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The newest additions to the Afghan battlefield are fighters sporting Star Wars-like headgear containing Russian-built night goggles, U.S.-made M-4 automatic rifles with laser pointers and... [Read More]
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Perhaps more than 70 Afghan police officers and five soldiers were killed in a series of attacks in southern and western Afghanistan on Monday night... [Read More]
Witnesses in southern Afghanistan described the insurgents using night-vision goggles and laser sights, as they did the night before in deadly attacks in the west. [Read More]
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An Afghan Army unit in the south of the country was almost completely wiped out Thursday, defense officials said, in a Taliban attack that used... [Read More]
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Forty-three soldiers were killed after militants drove stolen Humvees packed with explosives into an army base, mirroring a tactic used in two recent attacks. [Read More]
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The airstrike in Helmand Province, which killed at least 10 security personnel, came amid bloody combat in Helmand and three other provinces. [Read More]
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Officials in Oruzgan Province say pressure by the Taliban has closed the region's health facilities and postponed a vital polio vaccination campaign. [Read More]
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The assault on an armored NATO convoy is the latest insurgent strike in Kandahar Province, a once-secure region now increasingly at risk. [Read More]
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Secured at high cost by the American troop surge in 2010, the critical Afghan province of Kandahar again seems at risk from heavier insurgent assaults. [Read More]
One of the suicide bombers who attacked an Afghan security outpost this week was the son of Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban's supreme leader, officials... [Read More]
A U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand killed several members of the Afghan security forces, Afghan and U.S. officials said Friday. The death... [Read More]
In the first half of 2017, 1,662 civilians were killed, surpassing a record set last year during the same period. [Read More]
A suicide car bomber drove into a crowd in Lashkar Gah, detonating so forcefully that some victims were blown into a nearby river, officials said. [Read More]
Afghan officials have now chosen sides, offering the faction, popularly known as the Renouncers, with weapons, safe passage and intelligence support. [Read More]
The insurgents seem to be focusing again on the province, after gaining ground in neighboring provinces in recent years. [Read More]
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