Afghanistan

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

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dailytrust.com.ng Time for Kurdistan? 10/24
ndtv.com Canada Attacks Follow Al Qaeda, Islamic State Instructions to the Tee 10/23
rferl.org Afghan Detainee To Be Tried In United States 10/23
dawn.com All eyes on Pakistan as world observes polio day today 10/23
news.com.au Governor-general visits troops in Mid East 10/23
dawn.com Modi is anti-Pakistan, says Musharraf 10/23
thisdaylive.com Howard Buffett Initiates $4m Fund for Women Journalists 10/23
news.com.au No security lapse prior to attack: colonel 10/23
turkishweekly.net Obama invites new Afghan President to visit White House 10/23
foxnews.com Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan attack 10/23
en.ria.ru Terror Attack in Canada Was to Be Expected: Assistant Professor 10/23
ndtv.com Barack Obama Invites Afghanistan's New Leaders to US 10/23
afghanistannews.net 37 militants killed in Afghanistan in past 24 hours 10/23
afghanistannews.net Commanders slam Afghan campaign 10/23
afghanistannews.net The International Criminal Court in Afghanistan 10/23
turkishweekly.net Two soliders, five militants killed in Pakistan 10/23
dailytimes.com.pk Malala to donate Nobel Prize money for children’s education : October 23, 2014, 2:58 pm 10/23
dailytimes.com.pk Obama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US : October 23, 2014, 12:48 pm 10/23
tolonews.com President Ghani Signs Chief of Justice Resignation Letter 10/23
modernghana.com Ten million childhood disabilities prevented in campaign to end polio – UNICEF 10/23
afghanistannews.net Afghanistans Upcoming Presidential Elections 10/23
tolonews.com 10 Insurgents Killed in Badakhshan Operation 10/23
tolonews.com Danish Praises Khalil's Performance 10/23
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Increase of Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan 10/23
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: 22 October 2014 10/23
dawn.com No celebrations for Malala’s Nobel for fear of Taliban 10/23
turkishweekly.net Afghan security forces kill 30 Taliban, injure 14 10/23
turkishweekly.net Fresh fighting in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region 10/23
en.ria.ru Shanghai Cooperation Organization Says Afghanistan Requests Help in Fighting Terrorism 10/23
reuters.com Obama invites new Afghan leaders to White House 10/23
upi.com U.S. Customs and Border Protection evaluating Lockheed system 10/23
stripes.com Parting shot: No fond farewell for 82nd paratroopers in Afghanistan 10/23
tolonews.com Afghanistan Prepares for Heart of Asia Summit Next Week 10/23
tolonews.com Analysts Want Ghani to Seek Out China's Help on Pakistan, Taliban 10/23
tolonews.com New Political Will Pushes Attorney General Into Action 10/23
tolonews.com Survey Says 25 Percent of Afghans Don't Trust the Courts 10/23
blogs.spectator.co.uk So what if the Canadian terror attacks are blowback? 10/23
tolonews.com Kabul Bank Case, Major Challenge for Ghani Administration 10/23
france24.com Two deadly attacks hit Pakistani city of Quetta 10/23
afghanistannews.net Pakistan’s militants Taliban tumult 10/23
afghanistannews.net Life in War Afghanistan - in pictures 10/23
cnn.com Transgender troops: 1 accepted, 1 not 10/23
burmanet.org The Economist: Banking in Myanmar 10/23
rferl.org Uzbek President Starts Visit To Turkmenistan 10/23
rferl.org Islamic State: 'Coming For Every Central Asian State'? 10/23
en.ria.ru Russian Held in Afghanistan to Stand Trial in US: Reports 10/23
telegraphindia.com Terror cuffs on 'trainees' 10/23
en.ria.ru Canada Became Terrorists’ Target as It Joined Anti-IS Coalition: Expert 10/23
dailytimes.com.pk Govt in contact with Taliban to get MPA freed, PA told 10/23
reuters.com Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S. 10/23
stripes.com IG: Afghan corruption a tougher job than taking on the Mafia 10/23
aina.org General Petraeus: People Saw ISIS Coming 10/23
dnaindia.com Telangana cops nab two Mumbai terror suspects on their way to Afghanistan 10/23
hosted.ap.org Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US 10/23
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan 10/23
bbc.co.uk Ukraine: Land of chaos and courage 10/23
stripes.com DOD programs named among worst government waste 10/22
news.com.au Protesters claim defence stripped them 10/22
rferl.org Pakistan's Malala Receives U.S. Liberty Medal 10/22
afghanistannews.net Six major tasks before Afghanistans unity government 10/22
afghanistannews.net U.S. drug war in Afghanistan is failing new report says 10/22
afghanistannews.net Defence investigtates Afghan spy incident 10/22
afghanistannews.net Life along Afghanistans highway one in pictures 10/22
afghanistannews.net In Afghan north Taliban gains ground and courts local support 10/22
ndtv.com Pakistani Taliban Sack Spokesman Over Support for IS Jihadists 10/22
en.ria.ru Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Calls on Obama to Promote Books, Not Bombs 10/22
dnaindia.com In Afghanistan's north, Taliban gains ground and courts local support 10/22
afghanistannews.net Man killed as Afghan mortar shells hit Bajaur house 10/22
afghanistannews.net Taliban claim freed ex-Gitmo prisoners visited by members of terror group 10/22
edition.cnn.com U.S. drug war in Afghanistan is failing, watchdog says 10/22
turkishweekly.net Opium in Afghanistan reaches all-time highest level, despite US counternarcotics efforts 10/22
dailytimes.com.pk US designates TTP's Khan Said as global terrorist 10/22
rferl.org Kyrgyz Politician Detained On Drug Charges 10/22
rferl.org Tajik Border Official Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges 10/22
rferl.org Three Wounded In Attack On Polio Team In Pakistan 10/22
rferl.org The Slow, Dangerous Work Of Recovering Ukraine's War Dead 10/22
tribune.com.pk Gilgit visit: Sit-ins undermining govt war on prices, says Mamnoon 10/22
news.com.au Colonel defends communication failure 10/22
dawn.com 30 killed in North Waziristan air strikes 10/22
english.people.com.cn View of Hazrat-e-Ali shrine in Balkh province, Afghanistan 10/22
voanews.com Afghan President's First Trip Abroad Will Be to China 10/22
timesofindia.indiatimes.com New Afghan president's first foreign visit is to China 10/22
realclearworld.com Afghanistan: Anatomy of a Failed Policy 10/22
modernghana.com Libya: Three Long Years Later 10/22
afghanistannews.net New Afghan President to visit China 10/22
thediplomat.com Al-Qaeda Declares War on China, Too 10/22
tolonews.com Controversy About Access to Information Law 10/22
thediplomat.com Following the New Silk Road 10/22
rediff.com What's NSA Doval doing in Afghanistan? 10/22
tolonews.com Solution to Insurgency is Not Military Alone: Daudzai 10/22
rawa.org Obama Withholding 2,100 Iraq and Afghanistan Torture Photos “Worse than Abu Ghraib” 10/22
bombaynews.net Two Maharashtra youths planning to undergo jihad training held 10/22
en.ria.ru Judge Slams Obama Administration for Hiding Torture Photos From Iraq, Afghanistan 10/22
dnaindia.com SIMI man among two on way to Afghanistan held in Secunderabad 10/22
ibnlive.in.com SIMI 2 LAST 10/22
english.people.com.cn Afghanistan's new president to visit China next week: Chinese FM 10/22
afghanistannews.net Pak Taliban deputy leader Khan Said Sajna declared global terrorist 10/22
afghanistannews.net US failing to curtail Afghan opium trade despite spending billions 10/22
strategypage.com WARPLANES: Watchkeeper Sends Reaper To The RAF 10/22
dnaindia.com PCB planning Women's Cricket Cup to honour Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai 10/22

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.