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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...

Russia denies supplying Taliban after NATO claim

Russia on Friday denied allegations by the commander of NATO that Moscow may be assisting the Taliban as the insurgents fight US and NATO...

Afghanistan welcomes return of US Marines to Helmand

Afghanistan on Saturday welcomed the Pentagon's decision to deploy some 300 US Marines to the volatile province of Helmand, where American forces engaged in...

Shrinking US presence in Afghanistan creates security concerns: report

The dwindling US troop presence in Afghanistan is hampering the Pentagon's ability to train and monitor local security forces, a government watchdog report warned...

After year leading fight, Afghan forces see ‘mixed’ results

A year after officially taking over the fight against Taliban and other insurgent forces in Afghanistan, local security troops have scored only "mixed results,"...