Afghanistan

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euronews.com Pakistan begins investigations into school massacre 12/18
rferl.org Flowers And Devastation At Peshawar School 12/18
rferl.org Pakistan Ups Anti-Taliban Offensive After School Massacre 12/18
tolonews.com Lack of Intelligence Hinders Afghanistan Security 12/18
tolonews.com Pakistani Immigrants Behind Dangam Attacks: Residents 12/18
npr.org Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat 12/18
scmp.com Departure of foreign troops in Afghanistan created vacuum in intelligence gathering 12/18
bombaynews.net Delhi students pay homage to Pakistan terror victims 12/18
ndtv.com Islamabad Schools Warned of Plans of Magnetic Bombs on Buses 12/18
bombaynews.net Dilip Kumar grieves for Peshawar 12/18
zeenews.india.com Mahinda Rajapaksa asks minority Tamils to 'forget the past' 12/18
zeenews.india.com Pakistan massacre survivors vow to defy Taliban 12/18
afghanistannews.net Taliban threat looms over Pakistani jails 12/18
ndtv.com #PakWithIndiaNotoLakhviBail: A Cross-Border Show of 'Hashtag Solidarity' 12/18
tolonews.com Suspects Arrested in Supreme Court Chief Secretary Murder‎ 12/18
zeenews.india.com Peshawar: “Have killed all children in auditorium...What do we do now” 12/18
foxnews.com Afghan official says suicide car bomb kills police officer, wounds 3 12/18
rediff.com Pakistan has paid a huge price to see evil 12/18
rediff.com Hand over Hafiz Saeed, Dawood if serious about fighting terror: India to Pak 12/18
aljazeera.com Suicide attack kills policeman in Kabul 12/18
aljazeera.com In Pictures: Peshawar mourns 12/18
voanews.com Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills 1 12/18
bbc.co.uk Indian media: Pakistan's war on terror 12/18
zeenews.india.com Peshawar: “Have killed all children...What do we do now” 12/18
thehindu.com Pakistan must live in Peshawar 12/18
wsj.com Pakistan Asks for Afghan Help to Fight Taliban 12/18
reuters.com Book Talk: War on Afghan frontline, by a female soldier 12/18
tolonews.com Kabul Suicide Attack Kills One, Wounds 3 12/18
news.com.au Sydney mum to front KL court 12/18
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Pakistan army retaliates, kills 57 militants 12/18
allafrica.com Africa: U.S. Envoy At UN Debate On UN-AU Peacekeeping Operations 12/18
independent.co.uk Peshawar attack: Pakistan police warn terrorists could plant magnetic bombs on school buses 12/18
dnaindia.com 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Zaki-ur-Rehman-Lakhvi granted bail by anti-terror court in Pakistan 12/18
dnaindia.com Pakistan army retaliates to Peshawar attack, kills 57 militants 12/18
dnaindia.com Pakistan gets assurance from Afghanistan on action against militants: Army 12/18
zeenews.india.com Peshawar fallout: Death penalty implementation may begin within week 12/18
bombaynews.net Militant Islam is never Islam Mahesh Bhatt 12/18
zeenews.india.com Pakistan prepares to execute 55 death row inmates 12/18
ibnlive.in.com AMU condemns attack on school children in Pakistan 12/18
dawn.com Lawyers in Balochistan observe boycott of courts to mourn Peshawar tragedy 12/18
afghanistannews.net ISPR chief confirms death of 57 terrorists in fresh air strikes 12/18
afghanistannews.net Two killed three injured in Afghan suicide bombing 12/18
afghanistannews.net Taliban has been attacking Pakistani schools for long 12/18
afghanistannews.net More than 1000 troops have lost limbs in Iraq Afghanistan report 12/18
afghanistannews.net Taliban has no place in society Vaiko 12/18
afghanistannews.net Five Taliban militants killed in Karachi 12/18
afghanistannews.net NATO pays tribute to ISAF mission as new chapter opens in relations with Afghanistan 12/18
afghanistannews.net After returning from Afghanistan Australias asylum seeker regime makes no sense to me 12/18
afghanistannews.net Hundreds hold vigil in Surrey for victims of Taliban attack 12/18
afghanistannews.net Afghan official says suicide bomber kills policeman 12/18
afghanistannews.net Afghan spy chief in dilemma 12/18
afghanistannews.net Taliban Bomber Kills Police Officer Outside Kabul 12/18
afghanistannews.net Four Pak Taliban among 11 killed in Afghan drone strike 12/18
afghanistannews.net Utah mourners for Pakistani children killed in Taliban attack say enough is enough 12/18
afghanistannews.net Views Pak wont change | Aim for Taliban ideology 12/18
bombaynews.net Peshawar tragedy needs no sympathy but prayers Big B 12/18
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: 'Three boys died before my eyes' 12/18
stripes.com Military mom surprises daughter following deployment 12/18
bbc.co.uk Surviving the Peshawar school massacre 12/18
stripes.com Christian Afghan seeking student visa to Houston rejected 12/18
stripes.com Afghan soldier who fled US training sent to Canada 12/18
stripes.com Suicide bombing kills Afghan police officer, hurts 3 others, officials say 12/18
turkishweekly.net Islamophobia a product of Taliban, ISIL: Erdoğan 12/18
turkishweekly.net Pakistan army kills 57 ‘militants’ in airstrikes 12/18
grnlive.com Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school 12/18
ibnlive.in.com Taliban lined up and gunned down Peshawar school students in front of their classmates: Survivors 12/18
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Peshawar terrorists called handlers in Afghanistan 12/18
reuters.com Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school 12/18
tribune.com.pk Death penalty: 120 mercy appeals sent to PM for consideration 12/18
cnn.com Images from inside the Pakistan school attack 12/18
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Outrage in India after Pakistani court grants bail to 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi 12/18
bbc.co.uk Pakistan bails Mumbai attack suspect 12/18
cnn.com Horrors inside school Taliban hit 12/18
rediff.com 26/11 trial: LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi gets bail 12/18
reuters.com Pakistan court bails man accused of masterminding Mumbai attack 12/18
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Security Problems 12/18
ndtv.com Crackdown on Afghan Camps, Peshawar Outskirts After School Attack 12/18
upi.com Taliban targeted children to keep them from becoming soldiers 12/18
upi.com Companies partner counter-IED technologies 12/18
afghanistannews.net The Rundown -- December 18 12/18
afghanistannews.net Crackdown launched on Afghan camps Peshawar outskirts 12/18
ndtv.com Peshawar School Attack: China Offers Condolences, Aid 12/18
afghanistannews.net India enhances trade ties with Afghanistan 12/18
bombaynews.net Pakistani Court Grants Bail To Alleged Mastermind of Mumbai Attacks 12/18
edition.cnn.com Pakistan must resist extremism 12/18
bombaynews.net Andhra assembly condemns Peshawar carnage 12/18
dailytimes.com.pk Younis becomes oldest Pakistani to score a century in ODI : December 18, 2014, 3:29 pm 12/18
csmonitor.com Can Tsarnaev get a fair trial in Boston? 12/18
tolonews.com First 100 Days: Raheel Sharif Visits Kabul 12/18
rediff.com REVEALED: The 16 men who planned the Peshawar massacre 12/18
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: 17 December 2014 12/18
thehindu.com Soft targets, hard questions 12/17
sify.com Taliban threat looms over Pakistani jails 12/17
sify.com Police vow thorough investigation of Peshawar carnage 12/17
sify.com 5.2 magnitude quake jolts parts of Pakistan 12/17
rediff.com Pakistan mourns the killing of 132 school children in Peshawar 12/17
zeenews.india.com Peshawar school attack: Now, Mullah Fazlullah group claims responsibility 12/17
zeenews.india.com Pakistan mourns its school dead; PM Nawaz Sharif to convene all-party meet in Peshawar today 12/17
m.timesofindia.com What does the Pakistan Taliban want? 12/17
dnaindia.com Global terror shadow: India on high alert 12/17

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.