Afghanistan

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

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tolonews.com 17 Taliban Insurgents Killed in US Drone Attack in Nangarhar 05/05
hosted.ap.org Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output 05/05
hosted.ap.org Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output 05/05
afghanistannews.net Obama to Name Top Marine General as Nations Top Military Officer 05/05
afghanistannews.net Obama To Name Dunford Joint Chiefs Chairman 05/05
dawn.com Afghan representatives agree on reopening Taliban political office 05/05
tolonews.com Doha Talks Could Pave Way For Peace Negotiations 05/04
tolonews.com TOLOnews' Special Edition on the 28th Anniversary of Ustad Khalilullah Khalil‎'s Death 05/04
telegraph.co.uk Marine general to be next chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff 05/04
dawn.com Afghan groups meet behind closed doors 05/04
dailytimes.com.pk Taliban, Afghan figures meet in Qatar; progress unclear : May 04, 2015, 7:20 am 05/04
foxnews.com Suicide bomber targets bus carrying government workers in Kabul, killing 1 05/04
dnaindia.com Taliban, Afghan figures talk ceasefire but fail to agree 05/04
aljazeera.com Suicide blast targets government officials in Kabul 05/04
zeenews.india.com Taliban, Afghan negotiators unable to agree ceasefire 05/04
globalsecurity.org 3,000 Afghan families flee fighting in Kunduz Province 05/04
afghanistannews.net Pak refuses to open Afghan-India road link urging latter to trade via Karachi port 05/04
tribune.com.pk Afghan Taliban link reconciliation with foreign troops’ withdrawal 05/04
rferl.org Obama To Name Dunford Joint Chiefs Chairman 05/04
tolonews.com Two Civilian Killed in Suicide Attack 05/04
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: The Press Freedom Day 05/04
voanews.com Suicide Bomber Hits Government Vehicle in Afghanistan 05/04
zeenews.india.com Suicide attack on Kabul bus kills one, wounds 15: Officials 05/04
turkishweekly.net Suicide bomber targets bus in Kabul, 1 dead 05/04
turkishweekly.net Afghan families flee Kunduz fighting 05/04
reuters.com Suicide bomber targets Afghan civil servants' bus in Kabul 05/04
turkishweekly.net No progress at Taliban-Afghan talks 05/04
reuters.com Gunmen attack school in Pakistan, one dead: police 05/04
tribune.com.pk One killed as gunmen attack school in Dera Ghazi Khan 05/04
stripes.com Afghanistan’s Ghani says a tough year will yield stronger nation 05/04
dailytimes.com.pk Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban office : May 05, 2015, 4:12 am 05/04
tolonews.com 18 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Kunduz Operation 05/04
rferl.org Several Casualties In Attack On Kabul Bus 05/04
afghanistannews.net NATO Official Says Afghan Troops Will Prevail In Kunduz 05/04
tolonews.com Two Civilians Killed in Suicide Attack 05/04
afghanistannews.net Afghan nationals attend ITEC programme on WTO pacts in India 05/04
afghanistannews.net 11 militants killed in Afghanistan 05/04
afghanistannews.net Afghan Taliban representatives meet in Qatar 05/04
afghanistannews.net The Talibans spring offensive in Afghanistan 05/04
afghanistannews.net Taliban Afghan negotiators unable to agree to ceasefire 05/04
afghanistannews.net Afghan govt Taliban begin talks in Qatar 05/04
afghanistannews.net Afghan security forces’ casualties mount as U.S. draws back 05/04
afghanistannews.net Suicide bomber strikes government bus in Afghanistan 1 dead 05/04
bombaynews.net Afghan nationals attend ITEC programme on WTO pacts in India 05/04
france24.com Afghan female ‘Top Gun’ breaks gender barrier 05/04
sputniknews.com Nobody Likes a Bully: Military Campaigns Turn US Into 'Most Feared' Nation 05/04
turkishweekly.net U.S. drone strike kills 12 Afghan Taliban 05/04
huffingtonpost.com Who Counts? 05/04
vancouversun.com Afghan security forces face record casualties in fight against Taliban after U.S. and Canadian troops pull out 05/04
tolonews.com Taliban Attack Police Posts in Badakhshan 05/04
stripes.com Taliban 'welcome' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks 05/04
nationalpost.com Afghan security forces face record casualties in fight against Taliban after U.S. and Canadian troops pull out 05/04
foxnews.com Canadian government seeks emergency stay of bail for former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr 05/04
usatoday.com Afghan president says conditions better for reconciliation with Taliban 05/04
rferl.org NATO Official Says Afghan Troops Will Prevail In Kunduz 05/04
turkishweekly.net Afghanistan suicide bomber targets government bus 05/04
nzherald.co.nz Canada seeks stay of bail against former Gitmo inmate 05/04
tamilguardian.com Taliban and Afghan officials fail to agree ceasefire 05/04
nation.co.ke 3  hours ago Kerry and Cord leaders hold talks 05/04
today.az Iranian police kill drug smuggler 05/04
stripes.com Taliban claim attack in Kabul, first of fighting season 05/04
ibnlive.in.com Taliban kill 17 Afghans even as they 'welcome' peace push 05/04
app.com.pk Pakistan places great emphasis on strong stable Afghanistan: Dar 05/04
rferl.org RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 4 05/04
globalsecurity.org Taliban attack on checkpoints in remote northeast kills 16 policemen 05/04
afghanistannews.net Taliban Attacks In Badakhshan Kill 16 Police 05/04
tolonews.com Lower House Summons Key Security Officials Amid Growing Security Threats 05/04
globalsecurity.org Taliban Attacks 10 Police Stations in Afghanistan, 100 Officers Missing 05/04
afghanistannews.net Bulgarias military involvement in Afghanistan unclear after 2015 05/04
afghanistannews.net 16 Afghan policemen die in attacks 05/04
globalsecurity.org Taliban Claims Responsibilty for Attacks that Kill 18 Afghans 05/04
sify.com UPDATE 1-Gangsters release kidnapped Pakistani police 05/04
sputniknews.com Canadian Ex-Gitmo Prisoner Might Not See Freedom After All 05/04
afghanistannews.net UPDATE 4-Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office 05/04
afghanistannews.net Clash leaves 11 militants dead in Afghan northern province 05/04
rand.org Has Islamic State Entered Afghanistan? 05/04
rand.org Peacetime Fuel 'Tankering' Could Save $25 Million Per Year 05/04
huffingtonpost.com Al Qaeda in Afghanistan Four Years After Bin Laden 05/04
app.com.pk Pakistan places great emphasis on strong stable Afghanistan: Dar 05/04
wsj.com Photos of the Day: May 4 05/04
cnn.com Obama picks new military chief 05/04
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: 'Peshawar massacre made things worse for us' 05/04
myaccount.nytimes.com Some Progress Is Reported in Informal Afghan-Taliban Talks 05/04
afghanistannews.net Tajikistan Reportedly Creates Second Line Of Defense On Afghan Border 05/04
afghanistannews.net Central Asian Cold Warrior Ruzi Nazar Dies In Turkey 05/04
hosted.ap.org APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman 05/04
afghanistannews.net Taliban welcome Afghan peace efforts following talks in Qatar 05/04
nzherald.co.nz APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman 05/04
csmonitor.com Obama taps Marine general Joseph Dunford as Joint Chiefs chairman 05/04
afghanistannews.net Taliban Afghan talk truce but fail to agree 05/04
bbc.co.uk Canada contests war criminal's bail 05/04
csmonitor.com Afghanistan's trial against fear 05/03
tolonews.com 18 People Killed in Traffic Accident in Badghis 05/03
voanews.com Pakistan Urges Afghanistan's Taliban to Join in Peace Talks 05/03
dnaindia.com Afghanistan, Taliban to hold two days of talks in Qatar capital Doha 05/03
aljazeera.com Suspects in Afghanistan mob killing go on trial 05/03
dawn.com Air strikes leave 44 dead 05/03
tolonews.com KANKASH: HPC, Taliban and Mediators Set To Meet In Doha 05/03
tolonews.com 35 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Baghlan Clashes 05/03
tolonews.com Second Day Proceedings Start in Farkhunda Case 05/03

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.