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US may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday. The United States may have to deploy hundreds of additional forces in coming months,...

Afghan mother avenges son’s death; true body stacker

Chief Tango sends us a link from Radio Free Europe which tells the story of Rezagul (she goes by one name like Cher) who lost her son in a firefight with the Taliban, so she took out her grief on the attackers, sending at least ten to Allah; “I was so enraged that I took […]

Album Review: The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen [Reissue]

After 21 years, it's still in our heart, in our heads, in our love, and in our beds.

Afghan Mother Kills Over Ten Taliban Militants After Son is Murdered

An Afghan woman, only known as Rezagul, told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty how she murdered between 10 and 25 Taliban militants after they murdered her 27-year-old son right in front of her. The attack occurred on November 17 in western Farah Province. Show More Summary

4 Reasons to Love Afghanistan That Have Nothing to Do With War

I first traveled to Afghanistan as a soldier with the 101st Airborne Division in 2008. It was a rough deployment, but I didn't want to leave my experiences behind. So I spent two years studying Afghan history in graduate school and then worked in Kabul for a year and a half as a civilian. Show More Summary

Afghans to start night raids again next year

Hamid Karzai, the most Taliban man in Afghanistan, banned night raids last year to help his pals out in their war against Karzai’s government. According to Stars & Stripes, and the New York Times, the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is going to lift that ban with the coming of the new year; Afghan National […]

Explosions rattle Afghan capital

Roadside bomb in Kabul kills soldier and injures six others, while second blast in centre of city causes no casualties.

Obama Extends War in Afghanistan

News agencies reported Saturday morning that weeks ago President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year. The order authorizes U.S. airstrikes "to support Afghan military operations in the country" and U.S. Show More Summary

Afghanistan: A Similar Pattern of Military Incompetence

As U.S. forces withdraw from parts of Afghanistan, the Taliban is making gains in several areas of the country. The Afghan police and army are slowly giving way, despite the United States spending 13 years and tens of billions of dollars training those forces. Show More Summary

Two U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack in Afghanistan

A military vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Deadly bomb hits market in Afghan province

At least six people dead after improvised explosive device fixed to a motorcycle explodes in a market in Kunduz region.

Two U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack in Afghan capital: sources

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

KABUL (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed when their vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, officials and sources said. "It was a magnetic bomb," said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. "It was...Show More Summary

2 NATO service members killed in Afghanistan

The U.S.-led military coalition said that two service members were killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan on Monday while Afghan officials raised the death toll from a suicide bombing at a volleyball match to 50 people...

Haqqani group blamed for Afghan suicide blast

Officials accuse Pakistan-based group of attack that killed scores of people at volleyball match in eastern province.

U.S. to maintain Afghan combat role through 2015, but why?

(Paul Mirengoff) President Obama has decided to authorize an active combat role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan for another year. This is a reversal. In May, Obama said that the American military would have no combat role in Afghanistan...Show More Summary

The Exclusion Of Afghan Women From Peace Talks Is A Threat To Sustainability

A report released by Oxfam expresses concerns over the future of Afghan women’s rights under the Taliban. The report states that in the 23 rounds of peace talks that have occurred since 2005, no Afghan women were present during the negotiations. Show More Summary

Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 45 Afghans at Volleyball Tournament

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, officials said. Dozens more were wounded when the bomber, who was on foot and mingling with the crowd, detonated his explosives, said Mokhis Afgha, the spokesman for the governor of Paktika province. Show More Summary

Suicide bomber strikes Afghan volleyball tournament, at least 45 dead

A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday amid a crowd at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, killing 45 people and injuring dozens more in the deadliest attack since a new government took power, officials said.

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