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August 1, 2021, 6:25 AM

Battle for control in Afghanistan worsens

As American troops head home, the Taliban is rapidly gaining ground.
August 1, 2021, 6:25 AM
Battle for control in Afghanistan worsens
July 29, 2021, 6:31 PM

1st Afghan interpreters to arrive in US as Blinken fails to reach deal in Kuwait

The first Afghans who worked for the U.S. military and diplomatic missions and are being evacuated will arrive in the U.S. late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
July 29, 2021, 6:31 PM
1st Afghan interpreters, families to arrive in US
July 29, 2021, 10:35 AM

Taliban admit to killing Afghan comic beaten in video

Afghanistan's Taliban have taken responsibility for the killing of a comic in southern Kandahar resurrecting the specter of revenge killings as the US and NATO put the final touches on their departure
July 29, 2021, 10:35 AM
Taliban admit to killing Afghan comic beaten in video
July 28, 2021, 9:13 PM

Blinken warns of 'deeply, deeply troubling' reports of atrocities in Afghanistan amid US withdrawal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged Wednesday that the situation in Afghanistan is headed in the wrong direction.
July 28, 2021, 9:13 PM
Blinken warns of 'deeply troubling' reports from Afghanistan amid US withdrawal
July 28, 2021, 1:29 AM

US stepping up airstrikes this week to support Afghan forces

U.S. officials say the military has launched more than a dozen airstrikes in the past week in support of Afghan government forces in their fight against the Taliban, a sharp spike over the handful that were done in the previous six weeks
July 28, 2021, 1:29 AM
July 27, 2021, 9:36 AM

Jim Coleman, father of ex-Taliban hostage, was a man of honor: Reporter's Notebook

Jim Coleman, who died at 75, is remembered by ABC News' James Gordon Meek for his tireless efforts to secure the release of his daughter Caitlan from Taliban captivity.
July 27, 2021, 9:36 AM
Jim Coleman, father of ex-Taliban hostage, was a man of honor: Reporter's Notebook
July 26, 2021, 6:49 AM

UN: Women, children casualties on the rise in Afghanistan

The U.N. says in a new report that more women and children were killed and wounded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 than in any year since the United Nations began keeping count in 2009
July 26, 2021, 6:49 AM
UN: Women, children casualties on the rise in Afghanistan
July 22, 2021, 10:33 PM

2,500 Afghan visa seekers, families to be housed at US military installation

The Pentagon will temporarily house 2,500 Afghan workers, families who aided the U.S. military campaign and are trying to leave the country at an installation in the U.S.
July 22, 2021, 10:33 PM
2,500 Afghan visa seekers, families to be housed at US military installation
July 22, 2021, 10:30 AM

Despite security threats, Afghans who US will evacuate have to make their own way to Kabul

The top US general warned that "strategic momentum" is with the Taliban.
July 22, 2021, 10:30 AM
Despite security threats, Afghans US is evacuating have to make own way to Kabul
July 19, 2021, 4:13 PM

US peace envoy visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan ties sour

Washington’s point man in talks aimed at ending decades of war in Afghanistan has made a brief visit to Pakistan as relations between Islamabad and Kabul reached a new low
July 19, 2021, 4:13 PM
July 17, 2021, 5:40 PM

Afghan ambassador's daughter brutally assaulted in Pakistan

She was abducted in Islamabad, held for several hours and brutally attacked.
July 17, 2021, 5:40 PM
July 16, 2021, 9:28 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist killed in Afghanistan

Danish Siddiqui, 38, was killed in southern Afghanistan while covering clashes between the country's special forces and the Taliban.
July 16, 2021, 9:28 PM
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist killed in Afghanistan
July 16, 2021, 7:55 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed while covering clashes between Afghan special forces and the Taliban.
July 16, 2021, 7:55 PM
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist killed in Afghanistan
July 16, 2021, 4:57 PM

Reuters photographer killed as Afghan forces fight Taliban

Afghan government forces are fighting to retake a border crossing with Pakistan from the Taliban who recently captured it
July 16, 2021, 4:57 PM
July 16, 2021, 3:41 PM

Russia: Afghan instability heightens with hasty US retreat

Russia says America's hasty retreat from Afghanistan has further destabilized the region and worsened the terrorist threat
July 16, 2021, 3:41 PM
July 15, 2021, 5:26 PM

US, Afghan's neighbors scramble to address Taliban surge

In recent weeks, the Taliban have gained control of key border posts.
July 15, 2021, 5:26 PM
July 14, 2021, 10:20 PM

Biden administration to begin evacuating Afghans who aided US in late July

The Biden administration will begin evacuation flights in late July for Afghans who have aided the U.S. military, according to a senior administration official.
July 14, 2021, 10:20 PM
Evacuation flights for Afghans who helped US to begin
July 14, 2021, 12:29 PM

Bush criticizes Afghanistan withdrawal, fears for women

Former U.S. President George W
July 14, 2021, 12:29 PM
July 13, 2021, 3:29 PM

Taliban surge in north Afghanistan sends thousands fleeing

Thousands of people have fled Taliban insurgents sweeping across northern Afghanistan, fearful of their harsh rule
July 13, 2021, 3:29 PM
July 13, 2021, 12:25 AM

Top US commander in Afghanistan relinquishes post

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is handing over his authority.
July 13, 2021, 12:25 AM
Top US commander to exit Afghanistan amid Taliban surge
July 12, 2021, 7:35 PM

Top US general in Afghanistan turns over command in symbolic end to America's longest war

The top U.S. military general leading the withdrawal in Afghanistan stepped down during a ceremony in Kabul Monday and the U.S. embassy resumed visa interviews on Sunday.
July 12, 2021, 7:35 PM
Top US general in Afghanistan steps down in symbolic end to America's longest war
July 12, 2021, 7:18 PM

The cost of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars

The nearly 20-year American combat mission in Afghanistan was the United States’ longest war
July 12, 2021, 7:18 PM
July 11, 2021, 11:15 PM

Biggest lesson from Afghanistan, the limits of American military power: Christie

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on "This Week."
July 11, 2021, 11:15 PM
Biggest lesson from Afghanistan, the limits of American military power: Christie
July 9, 2021, 7:08 PM

Taliban claims to control most of Afghanistan as US military exit looms

A Taliban delegation spoke in Moscow Friday amid rapid advances by the group.
July 9, 2021, 7:08 PM
Taliban claims to control most of Afghanistan as US military exit looms
July 9, 2021, 3:42 PM

Biden: US military withdrawal from Afghanistan will finish Aug. 31

President Joe Biden declared all U.S. combat forces will be out of the Middle Eastern country ahead of schedule and defended his decision in the face of Taliban gains in the area.
July 9, 2021, 3:42 PM
Biden: US military withdrawal from Afghanistan will finish Aug. 31
July 9, 2021, 11:03 AM

China evacuates nationals from Afghanistan amid US pullout

State media say China sent a flight to bring home 210 of its nationals from Afghanistan as the U.S. military prepares to leave the country and the security situation grows increasingly fraught
July 9, 2021, 11:03 AM
July 9, 2021, 12:45 AM

Biden says military withdrawal from Afghanistan will conclude Aug. 31

President Joe Biden delivered remarks on the U.S. Afghanistan withdrawal amid increasing instability in the region and Taliban activity.
July 9, 2021, 12:45 AM
Biden says military withdrawal from Afghanistan will conclude Aug. 31
July 8, 2021, 8:44 PM

Biden on troop drawdown: ‘We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build’

President Joe Biden defended the withdrawal amid concern over the Taliban seizing more territory.
July 8, 2021, 8:44 PM
Biden on troop drawdown: ‘We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build’
July 8, 2021, 8:07 PM

Biden: US ‘prioritizing the safety of our troops’ as they leave Afghanistan

President Joe Biden said the U.S. achieved its main objective in Afghanistan but did not go there to nation-build.
July 8, 2021, 8:07 PM
Biden: US ‘prioritizing the safety of our troops’ as they leave Afghanistan
July 8, 2021, 7:02 PM

Biden speaks on Afghanistan withdrawal amid increasing instability in region

President Joe Biden delivered remarks on the U.S. Afghanistan withdrawal and Taliban activity in the region.
July 8, 2021, 7:02 PM
Biden speaks on Afghanistan withdrawal amid increasing instability in region
July 8, 2021, 4:46 PM

Johnson confirms most British troops have left Afghanistan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that most British troops have left Afghanistan, almost 20 years after the U_K_ and other Western countries sent troops into the country to engage in what they described as a “war on terror.”
July 8, 2021, 4:46 PM
July 7, 2021, 7:19 PM

Iran hosts high-level Afghan peace talks as fighting surges

Iran has hosted the first significant talks in months between the Taliban and Afghan government representatives
July 7, 2021, 7:19 PM
Iran hosts high-level Afghan peace talks as fighting surges
1 month ago

Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan as US troops withdraw

More than 90% of American troops have now withdrawn from Afghanistan. Hundreds of Afghan fighters have abandoned their security posts and are fleeing across the border as the Taliban advances.
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Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan as US troops withdraw
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Afghan troops flee across border as Taliban make swift gains in alarming offensive

Hundreds of Afghan troops fled across the country's northern border, as the Taliban continue a swift offensive to seize districts amid the U.S. military withdrawal.
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Afghan troops flee across border as Taliban make swift gains in alarming offensive
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After troops exit, safety of US Embassy in Kabul top concern

America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan is rapidly winding down and the U.S. Embassy and other diplomatic missions in Kabul are looking at a worsening security situation and how to respond
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Germany grants 2,400 visas to Afghan employees, relatives

German authorities say they have granted 2,400 visas so far to Afghan employees of the country’s military and their relatives, although not all of them want to come to Germany immediately
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Exclusive: On the ground in Afghanistan amidst final US troop withdrawal

Martha Raddatz reports from Afghanistan with an exclusive interview with the lead commander facilitating the U.S. troop withdrawal, Gen. Austin Scott Miller
1 month ago
Exclusive: On the ground in Afghanistan amidst final US troop withdrawal
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Taliban take districts in NE Afghanistan from fleeing troops

Officials say the Taliban’s march through northern Afghanistan has gained momentum with the capture of several districts from fleeing Afghan forces
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Taliban take districts in NE Afghanistan from fleeing troops
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US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now 'late August'

Pentagon says final withdrawal will be completed by late August
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US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now 'late August'
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US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now 'late August'

Officials say the U.S. military has left Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years.
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US troops leave key Afghan base after nearly 2 decades

The U.S. military has vacated its biggest airfield in Afghanistan and is advancing a final withdrawal that will be completed by the end of August, the Pentagon said Friday.
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US troops leave key Afghan base after nearly 2 decades
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A timeline of more than 40 years of war in Afghanistan

The U.S. is ending its war in Afghanistan, withdrawing the last American troops.
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A timeline of more than 40 years of war in Afghanistan
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'Humbling': 2 generations of soldiers reflect on historic Afghanistan withdrawal

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose Leal described being in Afghanistan as the U.S. troop presence comes to an end as "a humbling experience."
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'Humbling': 2 generations of soldiers reflect on historic Afghanistan withdrawal
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The logistics of leaving Afghanistan

ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz spoke with U.S. troops preparing to withdraw from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
1 month ago
The logistics of leaving Afghanistan
1 month ago

An inside look at the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: ABC News exclusive

Gen. Austin Scott Miller, directing the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan acknowledged to ABC News' Martha Raddatz that the security situation is "not good."
1 month ago
An inside look at the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: ABC News exclusive
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An exclusive look at the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

ABC News' Martha Raddatz speaks with Gen. Austin Scott Miller, the commander overseeing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, as he shares his hopes and concerns for the country.
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An exclusive look at the US withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Gen. Scott Miller on US troop withdrawal

The longest-serving commander in America’s longest war, Gen. Scott Miller, reflects on the massive withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan as Taliban troops sweep through the country.
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Gen. Scott Miller on US troop withdrawal
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Taliban gains drive Afghan government to recruit militias

Taliban gains in northern Afghanistan have driven a worried government to resurrect militias with a track record of fomenting chaos and widespread killing
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Afghan translators fear Taliban’s return as they seek refuge in US

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reports from Afghanistan, where translators and others who helped the U.S. military are desperate to secure visas to leave as U.S. forces depart.
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Afghan translators fear Taliban’s return as they seek refuge in US
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Strong 5.1 earthquake rattles Afghanistan's capital

A strong earthquake has rattled Afghanistan early Friday
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