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January 13, 2020, 1:56 PM

Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan leaves 54 dead

25 of those killed were in Pakistan.
January 13, 2020, 1:56 PM
Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan leaves 43 dead
January 12, 2020, 10:05 PM

Pentagon IDs 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday morning by an IED blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban have claimed credit for the explosion.
January 12, 2020, 10:05 PM
Pentagon IDs 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
January 6, 2020, 5:27 PM

US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass steps down

The American ambassador to Afghanistan is stepping down from his position on Monday, after serving in Kabul since December 2017.
January 6, 2020, 5:27 PM
US Ambassador to Afghanistan steps down
1 month ago

US adds detail on how soldier died in Afghanistan this week

The U.S. military says a U.S. Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan this week was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was killed
1 month ago
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Taliban target Afghan army in country's north, kill 6 troops

The attack targeted an army compound in the country's north.
1 month ago
Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 6 troops in the north
1 month ago

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan is identified

The Pentagon has identified the U.S. service member who died in Afghanistan on Monday as Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble.
1 month ago
Green Beret killed in Afghanistan is identified
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Across the Pond: Taliban attack kills at least 7 in Afghanistan

Plus: Crane collapse causes oil spill in the Galapagos Islands and baby Archie gets his close-up in a royal Christmas card.
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Across the Pond: Taliban attack kills at least 7 in Afghanistan
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Green Beret killed in Afghanistan is identified

Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble's death was the 20th combat fatality in Afghanistan this year, making 2019 the deadliest year for U.S. troops in that country in five years.
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Green Beret killed in Afghanistan is identified
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Pentagon says New Jersey soldier killed in Afghanistan

A 33-year-old soldier from New Jersey has been identified as the American service member killed Monday during combat in Afghanistan
1 month ago
US military: American service member killed in Afghanistan
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US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member in Afghanistan was killed in action on Monday, according to the Department of Defense.
1 month ago
US service member killed in action in Afghanistan
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Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan

Women and children were among those who lost their lives.
1 month ago
Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan
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Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

The U.S. military says a suicide bombing has targeted a medical facility
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Suicide bomber hits gate of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan
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Taliban claim suicide car bombing at Bagram military base, killing 2 and wounding over 70

A Taliban suicide car bomber hit a medical facility at Bagram military base in Afghanistan, killing one and wounding 65. Security operations are still ongoing.
1 month ago
Suicide car bombing hits medical facility at military base in Afghanistan
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Suicide bomb explodes at largest US military base in Afghanistan

A powerful suicide bomb went off near a gate at Bagram Air Base and was followed by gunfire.
1 month ago
Suicide bomb explodes at largest US military base in Afghanistan
2 months ago

2 American service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The U.S. military said the crash is under investigation, but preliminary reports indicated enemy fire was not to blame, although the Taliban claimed responsibility.
2 months ago
2 American service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan
2 months ago

2 US service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan, it is believed the helicopter did not go down as the result of enemy fire.
2 months ago
2 US service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan
2 months ago

2 US service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan, it is believed the helicopter did not go down as the result of enemy fire.
2 months ago
2 US service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan
2 months ago

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

Taliban say they freed 2 hostages, American and an Australian, in Afghanistan after release of 3 top insurgents
2 months ago
Taliban say they freed US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban
2 months ago

American hostage freed in prisoner exchange

Three Taliban prisoners were released in a swap for American hostage Kevin King, as part of what the U.S. wants for part of a peace deal.
2 months ago
American hostage freed in prisoner exchange
3 months ago

2 bombs in eastern Afghanistan kill 7, including a child

Afghan official: Suicide bombing has targeted a convoy carrying officials from the country's intelligence service, killing five people, including a child, in eastern Nangarhar province
3 months ago
Afghan official: Taliban attack kills 5, including child
3 months ago

US reduced troops in Afghanistan by 2,000

U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan have been reduced by 2,000 over the past year, according to the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan.
3 months ago
US reduced troops in Afghanistan by 2,000
3 months ago

US has quietly reduced troops in Afghanistan by 2,000

The U.S. has quietly reduced its troop levels in Afghanistan by 2,000, bringing the total number of U.S. troops down to 13,000.
3 months ago
US has quietly reduced troops in Afghanistan by 2,000
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Pelosi leads congressional delegation in Afghanistan visit

Bipartisan delegation met Afghan leaders and U.S. military chiefs and troops.
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The Latest: UN chief strongly condemns mosque attack

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly condemning the attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in eastern Afghanistan which killed scores of civilians and injured dozens more
3 months ago
Afghan official says mosque explosion kills 62
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Afghan officials: Military chopper crashes, killing 7

Officials say an Afghan army helicopter has crashed in northern Balkh Province, leaving at least seven army personnel, including the crew members, dead
3 months ago
Afghan officials: Military chopper crashes, killing 7
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UN says US strikes cause civilian casualties in Afghanistan

UN report criticizes US airstrikes against alleged Afghan drug facilities, says they caused civilian casualties
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UN says US strikes cause civilian casualties in Afghanistan
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The war in Afghanistan started 18 years ago to fight terrorism after 9/11. Is the US safer?

Security experts appear to agree that the war's initial goal seems to have been accomplished, but the question of whether or not America is safer today remains unclear.
3 months ago
The war in Afghanistan started 18 years ago. Is the US safer?
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18-year-old US soldier to serve in Afghanistan 18 years after conflict began

A U.S. soldier near as old as the Afghanistan conflict girds for deployment.
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18-year-old US soldier to serve in Afghanistan 18 years after conflict began
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Afghan official says bomb kills at least 10 in eastern city

An afghan official says a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province has killed at least 10 people, including a child
3 months ago
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Official: Taliban attack a northern city in Afghanistan

Over the last three days there have been sporadic gun battles.
4 months ago
Official: Taliban attack a northern city in Afghanistan
4 months ago

Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills at least 11 policemen

The Taliban launched a multi-pronged attack on a district headquarters.
4 months ago
Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills at least 11 policemen
4 months ago

Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

There were conflicting reports on the numbers of killed and wounded.
4 months ago
Afghan officials: 24 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid
4 months ago

Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20

An Afghan official says a powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed 20 and injured 97 others
4 months ago
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Congress grills Trump admin over future of Taliban talks after US airstrike hits Afghan civilians

Congress grilled Trump administration officials on Thursday over the future of Taliban talks after a U.S. airstrike hit Afghan civilians.
4 months ago
Congress grills Trump admin over future of Taliban talks after US strike on civilians
4 months ago

17th service member killed in Afghanistan this year, 1st since peace talks collapse

An American Green Beret was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, the first combat death since President Donald Trump called off peace talks with the Taliban.
4 months ago
17th service member killed in Afghanistan this year, 1st since peace talks collapse
4 months ago

Authorities: Separate attacks in Afghanistan kill 48

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
4 months ago
Bombing hits Afghan president's rally in northern province
4 months ago

US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, the first combat death since President Donald Trump called off peace talks with the Taliban.
4 months ago
US service member killed in action in Afghanistan
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US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

The casualties include women and children.
4 months ago
Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 5 civilians in the west
4 months ago

Trump confirms death of Osama Bin Laden's son

Bin Laden was killed in a United States counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.
4 months ago
Trump confirms death of Osama Bin Laden's son
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Afghans brace for fresh violence after US-Taliban talks halt

President Trump abruptly called off talks with the Taliban.
4 months ago
Afghans brace for fresh violence after US-Taliban talks halt
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Fallout from Trump's canceled Taliban summit

President Donald Trump, in one tweet, announced and then abruptly canceled the secret Taliban summit at Camp David, just before the anniversary of Sept. 11.
4 months ago
Fallout from Trump's canceled Taliban summit
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US soldier killed in Kabul car bomb attack identified

The Pentagon has identified the U.S. soldier killed in Thursday's suicide car bomb attack in Kabul.
4 months ago
US soldier killed in Kabul car bomb attack identified
5 months ago

Taliban kills US service member, others in Kabul bombing as US-Taliban talks resume

The Taliban kill one American service member, several others in another Kabul bombing as US-Taliban talks resume -- raising concerns about the U.S. peace process.
5 months ago
Taliban kills US service member, others in Kabul bombing as talks resume
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Afghan government raises new concerns about US-Taliban deal

Afghan government raises new concerns about US-Taliban deal after ex-US envoys warn of risks
5 months ago
Afghan government raises new concerns about US-Taliban deal
5 months ago

Shattering Taliban attack in Kabul even as US deal nears

Thick smoke rose from the Green Village, home to several international groups.
5 months ago
Official says 16 dead, 119 hurt in Taliban attack in Kabul
5 months ago

Army Green Beret killed in Afghanistan identified

Dustin Ard, 31, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was killed Thursday during combat operations in Zabul Province.
5 months ago
Army Green Beret killed in Afghanistan identified
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US, Taliban closing in on agreement as top US envoy heads to Afghanistan

The U.S., Taliban were engaged in talks in Qatar Wednesday, even as chief U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad prepared to head to Kabul, Afghanistan, to brief the government
5 months ago
US, Taliban closing in on agreement as top US envoy heads to Afghanistan
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Afghanistan expects US-Taliban update soon as deal nears

Seven others were wounded in the Tuesday night attack.
5 months ago
Taliban storm checkpoint in western Afghanistan, killing 14
5 months ago

As troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, will aid stream out?

Children will inherit any future peace in Afghanistan, if they live to see it.
5 months ago
As troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, will aid follow?
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Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban but fear a return

The young generation is the most vulnerable, and perhaps the most defiant.
5 months ago
Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban but fear a return