Afghanistan

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zeenews.india.com Respect Pakistan's ''sovereignty'' but won't stop removing terrorists: US 05/24
dawn.com ‘Concern’ conveyed to US envoy 05/24
dawn.com Mansour’s death message for Taliban, says Obama 05/24
tolonews.com Taliban Shadow Governor for Helmand Killed in Air Strike 05/23
rferl.org Pentagon: Slain Taliban Leader Was Threat To U.S. Troops 05/23
csmonitor.com US strike on Taliban leader: Game changer or not? 05/23
ww4report.com Mullah Mansour death: blow to Pakistan? 05/23
globalsecurity.org Statement by the President on the Death of Taliban Leader Mansur 05/23
timesofindia.indiatimes.com US's killing of Taliban leader a warning for Pak 05/23
dw.com Mullah Mansour was an 'imminent threat' to US: Pentagon 05/23
dawn.com US drone attack violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty, says PM 05/23
dawn.com US strike crosses ‘red line’ on Balochistan 05/23
dailytimes.com.pk Pakistan has a lot to offer to Central Asian states, says report 05/23
dailytrust.com.ng Taliban leader killed in US drone strike 05/23
myaccount.nytimes.com Obama Confirms Death of Mullah Mansour, Taliban Leader, in U.S. Strike 05/23
latimes.com Obama on Taliban leader's death: U.S. strike doesn't change military role in Afghanistan 05/23
timesofindia.indiatimes.com US shifts tactics, takes war on terror to Taliban HQ in Pakistan 05/23
rediff.com 'Elements in Pak army, ISI have worked with Taliban' 05/23
dawn.com ToR won’t be limited to Panama leaks: NA speaker 05/23
foxnews.com Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts 05/23
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike 05/23
foxnews.com Al Qaeda reportedly back in Afghan heartland, plotting new attacks against West 05/23
dnaindia.com US drone strike on Pakistan violated its sovereignty: Nawaz Sharif 05/23
dnaindia.com Barack Obama confirms Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour's death in US done strike 05/23
debka.com US still unsure that Taliban leader was killed in airstrike 05/23
bbc.co.uk India PM Modi in crucial Iran talks 05/23
zeenews.india.com No confirmation of Taliban chief’s death: Nawaz Sharif 05/23
telegraphindia.com Open Sesame in Tehran 05/23
thehindu.com India commits huge investment in Chabahar 05/23
scmp.com Passport may link assassinated Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour to Iran 05/23
thehindu.com Barack Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour 05/23
thehindu.com Sirajuddin Haqqani could succeed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as Taliban leader 05/23
france24.com Obama confirms US air strike killed Taliban leader 05/23
aljazeera.com Obama says Afghan Taliban's Mullah Akhtar Mansoor dead 05/23
video.aljazeera.com EgyptAir Flight 804: Sisi says 'all scenarios possible' 05/23
hosted.ap.org Obama: Taliban leader's death a 'milestone' for Afghan peace 05/23
sputniknews.com Kabul Finances Taliban Factions to Split Movement, Bring Peace Talks Closer 05/23
tamilguardian.com Taliban leader targeted in US drone strikes 05/23
hosted.ap.org Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts 05/23
aina.org Why Does Christian Persecution Get Worse In Every Country The U.S. 'Liberates?' 05/23
hosted.ap.org Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts 05/23
dailytimes.com.pk Obama confirms Mullah Akhtar’s death; no apology for A-attack on Hiroshima 05/23
today.az Iraq promises to remove ban on Iranian cement import 05/23
abc.net.au Taliban leaders discussing who they'll chose to replace Mullah Mansour 05/23
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: The Death Of Mullah Mansour 05/23
tolonews.com NATO Chief States Mansour 'Stood In Way Of Talks' 05/23
abc.net.au Terrorism expert warns elimination of Taliban leader will increase danger to Afghan civilians 05/23
tolonews.com Afghanistan, India And Iran To Sign Chabahar Accord 05/23
tolonews.com Mansour's Death A Milestone For Afghan Peace: Obama 05/23
usatoday.com President Obama confirms death of Taliban leader 05/23
strategypage.com NAVAL AIR: Harrier Fades Away Reluctantly 05/23
strategypage.com YEMEN: Victory, Not Peace, Is Assured 05/23
rediff.com Ties with US on 'razor edge' after Mansour's killing: Pak media 05/23
strategypage.com STRATEGIC WEAPONS: Russia And The Capitalist Curse 05/23
timesofindia.indiatimes.com India signs pact to develop Chabahar port 05/23
foxnews.com US General in Afghanistan: Mansour was an obstacle to peace 05/23
dnaindia.com Obama confirms Taliban leader Mansour 's death in US strike 05/23
dnaindia.com Elements in Pakistani military have worked with Taliban: US Congressman Ed Royce 05/23
dnaindia.com Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was man of war, not peace talks 05/23
scmp.com Taliban leader’s death a ‘milestone’ for Afghan peace, says Obama 05/23
dailytimes.com.pk Silencing dissent: Two killed in attack on peace committee members 05/23
sputniknews.com Replacing Killed Taliban Leader Mansour With Haqqani 'Worst of All' 05/23
dailytimes.com.pk Who will succeed Mullah Mansour? 05/23
news18.com India, Iran Ink Pact to Develop Chabahar Port, Combat Terror 05/23
dw.com Could the next Taliban leader pose a bigger threat to peace? 05/23
dw.com Could the next Taliban leader pose a bigger threat to peace? 05/23
npr.org Top Stories: Vietnam Arms Ban Lifted; Bombings In Pro-Syrian Regime Areas 05/23
reuters.com Greece says to begin evacuating migrants camped at border within days 05/23
turkishweekly.net Obama hails Taliban leader's death as 'milestone' for peace 05/23
npr.org With Mansour Dead, Taliban Must Select A New Leader 05/23
stripes.com Obama: Mansoor death a ‘milestone,’ Pakistan must deny Taliban safety 05/23
mercurynews.com Taliban leader Mansour killed in U.S. drone strike 05/23
realclearworld.com Taliban Will Be Fine Without Slain Leader 05/23
stripes.com Yemen suicide attacks kill at least 45 army recruits 05/23
tolonews.com Secret Plan Pays Off For Taliban 05/23
pravdareport.com In Poland, schoolchildren learn how to live happily as NATO member 05/23
sky.com Haqqani Commander Could Be Next Taliban Chief 05/23
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Iran, Afghanistan, India sign three-way transit accord 05/23
foxnews.com Cults of personalities proliferate in Central Asia 05/23
dnaindia.com Here's a list of all the 12 pacts that India, Iran inked today 05/23
zeenews.india.com India braces for more heat after temperature breaks records; over 300 dead in Telangana 05/23
zeenews.india.com Narendra Modi in Tehran: India, Iran joint statement - Full Text 05/23
nation.co.ke MUTAMBO: Pressures behind the decision to close Dadaab 05/23
aljazeera.com Tajikistan: Indefinite autocracy takes hold 05/23
bbc.co.uk Greece 'to move migrants' from Idomeni 05/23
sputniknews.com US Accused of 'Violating Pakistani Sovereignty' in Taliban Drone Strike 05/23
sputniknews.com Death of Taliban Leader Eliminates 'Roadblock' to Peace in Afghanistan 05/23
huffingtonpost.com Trajectory of U.S. Policy in Vietnam Offers a Roadmap to a Possible Future in the Mideast 05/23
turkishweekly.net India, Iran ink strategic port development deal 05/23
today.az Indian PM vows for expanding ties with Iran 05/23
stripes.com US takes war back to Pakistan with airstrike aimed at Taliban leader 05/23
stripes.com Obama: Mansour death a 'milestone,' Pakistan must deny Taliban safety 05/23
tehrantimes.com Iran, India, Afghanistan pen trilateral transit pact 05/23
turkishweekly.net NATO: Mansoor led Taliban attacks, blocked peace talks 05/23
tehrantimes.com Iranian and Afghan presidents hold talks 05/23
turkishweekly.net Drone attack violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty: PM 05/23
turkishweekly.net Kazakh, Chinese FMs meet in Almaty to discuss bilateral cooperation 05/23
pbs.org With killing of top mullah, what’s next for the Taliban in Afghanistan? 05/23
aaj.tv Iran, Afghanistan, India sign three-way transit accord 05/23
rferl.org Video Purports To Show Mansur's Car In Flames 05/23

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.