Afghanistan

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

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dnaindia.com Barack Obama urges presidential candidates in Afghanistan to maintain national unity during a vote recount 07/26
dawn.com A free pass for global militants 07/26
english.people.com.cn China to give more support for Afghanistan's development: Envoy 07/25
kabulpress.org Afghanistan: Taliban terrorists killed fourteen Hazaras in Ghor Province 07/25
aljazeera.com Fifteen civilians shot dead in Afghanistan 07/25
zeenews.india.com Bomb kills two soldiers in NW Pakistan 07/25
zeenews.india.com Did Zardari go to Washington to ensure Sharif govt stays in power? 07/25
ibnlive.in.com An insight into the history of Pashtuns 07/25
dnaindia.com Asif Ali Zardari seeking US help for Nawaz Sharif's govt, says reports 07/25
ibnlive.in.com PASHTUNS 2 LAST 07/25
pmnewsnigeria.com Gunmen kill 15 people travelling in central Afghanistan 07/25
thediplomat.com The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asian Security 07/25
bbc.co.uk Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack 07/25
allafrica.com Nigeria Beats Iraq, Somalia in Terror Casualties - Report 07/25
foxnews.com Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road 07/25
allafrica.com Afghans Humiliate Zimbabwe Again 07/25
dnaindia.com Taliban stop cars,shoot 14 dead in central Afghanistan including 3 women and a child 07/25
rferl.org Afghan Militants Kill 14 Civilians In Minibus Attack 07/25
stripes.com Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack 07/25
afghanistannews.net Top militant arrested at Afghan border say Pakistani officials 07/25
afghanistannews.net Afghan doctors seeking advanced medical training in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital 07/25
afghanistannews.net Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan 07/25
online.wsj.com Gunmen Execute 15 Minority Shia Muslims in Afghanistan 07/25
afghanistannews.net 15 bus passengers executed in Afghanistan 07/25
voanews.com Taliban Executes 14 in Roadside Attack 07/25
reuters.com Taliban stop cars, kill passengers in central Afghanistan 07/25
afghanistannews.net Afghan Election Audit Awaits Invalidation Terms 07/25
afghanistannews.net Afghan ballot recount paused as candidate disagree over criteria to scrap ballots 07/25
afghanistannews.net Taliban-Era Radio Announcer Rides Crest of the Airwaves 07/25
afghanistannews.net Afghanistan responsible for primary investigation NBI 07/25
afghanistannews.net Finland to continue cooperation to Afghanistan despite aid workers killing 07/25
telegraph.co.uk Afghan Taliban massacre survivor 'played dead for hours under bodies of fellow passengers' 07/25
reuters.com Georgia says seized heroin belongs to Taliban 07/25
stripes.com In Kabul, vote recount delayed in dispute over what constitutes a fraudulent ballot 07/25
pragati.nationalinterest.in Insularity was unreal 07/25
upi.com Unmanned cargo-carrying helo returns to U.S. from Afghanistan 07/25
rferl.org Afghan Election Audit Marred By Disagreements, Delays 07/25
rferl.org RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 25 07/25
tribune.com.pk US, Afghanistan have failed to intercept militants fleeing border: senior official 07/25
rferl.org Kabul Residents Protest Israel's Gaza Offensive 07/25
nzherald.co.nz Paul Thomas: An interconnected world stays clear of the brink 07/25
afghanistannews.net Pakistan to deploy troops for Islamabads security 07/25
afghanistannews.net 15 killed in sectarian violence in Afghanistan 07/25
huffingtonpost.com Afghanistan And Pakistan: Lessons And Prospects (LIVESTREAM) 07/25
stripes.com Maritime exercises prepare Special Ops team for life after Afghanistan 07/25
afghanistannews.net Afghan Gunmen Murder Christian Aid Workers 07/25
afghanistannews.net Afghanistan win last ODI to level series 07/25
afghanistannews.net India Summons Pakistani Diplomat Electricity Fails in Karachi Militants Kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan 07/25
afghanistannews.net Taliban gunmen stop cars kill passengers 07/25
afghanistannews.net Taliban Executes 14 Civilians in Western Afghanistan 07/25
afghanistannews.net Afghan conflict 15 killed in ‘Taliban attack’ on buses 07/25
tribune.com.pk Eid message: Mullah Omar urges fighters to protect Afghan borders, not interfere in other countries 07/25
afghanistannews.net Survey A third of Iraq Afghanistan vets have considered suicide 07/25
afghanistannews.net Terrorists execute group of tourists in central Afghanistan 07/25
afghanistannews.net China pledges more support for Afghanistans development 07/25
globalsecurity.org Last Tornados to go to Afghanistan 07/25
today.az Azerbaijan, Afghanistan mull prospects for transport cooperation 07/25
myaccount.nytimes.com Political Divisions Threaten Kerry-Brokered Agreement in Afghanistan 07/25
news.com.au Prisoner exchange 'a big Taliban win' 07/25
csmonitor.com Survey: many combat vets worried about exposure to ‘burn pits’ 07/25
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Pakistan hands over Islamabad security to army 07/25
voanews.com Karzai Leaving Mixed Legacy in Afghanistan 07/25
dailytimes.com.pk Six killed in blasts, attack : July 26, 2014, 2:24 am 07/25
reuters.com Obama calls Afghan candidates as vote recount drags on 07/25
antaranews.com Afghans making preparations to celebrate Eidul-Fatar amid security concerns 07/25
reuters.com U.S. tells Pakistan: Do not let Haqqani fighters resettle 07/25
dailytimes.com.pk Gunmen kill 15 passengers in Afghanistan : July 26, 2014, 2:14 am 07/25
nzherald.co.nz Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road 07/25
dailytimes.com.pk Army takes charge of security in Islamabad 07/25
dailytimes.com.pk KP governor to Kabul: focus repatriation of Afghan refugees : July 26, 2014, 2:19 am 07/25
dawn.com Pakistan, US voice concern over lack of cooperation 07/25
reuters.com Wary Pakistan puts military in charge of capital's security 07/25
aljazeera.com Deadly attacks reported in Afghanistan 07/24
dailytimes.com.pk Afghan chief promises World Cup upsets 07/24
ndtv.com Nigeria May Have No Polio Cases Next Year, Says Bill Gates 07/24
dailytimes.com.pk 20 terrorists killed in Shawal as forces clear parts of Mirali : July 24, 2014, 3:22 am 07/24
tribune.com.pk Suspected links with militants: Hunt for suspects disguising as displaced persons 07/24
israelnationalnews.com J'Accuse: Western Academics Who Condemn Israel 07/24
bombaynews.net Misuse of pharmaceutical drugs rising in India UN official 07/24
cnn.com Aid workers killed in Afghanistan 07/24
afghanistannews.net Taliban kill female aid workers from Finland 07/24
afghanistannews.net US Pakistan review operation against Taliban 07/24
afghanistannews.net Obama NATO chief discuss Ukraine Afghanistan 07/24
afghanistannews.net Seamers help Afghanistan square series 07/24
bbc.co.uk Awesome scale of auditing every Afghan vote 07/24
afghanistannews.net Afghanistan blames Pakistan for militant attacks 07/24
nzherald.co.nz Afghan market bombing kills 6 07/24
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2 Finnish female aid workers shot dead in western Afghanistan: Officials 07/24
bbc.co.uk Aid workers shot dead in Herat 07/24
rferl.org Two Foreign Women Killed In Afghanistan 07/24
isn.ethz.ch The Regional Dimension of Central Asian Security Cooperation 07/24
myaccount.nytimes.com 2 Foreign Aid Workers Are Gunned Down in Afghanistan, Officials Say 07/24
zeenews.india.com Haqqani Network being targeted in operation: Pakistan 07/24
afghanistannews.net Eight killed in Afghanistan market blast 07/24
en.ria.ru Lavr KORNILOV 07/24
afghanistannews.net Two Finnish Women Killed In Afghanistan 07/24
afghanistannews.net Watchdog $34M taxpayer-backed soybean program not sprouting in Afghanistan 07/24
diplomatie.gouv.fr Afghanistan – Murder of two Finnish female aid workers (24.07.14) 07/24
afghanistannews.net Soldiers Reunite with Dogs They Served With in Iraq and Afghanistan 07/24
afghanistannews.net Army defends job cut notices to U.S. captains in Afghanistan 07/24

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.