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An U.S. army soldier sits on top of an armored vehicle during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

U.S. to deploy additional forces to Afghanistan as withdrawal underway

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The White House said on Thursday that the U.S. military will send additional forces to Afghanistan to protect U.S. and coalition forces during the...
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10 Afghan Taliban militants killed in their own bomb blast in eastern Wardak province

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At least 10 militants were killed as a bomb went off in the group's hideout in Day Mirdad district of the eastern Wardak province...
FILED - A CH53 helicopter from the German Bundeswehr hovers overs an armoured vehicle in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan in this ilustrative shot from March 5, 2013. Photo: picture alliance / dpa

At least eight dead as gunmen open fire in Afghan mosque

At least eight members of a family were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire on them at a mosque in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province,...
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At least 7 government force members killed in attacks in Afghanistan

At least seven members of the pro-government forces were killed in overnight attacks by the Taliban in two Afghan provinces, officials confirmed on Saturday. In...

U.S. troop withdrawal to throw Afghanistan into chaos

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U.S. President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before Sept. 11, a decision to end the longest...
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U.S. to pull troops from Afghanistan, end 20-year war

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The U.S. will end its longest-ever war, which has dragged on for 20 years. Afghanistan has been plunged into turmoil from which they have yet...

Afghan government says it respects U.S. decision on troops withdrawal

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The government of Afghanistan respects the U.S. decision on troops withdrawal from the militancy-plagued country, spokesman for the Afghan presidential palace Dawa khan Minapal...
FILED - US soldiers prepare to depart from Kunduz, Afghanistan, by helicopter in 2017. President Joe Biden wants to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. Photo: Brian Harris/Planet Pix/ZUMA/dpa

US to leave Afghanistan 20 years after 9/11, NATO allies to follow

(dpa) - The United States will start removing its remaining troops from Afghanistan on May 1, leading up to a total withdrawal by September...
Afghan policemen patrol in Khush Tepa district of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan, March 16, 2015. (Xinhua/Arui)

‘Deeply disturbing’ rise in civilian casualties in Afghanistan – UNAMA

(dpa) – In spite of ongoing peace talks between the warring sides in Afghanistan, the number of civilian casualties has significantly increased in the...
Afghanistan occupation by United States military coming up on 16 years

Biden wants to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

(dpa) - President Joe Biden wants to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a senior...
President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden to announce withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11

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President Joe Biden will announce the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 on Wednesday, multiple U.S. media outlets reported on Tuesday. The...
Afghanistan occupation by United States military coming up on 16 years

Insurgency, war leave 92 dead in Afghanistan in 24 hours

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Ninety-two people have been killed in insurgency and war in Afghanistan since Friday morning, an independent local war monitoring group said on Saturday. "Within the...
dpatop - HANDOUT - A German soldier demonstrates a drone defence system in Afghanistan during a visit by German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in February. Russia, together with other countries including the United States, China and Pakistan, opens a meeting on Thursday with the aim of finding a peaceful solution to the long-running conflict in Afghanistan. Photo: Sabine Oelbeck/Bundeswehr/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only in connection with the latest coverage and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full

International conference in Moscow seeks path to end Afghan conflict

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dpa/GNA - Russia, together with other countries including the United States, China and Pakistan, opens a meeting on Thursday with the aim of...
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Some advice to Western powers: End Syria-like meddling

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Driven by neo-interventionism and under the pretense of promoting so-called human rights and democracy, the United States and its Western allies have created...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

At least 14 people killed by landslide in Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA – At least 14 people were killed and at least four injured by a landslide in north-eastern Afghanistan, local authorities reported on...
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IS claims deadly attack on female journalists in Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA - The terrorist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three female journalists in Afghanistan. Islamic State fighters shot dead...
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Car bomb kills 8 soldiers in E. Afghanistan, Taliban claims responsibility

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Eight soldiers were killed as a car bomb went off next to a military base in Shirzad district of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on...
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Afghanistan launches first polio vaccination drive of 202

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dpa/GNA – Afghanistan launched a nationwide campaign on Monday to give polio vaccination does to 9.9 million children under the age of five,...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Taliban kills 12 in attack on security forces in western Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA - A group of Taliban militants killed 12 members of the local security forces in the country’s western Herat province, officials said...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Air pollution killed nearly 5,000 people in Afghanistan last year

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dpa/GNA – Nearly 5,000 people died in Afghanistan due to air pollution in 2020, the health ministry told dpa. They died due to respiratory...
Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan’s Ghani wants to hand over power to ‘elected successor’

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dpa/GNA – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday that his goal was to hand over power to an "elected successor," amid calls...
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11 militants killed in army offensives in N. Afghanistan

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At least 11 militants were killed in recent offensives by government forces against Taliban's temporary checkpoints in two northern Afghan provinces, authorities said on...
Airstrikes

60 militants including shadow district chief killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand

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At least 60 militants have been killed, and one dozen others wounded in clashes and airstrikes in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province, the military said...
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Car bomb kills nine civilians in Kabul

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Nine civilians were killed in a car bomb in Kabul on Sunday, according to Afghanistan's interior minister. At least 20 others were wounded in the...
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European countries resume deportation flights to Afghanistan

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Several European countries have resumed deportation flights to Afghanistan that were suspended in the past couple of months due to the coronavirus pandemic, Afghan...
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17 killed, over 50 wounded in market place blasts in Afghanistan’s Bamyan

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At least 17 people were killed and over 50 others wounded after twin explosions hit a market place in Bamyan city, capital of...
Child Casualties

Report: 26,000 child casualties between 2005 and 2019 in Afghanistan

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The conflicts in Afghanistan have killed and wounded 26,025 children between 2005 to 2019, Britain-based charity Save the Children said in a report released...

UN refugee agency chief urges international community to remain committed to Afghanistan

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Visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on Tuesday urged international community to remain committed to Afghanistan, calling for greater...
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Trump to order further drawdown from Afghanistan, Iraq: media

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U.S. President Donald Trump will issue a formal order to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq as soon as this week, according to...
Kabul University Attack

At least 19 killed in attack on Kabul University claimed by IS

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At least 19 people were killed on Monday after gunmen stormed the campus of Kabul University, in an attack later claimed by the Islamic...