Afghanistan

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theeastafrican.co.ke Kigali Portal: Where technology closes up distance 04/30
tolonews.com Noor Ali Zadran's Cricket Journey 04/30
tolonews.com Badakhshan Provincial Council Concerned Over Spike In Insurgency 04/30
dailytimes.com.pk F-16 purchase deal with US still intact: Pakistan 04/30
dawn.com Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on Afghanistan hospital 04/30
dawn.com Congress at odds with US govt over F-16s 04/30
dawn.com Australian charity worker kidnapped in Afghanistan 04/30
stripes.com Families, rights groups decry punishments for Kunduz hospital strike 04/30
tamilguardian.com Attack on MSF hospital in Kunduz not war crime - Pentagon 04/30
dawn.com Two arrested in Lahore for ‘links’ with TTP 04/30
tehrantimes.com Iran, Italy join hands in training counter narcotics police of Afghanistan 04/30
tehrantimes.com Iran’s gasoil exports double during Mar. 20-Apr. 25: official 04/30
nzherald.co.nz 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic 04/30
tolonews.com Kunduz Hospital Airstrike Not A Warcrime: Pentagon 04/30
rferl.org Australian Who Helped Poor Afghan Women Believed Kidnapped 04/30
abc.net.au Australian aid worker snatched by armed men in Afghanistan 04/29
scmp.com 850 asylum seekers detained in Papua New Guinea to sue Australia for billions of dollars in compensation 04/29
dawn.com US lawmakers question Pakistan’s policies 04/29
upi.com Army keeps Green Beret disciplined for beating man accused of molestation 04/29
bbc.co.uk Threatened with death for working on TV 04/29
stripes.com Australian believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan 04/29
france24.com US forces 'disciplined over air strike on Syrian hospital' 04/29
tolonews.com MEHWAR: Newly Established Council's Warning To Govt Reviewed 04/29
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: Sayyaf's Remarks At Mujahideen's Victory Day Discussed 04/29
tolonews.com CICA Members Issue Declaration To Ensure Peace, Stability Through Dialogue 04/29
dw.com Aid worker's family pleas for safe return 04/29
in.reuters.com Australian aid worker believed kidnapped in Afghanistan 04/29
aaj.tv CPEC projects: Nisar urges UK businessmen to invest 04/29
upi.com Pentagon disciplines 16 of its own for Kunduz hospital airstrike 04/29
aljazeera.com Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan 04/29
dnaindia.com Australia, Papua New Guinea at loggerheads over fate of asylum seekers 04/29
dnaindia.com Australian aid worker kidnapped by armed men in Afghanistan 04/29
chinadaily.com.cn Afghan diplomat looks to China for greater regional security 04/29
tolonews.com Ghazni Calls For Special Unit To Safeguard Historical Sites 04/29
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Kabul, Moscow Agree To Fight Terrorism 04/29
tolonews.com Tajikistan Claims Afghanistan Land: Takhar Officials 04/29
tolonews.com Baghlan Religious Scholars Slam Terrorist Attacks, Support Troops 04/29
turkishweekly.net US military members disciplined for MSF strike 04/29
foxnews.com Survivals of the US airstrike on the hospital want justice 04/29
usatoday.com Pentagon: 2015 airstrike on Afghanistan hospital not war crime 04/29
voanews.com Marine General Picked to Lead US Africa Command 04/29
aljazeera.com Afghanistan's refugees: Dying for a better life 04/29
nzherald.co.nz Pentagon: Sixteen U.S. military personnel disciplined in mistaken gunship attack on charity hospital in Afghanistan 04/29
sputniknews.com US Strike on MSF Hospital in Kunduz 'Unintentional', Not War Crime -CENTCOM 04/29
stripes.com Survivors of Kunduz hospital attack want justice, calling incident unforgivable 04/29
stripes.com SIGAR: US drawdown will leave Afghan forces with 'capability gaps' 04/29
tolonews.com Govt Finalizes Plan for Execution of Militants on Death Row 04/29
sky.com Soldier Who Beat Afghan 'Paedophile' Keeps Job 04/29
tolonews.com Afghan Forces Retake Taliban-Held Chahar Dara District In Kunduz 04/29
france24.com No criminal charges for US crew that bombed Afghan hospital 04/29
npr.org Pentagon Report Says Airstrike On Afghan Hospital Wasn't A War Crime 04/29
reuters.com U.S. strike on Afghan hospital in 2015 not a war crime: Pentagon 04/29
npr.org Pentagon Report Says Airstrike On Afghan Hospital Wasn't A War Crime 04/29
hereandnow.wbur.org Pentagon Says Kunduz Hospital Attack Was Not A 'War Crime' 04/29
stripes.com 16 military personnel punished for deadly hospital airstrike in Afghanistan 04/29
stripes.com Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled 04/29
dw.com US military: 'Afghan hospital bombing not a war crime' 04/29
huffingtonpost.com U.S. Military Investigates And Finds Itself Not Guilty Of War Crimes In Afghan Hospital Bombing 04/29
dw.com US military: 'Afghan hospital bombing not a war crime' 04/29
tolonews.com GOFTMAN: Concerns Over Limited Access To Services For Children Addressed 04/29
rediff.com Kunduz hospital bombing 'not a war crime': Pentagon 04/29
huffingtonpost.com Pentagon: 2015 strike on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan was not a war crime 04/29
hosted.ap.org 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic 04/29
globalsecurity.org Pentagon: Afghan Hospital Bombing Not a War Crime 04/29
globalsecurity.org US-led drone strike leaves 6 dead in eastern Afghanistan 04/29
voanews.com Pentagon: Afghan Hospital Bombing Not a War Crime 04/29
myaccount.nytimes.com Punishing 16, Pentagon Says Mistakes Led to Hospital Attack in Afghanistan 04/29
bbc.co.uk Afghan clinic bombing 'not a war crime' 04/29
aaj.tv Efforts on to improve energy, security, economy: Nisar 04/29
edition.cnn.com Australian woman kidnapped in Afghanistan 04/29
tolonews.com TOLOnews 10pm News 28 April 2016 04/29
tolonews.com Activists Rally For Peace In Colorful Costumes 04/29
tolonews.com Ghani Calls On Leaders To Foster Unity 04/29
tolonews.com Teenage Hostage Killed, Family Seeks Justice 04/29
tolonews.com Canberra Urges Afghan Govt To Find Australian Hostage 04/29
msf.org review the report 04/29
npr.org U.S. Releases Final Report On Deadly Hospital Attack In Afghanistan 04/29
stripes.com Green Beret officer blames 'moral cowardice' for Doctors Without Borders strike 04/29
stripes.com Across Arizona, parents name children after Pat Tillman 04/29
globalsecurity.org Department of Defense Press Briefing by Army General Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command 04/29
globalsecurity.org Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the Kunduz Investigation Report 04/29
globalsecurity.org Centcom Commander: Communications Breakdowns, Human Errors Led to Attack on Afghan Hospital 04/29
pbs.org News Wrap: Protesters and police clash at Trump rally 04/29
ww4report.com US: Afghanistan hospital attack not a war crime 04/29
doctorswithoutborders.org Security in the Field: Saving Lives and Staying Alive - Webcast 04/29
doctorswithoutborders.org #NotATarget 04/29
pbs.org Pentagon: Hospital bombing due to U.S. offensive strike to assist Afghan forces 04/29
stripes.com Camp Pendleton war dog loses leg in bomb blast, gets highest military honor 04/28
tolonews.com Olson Asks Congress To Approve $2bn For Pakistan, Afghanistan 04/28
dnaindia.com Pakistan may use F-16 jets against India: US lawmakers express concern to Barack Obama 04/28
dnaindia.com Taliban must face consequences for calling off peace talks: United States 04/28
zeenews.india.com F-16 fighter jets sold to Pakistan could be used against India: US lawmakers 04/28
dawn.com Afghan Taliban say team in Pakistan not for peace talks 04/28
tolonews.com Aleppo Residents Claim Syria Ceasefire Is Dead 04/28
sputniknews.com Afghan, Russian Defense Ministers Discuss Military Cooperation, Terrorism 04/28
aljazeera.com Momentum builds for Pakistan to act against corruption 04/28
aaj.tv Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years, risking attacks 04/28
tolonews.com MEHWAR: Uzbekistan Calls For Russia's Role In Peace Process 04/28
tolonews.com Foreigner Kidnapped In Nangarhar 04/28
tolonews.com Trust In NUG Wanes Among The Public 04/28

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.