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US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple

The State Department said it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners. … Click to Continue »

U.S. aware of Afghan hostage video, assessing it: State Dept.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that authorities were assessing the validity of a video released by Afghan militants that depicts U.S. hostage Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, who were seized four years ago.

American Mom Held by Militants Speaks

10 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Caitlan Coleman, who has given birth to two boys in captivity, said her captors are threatening to kill her family if Afghan prisoners are put to death by the government.

US Army Awards $495Mln Afghan Military Radio Contract - Pentagon

Datron World Communications won a contract worth nearly a half billion dollars to supply radios and support equipment in Afghanistan, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

Afghan Special Services Free Kidnapped Australian National

The Afghan special services had freed an Australian woman kidnapped in Afghanistan earlier this year.

Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan freed

SYDNEY/KABUL (Reuters) - An Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan four months ago was freed following a raid by Afghan special forces near the eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said on Monday.

US General: NATO Special Forces Still Key Presence On Afghan Battlefield

NATO special operations forces, whom world leaders say have not been in a combat role since the end of 2014, are still out in the field with Afghan forces almost nightly, a U.S. general in Afghanistan said Thursday. “On average, we [NATO] probably have somebody out every night or every other night at some place

SEAL Team 6 and a Man Left for Dead: A Grainy Picture of Valor

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

An airman with the unit is being considered for the Medal of Honor after new video analysis suggested that he fought alone bravely in a 2002 battle on an Afghan peak.

Taliban Terrorists Capture Eastern Afghan District

Taliban militants captured the eastern Afghanistan's district of Janikhel.

Green Beret Killed by IED Was on Patrol with Afghan Special Forces

The Green Beret killed in Afghanistan was with Afghan special forces on a NATO advisory mission, a military spokesman said.

Afghans are running out of places to hide

It’s been another grim week in Afghanistan, one in which the continued descent into chaos is likely to prompt more Afghans to flee their country even though they know competition for a satisfactory end to a refugee journey is tough and...Show More Summary

American university attack hits at heart of Afghan liberal learning

KABUL/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - With its spacious, leafy campus, foreign professors and English-language MBAs, the American University in Kabul offers young Afghan students the kind of Western-style education unimaginable for most of their peers.

American University Attacked In Kabul, Afghanistan: At Least 13 Killed, 36 Wounded [Update]

At least 13 people were killed and 36 others were wounded when gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghan officials said Thursday morning. According to Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi, approximately 12 hours after the attack began, 700 students had already been rescued from the university campus. Show More Summary

A little-noticed casualty of latest Afghan attack was training center for the blind

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

It was a means to an end, collateral damage in a carefully orchestrated terrorist assault on a far more dazzling prize: the elite citadel of an American-built university in Kabul that trains some of Afghanistan's most ambitious and promising students. But the small, low-budget government school for the blind, a collection of sheds and low-slung classrooms located […]

Old Dominion alum among victims in deadly Afghan attack

Brazen, hours-long militant attack on American University of Afghanistan killed over a dozen people

Assault on American University in Kabul Killed at Least 13, Officials Say

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Seven students were among the dead at the prestigious Afghan university, where survivors Thursday described an ordeal that lasted nearly 10 hours.

Afghanistan: Militants Attack American University, Killing Students

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Militants attacked the American University in the Afghan capital of Kabul overnight on Wednesday, killing multiple students. Two gunmen breached the university on Wednesday evening and trapped students and staff with the university.Show More Summary

Death Toll From Attack at American University in Kabul Rises to 13

The death toll in an attack on the American University in the Afghan capital of Kabul has reached 13.

Deadly siege at Kabul's American University ends

At least 12 killed, including seven students, as Afghan forces kill two suspected attackers at the elite university.

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