Afghanistan

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

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rferl.org Pakistan Says 35 Militants Killed In New Air Strikes 01/25
tribune.com.pk Afghan Border Police delegation visits Pakistan 01/25
globalsecurity.org Senior Officers Face Axe in Latest Round of UK Army Cost Cutting Measures 01/25
tribune.com.pk Islamabad-Kabul cooperation: Rare appreciation of Pakistan’s efforts 01/25
zeenews.india.com Truck bombing in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, wounds two 01/25
afghanistannews.net Explosion shakes Afghan capital police expect casualties 01/25
tribune.com.pk Countering terrorism: 200 militants killed in Kunar operation: Afghan envoy 01/25
tolonews.com Cabinet Nominees Continue to Present Platform to MPs 01/25
tolonews.com KANKASH: India Concerned Over Investment Safety After Troops Exit 01/25
news2.onlinenigeria.com Truck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2 in first attack on city in weeks 01/24
rediff.com Terrorists functioning with impunity in Pakistan: White House 01/24
tribune.com.pk World Economic Forum: APS attack can never be excused, says Kerry 01/24
en.people.cn Reception held to mark 60th anniversary of Sino-Afghan ties 01/24
tolonews.com NDS Operation Kills 3 Insurgents, Arrests 10 01/24
dawn.com TTP commander arrested in Balochistan's Harnai 01/24
zeenews.india.com Taliban commander, 2 others arrested in Balochistan 01/24
scmp.com Paris gunman buried in unmarked grave as Muslims launch huge protests against Charlie Hebdo 01/24
sputniknews.com Afghan Troops Kill 18 Taliban Insurgents in Mass Anti-Terrorism Operations 01/24
en.people.cn Afghan people protest against Charlie Hebdo in Kabul 01/24
punchng.com Casualties feared as blast targets police van in Afghanistan 01/24
afghanistannews.net Pakistan action at US behest to placate India Daily 01/24
telegraph.co.uk The Saudi balancing act will go on as before 01/24
tolonews.com Nominees for Ministries of Energy, Finance Present Platforms to Parliament 01/24
news2.onlinenigeria.com Nigerian Passport Listed The Least Powerful Passports In The World 01/24
tolonews.com Concerns of Harassment of Girls and Boys by Herat Police 01/24
dnaindia.com Pakistan to confer prestigious award on Peshawar school victims 01/24
sputniknews.com Senior Officers Face Axe in Latest Round of UK Army Cost Cutting Measures 01/24
tolonews.com Parliamentary Election With Same System to Create Crises: IEC Officials 01/24
tolonews.com Kabul's 111th Battalion Matures, Expands 01/24
tolonews.com High Tariffs in Iran, Pakistan Discourage Afghan Iron Producers 01/24
dailytimes.com.pk Karachi ATC issues death warrants of two Taliban : January 24, 2015, 8:52 pm 01/24
dailytimes.com.pk No Afghan refugee involved terrorism in Pakistan: Mosazai : January 24, 2015, 9:20 pm 01/24
dawn.com Gas pipeline blown up in Balochistan's Jaffarabad district 01/24
foxnews.com Afghan capital shaken by huge explosion, police says casualties expected 01/24
kabulpress.org Nine Hazara Passengers Killed by Taliban 01/24
csmonitor.com ISIS video: Is this Japanese beheading real or fake? (+video) 01/24
dailytimes.com.pk Seven suspected  militants arrested : January 25, 2015, 3:20 am 01/24
en.people.cn Blast claims 2 lives of Afghan police in Jalalabad 01/24
aljazeera.com Leaders travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to king 01/24
turkishpress.com South Asia weekly roundup: Jan 24 01/24
stripes.com Wounded Fort Drum vet moving into accessible home provided by Homes for Our Troop 01/24
afghanistannews.net No Afghan refugee involved in terrorism in Pakistan Mosazai 01/24
turkishweekly.net Two ISIL suspects arrested in Pakistan 01/24
turkishweekly.net Turkish president denounces attacks against Islam 01/24
zeenews.india.com Taliban commander arrested in Pakistan 01/24
dawn.com Two killed in Khyber Agency blast 01/24
tolonews.com Ghani to Respect Parliament, Replace Dual Citizen Nominees 01/24
stripes.com Explosion shakes Afghan capital, official says 2 wounded 01/24
mcclatchydc.com Obama lands in India 01/24
sify.com Obama's India visit a big development: Pakistani daily 01/24
tolonews.com Two Civilians Injured in Kabul Blast 01/24
stripes.com Illinois bill would ban drones for hunting 01/24
afghanistannews.net Obama sees Afghanistan dangerous place after 13-year war 01/24
afghanistannews.net Pak anti-terror court to charge Taliban chiefs father-in-law 01/24
afghanistannews.net Bomb Kills Two Afghan Police Officers 01/24
thenational.ae 17 million children to be vaccinated against polio in Pakistan 01/24
afghanistannews.net Obama Wont Hear Cheers in India on Afghanistan Policy 01/23
theeastafrican.co.ke US lays out case against suspect in 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania 01/23
sputniknews.com US Admits That Innocent Man Was Tortured in Guantanamo for Five Years 01/23
slate.fr Comment le mythe des «no go zones» s’est mis en place 01/23
realclearworld.com Assad Will Be Part of Syria's Future 01/23
huffingtonpost.com A Future in Prison 01/23
huffingtonpost.com A New Dawn for India and Afghanistan 01/23
rt.com Former Gitmo Australian inmate proclaimed innocent – lawyer 01/23
vanguardngr.com Court says French jihadist can be stripped of nationality 01/23
antiwar.com Kathy Kelly: A Future in Prison 01/23
telegraph.co.uk Barack Obama warns Pakistan: Shut down terrorist safe havens 01/23
zeenews.india.com Three Tehrik-i-Taliban terrorists arrested in Pakistan 01/23
zeenews.india.com Pakistan should stop treating terror as a state policy: Singh 01/23
dawn.com Three TTP suspected militants arrested in Hangu 01/23
rferl.org Protesters Say Kabul Ignoring Growth of IS Group in Afghanistan 01/23
tolonews.com MPs Still Divided on Dual Citizenship as Bribe Rumors Emerge 01/23
tolonews.com MPs Demand Government Action On Suspicions of Spying 01/23
tolonews.com KANKASH: A Review of the Political Developments in Afghanistan After the Formation of the ... 01/23
tolonews.com Husband Leaves Wife for Giving Birth to a Baby Girl 01/23
tolonews.com Saudi King Abdullah Dies: royal Court Statement 01/23
independent.co.uk The Chilcot inquiry: The timeline of events from 9/11 to the latest delay in publishing the Chilcot report 01/23
zeenews.india.com Terrorists functioning with impunity in parts of Pakistan: US 01/23
bombaynews.net Protests Against Charlie Hebdo In Iran Pakistan Afghanistan India 01/23
bombaynews.net Pakistan needs to treat all terror groups as pariah India 01/23
cfr.org Must Reads of the Week: Chaos in Yemen, France's Right-Wing Youth, and More 01/23
npr.org After The Slaughter, A Pakistani School Seeks To Heal 01/23
dailytimes.com.pk Police arrests three TTP militants : January 24, 2015, 2:55 am 01/23
afghanistannews.net Violence threats against Afghanistans journalists on the rise 01/23
nzherald.co.nz Ex-Gitmo detainee Khadr seeks bail pending US appeal 01/23
dailytimes.com.pk ‘Terrorism is main hurdle in prosperity and development’ 01/23
stripes.com Oo-rah: Next energy revolution won't be in wind or solar but in human behavior 01/23
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Too many holes in 2015 ODI World Cup format 01/23
dawn.com Peshawar attack can never be rationalised, says Kerry 01/23
afghanistannews.net State Dept. Won’t Say Eradicating Afghan Opium Production Was a U.S. Goal 01/23
afghanistannews.net Afghanistan anti-Charlie Hebdo protest draws 20000 biggest rally yet 01/23
sify.com 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi faces fresh detention in house trespass case 01/23
afghanistannews.net ANP demands operation against Punjabi Taliban 01/23
tolonews.com KANKASH: Turkmenistan and Afghanistan Biggest Trade Partners 01/23
bbc.co.uk Afghan cabinet's birthing troubles 01/23
nzherald.co.nz Saturday, January 31 01/23
csmonitor.com IS militants say 'countdown has begun' to Japanese hostages execution (+video) 01/23
dawn.com Guantanamo inmate claims he was forced to have sex with female interrogators 01/23
thestar.com Omar Khadr seeks bail pending U.S. appeal 01/23
sify.com Obama, Modi to talk militant 'safe havens' in Pakistan 01/23

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.