Afghanistan

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

Recent articles:

myaccount.nytimes.com World Briefing: Afghanistan: Tracking of Arms Faulted 07/28
dw.de Political will for a ceasefire is still lacking 07/28
dailytimes.com.pk Operation to continue till achievement of goals: PM 07/28
dailytimes.com.pk China supports reconciliation process in Afghanistan: envoy : July 28, 2014, 3:25 am 07/28
stripes.com Thousands of Afghan government weapons may be unaccounted for, watchdog says 07/28
in.reuters.com Wounded Pakistani bomb-squad policeman longs to get back to the field 07/28
allafrica.com No Recent FAA Warning for Flights in or Out of Ethiopia - U.S. Embassy 07/28
afghanistannews.net Pentagon Weapons Vulnerable After Afghanistan Withdrawal 07/28
bombaynews.net Indian techie will drive solar-powered auto to Britain 07/28
zeenews.india.com Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president 07/28
rferl.org Afghans Offer Eid Al-Fitr Prayers 07/28
afghanistannews.net Kerry in Afghanistan trying to avert a presidential crisis but will Abdullah budge 07/28
news.com.au Muslims burn to death three girls 07/28
aljazeera.com Mistrust galore as Afghans eye unity rule 07/28
afghanistannews.net Afghans offer Eid prayers in peaceful environment 07/28
csmonitor.com VA fix 101: what the $17 billion emergency bill would do (+video) 07/28
euronews.com Muslims mark the end of Ramadan as violence rages in Gaza and Syria 07/28
en.ria.ru Washington Unable to Track US Weapons Sent to Afghan Army – Reports 07/28
aina.org U.S. General: Iraq Air Strikes Still a Possibility 07/28
afghanistannews.net Nepalese and Afghan professionals get trained in India in Information Technology 07/28
rt.com Thousands of guns unaccounted for by Afghan security forces 07/28
realclearpolitics.com The World Mess Obama Didn't Make 07/28
kabulpress.org Will Hazaras Be Safe in Afghanistan, After NATO's Pullout? 07/28
atwar.blogs.nytimes.com At War Blog: The ‘Battle Rhythm’ of Helping to Build a Democracy 07/28
zeenews.india.com US weapons for Afghans may end up with Taliban: Audit 07/28
npr.org Taliban In Pakistan Derails World Polio Eradication 07/28
bbc.co.uk Deal reached on US veterans health 07/28
afghanistannews.net Weapons Given To Afghan Security Forces By The U.S. Have Gone Missing Report 07/28
afghanistannews.net U.S. Weapons in Afghanistan Likely Reaching Insurgents Report Warns 07/28
thenational.ae Wounded Pakistani bomb-squad policeman longs to be back in the field 07/28
tribune.com.pk Four TTP militants killed in shootout with police in Karachi 07/28
blog.psaonline.org The Real Lesson of MH17 07/28
stripes.com Stealth destroyers, littoral combat ships headed to Pacific, Mabus says 07/28
france24.com Moroccan police arrest French al-Qaeda recruiter 07/28
dailytimes.com.pk Karzai calls on militants to renounce violence and join peace 07/28
afghanistannews.net FPs Situation Report Flynn says eradicating Hamas could lead to something worse Brokering a cease-fire is proving difficult What does DoD know about SAMs in Ukraine The Taliban is gaining ground and a bit more. 07/28
afghanistannews.net How Missing American Guns Might Be Fueling Terrorists In Afghanistan 07/28
foxnews.com War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan 07/28
reuters.com U.S., Afghanistan fail to track U.S.-supplied small arms: watchdog 07/28
csmonitor.com Countering a digital jihad 07/28
allafrica.com Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Zimbabwe 07/28
rferl.org Report: U.S.-Provided Weapons To Afghans Have Gone Missing, Sparking Insurgent Fears 07/28
dawn.com HRCP condemns shrine killings 07/28
dawn.com Four TTP suspects killed in ‘encounter’ 07/28
dawn.com FOOTPRINTS: ORPHANED AND DISPLACED 07/28
afghanistannews.net Afghanistans Upcoming Presidential Elections 07/28
afghanistannews.net Report says Pentagon has lost track of thousands of firearms given to Afghan forces 07/28
dailytimes.com.pk Ramzan and politics : July 28, 2014, 11:25 pm 07/28
realclearworld.com Why Is the World Becoming Such a Nasty Place? 07/28
realclearworld.com Will ISIS Spread to Pakistan? 07/28
thediplomat.com Will the Islamic State Spread Its Tentacles to Pakistan? 07/28
dailytimes.com.pk Tragedy in Gujranwala : July 28, 2014, 11:26 pm 07/28
usatoday.com Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr around the world 07/28
globalsecurity.org Afghanistan needs new president: Karzai 07/28
voanews.com US Loses Track of Arms Given to Afghan Security Forces 07/28
scoop.co.nz UN calls for investigation of attack on Afghan civilians 07/28
mcclatchydc.com Lost in Afghanistan: U.S. can’t track weapons it sends 07/28
kabulpress.org Protest Against Terrorism of Taliban in Kabul, Herat, Bamiyan and Ghor: Stop Hazara Killing 07/27
dawn.com Smokers’ Corner: Friend, foe, brother, enemy 07/27
afghanistannews.net Afghan vote audit suspended over disagreements 07/27
tribune.com.pk NWA operation: Afghan action needed for success, says Jillani 07/27
foxnews.com Suicide bombers attack police chief's home in Afghanistan, 2 killed 07/27
stripes.com Air Force veteran had poetic purpose in Afghanistan 07/27
afghanistannews.net Eight militants killed in Afghan attack 07/27
stripes.com Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home 07/27
dw.de 'Afghan army has proven its ability' 07/27
afghanistannews.net Taliban making military gains in Afghanistan 07/27
afghanistannews.net 4 arrested in Afghanistan for killing 2 Finns 07/27
afghanistannews.net Afghanistan Attacks Kill At Least 13 07/27
pragati.nationalinterest.in Getting objective about it 07/27
punchng.com Six armed Taliban, two others killed in Afghan shootout 07/27
tribune.com.pk Swat shopkeepers receive ‘TTP threats’ 07/27
stripes.com Europe’s Army reservists welcome new commander 07/27
dw.de 'Afghan army has proved its ability' 07/27
stripes.com Humor helps wounded Green Beret cope 07/27
rawa.org Exclusive: A US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan 07/27
afghanistannews.net Police foil Taliban attack on Afghan police chief 07/27
app.com.pk Taliban gain ground in Afghanistan: NYT 07/27
colombotelegraph.com The Oslo Forum And The Elephant In The room 07/27
vancouversun.com Gormley: Rise of the nation, fall of the world? 07/27
afghanistannews.net Taliban attacks Afghan police chiefs home 07/27
foxnews.com Taliban insurgents attack Afghan provincial police chief's house 07/27
dailytimes.com.pk Four alleged criminals killed in Rangers-police encounters : July 28, 2014, 1:18 am 07/27
dnaindia.com How a South Indian drug lord runs the show from Kuwait jail 07/27
bbc.co.uk Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan 07/27
dawn.com Who will fill the vacuum in Fata? 07/27
afghanistannews.net Taleban attack Afghan police chief’s home 07/27
myaccount.nytimes.com Taliban Offensive Seeks to Retake Afghan Province 07/27
stripes.com More military sexual assault reports - a positive sign? 07/27
afghanistannews.net Afghan Taliban Fighters Kill 2 07/27
israelnationalnews.com Danon Blasts Obama Over Ceasefire Demand 07/27
aljazeera.com Heavily armed Taliban storm Afghan school 07/27
bombaynews.net Satisfied at polio-free India but cant be complacent Harsh Vardhan 07/27
dawn.com Ahrarul Hind claims support of senior TTP commanders 07/26
afghanistannews.net Attacks across Afghanistan kill at least 15 election recount paused 07/26
dawn.com A free pass for global militants 07/26
dnaindia.com Taliban says swap of five commanders for one US soldier spectacular achievement 07/26
dnaindia.com Barack Obama urges presidential candidates in Afghanistan to maintain national unity during a vote recount 07/26
afghanistannews.net Gunmen shoot dead 15 Hazaras in Afghanistan 07/26
stripes.com Operation Thank You welcomes troops at Tri-Cities Airport 07/26

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.