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Pentagon to request thousands more US troops for Afghanistan

The US military will ask the Donald Trump administration next week to deploy thousands more troops to Afghanistan, a senior official says. US media have...

Pentagon chief warns of ‘tough year’ for Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of "another tough year" in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan...

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...
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US forces say airstrikes ‘very likely’ caused Afghan casualties

US forces conceded Saturday that its air strikes "very likely" resulted in civilian casualties in Afghanistan's volatile Kunduz province, pledging a full investigation into...

Afghan forces repel Taliban assault on Kunduz city

Explosions echoed across Kunduz as Afghan commandos drove back a Taliban assault on Monday, forcing residents to shelter in their homes, a year after...

Thousands flee fierce fighting in Afghanistan’s Helmand

Fierce fighting in Helmand has sent thousands of Afghans fleeing to the capital of the southern opium-rich province, sparking a humanitarian crisis as Taliban...

US drone strike kills Pakistan militant behind school attack

A Pakistani Taliban militant wanted for his role in a school massacre has died in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, Pakistani and American...

DOD Releases Report On Enhancing Security and Stability In Afghanistan

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have begun their third year in the lead for security in Afghanistan and the second year...

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...