Afghanistan

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

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sputniknews.com Angry Afghans Rally in Protest Against Continuing US Military Raids 06/29
sputniknews.com ISIL Kicks Out Taliban, Captures Vast Territory in Afghanistan 06/29
tehrantimes.com Rafsanjani: All should avoid political divide 06/29
usatoday.com Army kills controversial social science program 06/29
rferl.org Four Suspected Militants Killed In Punjab Operation 06/29
dawn.com US air strikes target militants in eastern Afghanistan 06/29
bbc.co.uk Taliban ambush 'kills 11 soldiers' 06/29
dnaindia.com Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers 06/29
aljazeera.com Taliban ambush kills several Afghan soldiers 06/29
scmp.com Pakistan’s anti-Taliban offensive raises fresh human rights concerns 06/29
dnaindia.com Afghan minister postpones Pakistan visit citing 'security issues' at home 06/29
dnaindia.com Pakistan army kills 23 militants in Khyber airstrikes 06/29
stripes.com Years after invasion, the US leaves a cultural imprint on Afghanistan 06/29
tribune.com.pk Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers: officials 06/29
tolonews.com NDS Arrests Taliban Shadow Governor for Nangarhar 06/29
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Top Security Officials Summoned to the Upper House 06/29
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: Alarm Bells Ring as Districts Fall and Parliament Attacked 06/29
tolonews.com Iran Talks to Miss Deadline: US 06/29
foxnews.com Official: 11 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on army convoy in western Afghanistan 06/29
bbc.co.uk DNA helps jail Afghan father for rape 06/29
zeenews.india.com Pakistani police kills four Taliban terrorists in Punjab province 06/29
rediff.com Pakistan police kills 4 Taliban terrorists in Punjab province 06/29
nzherald.co.nz Afghan official: 11 soldiers killed in Taliban ambush 06/29
reuters.com Exclusive: In turf war with Afghan Taliban, Islamic State loyalists gain ground 06/29
stripes.com VA center welcomes once-shunned gay veterans 06/29
stripes.com Afghan official: 11 soldiers killed in Taliban ambush 06/29
tolonews.com Afghan Mining Sector Could Fall Victim To Daesh 06/29
tolonews.com BA REWAYATE DIGAR: Taking a Moderate Approach to Islam 06/29
rferl.org Taliban Attack Kills 11 Afghan Soldiers In Herat 06/29
grnlive.com Pakistani police kill four Taliban militants after tip-off - Al-Arabiya/AFP 06/29
allafrica.com The Need for Unity Against Terrorism 06/29
foxnews.com Islamic State's destruction of heritage sites could amount to war crimes 06/29
upi.com Australia approves funds for continued C-RAM systems 06/29
aljazeera.com Drones kill any chance of peace in Afghanistan 06/29
allafrica.com The Imperative of a Comprehensive Strategy to Fight Violent Extremism 06/29
voanews.com Taliban Kills 11 Afghan Soldiers 06/29
zeenews.india.com Osama bin Laden died natural death, claims ex-ISI chief 06/29
huffingtonpost.com America's Got War 06/29
today.az Smugglers kill Iranian border guard 06/29
stripes.com Afghanistan's president orders probe into NATO-led operation 06/29
blogs.spectator.co.uk Labour’s leadership contest turns sour (again) 06/29
rferl.org Abdullah Says Islamic State Militants Active In Afghanistan 06/29
tolonews.com Attack on Former Jihadi Leader's House Sparks Protest in Parwan 06/29
rferl.org Afghan Civilians Protest Against NATO-Led Raid 06/29
tolonews.com Religious Scholars Call For Ceasefire and End to War 06/29
tolonews.com Abdullah Urges Action To Safeguard Public's Trust 06/29
tolonews.com Experts: Taliban Changes War Tactics, Steal Weapons 06/29
reuters.com U.S. raid on Afghan weapons cache incites protests 06/29
in.reuters.com Afghanistan and U.N. agency agree on police funding plan 06/29
globalsecurity.org Taliban ambush kills 11 army soldiers in western Afghanistan 06/29
dnaindia.com UNESCO condemns 'barbaric' Islamic State attacks on heritage sites 06/29
stripes.com Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits 06/29
un.org INTERVIEW: Afghanistan must not be forgotten amid more pressing crises, warns UN envoy 06/29
reuters.com Afghanistan and U.N. agency agree on police funding plan 06/29
reuters.com Pakistan police kill four suspected Taliban militants in Punjab: officials 06/29
tolonews.com CBA Announces Plans to Inject $850 Million USD Into Market 06/29
stripes.com 10 years later: Remembering a soldier killed in Afghanistan 06/29
tolonews.com Troops Surrounded by Taliban in Baghlan: Officials 06/28
tolonews.com Kuwait Buries Daesh Attack Victims As Security Boosted 06/28
reuters.com Air strikes in northwest Pakistan kill 10 militants: officials 06/28
tribune.com.pk 23 militants killed in North Waziristan, Khyber Agency airstrikes 06/28
tribune.com.pk Afghan interior minister postpones Pakistan visit 06/28
foxnews.com Afghan official: Islamic State group now present in 3 provinces 06/28
tolonews.com BLACK AND WHITE: Afghanistan's Foreign Relations with India and Pakistan 06/28
tolonews.com WikiLeaks Cable Details Saudi, Haqqani Meeting 06/28
zeenews.india.com Al Qaeda terrorist arrested during raid in Pakistan 06/28
reuters.com U.S. air strikes target militants near border in east Afghanistan 06/28
tolonews.com TOLOnews 6pm News 28 June 2015 06/28
independent.co.uk Tunisia hotel attack: Backdrop to this slaughter is a history of violence against Muslims 06/28
tolonews.com Iran Speaks Out Over Its Fight Against Drugs 06/28
tolonews.com AGO: MUDA Probe Needs Time Due To Complex Nature 06/28
tolonews.com Discordance Between NUG Leaders Behind Commission Delay: CEO Office 06/28
tolonews.com Tough Time Ahead for Afghanistan: Olomi 06/28
tolonews.com Olomi Warns Troops Handing Over Check Points 06/28
tolonews.com U.S Company To Get Air Traffic Control Contract 06/28
sify.com Pak military preparing for final push in anti-terrorism fight 06/28
sify.com Bin Laden died natural death, claims ex-ISI chief 06/28
tolonews.com BLACK AND WHITE: Dissecting Afghanistan's Relations with India and Pakistan 06/28
globalsecurity.org ISIL, Taliban militants clash in Afghanistan, 12 killed 06/28
globalsecurity.org Pakistan air strikes kill 23 militants in northwest 06/28
ynetnews.com Dismay at continued vandalism at Mount of Olives cemetery 06/28
globalsecurity.org Pakistan Launches Airstrikes on Militants Near Afghan Border 06/28
cnn.com 100,000 dead due to War on Drugs? 06/28
dailytimes.com.pk Air strikes in NWA and Khyber Agency kill 34 : June 29, 2015, 4:23 am 06/28
dailytimes.com.pk Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in crowded Afghan war clinic 06/28
tolonews.com 11 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Ambush in Herat 06/28
turkishweekly.net US military incapable of overcoming defenses of Russia, China and Iran 06/28
modernghana.com Two Tunisians once held by CIA repatriated from Afghanistan 06/28
sify.com Afghan minister postpones Pak visit citing 'security issues' at home 06/28
sify.com Taliban ambush kills 11 soldiers in western Afghanistan 06/28
in.reuters.com U.S. air strikes target militants near border in east Afghanistan 06/28
news2.onlinenigeria.com Danku, Former Manager Of Oritsefemi Is Mentally Ill 06/28
rferl.org Pakistani Says 23 Suspected Militants Killed In Air Strikes 06/28
stripes.com Afghan official: Islamic State group present in at least 3 provinces 06/28
nzherald.co.nz Afghan official: IS group present in at least 3 provinces 06/28
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Putin Warns of Daesh Influence in Afghanistan 06/27
tolonews.com 37 Insurgents Killed in ANSF Military Operations 06/27
stripes.com Veteran arrested after Twin Peaks shootout wants to repair a life thrown into turmoil 06/27
spectator.co.uk Was Genghis Khan the cruellest man who ever lived? 06/27
tolonews.com Private Company Gets Contract to Build Lash Jaween Road 06/27

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.