Afghanistan

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

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pravdareport.com The Politics of Sex and War in the European Refugee Crisis 02/09
huffingtonpost.com How to Screw an Afghan 02/09
voanews.com Pentagon Budgets Nearly $60 Billion for Overseas Operations 02/09
globalsecurity.org Pentagon Budgets Nearly $60 Billion for Overseas Operations 02/09
globalsecurity.org US Embassy Warns of Attacks Targeting Foreigners in Kabul 02/09
globalsecurity.org Senior Taliban commander dies of cancer in Pakistan 02/09
usatoday.com Army's rebranded social science program draws flak 02/09
euractiv.com Turkey, Germany to involve NATO in monitoring Syrian refugee exodus 02/09
euractiv.com Turkish envoy: The EU should not tell us to open our borders when it is closing its own 02/09
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: Solutions To Ending The War Discussed 02/09
tolonews.com U.S To Deploy Hundreds Of Troops To Helmand 02/09
tolonews.com Senior Taliban leader Mullah Rahmani Dies 02/09
globalsecurity.org IS Runs Timber Smuggling Business in Afghanistan, Officials Say 02/09
aljazeera.com Alternative media: Pakistan (FATA) 02/09
economist.com The migrant crisis : At the Macedonian border, migrants know time is... 02/09
economist.com A dispatch from the Turkish-Syrian border : Assad’s grip tightens around... 02/09
reuters.com U.S. troop reinforcements head for embattled southern Afghan province 02/09
today.az EU to broaden scope of anti-terrorism co-op with Iran 02/09
rawa.org Daesh smuggles Afghanistan’s timber to Pakistan, report 02/09
stripes.com How soldiers like Bowe Bergdahl can wind up hating good commanders 02/09
tolonews.com TOLOnews 10pm News 08 February 2016 02/09
tolonews.com 15 Insurgents Killed in Helmand In Joint Air Strike 02/09
tolonews.com Greek Coast Guard Rescues Dozens Of Refugees Off Lesbos 02/09
dw.com Swedish prosecutor prepares new Assange interview request 02/09
allafrica.com Climate Vulnerable Forum Members Met in Geneva to Plan for 2016 02/09
stripes.com More US troops to be sent to Helmand, military says 02/09
today.az Turkmenistan to reinforce control over TAPI construction 02/09
aaj.tv ‘Zarb-e-Azb to continue till elimination of last terrorist’ 02/09
tolonews.com Aegean Sea Continues To Claim The Lives Of Refugees 02/09
tolonews.com Pregnant Woman Delivers Baby In Hospital Yard After Being Refused Help 02/09
tolonews.com Govt Criticized For Not Revealing Smart City Details 02/09
tolonews.com Faryab Girl Gets Public Lashing By Taliban 02/09
tolonews.com Kabul Police Arrest 318 Suspects For Various Crimes 02/09
tolonews.com ANA Hits Insurgent Dens in Kunduz, Inflict Heavy Death Toll 02/09
dw.com Swedish prosecutor prepares new Assange interview request 02/09
tolonews.com Ghani Approves Law on Mass Media 02/09
rferl.org Senior Afghan Taliban Leader Dies 02/09
myaccount.nytimes.com U.S. to Send More Troops to Aid Afghan Forces Pressed by Taliban 02/09
dnaindia.com Senior Afghan Taliban member dies in Pakistan: Sources 02/09
rferl.org Afghan Domestic Violence Victim To Get New Nose In Turkey 02/09
nzherald.co.nz US seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations 02/09
aina.org ISIS: The Latest Phase Of Islamic Jihad 02/09
rferl.org Afghan Policewomen On Patrol 02/09
tehrantimes.com EU, Iran to expand anti-terror cooperation: Schmid 02/09
rferl.org U.S. To Send Reinforcements To Restive Afghan Province 02/09
stripes.com Dyess AFB memorial in the works for airmen killed in C-130J crash 02/09
in.reuters.com Suicide bomber in Afghan city kills 3, wounds 14 02/08
dnaindia.com Suicide bomber in Afghanistan city kills 3, wounds 14 02/08
zeenews.india.com 'Pakistan's ISI may be 'manager' of international jihadi forces' 02/08
dailytimes.com.pk UN condemns N Korea rocket launch, vows sanctions soon : February 08, 2016, 1:40 pm 02/08
voanews.com Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Afghan Army Bus 02/08
tolonews.com TOLOnews 10pm News 07 February 2016 02/08
today.az EBRD extends loan for Turkmen transport company 02/08
tolonews.com Govt Should Improve War Management Tactics: Analysts 02/08
aaj.tv Suicide bomber in Afghan city kills three, wounds 14 02/08
reuters.com Suicide bomber in Afghan city kills three, wounds 14 02/08
sputniknews.com SCO to Actively Cooperate With Iran in Anti-Terror Fight in Afghanistan 02/08
huffingtonpost.com 23 Migrants Drown As They Try To Reach Greek Island 02/08
dnaindia.com 23 refugees drown as boat capsizes near Turkey: Coast guard 02/08
tolonews.com Unknown Gunmen Kill Ghani's Security Guard In Nangarhar 02/08
stripes.com Suicide bomber strikes Afghan market, killing 5 02/08
telegraph.co.uk Refugee crisis: 'Dozens of migrants drown' off Turkish coast 02/08
reuters.com Twenty-three migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey, coast guard says 02/08
realclearworld.com Does Obama Not See the Tides of War Swell? 02/08
dw.com Turkey and Germany pledge to unite in more 'joint efforts' in refugee crisis 02/08
thetakeaway.org ISIS Battles for Control of Gaza 02/08
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Pak's ISI 'manager' of global jihadis: Report 02/08
rferl.org Three Afghan Soldiers Killed In Suicide Bombing 02/08
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Afghanistan's CEO Optimistic Over Peace Talks 02/08
tolonews.com Eight Insurgents Killed in Helmand Airstrike 02/08
tolonews.com MEHWAR: 1st Anniversary Of Signing Of BSA 02/08
tribune.com.pk First polio case of the year surfaces in Karachi 02/08
stripes.com Suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills 3 Afghan soldiers 02/08
zeenews.india.com Bomb attack on bus in Afghanistan injures 18 soldiers 02/08
aljazeera.com Three Afghan soldiers killed in blast near army camp 02/08
tolonews.com No End In Sight For Kabul Power Outage 02/08
euronews.com '35 migrants killed' as two boats capsize off Turkey’s Aegean coast 02/08
dw.com Macedonia fortifies barrier alongside Greek border 02/08
sputniknews.com Russia, Bahrain Want Syria to Be United, Stable, Secular - Lavrov 02/08
tolonews.com MoD Vows Severe Response to Taliban As Rumors Surface Over Fall of Sangin 02/08
tolonews.com Nangarhar Residents Stage Protest Against Mounting Insecurity 02/08
tolonews.com Religious Scholars In Helmand's Garmser Pledge Support To Security Forces 02/08
tolonews.com New ANSA Head Vows To Fight Corruption 02/08
myaccount.nytimes.com Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 3 in Northern Afghanistan 02/08
turkishweekly.net IOM: Migrant Arrivals to Europe Likely to Exceed One Million in 2016 02/08
euronews.com Refugees in Hungary offered classes to speed integration 02/08
rawa.org Taliban Reportedly Execute Afghan Woman For Adultery 02/08
tolonews.com Taliban Sustain Heavy Casualty Toll In Baghlan 02/08
tolonews.com Injured Suicide Blast Victim Dies 02/08
tolonews.com Three Wounded Army Comrades Share Their Ordeal 02/08
rferl.org Kuchi Nomads: Struggling And Stateless In War-Torn Lands 02/08
tribune.com.pk The devil in the details 02/08
tribune.com.pk Attack in Quetta 02/08
tribune.com.pk Hepatitis: Top Afghan Taliban leader Hasan Rehman dies 02/08
tribune.com.pk Prague paid $6m ransom for its women captives 02/08
csmonitor.com Should the US just stay in Afghanistan? 02/08
euronews.com Canada to pull out of bombing campaign against ISIL by 22 February 02/08
nzherald.co.nz Afghanistan meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban 02/08
dailytimes.com.pk Czech govt paid $6m ransom for women kidnapped in Balochistan : February 09, 2016, 6:31 am 02/08
huffingtonpost.com Did A Spy-Turned-Congressman Just Out His Role In Cyber War With Russia? 02/08

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.