Winter fighting took heavy toll on Afghan forces: report

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Báo Dân Trí English 5 month(s) ago

Afghan security forces were killed at a "shockingly high" rate during what historically has been a winter lull in fighting against the Taliban, a US watchdog said in a report Monday.

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US to send 300 Marines to Afghanistan's Helmand province

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago 1 related news

The United States will send some 300 Marines to Afghanistan's southern Helmand province to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces, who have been struggling to drive Taliban insurgents out of the opium-rich region.

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Illegal mining, weak government help Taliban expand in Afghan north

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Báo Dân Trí English 11 month(s) ago

Afghan Taliban militants have strengthened their grip on lucrative illegal mining operations in the north of the country, as security forces focus most of their efforts on battling the insurgency in the volatile south, officials said.

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Myanmar says nine police killed by insurgents on Bangladesh border

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Báo Dân Trí English 12 month(s) ago

Myanmar said at least nine police officers were killed and four were wounded Sunday in multiple assaults on border guard posts along the Southeast Asian nation's troubled frontier with Bangladesh.

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In peace step, children leave rebel camps in Colombia

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In peace step, children leave rebel camps in Colombia

Eight youths left FARC rebel camps in Colombia on Saturday, as the insurgents began relocating children and teenagers as part of a historic peace agreement, the Red Cross said Saturday.

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Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

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Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

Government troops and insurgents fought in several parts of Syria on Sunday, apparently seeking to strengthen their positions on the eve of a ceasefire that Free Syrian Army rebels said they would observe but with major reservations.

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Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul from Islamic State

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Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul from Islamic State

The U.S.-led war on Islamic State has depleted the group's funds, leadership and foreign fighters, but the biggest battle yet is expected later this year in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his "caliphate" two years ago.

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Syrian forces besiege rebel-held Aleppo as Turkish-backed fighters drive Islamic State from border

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Syrian forces besiege rebel-held Aleppo as Turkish-backed fighters drive Islamic State from border

Syrian government forces and their allies again laid siege to rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday, while Turkish-backed fighters drove Islamic State from all the areas along its border, in two significant but separate developments in the multi-sided conflict.

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Jets bomb Syrian rebels as they wage big attack in Hama province

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Jets bomb Syrian rebels as they wage big attack in Hama province

Areas of Syria's Hama province captured by Syrian insurgents came under heavy air attack on Thursday as government forces sought to counter a major rebel assault in an area of strategic importance to President Bashar al-Assad.

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US soldier killed in anti-Taliban operation in Afghanistan

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 month(s) ago

US soldier killed in anti-Taliban operation in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed an American soldier Tuesday near the capital of Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province, following the first major US deployment to the southern city since foreign forces withdrew in 2014.

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Thailand bomb attacks the work of 'at least' 20 people: police

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Thailand bomb attacks the work of 'at least' 20 people: police

Thai police on Monday said at least 20 people were involved in carrying out a wave of deadly bombings in the country's south earlier this month.

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Thailand issues arrest warrant for second suspect in deadly blasts

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Thailand issues arrest warrant for second suspect in deadly blasts

A Thai military court issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for a second suspect in connection with a wave of deadly bomb attacks last week that killed four people and injured dozens, police said.

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Thailand avoids linking bloody insurgency to tourist site blasts

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 month(s) ago 1 related news

Thailand avoids linking bloody insurgency to tourist site blasts

Within hours of last week's deadly bomb and arson attacks in Thailand, police and senior officials publicly ruled out any link to foreign militants and insisted the perpetrators, as yet unidentified, were homegrown.

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Heavy fighting in Aleppo as Syrian rebels renew their assault: monitor

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 month(s) ago

Heavy fighting in Aleppo as Syrian rebels renew their assault: monitor

Heavy fighting took place in different sectors of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday as rebels assaulted two government strongholds in the city's northwest and south, a monitor of the war said.

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Thai police find more unexploded bombs following coordinated blasts

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 month(s) ago 1 related news

Thai police find more unexploded bombs following coordinated blasts

Thai police over the weekend found and defused five explosive devices that had failed to detonate when an as yet unidentified group carried out a series of deadly bomb attacks on popular tourist spots late last week.

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