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Next US Administration Should Avoid Withdrawal - Ex-Afghan Ambassador

Former Afghan ambassador and senior government advisor Omar Samad claims that US support for Afghanistan should continue after President Barack Obama leaves office next year.

Afghanistan to Fight Taliban, Remain Open for Peace Talks - Ex-Envoy

The Afghan government will mount an offensive against the Taliban while leaving the opportunity for future peace talks open to the militant group, former Afghan ambassador and senior government advisor Omar Samad told Sputnik.

Daesh Unable to Alter Afghan Strategic Situation - Former Interior Minister

Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan Ali Jalali claims that Daesh faction inside of Afghanistan poses a threat, but does not have strategic consequences for the country’s future.

Former Afghan Minister: Prospects for Taliban Peace Deal to Improve

Former Afghan Interior Minister Ali Jalali claims that the possibility of restarting peace negotiations with a weakened Taliban will improve by the fall of 2016.

The Afghan war and the feeling of abandonment

The conflict with the Taliban looks unlikely to end anytime soon and Afghans lose hope their situation will improve.

Afghan Forces Kill Taliban Shadow Governor – Interior Ministry

Taliban so-called governor and deputy governor for Kandahar province named Haji Lala and Ahmad Shah Hemat were killed along with 43 other armed Taliban militants as a result special operation of government forces, according to the Afghanistan's Interior Ministry.

Kabul's car-decoration craze hits the skids

As the Afghan economy struggles, Kabul's once lucrative sticker business isn't what it used to be.

Shrinking US presence in Afghanistan creates security concerns: report

The dwindling US troop presence in Afghanistan is hampering the Pentagon’s ability to train and monitor local security forces, a government watchdog report warned Friday. Since local Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) assumed responsibility for their country’s security, taking over from NATO forces at the start of 2015, US troop numbers have dropped

Afghan forces battle to push Taliban from southern highway

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces have been battling to push back Taliban fighters seeking to cut off the capital of the southern province of Uruzgan, officials said on Sunday as army units worked to clear roadside bombs from the main highway into the town.

Big Mop-Up: Afghan Troops Kill 80 Militants - Defense Ministry

Afghan servicemen killed at least 80 militants operating in the country Saturday, Afghan Defense Ministry said.

Afghan forces launch push against Taliban

KABUL (Reuters) - Government forces have launched operations against the Taliban in 18 provinces of Afghanistan as fighting has intensified since the start of the insurgents' spring offensive this month, the ministry of defense said on Saturday.

Australia working to locate aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia said on Saturday it is working with Afghan and British authorities to try and locate an Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan.

Pentagon Won’t Prosecute Troops Involved in Deadly Strike on Afghan Doctors Without Borders Hospital

The Pentagon does not plan to prosecute any of the military personnel involved in a deadly airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan last fall. The announcement came as the Pentagon released its investigation, which provided new details...Show More Summary

Airstrike on Hospital Could Happen Again

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

A military review shows that U.S. forces were stretched to their limits and that Afghan security arent up to the task of ordering airstrikes.

Green Beret Won't Be Discharged for Attacking Alleged Child Rapist

The Army has decided not to discharge a Special Forces soldier who beat up an Afghan police official he believed had been raping a young boy, CNN reports. Sgt. Charles Martland and Capt. Daniel Quinn claimed in 2011 that Afghan police commander Abdul Rahman had been raping the boy repeatedly...

16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."

U.S. strike on Afghan hospital in 2015 not a war crime: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly U.S. air strike in Afghanistan last year that destroyed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders did not amount to a war crime but was caused by human error, equipment failure and other factors, a U.S. military report released on Friday concluded.

Pentagon Won't Court Martial Soldiers Who Killed 42 in Accidental Bombing of Afghan Charity Hospital

A Pentagon investigation has found that war crimes were not committed last October when a U.S. aerial gunship killed 42 civilians during an accidental airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

US: Afghan MSF hospital air strike was not a war crime

Pentagon investigation says strike on MSF clinic, which killed 42 people, was a mistake and therefore not a war crime.

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