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In Afghanistan, the Taliban isn’t the only group battling for land – Washington Post


Washington Post

In Afghanistan, the Taliban isn't the only group battling for land
Washington Post
HERAT, AFGHANISTAN — Amid the city's swirling winds, construction crews work steadily to create a new downtown strip that, someday, will include high-rise office towers and thousands of new homes. That's bad news for people like Nesar Ahmad Papalzai …

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Posted on 31 May 2016 | 9:02 am

Number of displaced inside Afghanistan doubled since 2013 to 1.2 million, says report – Washington Post


Washington Post

Number of displaced inside Afghanistan doubled since 2013 to 1.2 million, says report
Washington Post
The report, “My Children Will Die This Winter,” is part of a push by international aid groups to secure more funding during a NATO summit to be held in Brussels in October that will address requests for $3 billion in additional aid for Afghanistan
Afghanistan's failed promises to help people displaced by warIRINnews.org
Staggering Rise in Internally Displaced Persons in Afghanistan: Amnesty InternationalBusiness Standard
Number of Afghans uprooted by violence doubles, a million 'on brink of survival': AmnestyReuters
Deccan Chronicle –RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Posted on 31 May 2016 | 7:39 am

Elizabethton mother remembers son, died in Afghanistan – WCYB


WCYB

Elizabethton mother remembers son, died in Afghanistan
WCYB
Brenda Shelton's son, Benjamin White, was killed in Afghanistan back in June 2010. Since then Brenda said it's been tough, especially around this time of year. So she hopes people will take the time to remember those who have fallen for our country.

Posted on 31 May 2016 | 3:18 am

Building Trust in Afghanistan – Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Building Trust in Afghanistan
Huffington Post
Here in Kabul, I read a recent BBC op-ed by Ahmed Rashid, urging a “diplomatic offensive” to build or repair relationships with the varied groups representing armed extremism in Afghanistan. Rashid has insisted, for years, that severe mistrust makes it

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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 11:40 pm

Soldiers in Afghanistan release music video to honor fallen comrades on Memorial Day – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Soldiers in Afghanistan release music video to honor fallen comrades on Memorial Day
Daily Mail
Two soldiers who are currently serving in Afghanistan have released a song honoring those who have fallen. First Lieutenant Andrew Yacovone and First Lieutenant Justin Wright are based at Fort Carson in Colorado and formed a band together called …
Army Ranger duo releases Memorial Day song from Afghanistanfox13now.com
Army Rangers in Afghanistan Release Memorial Day SongWide Open Country
Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan release Memorial Day tribute songFox 59
WLS-TV –wtkr.com
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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 9:13 pm

Retired Army Officer Remembers Co-Worker Who Was Killed In Afghanistan – NPR


Retired Army Officer Remembers Co-Worker Who Was Killed In Afghanistan
NPR
On this Memorial Day, listener George Minde remembers his co-worker, Staff Sgt. Jorge Oliveira, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Throughout today's program, we're hearing your stories about the lives you're remembering this …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 8:33 pm

Afghanistan: More than 50 police killed in Helmand – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Afghanistan: More than 50 police killed in Helmand
Aljazeera.com
… Taliban since their new leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada assumed the leadership of the group after Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed by a US drone attack inside Pakistan on May 23. Source: Al Jazeera and agencies. War & Conflict Asia Afghanistan.
Militants Ambush Buses In Northern Afghanistan, Killing ManyRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Taliban Abducts Dozens in Northern AfghanistanVoice of America
Taliban kill 16 bus passengers, kidnap dozens in northern Afghanistan: officialsFirstpost
The Statesman
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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 6:52 pm

"The CIA continues trafficking drugs from Afghanistan" – Pravda


Pravda

"The CIA continues trafficking drugs from Afghanistan"
Pravda
US/NATO claims for "liberating" Afghanistan are only cheap slogans and in fact they are invaders and destroyers of "liberation". The US has no interest in Afghanistan's prosperity. In fact, instability, insecurity, poverty, illiteracy and other deeply

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 2:04 pm

Some 2500 Americans Have Died in Afghanistan and Iraq Under Obama – RollingStone.com


RollingStone.com

Some 2500 Americans Have Died in Afghanistan and Iraq Under Obama
RollingStone.com
—2,499 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq so far under President Obama, according to the independent Iraq Coalition Casualty Count. —Of those, 1,906 have been killed in and around Afghanistan, and 593 in Iraq. —Under Obama, the …
At the brink of a transnational warThe Nation
Veterans should tell their war storiesThe Sydney Morning Herald

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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 1:45 pm

Trying to rebuild Afghanistan’s shattered industry – The Wider Image


The Wider Image

Trying to rebuild Afghanistan's shattered industry
The Wider Image
After a break of 20 years, Afghanistan's first cement factory is once more clanking noisily in the countryside near Kabul as crushed-up limestone rocks rattle along a battered conveyor belt to the newly restored kiln. In an area desperately short of
More than 50 police killed in Afghanistan fightingThe Daily Star
Foundation for our future: Afghanistan govt begins restoration work on Darul Aman PalaceFirstpost

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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 11:29 am