Afghanistan

Taliban and al-Qaeda versus Afghan government and coalition forces See summary

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reuters.com Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy 08/29
gmanetwork.com Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy 08/29
en.ria.ru Norway Sends Tanks to Latvian-Russian Border - Reports 08/29
ynetnews.com PM Cameron promises tough action to fight Islamic State militants 08/29
foxnews.com In country long awash with weapons of war, paintball takes a hold in Afghanistan with a splat 08/29
aljazeera.com Academic recovered from Pakistani Taliban 08/29
turkishweekly.net UN announces Afghan vote audit delay 08/29
turkishweekly.net 27 armed Pakistanis arrested crossing into Afghanistan 08/29
stripes.com US: Too soon to evaluate Pakistan offensive 08/29
grnlive.com Afghan poll result delayed again despite US pressure 08/29
rferl.org Obama Picks Veteran Diplomat To Be Afghan Envoy 08/29
huffingtonpost.com Weekend Roundup: Where in Hell Did ISIS Come From? 08/29
aljazeera.com Afghan forces fail to halt Taliban resurgence 08/29
afghanistannews.net Karzai packs up as Afghan vote drags on 08/29
afghanistannews.net Pakistani academic held by Taliban for four years freed 08/29
voanews.com Pakistani Troops Rescue Kidnapped Academic 08/29
afghanistannews.net Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy 08/29
tribune.com.pk New militant group attacks Pak-Afghan border 08/29
afghanistannews.net With a splat paintball fires into Afghanistan 08/29
stripes.com Depot celebrates restart of Stryker upgrade program 08/29
sky.com Fort Hood Gunman Wants To Become IS Citizen 08/29
cnn.com Sister of 'Lady al Qaeda' to ISIS: Let the captives go 08/29
dnaindia.com Afghanistan says will provide proof of Pakistan interference in country's affairs 08/29
afghanistannews.net Five Afghan policemen kidnapped 08/29
afghanistannews.net Afghanistan says will provide proof of Pak interference in countrys affairs 08/29
tolonews.com Helmand Conflict Results in Heavy Losses 08/29
tolonews.com Haqqania Madrassa Largest Islamic Training Center for Taliban 08/29
tolonews.com Pakistani Insurgents Involved in Nuristan Attack 08/29
realclearworld.com The World Will Watch This NATO Summit 08/29
stripes.com 'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated 08/29
tolonews.com IEC Invalidates Results From 69 Polling Sites 08/29
globalwitness.org NATO Urged to Recognise Natural Resource Governance as Crucial to Afghanistan’s Future Stability and Security 08/29
rferl.org Prominent Academic Released In Pakistan 08/29
rferl.org SCO Military Exercises Due To Enter Final Stage 08/29
tolonews.com 8 Evening Program: Start of Roshan Afghan Premiere League 08/29
tolonews.com Ebola vaccine trials being fast-tracked: researchers 08/29
tolonews.com Armed Men Gang Rape Women in Suburbia Kabul 08/29
zeenews.india.com Freed Pakistani academic taught Taliban captors' children 08/29
sify.com US: Too soon evaluate Pakistan offensive 08/29
huffingtonpost.com Pakistani Premier Denies Asking Army To Mediate 08/29
stripes.com Delays, fights marred Afghanistan’s election recount 08/29
reuters.com Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day 08/29
pbs.org NATO: very much alive at 65 08/29
sify.com Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers 08/29
stripes.com Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate 08/29
abc.net.au Australia should be selective in its response to US to help fight Islamic State 08/28
dawn.com Nawaz close to reaching deal with Army: WSJ 08/28
afghanistannews.net Afghan refugees increasing in Pakistan 08/28
online.wsj.com Afghan Contender Quits U.N. Vote Audit 08/28
zeenews.india.com Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on 08/28
tribune.com.pk Ready to provide proof of Pak ‘meddling’:Kabul 08/28
afghanistannews.net Afghan presidential poll audit restarts sans observers from Ghani Abdullahs teams 08/28
dw.de Afghanistan's future in the balance 08/28
turkishweekly.net Afghanistan looms large on NATO agenda 08/28
thenational.ae Malala Yousafzai a typical teen, but with tenacious self-belief, says her biographer 08/28
afghanistannews.net Afghanistan memorial’s journey of remembrance in Calgary this week 08/28
foxnews.com UN says audit of Afghanistan's disputed election won't be done until Sept. 10 08/28
afghanistannews.net Peaceful stable Afghanistan in Pakistans vital interest Sartaj Aziz 08/28
aljazeera.com US moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Yemen 08/28
cnn.com My 'chance encounter with the Taliban' 08/28
grnlive.com Afghan restarts presidential poll audit without observers from Ghani, Abdullah's team 08/28
dawn.com Abdullah boycotts Afghan election audit 08/28
rferl.org UN Tells Karzai Election Audit Won't Finish By September 2 08/28
voanews.com UN Announces Afghan Vote Audit Delay 08/28
sabanews.net US transfers over two Yemenis held in Bagram to Yemen 08/28
thediplomat.com Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux 08/28
slate.fr Être reporter de guerre, c'est risquer sa vie pour des gens qui n'en ont rien à faire (ou ne vous croient pas) 08/28
reuters.com U.N. says 'not possible' to finish Afghan vote audit by September 2 08/28
stripes.com Memorial held for soldier slain at Afghan checkpoint 08/28
stripes.com UN: Afghan election undecided until after NATO summit 08/28
huffingtonpost.com This Messy World 08/28
ndtv.com Gunman Shoot Dead Journalists in Southwest Pakistan 08/28
afghanistannews.net Afghan election result delayed again despite US pressure 08/28
dailymail.co.uk Lowering the Ensign on 32 years of history: Hundreds wave goodbye to Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious at decommissioning ceremony 08/28
afghanistannews.net Karzai Preps for Inauguration Mumbai Boy Suspected of Joining IS Dead British Police Arrest Man in Farooq Investigation 08/28
afghanistannews.net Afghan vote audit not possible 08/28
dailytimes.com.pk Four NATO containers gutted : August 29, 2014, 3:04 am 08/28
sify.com Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters 08/28
afghanistannews.net Shanghai Cooperation Organization Staff Chiefs Meet to Discuss Afghanistan Middle East 08/28
tribune.com.pk Abducted Islamia College University VC recovered 08/28
afghanistannews.net US general killed in Afghan insider attack 08/28
thediplomat.com In Pakistan, US & India More Popular Than Extremist Groups 08/28
sify.com Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy 08/28
tolonews.com Foreign Pressure Mounts as Election Remains Stalled 08/28
dawn.com Displaced people in quandary over burying their dead 08/28
tolonews.com Northern Officials Say Released Prisoners Lead Taliban Fighters 08/28
tolonews.com Disagreements between Candidates Prevail 08/28
tolonews.com Jowzjan Residents Fight Taliban 08/28
tolonews.com IEC: Verdict on 3,000 Boxes Issued Friday 08/28
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Taliban Attack Sangeen District 08/28
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: 27 August 2014 08/28
telegraph.co.uk Karzai warns he will quit despite Afghanistan deadlock 08/28
tolonews.com Third Annual RAPL Kicks Off Thursday 08/28
afghanistannews.net 21 militants killed in northern Afghan province as cleanup operations continue 08/28
afghanistannews.net Death of British soldier in Afghanistan helicopter crash ruled an accident 08/28
sify.com Afghanistan says will provide proof of Pak interference in country's affairs 08/28
afghanistannews.net Allowing Afghanistans future to be hijacked 08/28
voanews.com Cash and Heaven: How Afghan War Victims are Compensated 08/28
bbc.co.uk Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened' 08/28
rferl.org SCO Military Chiefs To Meet In Beijing 08/28

Summary

The United States assembled an international coalition to invade Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. By backing the Northern Alliance, the coalition was able to remove the Taliban from power very quickly. But the Taliban regrouped, and violence has been increasing since 2004. As coalition partners have reduced their involvement, the US has grown troop numbers.