Afghanistan

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

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realclearworld.com America's Stale View of the Muslim World 10/20
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globalsecurity.org Strengthening NATO-Gulf cooperation 10/20
ndtv.com Attacks on Afghanistan Checkpoints Kill Four Troops 10/20
en.ria.ru Lavrov: NATO Refuses to Cooperate with CSTO on Stabilizing Afghanistan 10/20
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foxnews.com Afghan officials: Attacks by insurgents on army, police checkpoints kill at least 4 troops 10/20
turkishweekly.net Turkey, US discuss fight against ISIL 10/20
afghanistannews.net Contest Seeks to Crown Worlds Funniest Person 10/20
afghanistannews.net Taliban fighters launch deadly attacks in Afghanistan killing four soldiers 10/20
afghanistannews.net Taliban Launches Intense Attacks in Afghanistan Reports 10/19
afghanistannews.net UAE committed to Afghanistan long-term diplomat says 10/19
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: 18 October 2014 10/19
tolonews.com Taliban Surround Uruzgan's Gizab District: Officials 10/19
tolonews.com Key Al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Nangarhar 10/19
tolonews.com Cricket Regional Tournament Begins in Kabul 10/19
tolonews.com Social Media Summit Looks at Change and Potential 10/19
today.az Four prisoners executed in Iran 10/19
afghanistannews.net Taliban US Behind Khost Haqqani Arrests 10/19
dnaindia.com US, China look to tackle differences, cooperate against threats like Islamic State, Ebola 10/19
ibnlive.in.com Nepal Foreign Minister to hand over SAARC invite to Modi 10/19
afghanistannews.net Pak-Afghan cultural show starts with fanfare 10/19
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afghanistannews.net Afghanistan vet does battle with Michigan teachers union 10/19
realclearworld.com Arming Rebels Works 10/19
afghanistannews.net Erdogan arrives in Afghanistan 10/19
afghanistannews.net One killed in Afghanistan blast 10/19
ndtv.com UK to Stage Choir Performance for Malala Yousafzai 10/19
ibnlive.in.com International drug racket busted; 2 Sri Lankans among 3 held 10/19
stripes.com Paratroopers from 508th Infantry Regiment return home 10/19
ndtv.com Roadside Bomb Kills Seven in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula 10/19
stripes.com Navy reservist completes run to honor servicewomen 10/19
csmonitor.com Turkey opposes transfer of US arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State 10/19
dawn.com Realignment of militants 10/19
bbc.co.uk Taliban launch deadly Afghan attacks 10/19
stripes.com VA explores alternative therapies 10/19
tribune.com.pk US security deal poses no threat to neighbours, says Afghan ambassador 10/19
hosted.ap.org On the road to find the world's funniest person 10/19
en.ria.ru Muslim Gang Throws Acid on Women’s Faces for Wearing “Bad Hijab” 10/19
afghanistannews.net 30 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan 10/19
afghanistannews.net Pakistan PMs advisor visits Afghanistan 10/19
dailytimes.com.pk Malala earns no respect at home? : October 20, 2014, 2:15 am 10/19
zeenews.india.com Nobel Peace Prize to Indian, Pakistani will help resolve border conflict: Dalai Lama 10/19
dailytimes.com.pk Trilateral dialogue stresses regional approach to counter challenges : October 20, 2014, 2:01 am 10/19
bbc.co.uk Life inside a Taliban stronghold 10/19
dailytimes.com.pk Afghan militancy, skirmishes claim 16 militants lives 10/19
afghanistannews.net China Afghanistan Pakistan seek efforts for peace stability 10/19
afghanistannews.net 50 Taliban Militants Killed in Clearing Operations in Afghanistan 10/19
afghanistannews.net Voices on Afghanistan How women can beat the Taliban 10/19
afghanistannews.net Afghan police ambush kills 12 militants 10/19
zeenews.india.com 16 militants killed in Afghanistan 10/19
dawn.com Two soldiers killed in Bajaur blast 10/19
tolonews.com Pakistani National Security Advisor Visits Kabul 10/19
dailytimes.com.pk Historic opportunity to transform Pak-Afghan ties into partnership : October 20, 2014, 2:33 am 10/19
voanews.com Contest Seeks to Crown World's Funniest Person 10/19
bombaynews.net Delhi Police arrest three drug peddlers from Chennai 10/19
tolonews.com Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in Afghanistan 10/19
tolonews.com India to Start Building Chabahar Port Infrastructure 10/19
dawn.com The army’s view 10/19
afghanistannews.net New Afghan president Ghani hosts Turkey´s Erdogan in Kabul 10/19
afghanistannews.net Sartaj Aziz leaves for Afghanistan 10/19
afghanistannews.net An artist in Afghanistan To tell the story youve got to take risks 10/19
afghanistannews.net 4 would-be suicide bombers killed in S. Afghanistan 10/19
tolonews.com Provincial Election Results Still Not Announced 10/19
dawn.com Peaceful Afghanistan in interest of Pakistan: Achakzai 10/19
tolonews.com Female Injured in Pakistani Missile Attacks 10/19
tolonews.com Clashes in Libya's Benghazi Leave More Than 20 Dead 10/19
dawn.com Joint efforts stressed to fight terrorism 10/19
euronews.com Turkey refuses to arm Kurds fighting ISIL in Kobani 10/19
sify.com Taliban fighters launch deadly attacks in Afghanistan killing four soldiers 10/19
ndtv.com US and China Look to Manage Differences, Cooperate Against Threats 10/19
tolonews.com Paghman Executions Helped Lower Crime: Officials 10/19
foxnews.com Official says Taliban suicide bomber kills 3 local security troops in southern Afghanistan 10/18
tolonews.com Afghanistan Signs Treaty With Turkey 10/18
tolonews.com Suicide Blast Leaves Eight Dead 10/18
zeenews.india.com Four Afghanistan women shot dead by Taliban 10/18
reuters.com India approves plan to develop Iran's Chabahar port 10/18
zeenews.india.com Army Chief tells commanders to assess security situation 10/18
tolonews.com Taliban Insurgents Killed in Kunduz Operation 10/18
dnaindia.com Pakistan's clerics condemn Islamic State for violating Islamic teachings 10/18
sify.com China, Afghanistan, Pakistan seek efforts for peace, stability 10/18
dailytimes.com.pk Sino-AfPak trilateral dialogue seeks cooperation on Afghanistan : October 18, 2014, 2:26 pm 10/18
tolonews.com Pakistan National Security Advisor to Visit Kabul 10/18
rferl.org Afghan Troops, Police Chief Killed In Blasts 10/18
rferl.org Turkish President Erdogan In Kabul 10/18
zeenews.india.com New polio case detected in Pakistan 10/18
stripes.com Guardsman among 7 being honored for fiery crash rescue 10/18
afghanistannews.net PM Modi recalls Karzais contribution to strengthening of India-Afghan ties 10/18
afghanistannews.net Three dead in Afghan bombing 10/18
voanews.com Taliban Accuse US Forces of Involvement in Arrest of Key Haqqani Leaders 10/18
tolonews.com Next Five Years Are the Years for Hard Work: Abdullah 10/18
afghanistannews.net Turkish president pledges support to Afghanistan 10/18
afghanistannews.net US Doctors Book Recounts Ordeal Being Kidnapped By Taliban 10/18
afghanistannews.net Afghanistan Turkey Ink Strategic Cooperation Pact 10/18

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.