Afghanistan

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

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globalsecurity.org Afghanistan to Get Helicopters, Aircraft as Part of Security Plan 03/29
globalsecurity.org Centcom Commander Briefs Congress on Regional Threats 03/29
globalsecurity.org Afghan Army Kills 45 Taliban Militants in Airstrikes in Country's South 03/29
rferl.org Germany Arrests Suspected Taliban Commander Believed To Have Killed Afghan, U.S. Soldiers 03/29
aaj.tv Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow – sources 03/29
dailytimes.com.pk Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream 03/29
aaj.tv Donald Trump to host Narendra Modi for US visit later this year, says White House 03/29
tribune.com.pk Marvi on a mission: From earning six-figure salary in Islamabad to teaching children in Hunza village 03/29
frontline.in A war that never ends 03/29
globalsecurity.org Senior Taliban Leader Killed in Eastern Afgan Province of Laghman 03/29
stripes.com Veteran profiled in Times-Tribune story admits he lied about military service 03/29
usatoday.com Misbehaving toddler meets the Queen 03/29
rt.com ‘We are not safe here’: Afghan interpreters left behind by US troops cry for help (EXCLUSIVE) 03/29
stripes.com New book on war in Laos compelling read for those who love military history 03/29
dnaindia.com She said the lack of "basic evaluation" in UN missions was 03/29
stripes.com Army’s 1st Armored Division tapped for Iraq, Afghanistan tours 03/29
realclearworld.com 'Mission Accomplished' Will Never Come in Afghanistan 03/29
globalsecurity.org Afghan Governor Says US Marines' Deployment Will Reverse Taliban Gains 03/29
rawa.org Afghanistan: Female Detainees Face Sexual Abuse 03/28
dailytimes.com.pk Pak-Afghan Joint Committee lays emphasis on people-to-people contact 03/28
cnn.com US officials: Russian military expanding into Afghanistan, Libya 03/28
aaj.tv Xinjiang universities to offer Urdu, Farsi classes 03/28
globalsecurity.org Former Pakistan Army Chief Set to Take Command of 'Muslim NATO' 03/28
aaj.tv Islamabad seeks Kabul cooperation for safe border management system 03/28
nzherald.co.nz Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad 03/28
aaj.tv Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad 03/28
hosted.ap.org Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant 03/28
dailytimes.com.pk ‘Bad governance is the root of all national evils’ 03/28
sputniknews.com Putin Welcomes Iran Efforts in Opening Dialogue Between Afghan Warring Sides 03/28
cnn.com American University of Afghanistan reopens 03/28
stripes.com 2 years after brutal killing that shocked Afghanistan, outrage has faded 03/28
stripes.com Calif. National Guard says forced bonus repayments will be resolved by midsummer 03/28
reuters.com Germany arrests Afghan suspected of helping kill U.S. soldiers 03/28
nzherald.co.nz Germany nabs Taliban fighter accused of killing US soldiers 03/28
dnaindia.com Afghanistan asks Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists 03/28
sputniknews.com The Key Reason Why Russia Skips UN Talks on Nuclear Weapons Ban 03/28
zeenews.india.com 19 ISIS related incidents in India: NIA 03/28
foxnews.com Germany nabs Taliban fighter accused of killing US soldiers 03/28
allafrica.com Nigeria to Rely On Hit-and-Run Immunisation Tactics in North-East 03/28
aaj.tv Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to resume from April 3 03/28
app.com.pk Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from April 3 03/28
sputniknews.com US Sees 'Conflicting Accounts' on Security Situation in Afghanistan's Sangin 03/28
reuters.com Exclusive: Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow - sources 03/28
globalsecurity.org US Senate Ratifies Montenegro as NATO Member 03/28
globalsecurity.org Afghan General Arrested On Corruption Charges 03/28
globalsecurity.org Official: Afghan Defense Ministry Fires 1,400 Staff Over Corruption 03/28
stripes.com Advocates say the time is right for a War on Terror memorial 03/28
rferl.org Afghan General Arrested On Corruption Charges 03/27
zeenews.india.com Al Qaeda wants to create local leadership in South Asia: US official 03/27
aaj.tv Editorial: Prospects of peace in Afghanistan 03/27
hrw.org Pakistan: Attacks on Schools Devastate Education 03/27
zeenews.india.com Pakistan starts fencing Afghanistan border in ''high-threat zones'' 03/27
in.reuters.com Afghan security ministers survive impeachment vote 03/27
npr.org Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S. 03/27
npr.org Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S. 03/27
in.reuters.com Hopes and fears as American University in Afghanistan reopens after deadly attack 03/27
voanews.com Devastated by War or Disaster, Children Find Healing in New York 03/27
dailytimes.com.pk Attacks on schools devastate education in Pakistan: HRW 03/27
nzherald.co.nz For some, Passover Seder will address global refugee crisis 03/27
rt.com ‘They can’t get away with it,’ author of book on NZ ‘revenge’ raid in Afghanistan tells RT 03/27
rt.com Avalanche kills 8, injures 30 on high school trip in Japan 03/27
tribune.com.pk Declaring Pakistan terror-sponsor state ‘wishful thinking’ 03/27
globalsecurity.org The Russian Defense Ministry has denied allegations of arms supplies to the Taliban 03/27
globalsecurity.org Pakistan building fence along Afghanistan border 03/27
globalsecurity.org Afghan ministers, head of security service survive impeachment vote 03/27
voanews.com Will Trump Administration Increase Drone Strikes in Pakistan? 03/27
sputniknews.com Russian Defense Ministry Denies Claims of Arms Deliveries to Taliban Militants 03/27
npr.org Pakistani al-Qaeda Leader Killed In U.S. Strike In Afghanistan 03/26
debka.com Pentagon: US air strike kills senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan 03/26
khaleejtimes.com Al-Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike: Pentagon 03/26
rediff.com Top al Qaeda leader Qari Yasin killed in US airstrike 03/26
rferl.org Pakistan Starts Building Fence Along Afghan Border 03/26
foxnews.com US airstrike kills high-profile terrorist leader 03/26
upi.com Pentagon: Al-Qaida leader killed in airstrike in Afghanistan 03/26
npr.org Pakistani al-Qaeda Leader Killed In U.S. Strike In Afghanistan 03/26
dailytimes.com.pk PPP to let parties know what elections really mean in 2018: Zardari 03/26
usatoday.com Pentagon: Al-Qaeda leader linked to deadly bombings killed in Afghanistan 03/26
rt.com ‘We can’t walk away’: US commander wants more intl troops in Afghanistan 03/26
stripes.com 82nd Airborne podcast to revisit quadruple amputee Travis Mills, paratrooper for life 03/26
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 'Kerala 'IS module' had Hindu leaders on hit list' 03/26
pbs.org Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike 03/26
dailytimes.com.pk NATO troops race winter to give Afghan forces a morale boost 03/26
aljazeera.com Pakistan starts building fence along Afghanistan border 03/26
dnaindia.com DNA Morning Must Reads: Lucknow meat sellers on strike, Amul accuses HUL of 'pressurising and frightening', and more 03/26
stripes.com Army vet battled post-deployment demons until childhood friend became casualty of his personal war 03/26
dailytimes.com.pk Border management with Afghanistan critical for peace: Zardari 03/26
sputniknews.com NATO Resolute Support Commander Calls for More Troops in Afghanistan 03/26
dnaindia.com 'Top al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan' 03/26
dailynews.lk SLC Emerging team confident of winning 03/26
wsj.com Pakistan Starts Building Fence Along Border With Afghanistan 03/26
stripes.com Pakistan starts building fence along Afghan border 03/26
sputniknews.com Is Trump Giving the Pentagon Free Rein to Wage War as It Likes? 03/26
voanews.com American University of Afghanistan Reopens Months after Deadly Terrorist Attack 03/26
cnn.com Al Qaeda leader behind deadly Marriott Hotel attack killed in US strike 03/26
wsj.com U.S. Airstrike Kills al Qaeda Leader in Afghanistan 03/25
stripes.com 'Tenuous and tricky:' Sopko tells Fort Bragg crowd of US efforts in Afghanistan 03/25
sputniknews.com The Terrible Seeds of the Attack on the British Parliament 03/25
app.com.pk UNSC deplores destruction, smuggling of cultural heritage by terrorist groups 03/25
today.az Baku to host 2nd Asian Kempo Games 03/25
app.com.pk Fencing at Pak-Afghan border commences; all resources shall be employed to... 03/25

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.