Afghanistan

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

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rferl.org New Polio Cases Reported In Pakistan 09/17
rferl.org Female Student Killed In North Afghanistan 09/17
tolonews.com Taliban Burn Down Civilian Homes in Kunar 09/17
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Democracy in Afghanistan 09/17
tolonews.com 8pm Program: Review of the Afghan Foreign Policy Toward Pakistan 09/17
tolonews.com Female Journalist Killed in Balkh Province 09/17
nzherald.co.nz Pakistan airstrikes kill 40 militants, army says 09/17
upi.com Afghanistan's central government in 'critical' financial crisis 09/17
strategypage.com INFANTRY: Real Camouflage Versus The Publicity Stunt 09/17
foxnews.com Pakistani warplanes target militant hideouts near Afghan border, killing 40 09/17
diplomatie.gouv.fr Afghanistan – Attack in Kabul (16.09.14) 09/17
app.com.pk Pak troops repulse terrorists attack from Afghanistan: ISPR 09/17
upi.com Obama desperately needs a sense of history and a strategy 09/17
aljazeera.com Pakistani Baloch find home in Afghanistan 09/17
afghanistannews.net News Wrap Taliban suicide bomber kills three NATO troops 09/17
afghanistannews.net Two Hundred Georgia Guardsman Return Home from Afghanistan 09/17
afghanistannews.net 3 troops killed in Taliban strike in Afghanistan 09/17
globalsecurity.org AF EOD team closes book on Afghanistan mission 09/17
globalsecurity.org AFSPC Commander advocates defending space superiority 09/17
npr.org Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is 09/17
stripes.com Taliban kill 6 Afghan policemen in ambush 09/17
telegraph.co.uk Why can't British intelligence services locate Isil hostages? 09/17
rferl.org Dozens Of Militants Killed in Pakistan’s Northwest 09/17
stripes.com Army paratrooper killed in Afghanistan laid to rest with full honors 09/16
afghanistannews.net 1 Polish soldier killed 2 wounded in Afghanistan 09/16
afghanistannews.net At least 2203 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001 09/16
afghanistannews.net Taliban Attack Kills NATO Troops in Afghan Capital 09/16
zeenews.india.com US includes India among 22 major illicit drug producers 09/16
abc.net.au Abbott: No frontline role for special forces in Iraq 09/16
foxnews.com At least 3 foreign troops killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing 09/16
tolonews.com Suicide Car Bomber Targets Foreign Troops in Kabul 09/16
foxnews.com Afghanistan: Suicide car bomber targets foreign convoy near US Embassy 09/16
myaccount.nytimes.com World Briefing: Afghanistan: Bomb Explodes in Kabul Outside Gates of U.S. Military Base 09/16
cnn.com Taliban: We targeted foreign forces 09/16
csmonitor.com With new Syria plan, House seeks to keep Obama on short leash (+video) 09/16
news.com.au Taliban suicide bomber hits foreigners 09/16
en.ria.ru 16 Injured in Powerful Blast Near US Embassy in Kabul: Reports 09/16
voanews.com Suicide Bomber Targets Foreign Convoy in Kabul 09/16
aljazeera.com Foreign soldiers killed in Kabul attack 09/16
ndtv.com Kabul Blast Was Taliban Suicide Attack on Foreign Convoy: Police 09/16
huffingtonpost.com Large Explosion Near U.S. Embassy In Kabul, Afghanistan Sends Debris Flying 09/16
timeslive.co.za Suicide car bomb targets foreign convoy in central Kabul 09/16
rferl.org Military Convoy Targeted In Kabul 09/16
app.com.pk German Deputy FM, COAS discuss latest situation in Afghanistan 09/16
english.people.com.cn China, a free-rider? 09/16
telegraph.co.uk Aid workers are there to help - even if some die trying 09/16
online.wsj.com Afghan Vote Fight Highlights Military's Divided Loyalties 09/16
afghanistannews.net Afghan Foreign Ministry summons Pak envoy to protest against Punjabi Taliban leaders remark 09/16
mypetjawa.mu.nu Kabul: Three NATO Troops Killed In Suicide Attack Near US Embassy In Afghanistan 09/16
afghanistannews.net 3 NATO troops killed in blast in Afghan capital 09/16
nzherald.co.nz Pakistan warplanes kill 20 militants in northwest 09/16
afghanistannews.net Suicide Bomb Attack Kills At Least Three Foreign Troops In Kabul 09/16
afghanistannews.net Afghan election commission acknowledges massive vote fraud 09/16
afghanistannews.net Four killed in Afghan suicide bombing 09/16
afghanistannews.net Three NATO troops killed in Kabul suicide bombing 09/16
zeenews.india.com 14 killed in Pakistan-Afghanistan border attack 09/16
english.people.com.cn Backgrounder: Major attacks in Afghan capital in 2014 09/16
dnaindia.com Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Afghanistan's Kabul 09/16
stripes.com 3 ISAF servicemembers killed in bombing near US Embassy in Kabul 09/16
reuters.com Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital 09/16
telegraph.co.uk Afghan suicide bomber kills three foreign Nato troops 09/16
huffingtonpost.com Car Bomb Near U.S. Embassy In Kabul Kills Several Coalition Troops; Taliban Claims Responsibility 09/16
zeenews.india.com More than 30 Pakistani militants killed in fighting: Officials 09/16
ndtv.com Bomb Attack Kills Four Foreign Troops in Afghanistan Capital 09/16
vanguardngr.com Three NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide car bomb 09/16
stripes.com Alaska university campuses adapt to fast-growing veteran enrollment 09/16
en.ria.ru UN Must Recognize Afghan Drug Industry Threatens International Security: CSTO 09/16
afghanistannews.net Big blast hits near U.S. Embassy in Afghan capital 09/16
afghanistannews.net Coalition soldiers killed in Taliban suicide attack in Kabul 09/16
afghanistannews.net Taliban suicide car bomber hits foreign motorcade in Afghanistan 09/16
afghanistannews.net At least three foreign troops killed in Afghanistan suicide attack 09/16
afghanistannews.net Pakistani warplanes target 3 militant hideouts in Taliban stronghold in northwest killing 20 09/16
afghanistannews.net Taliban Suicide Bomber Targets ISAF Convoy in Kabul 09/16
afghanistannews.net Pak military claims Waziristan offensive neutralized Talibans capacity to conduct terror attacks 09/16
afghanistannews.net Afghan suicide bomber hits foreigners wounds 13 09/16
afghanistannews.net An Afghan confectionery worker makes traditional sweets at a factory in Ghazni province on September 14 2014. 09/16
stripes.com 48th Brigade to return to Macon Tuesday 09/16
online.wsj.com Taliban Bomb Kills 3 Troops in Kabul 09/16
aysor.am Afghan conflict: Convoy hit in Kabul bomb attack 09/16
euronews.com NATO troops killed in Kabul suicide blast 09/16
usatoday.com Raw: Car bomb kills NATO troops in Kabul 09/16
panorama.am Afghan conflict: Convoy hit in Kabul bomb attack 09/16
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sky.com Fears Raised Years Before Algeria Gas Attack 09/16
npr.org Suicide Bombing In Kabul Kills 3 NATO Troops 09/16
telegraph.co.uk Gen John Allen: the cerebral hawk who will lead new global coalition to crush Islamic State 09/16
france24.com Taliban suicide car bomber kills NATO troops in Kabul 09/16
rferl.org Dozens Of Militants, Three Troops Killed In Northwest Pakistan 09/16
cnn.com 2 Americans killed by Taliban 09/16
reuters.com Afghan rivals said close to ending feud on how to share power 09/16
realclearworld.com The Double-Edged Sword of Islamist Militancy 09/16
foxnews.com The Associated Press names Maya Alleruzzo as Middle East regional photo editor 09/16
sky.com General: US Ground Troops Possible In Iraq 09/16
scmp.com Taliban suicide bomber strikes in Kabul, leaving three Nato soldiers dead 09/16
tolonews.com Deadliest Year for the ANSF: Mohammadi 09/16
punchng.com Soldiers killed in Taliban attack in Kabul 09/16
tolonews.com Campaigns Stay Hopeful Despite Disagreements 09/16
ndtv.com Two Americans Killed in Kabul Suicide Bombing: US Official 09/16
mypetjawa.mu.nu CODE PINK Hearts ISIS 09/16
foxnews.com The Associated Press names Lynne O'Donnell as Kabul bureau chief 09/16

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.