are unarmed and have a utility role, have
Afghanistan receives 3 Cheetal helicopters from India: reportThe Express Tribune
India delivers three Cheetal helicopters to AfghanistanZee News
India Delivers 3 Cheetal Choppers to AfghanistanThe New Indian Express
Defenseworld.net
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 5:44 am

Lest we forget: Afghanistan veteran at Gallipoli dawn service reveals PTSD battle – ABC Online


ABC Online

Lest we forget: Afghanistan veteran at Gallipoli dawn service reveals PTSD battle
ABC Online
In Afghanistan Jarrad was a searcher, one of the sappers tasked with identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs) while out on patrol. It's a highly dangerous and intensely stressful job, and when his mates Jacob Moerland and Darren Smith were

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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 2:37 am

Two sides to the art of war in Afghanistan – Irish Times


Irish Times

Two sides to the art of war in Afghanistan
Irish Times
In 2011, Waterford-born photographic artist Jean Curran first began exploring hand-painted portraits in Afghanistan. During her research, she came across a picture that particularly caught her eye. It was of a dreamy young man in a brown suit looking …

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:02 am

Meet the Real-Life G.I. Janes Who Served with Special Ops in Afghanistan – People Magazine


People Magazine

Meet the Real-Life G.I. Janes Who Served with Special Ops in Afghanistan
People Magazine
Caroline Cleveland, just 23 at the time, remembers vividly the night she thought she'd be killed. During a raid of a suspected terrorist stronghold in Afghanistan, 1st Lt. Cleveland and her Army Ranger regiment were stealthily picking through narrow

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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 9:45 pm

Pentagon Doesn’t Know What Happened to $1.3 Billion in Afghanistan – The Fiscal Times


The Fiscal Times

Pentagon Doesn't Know What Happened to $1.3 Billion in Afghanistan
The Fiscal Times
The Pentagon isn't able to tell federal auditors what happened to more than $1.3 billion in funds intended for construction projects in Afghanistan. The money was dispersed through a program established to speed up the rebuilding process in Afghanistan
Pentagon Can't Account for $1 Billion in Afghanistan Emergency Reconstruction Truth-Out
Pentagon can't account for $1 billion in Afghan reconstruction aidMcClatchy Washington Bureau
No accounting for funds of $1.3 billion sent to AfghanistanDigital Journal

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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 5:19 pm

Taliban launches spring offensive in Afghanistan with attack on US base – Al Jazeera America


Al Jazeera America

Taliban launches spring offensive in Afghanistan with attack on US base
Al Jazeera America
Taliban insurgents shot rockets at a U.S. base outside Kabul and targeted Afghan government buildings in a provincial capital Friday, as they launched their spring offensive in a year that has already seen fierce fighting. There were no casualties in
Taliban Announce 'Spring Offensive' in AfghanistanNewsweek
Taliban Attack Afghan Checkpoint, Killing 9 GuardsABC News
China urges political solution to Afghanistan issueXinhua
CTV News -Daily Mail
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 3:41 pm

In step with Ghani’s Afghanistan – The Hindu


The Hindu

In step with Ghani's Afghanistan
The Hindu
On a visit to Afghanistan in February 2014, it looked as though relations between India and Afghanistan were on a high. Relations were set to get into a new pace, with India committing to projects as part of the total package of $2 billion for
India to host Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, seeks to regain ground lost IBNLive
India seeks to regain influence in AfghanistanLivemint

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Posted on 23 April 2015 | 7:48 pm

New Taliban threats challenge Obama narrative on Afghanistan progress – Fox News


Fox News

New Taliban threats challenge Obama narrative on Afghanistan progress
Fox News
The Taliban's promise Wednesday of new attacks in Afghanistan as they enter the spring fighting season is the latest development to challenge the White House narrative that Afghanistan is poised to emerge from more than a decade of war. “President …
Taliban announce spring offensive in AfghanistanUSA TODAY
Islamic State in AfghanistanThe Economist
Taliban announce plans to ramp up attacks in AfghanistanReuters

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Posted on 22 April 2015 | 8:47 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Foreign fighters are spilling into Afghanistan, helping the Taliban

A new wave of attacks that killed 18 Afghan soldiers over the weekend included rare beheadings.

Posted on 15 April 2015 | 1:37 am

Afghanistan, Pakistan Seek to Increase Bilateral Trade

Officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan held talks Tuesday on an agreement that would boost bilateral commerce and lower the cost of trading items between the neighboring countries. A Pakistani delegation led by Trade Minister Khurrum Dastagir visited Kabul for the negotiations. Pakistan's Minister of State for Education and Narcotics Control, Muhammad Balighur Rehman, told parliament that …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:12 pm

Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation, one of the country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 6:15 pm

AP Interview: Afghan warlord says government disunity fueling Islamic State group presence

Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation, one of the country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:57 pm

AP Interview: Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation, one of the country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:42 pm

Afghanistan’s defining fight: Technocrats vs. strongmen

If men like Atta Mohammad Noor remain powerful, can the country become a modern democracy?

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 1:12 am

Chinese demands, rebels and Buddhist ruins stall Afghan copper dream

By Frank Jack Daniel and Mirwais Harooni MES AYNAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) – China and Afghanistan remain deadlocked over a stalled $3 billion copper mine five months after Beijing demanded royalties be slashed by almost a half, underlining Kabul's struggles to support itself as foreign aid dries up. The copper, lying beneath the ruins of an ancient Buddhist city, is one of the world's largest …

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 3:18 am

Five abducted aid workers killed in Afghanistan

The bullet-ridden bodies of five aid workers have been found, weeks after they were abducted by armed gunmen in the volatile south of Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The group of Afghan workers for Save the Children was snatched by armed gunmen in Trinkot, capital of the strife-torn Uruzgan province, on March 3, according to statement by the United Nations. A spokesman for the provincial …

Posted on 11 April 2015 | 3:43 pm

Afghanistan vows action after IS-style beheading video

Afghanistan on Tuesday vowed action against Taliban-allied Uzbek insurgents after they posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of a former Afghan soldier, highlighting their apparent tilt towards the Islamic State group. A local commander of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which has so far held a low profile in Afghanistan, was recently reported to have pledged support to the …

Posted on 7 April 2015 | 9:04 pm

$45 Billion in Tax Dollars Goes Missing in Afghanistan

A new report from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), revealed that there’s virtually no way to know what happened to a large chunk of money the Defense Department spent in Afghanistan before 2010. Unlike in most of SIGAR’s reports, Sopko did not include any recommendations in this audit.

Posted on 1 April 2015 | 12:30 pm