Afghanistan

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

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tolonews.com Germany Says 'Won't Let Anyone Take Europe From Us' 06/25
stripes.com Fireworks season can trigger PTSD for veterans 06/25
globalsecurity.org Former US Envoys Urge Obama to Delay Troop Cuts in Afghanistan 06/25
zeenews.india.com US strikes Afghan Taliban targets, in debut of broader role 06/25
dawn.com Kidnapped brother of HDP’s chairman freed 06/25
aljazeera.com US resumes air strikes against Taliban in Afghanistan 06/25
zeenews.india.com Zardari urges US to support sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan 06/25
tolonews.com TOLOnews 10pm News 23 June 2016 06/25
tolonews.com MEHWAR: Ghani's Foreign Trips Raises Power Vacuum Query 06/25
tolonews.com MEHWAR: Shanghai Summit's Role For Afghanistan Reviewed 06/25
rferl.org Putin In Beijing For Official Visit With Chinese Leaders 06/25
stripes.com Parents of Navy SEAL killed in 2014 training accident sue gear maker 06/25
today.az Turkmenistan increasing electricity supply to Afghanistan 06/25
tolonews.com Global Markets Lose $2.1 Trillion In Brexit Rout 06/25
tolonews.com PURSO PAL: Afghanistan's Monetary Policy Discussed 06/25
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Lalchand Rajput named Afghanistan cricket coach 06/25
tolonews.com Night Raids Boost Kandahar Security: Officials 06/25
upi.com Pentagon confirms airstrikes in Afghanistan under new guidelines 06/25
aljazeera.com Gunmen kill Afghan judge in the province of Farah 06/25
stripes.com Gunmen take guests hostage after blast at Somalia hotel 06/25
dnaindia.com Lalchand Rajput pips Sourav Ganguly's 'warrior' to Afghanistan coach's post 06/25
tehrantimes.com Afghan writer’s new novel recounts Taliban oppression against women 06/25
tolonews.com Critics Pan Govt's Tackling of War As Taliban Insurgency Rebounds 06/25
tolonews.com US Troops Strike Taliban Targets Under New Plan: Pentagon 06/25
stripes.com At least 14 killed in Somalia hotel attack that police say has ended 06/25
dawn.com Opening up the system 06/25
globalsecurity.org Dozens Of Suspected IS Militants Killed In Afghanistan 06/25
globalsecurity.org Daesh-linked terrorists abduct 30 in Afghanistan's Nangarhar 06/25
voanews.com Taliban Vows Retaliation as US Resumes Afghan Airstrikes 06/25
tolonews.com Civilian Casualties Slightly Increase In Kandahar 06/24
dailytimes.com.pk President Mamnoon attends SCO inaugural session 06/24
stripes.com US launches first attacks on Taliban under new rules 06/24
vanguardngr.com Britain votes to leave European Union 06/24
en.people.cn FLASH: CAMERON ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION 06/24
dawn.com Pakistan to continue regulating Afghan border, says FO 06/24
dawn.com World abandoned Pakistan to face terrorists alone: Bajwa 06/24
dawn.com Thousands attend Sabri’s funeral 06/24
aaj.tv Three terrorists killed in Karachi encounter 06/24
app.com.pk President Mamnoon attends SCO inaugural session 06/24
tolonews.com FARAKHABAR: Abdullah's Remarks On Taliban's Peace Stance Discussed 06/24
turkishweekly.net President Mamnoon attends SCO inaugural session 06/24
tolonews.com Afghanistan To Increase Fruits, Vegetables Exports To Russia 06/24
dnaindia.com Senseless murder of Amjad Sabri violates fundamental freedom: US 06/24
zeenews.india.com Pak, Afghan to set up bilateral mechanism to address border issues 06/24
foxnews.com Bombing in market in southwest Pakistan kills 3, wounds 32 06/24
turkishweekly.net Council of SCO Heads of State convenes in Tashkent 06/24
tolonews.com China Offers Shanghai Role to Resolve Afghanistan's Crisis 06/24
rferl.org Putin Says India, Pakistan Could Join SCO In 2017 06/24
rferl.org Bomb Kills Three In Quetta, Pakistan 06/24
app.com.pk Pakistan to effectively use SCO platform for counter-terrorism: Mamnoon 06/24
voanews.com Afghan Forces, IS Militants Locked in Fierce Battle 06/24
sputniknews.com Danish Overseas Aid May Send More Refugees to Europe 06/24
huffingtonpost.com Combating the Misery of Menstruation for Afghan Girls 06/24
app.com.pk Effective border management of Pak-Afghan border in interest of both countries:... 06/24
tolonews.com Daesh Militants Conduct Group Attacks In Nangarhar 06/24
tolonews.com UN Refugee Chief Urges Pakistanis Not To Label Afghan Refugees 'Terrorists' 06/24
tolonews.com MP Ahmadzai Rejects Harassment Accusations by Former Contractors 06/24
tolonews.com Ghani's Foreign Trips Raises Power Vacuum Query 06/24
stripes.com Afghan babies have been dying in huge numbers, but now something is changing 06/24
dailytimes.com.pk UN report says plunge in opium production won’t affect heroin supply 06/24
dailytimes.com.pk Nepal bars its citizens from working in Afghanistan 06/24
foxnews.com Afghan official: Islamic State kills 8, including civilians 06/24
sputniknews.com At Least 30 Daesh Militants, Three Civilians Killed in Eastern Afghanistan 06/24
voanews.com Afghanistan, Pakistan Presidents to Meet 06/24
dnaindia.com Nepali migrants banned from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria 06/24
stripes.com Afghan official: Islamic State kills 8, including civilians 06/24
app.com.pk Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on setting up consultative mechanism on bilateral cooperation 06/24
rand.org Strategic Reversal in Afghanistan 06/24
voanews.com US Hits Afghan Taliban With First Strikes Under New Authorities 06/24
bbc.co.uk EU Brexit referendum: France's Calais seeks border deal changes 06/24
reuters.com U.S. committed to bringing American hostages home -Obama 06/24
globalsecurity.org Afghanistan willing to join AIIB: president 06/24
countervortex.org Revered Sufi singer assassinated in Pakistan 06/24
zeenews.india.com Expedite efforts for release of kidnapped Indian: PM Modi to Afghan President Ghani 06/24
rferl.org U.S. Hits Afghan Taliban For First Time With Strategic Air Strikes 06/24
af.reuters.com U.S. strikes Afghan Taliban targets, in debut of broader role 06/24
usatoday.com Pentagon acknowledges new airstrikes in Afghanistan 06/24
tolonews.com Red Cross: 58% of Missing Migrants to Europe Are Afghans 06/23
tolonews.com Eight Civilians Wounded in Laghman Blast 06/23
dnaindia.com Afghanistan's dwindling Sikh, Hindu communities flee new abuses 06/23
aaj.tv Editorial: Refugee deluge 06/23
tolonews.com Four Daesh Rebels Killed In Nangarhar Drone Strike 06/23
tolonews.com TOLOnews 10pm News 22 June 2016 06/23
tolonews.com Ghani Meets Bereaved Families Of Torkham Clash 06/23
foxnews.com Pakistan province gives $3 million to Taliban-linked school 06/23
today.az Where additional volumes of newly discovered Turkmen gas head for? 06/23
aljazeera.com Thousands mourn slain Qawwali singer Sabri in Karachi 06/23
en.people.cn Indian PM says his country glad to be SCO member 06/23
scmp.com Pakistan’s ‘jihad university’ given millions in aid from local government 06/23
voanews.com Thousands Attend Funeral of Sufi Singer Killed by Extremists 06/23
myaccount.nytimes.com Op-Ed Contributor: A Broken Promise in Afghanistan 06/23
bbc.co.uk Amjad Sabri: Pakistanis mourn famed singer after attack 06/23
nationmultimedia.com Huge opium production fall won't stop heroin glut: UN 06/23
euronews.com Singer's murder in Karachi could see Pakistan change tune against Taliban killers 06/23
rferl.org Neutral Turkmenistan Chooses A Side In Afghan Conflict 06/23
rferl.org SCO Leaders Meeting In Tashkent 06/23
zeenews.india.com Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan 06/23
voanews.com Thousands Attend Funeral of Slain Pakistani Sufi Singer 06/23
foxnews.com Pakistan holds funeral for Sufi singer slain by militants 06/23
allafrica.com Africa: Nigeria Tops Demo Africa 2016 Applications As Adjudication Process Continues 06/23

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.