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Angry Afghans Rally in Protest Against Continuing US Military Raids

A raid conducted early Monday morning by US forces to destroy a cache of weapons incited local Afghan residents to take to the streets in protest, demonstrating the bitter tension caused by the controversial operations.

U.S. raid on Afghan weapons cache incites protests

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. forces conducted a raid to destroy a cache of weapons north of Kabul, the Afghan capital, early on Monday morning, a U.S. army spokesman said, giving rare details of unilateral activity in Afghanistan.

Exclusive: In turf war with Afghan Taliban, Islamic State loyalists gain ground

SURKH DEWAL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability.

Taliban ambush kills several Afghan soldiers

Military convoy attacked in western Afghanistan, with at least 11 soldiers killed by Taliban fighters.

Pakistan military says 23 militants killed in air strikes

Pakistani air strikes on Sunday killed 23 militants including foreigners in the country’s restive tribal regions near the Afghan border, the military said, part of a major ongoing operation against the Taliban. The attacks took place in areas close to […]

Afghan Army Wipes Out 49 Militants in Massive Security Crackdown

A total of 49 insurgents were wiped out in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours in a series of military operations to ensure security in the country, its Defense Ministry said Sunday.

The dark net might be changing drug smuggling routes

The constant changes in opiate smuggling routes from Afghanistan and the fact that Afghan heroin may be reaching new markets point to a new obstacle for law enforcement: the dark net, according to the World Drug Report. This place on...Show More Summary

NATO to assess Afghan fighting season before deciding on mission's future

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO will decide how quickly to scale back its mission to train Afghan security forces after judging how well they perform in this summer's "fighting season", the alliance's chief said on Thursday.

US Has Yet to Meet Conditions to Extend Stay in Afghanistan – Ex-President

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that United States has not yet fulfilled two major conditions in order to remain on Afghan soil beyond 2016.

Afghanistan Hopes to Become Full Member of SCO - Karzai

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that Afghanistan should become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in crowded Afghan war clinic

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A frontline hospital in Afghanistan already stretched by rising war casualties is facing another, invisible danger that is only beginning to come to light: highly contagious strains of drug-resistant bacteria which are making treatment harder.

Putin Tells Karzai Situation in Afghanistan Causes Serious Concern

Russia is seriously concerned about increasing influence of Islamic State and Taliban in Afghanistan, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday during talks with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai.

Refugee: The Afghan returnee's struggle back home

Like countless other Afghan returnees, Bibi Nekbakht, tries to build a new life in Kabul after fleeing Pakistan.

Why This Millennial Has Old-Fashioned Hobbies

How this college girl is spending her summer vacation: crocheting an afghan, caring for a sourdough starter, drying home-grown herbs. And I'm not alone; from Taylor Swift making jam to Zooey Deschanel's character in "New Girl" regularly...Show More Summary

Taliban Releases Video Questioning 'Lies of the Kabul Regime' in Kunduz

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VICE News is covering the ongoing fight for the future of Afghanistan. Click here for more from the Enduring Freedom blog. The Taliban has claimed it has cleared Afghan security forces from two strategic districts in northern Kunduz province over the past five days, and has released a video questioning the reported narrative of events. Show More Summary

Fourth C-130 Touches Down In Kabul, Expands Afghan Air Force Capabilities

KABUL, Afghanistan: A C-130 Hercules touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, June 20, bringing expanded flight capabilities to the Afghan Air Force. After a weeklong journey beginning at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, the arrival […]

Dartmouth alum provides clarity on “torture”

(Paul Mirengoff) Robert Grenier served in the CIA for 27 years. In 2001, as station chief in Islamabad, he developed a CIA war plan for southern Afghanistan that relied on Afghans to drive Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters from Kabul and install Hamid Karzai as the country’s new president. Show More Summary

Afghanistan: ISIS Part of 'Unprecedented Convergence'

A new offensive against the Afghan government and people is being compounded by "an unprecedented convergence" of Taliban insurgents, more than 7,000 foreign fighters, and violent groups including ISIS, Afghanistan's UN ambassador says. Zahir Tanin today told the UN Security Council that these groups not only target Afghan troops...

Sergeant Essa Khan saves Afghan Parliament

Yesterday, we talked a bit of the attack on the Afghan Parliament by Taliban suicide bombers and some follow-on riflemen. Today we learn of the story of Sergeant Essa Khan from Reuters; Recalling the dramatic events, Khan told Reuters on Tuesday that as soon as a car bomb exploded outside the parliamentary compound, he prepared […]

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