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Afghanistan: nearly two decades of US intervention

Kabul: The US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, following the 9/11 terror attacks, targeted Al-Qaeda in the sanctuaries provided by the Taliban government of...

Afghanistan: Where things stand and what lies ahead

The United States and the Taliban stand on the verge of signing a historic deal that would see the Pentagon pull thousands of troops...

US bombing of Afghanistan hits 10-year high

American warplanes dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than at any other time in at least a decade, according to the US Air...

DOD Releases Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Today the Department of Defense provided to the Congress the semiannual report, “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan,” covering events during the period of...

US recalls Taliban negotiator, vows to keep troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The chief Taliban negotiator has been recalled to Washington and the US is not withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, announced the Trump administration...

Special Forces Soldiers help Afghan forces defeat ISIS in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan Special Security Forces, advised by U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers assigned to NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan, captured a major Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K)...

NATO Ministers Agree to Adapt Command Structure, Boost Afghanistan Troop Levels

Defence Ministers agreed today (9 November 2017) to increase the size of NATO’s Resolute Support training mission in Afghanistan from around 13,000 to roughly...

US Sending 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is sending another 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, an increase of over 25 percent in the number of...

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’

An Afghan commando who opened fire on American troops killed three of them and wounded another, US and Afghan officials said, in an insider...

US officials studying force size in Afghanistan, Dunford says

No decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters...