Afghanistan

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dailytimes.com.pk Pak army conducts second substantial assault against militant hideouts across Afghan border 02/19
dailytimes.com.pk Asif criticises western policies at Munich Security Conference 2017 02/19
dw.com Afghan-EU pact signed at Munich conference 02/18
sputniknews.com Afghanistan: Is Moscow the Key to Peace? 02/18
khaleejtimes.com Lahore suicide bombing suspects arrested 02/18
khaleejtimes.com US offers support to Pakistan after terror attacks 02/18
aaj.tv Pak Army destroys four camps of Jamaatul Ahrar 02/18
foxnews.com Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack 02/18
dnaindia.com Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack 02/18
sputniknews.com ICRC Insists on 'Safety Zones' in Donbass Under Neutral Intermediary - President 02/18
dailytimes.com.pk Brothers of Lahore blast facilitator arrested 02/18
dailytimes.com.pk Pakistan strikes ‘terror camps’ in Afghanistan 02/18
stripes.com Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack 02/18
dailytimes.com.pk Anti- terrorism operations to continue till last terrorist eliminated: Rana Tanveer 02/18
dnaindia.com Terrorism a challenge that has crossed borders: UN 02/18
dnaindia.com Afghan Govt. summons Pak envoy over border shelling in east Afghanistan 02/18
dailytimes.com.pk Trade activities remain suspended at Torkham border 02/18
nzherald.co.nz Trump's plan for spike in defense spending faces big hurdles 02/18
dailytimes.com.pk Afghan refugees used as facilitators in terror attacks: Nisar 02/18
tribune.com.pk Time period for military courts should be extended: PM’s adviser 02/18
app.com.pk Three alleged militants gunned down by security forces in Dera Ismail... 02/18
app.com.pk Afghan cooperation imperative to wipe out terrorism: Aizaz 02/18
dw.com German human rights official urges end to Afghanistan deportations 02/18
dw.com NATO increasing its 'readiness' to meet world challenges, general says 02/18
aaj.tv Three alleged militants gunned down by security forces in D.I Khan 02/18
dw.com NATO increasing its 'readiness' to meet world challenges, general says 02/18
timesofindia.indiatimes.com In a first, Pakistan strikes terrorist camps on Afghanistan soil 02/18
dawn.com The gates of hell 02/18
theeastafrican.co.ke BOOK REVIEW: A death in the family 02/18
dnaindia.com Pakistan skips South Asia Speakers' Summit in India 02/18
dw.com Thousands call on Spain to welcome more refugees 02/18
tribune.com.pk Five TTP, JuA militants killed in Layyah search operation 02/18
khaleejtimes.com Martyrs are source of national pride: Hamdan 02/18
sputniknews.com EU, Afghanistan Ink First Cooperation Deal at Munich Conference 02/18
aljazeera.com What lies behind uneasy Afghanistan-Pakistan ties? 02/18
dailytimes.com.pk Duty on onyx slows value added export 02/18
dawn.com US to continue partnership with Afghanistan, says Pence 02/18
globalsecurity.org Militants, Afghanistan Question Pakistan's Anti-terror Crackdown Claims 02/18
aaj.tv Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack 02/18
globalsecurity.org Pakistan closes second major border crossing with Afghanistan 02/18
dnaindia.com Pakistan strikes in Afghanistan fail to deter Islamic State 02/18
globalsecurity.org IS Attack Leaves 18 Afghan Soldiers Dead 02/17
cnn.com WH's Russia turmoil likely to follow Pence to Europe 02/17
zeenews.india.com Pakistan shuts Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan after Islamic State-claimed bomb kills 70 at Sufi shrine in Sehwan 02/17
khaleejtimes.com Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing closed 02/17
aaj.tv Pakistan asks Afghanistan to hand over 76 terrorists 02/17
news18.com 21 Feb, 2017 | Afghanistan in Zimbabwe ZIM. vs. AFG 02/17
aljazeera.com Pakistan launches crackdown after Sehwan blast 02/17
globalsecurity.org Afghan refugees stay in Pakistan extended till Dec 2017 02/17
khaleejtimes.com 2 soldiers injured in Pakistan-Afghanistan border attack 02/17
foxnews.com Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years 02/17
zeenews.india.com Pakistan summons Afghan officials, hands list of 76 militants 02/17
dnaindia.com Pakistan army asks Afghanistan to hand over 76 militants 02/17
khaleejtimes.com Pakistan army hands Afghanistan list of 76 wanted terrorists 02/17
dailytimes.com.pk Terrorists target Pak Army check post from Afghanistan: ISPR 02/17
dailytimes.com.pk Militant attack on Pak-Afghan border check post leaves two FC personnel injured 02/17
hosted.ap.org Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years 02/17
tribune.com.pk ‘Sufis always preach peace’: Afghan president condemns IS attack in Sehwan 02/17
dw.com Pakistan shrine attack - No place for 'soft Islam' in a hard country 02/17
dw.com Pakistan shrine attack - No place for 'soft Islam' in a hard country 02/17
stripes.com Taliban attack kills 5 police officers in east, Afghan official says 02/17
tribune.com.pk Eliminate TTP faction’s safe haven, Pakistan tells Afghanistan 02/17
foxnews.com Afghan official: ISIS kills 17 Afghan Army soldiers in east 02/17
allafrica.com Africa: Propaganda in Portugal's Colonies - Lessons for the West Today 02/17
upi.com U.S. Navy to buy 40 MRAP MaxxPro Dash DXM vehicles 02/17
dnaindia.com Afghan official: IS kills 17 Afghan Army soldiers in east 02/17
tribune.com.pk Lahore bomber identified, facilitator arrested, claims Shahbaz Sharif 02/17
debka.com Sweeping Pakistani raids on ISIS as Isalmist bombing death toll rose to 88 02/17
dnaindia.com Handler of Lahore suicide bomber arrested: Punjab CM 02/17
stripes.com Afghan official: Islamic State kills 17 Afghan army soldiers in east 02/17
dailytimes.com.pk Pakistan asks Afghanistan to take action against 76 terrorists 02/17
scmp.com Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens after IS shrine bombing 02/17
dailytimes.com.pk Lahore attack culprit hailed from Afghanistan: Shehbaz 02/17
sputniknews.com Post-War Screening of Soldiers for Mental Health Issues 'Ineffective' - Report 02/17
zeenews.india.com Pakistan under threat from Islamic State: Islamabad's envoy to US 02/17
dnaindia.com 2-day South Asian Speakers' Summit to start tomorrow in Indore 02/17
aaj.tv 5 Police officers killed in Afghanistan 02/17
bbc.co.uk Sandown: Amputee jockey Guy Disney takes historic victory in Royal Artillery Gold Cup 02/17
bbc.co.uk M Ilyas Khan: Who's to blame for Pakistan's bloody week? 02/17
in.reuters.com Islamic State fighters kill 18 Afghan soldiers in attack on outpost 02/17
sputniknews.com Bosnia and Herzegovina's Economy Thrives Thanks to Arms, Drugs and Organs 02/17
aaj.tv COAS urges US to stop use of Afghan soil for terrorism in Pakistan 02/17
app.com.pk COAS phones US Commander in Afghanistan; expresses concerns over terror acts... 02/17
app.com.pk CPEC challenges being tackled positively: Aizaz Chaudhry 02/17
app.com.pk Afghan cooperation imperative to wipe out terrorism: Aizaz 02/17
stripes.com Islamic State 'emboldened' in Pakistan, say analysts, officials 02/17
stripes.com UN faces down deadly al-Qaida force in Mali 02/17
dailytimes.com.pk 100 militants killed after Sufi shrine blast in Pakistan 02/17
stripes.com Pakistan cracks down on militants after Islamic State attacks shrine 02/17
cnn.com Shrine attack: Death toll climbs to 88 02/17
tribune.com.pk Army decimates four training camps of Jamaatul Ahrar on Pak-Afghan border 02/17
tribune.com.pk Terror stalks South Asia 02/17
aaj.tv ‘Facilitators’ behind Lahore blast arrested: CM Punjab 02/17
aaj.tv More than 100 terrorist in last 24 hours: ISPR 02/17
app.com.pk Sartaj phones Afghan security adviser to convey concern 02/17
globalsecurity.org 17 Afghan soldiers killed in Daesh attack in Nangarhar 02/17
dnaindia.com Afghanistan must ensure its soil not used for terrorism in 02/17
tribune.com.pk A day after tragedy: Rangers, police kill 27 ‘hardcore’ terrorists 02/17
dailymail.co.uk This once prosperous Greek builder now lives in a shack 02/17
telegraph.co.uk Pakistan says it has killed 100 'terrorists' after suicide shrine attack 02/17

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.