Afghanistan

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

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scoop.co.nz Omar Khadr tells Al Jazeera his Guantanamo story 05/29
realclearworld.com Rushing to Train Afghans Before NATO Leaves 05/29
tolonews.com EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMME: Afghanistan, Region and The World 05/29
tolonews.com Schools Closed in Baghlan Due To Insecurity 05/29
tolonews.com Taliban Attack Kills 19 Police in Uruzgan 05/29
rediff.com 'Mufti now is very different from the Mufti of 2002' 05/29
dawn.com Deadline for DPs’ return unlikely to be extended 05/29
dawn.com Weaker monsoon forecast 05/29
hosted.ap.org Civilians biggest losers on Afghan war's new northern front 05/29
nzherald.co.nz Afghan official: Kidnapped German aid worker rescued 05/29
isn.ethz.ch A Fateful Triangle: the United States, Iran, and Saudi Arabia in Yemen 05/29
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Afghanistan Was Takes on New Dimension 05/29
en.people.cn Blast rocks Afghan's Ghazni city 05/29
tolonews.com Former Jihadi Leader Assassinated In Kabul 05/29
tolonews.com FIFA To Vote Despite Corruption Scandal 05/28
turkishweekly.net US drone strikes kills 6 militants in Afghanistan 05/28
turkishweekly.net Turkish aid agency helps flood victims in Afghanistan 05/28
today.az Turkmenistan to up power supply to Afghanistan 05/28
reuters.com Ex-Guantanamo inmate Khadr uncertain about firefight memory: paper 05/28
panorama.am US ‘perception management’ deceives public on foreign policy 05/28
tolonews.com 37 Afghan Security Force Members Switch Sides, Join Taliban in Uruzgan 05/28
thisdaylive.com Polio: Nigeria Inches Close to Freedom 05/28
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: Attack On Heetal Hotel in Kabul Ended With The Killing Of All Four Insurgents 05/28
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Afghanistan Still a Dangerous Place after 14 years of NATO presence 05/28
reuters.com Commander of elite Tajik police force defects to Islamic State 05/28
tolonews.com Taliban Capture 50 Security Force Posts In Uruzgan 05/28
tolonews.com GOFTMAN: Parliamentary Elections 05/28
cnn.com Bergen: War hero investigated 05/28
voanews.com Pakistan Reaffirms Support for Afghan Peace Efforts 05/28
scmp.com 'The SDF has a problem': 54 members of Japanese military commit suicide despite less stressful deployments 05/28
turkishweekly.net 77 Taliban fighters killed by Afghan forces 05/28
modernghana.com Leading Shebab figure dies in Somalia 05/28
dw.de In Pakistan, well-to-do and willing to terrorize 05/28
ynetnews.com UN envoys wants IDF on blacklist with Islamic State 05/28
telegraph.co.uk Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave kills nearly 1,400 people 05/28
tolonews.com Greece Arrests Dozens of Afghan Migrants 05/28
tolonews.com Rula Ghani Avoids Politics, But Tackles Women's Issues Head On 05/28
rferl.org Pakistan Hangs Three For Hijacking 05/28
stripes.com Report: Texan in standoff was veteran with PTSD, wanted police to kill him 05/28
voanews.com Expelled from Pakistan, Afghan Refugees Return to Increased Hardship 05/28
stripes.com Fallen Fort Bragg soldier remembered for selfless service, dedication to troops 05/28
stripes.com NY museum puts 600-plus veterans interviews on YouTube 05/28
stripes.com Post-traumatic growth: Past the blast, and stronger for it 05/28
tolonews.com Concerns About Appointment Delays Grow Among MPs, Civil Society 05/28
tolonews.com Ghani's Trip to Qatar Cancelled Amid Debate Over NDS-ISI MoU 05/28
tolonews.com 19 Hostages Reunite With Families, Demand Release of Those Still Captive 05/28
huffingtonpost.com Republicans Want You to Forget Why Sending Troops Back to Iraq Is a Terrible Idea 05/28
cnn.com Graham retires from Air Force 05/28
bbc.co.uk Bangkok talks on Asia migrant crisis 05/28
tribune.com.pk Cross-border relations: It’s in India’s best interests to have peaceful neighbours, says Dr Raghavan 05/28
voanews.com Life for Returning Afghan Refugees Goes from Bad to Worse 05/28
stripes.com Veteran adopts K-9 deployment partner 05/28
stripes.com Dual-service couples may see housing allowance cut under Senate plan 05/28
jamestown.org The Taliban and Islamic State Haunt Tajikistan 05/28
pulitzercenter.org Pakistan: The Road to Bannu 05/28
tolonews.com Car Bombs Rock Two Upmarket Baghdad Hotels, Five Dead 05/28
globalsecurity.org Obama, Stoltenberg Discuss NATO Meeting Highlights 05/27
sify.com Kabul: Gun battle between govt forces, Taliban ends 05/27
voanews.com Afghan Official: 4 Militants Killed as Kabul Standoff Ends 05/27
zeenews.india.com Gunmen kill 3 policemen in Karachi 05/27
rediff.com 4 attackers killed as Taliban targets Kabul guesthouse again 05/27
hosted.ap.org Travel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl 05/27
hosted.ap.org AP Interview: Afghanistan's first lady breaks taboos 05/27
dnaindia.com Arrested Yemeni man, having ties with al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan, pleads guilty in US Court 05/27
tolonews.com Obama Calls On NATO Members To Help Stabilize Afghanistan 05/27
tolonews.com BA REWAYATE DIGAR: The Value of Human Rights in the Current Situation in Afghanistan 05/27
sputniknews.com Four Taliban Militants Killed After Attacking Kabul Hotel 05/27
today.az U.S. Secretary of State congratulates people of Azerbaijan on Republic Day 05/27
news2.onlinenigeria.com Taliban claims attack on Afghan guesthouse 05/27
stripes.com Money intended for foundation that aids veterans stolen 05/27
today.az Turkmenistan extends export of electricity 05/27
dw.de Secret Taliban peace talks in China criticized 05/27
tolonews.com Officials Arrange For Bodies of Police, Soldiers To Be Returned Home 05/27
rferl.org Afghanistan To Ukraine: 'The Enemies Of Our Enemies Are Our Friends' 05/27
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Insecurity in Zabul, Helmand, Kandahar and Wardak Provinces 05/27
tribune.com.pk Alleged terror links: Legal action sought against 18 poll candidates 05/27
tolonews.com Mixed Kung Fu To'a Competition Ends in Kabul 05/27
tolonews.com Ghani Praises Security Forces For Zero Casualty Toll In Kabul Attack 05/27
allafrica.com Africa: States Close Their Doors As Record Numbers of Asylum Seekers and Migrants Risk Lives At Sea 05/27
grnlive.com Four Taliban die in Kabul attack 05/27
dailytimes.com.pk Musharraf invites Mustafa Kamal to join APML : May 27, 2015, 5:25 pm 05/27
tolonews.com Deaths From Major Heatwave Sweeping India Top 1,100 05/27
stripes.com Bases offer families home away from home, minus civilians 05/27
tolonews.com Herat Governor: Salma Dam Will Open In Next 45 Days 05/27
dailytimes.com.pk Fatemi reiterates Pakistan support for Afghan reconciliation process : May 27, 2015, 1:34 pm 05/27
dailytimes.com.pk Pakistan vintage car collectors preserve a part of history : May 27, 2015, 4:08 pm 05/27
dailytimes.com.pk Gilgit-Baltistan Elections; Vote for a New Era : May 27, 2015, 4:35 pm 05/27
en.people.cn Kabul attack ends with all assailants dead: official 05/27
zeenews.india.com Taliban guesthouse attack: Afghan forces end 6-hour siege, four militants dead 05/27
cnn.com Taliban fighters killed in Kabul attack 05/27
upi.com Four Taliban militants killed in attack on Kabul guesthouse 05/27
rferl.org The Rundown -- May 27 05/27
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: Obama Marks Memorial Day, Speaks of Afghan War 05/27
app.com.pk Pakistan condemns terrorist attack at military base in Afghanistan 05/27
stripes.com 4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital 05/27
tolonews.com 37 Insurgents Killed in ANSF Operations 05/27
tolonews.com Coalition Raids On Rebels In Yemen Capital Kill 43 05/27
dailymail.co.uk Holidaymakers' misery as boat people from Syria and Afghanistan seeking asylum set up migrant camp to turn popular Greek island of Kos into 'disgusting' hellhole 05/27
dailytimes.com.pk Govt alone cannot eliminate terrorism: Iqbal 05/27
dailytimes.com.pk 9 security officials injured in two IED blasts : May 28, 2015, 3:10 am 05/27

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.