With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes

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With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes

Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference.

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Armless Afghan teen dreams of swimming in the Olympics

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Armless Afghan teen dreams of swimming in the Olympics

Abbas Karimi was born with no arms but the 14-year-old Afghan has ambitions to earn a gold medal for his country in the world Paralympic games.

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Taliban want removal from UN blacklist before peace talks

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Taliban want removal from UN blacklist before peace talks

Afghanistan’s Taliban want to be removed from a UN blacklist before considering rejoining peace talks aimed at ending a 15-year civil war, a senior member said, as its political wing met activists at an unofficial forum in Qatar.

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Suicide bombing in Afghan capital kills at least four people

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A suicide bomber kills at least four people in the evening rush hour in the Afghan capital near the national parliament, government ministries and the Russian embassy.

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Desertions deplete Afghan forces, adding to security worries

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Desertions deplete Afghan forces, adding to security worries

Afghan Lieutenant Amanullah said he was ready to fight to the death to stop the Taliban making gains across the south of the country, where insurgents have already overrun a series of districts in their traditional heartland.

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At least 13 dead in Afghan blast

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At least 13 people were killed by a suicide bomber in Jalalabad during a gathering to celebrate the release of the tribal elder's son from Taliban captivity.

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Suicide bomber kills 13 people in eastern Afghanistan: officials

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Suicide bomber kills 13 people in eastern Afghanistan: officials

A suicide bomber killed 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday at the home of a tribal elder when people had gathered to celebrate his son's release from Taliban captivity, local officials said.

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Afghan forces retake northern district from Taliban

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Afghan forces retake northern district from Taliban

Afghan security forces have retaken a district in the north of the country, killing 30 Taliban fighters and capturing vehicles and weapons from the insurgents, the defense ministry said on January 10.

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Afghan forces kill insurgents, ending siege

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Afghan forces have killed a group of insurgents holed up in a house near the Indian consulate, ending a 24-hour siege.

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Powerful car bomb attack near Kabul airport

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Powerful car bomb attack near Kabul airport

Nearly 24 hours after the siege began, security officials said they were proceeding cautiously in the residential area to limit civilian casualties.

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Taliban claim suicide attack on contractor camp in Kabul

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Taliban claim suicide attack on contractor camp in Kabul

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack on a compound for civilian contractors near Kabul airport on January 4, hours after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the latest in a series of attacks in the Afghan capital over the past week.

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Afghan forces battle insurgents near Indian consulate

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

Afghan special forces fight insurgents barricaded in a house near the Indian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif after an overnight attack.

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Gunfire heard at Indian consulate in Afghanistan

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Explosions and gunfire have been heard at the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar.

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Suicide bombing hits restaurant in Afghan capital Kabul

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Suicide bombing hits restaurant in Afghan capital Kabul

A suicide attack on a French restaurant in the Afghan capital Kabul on January 1, 2016 killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded more than a dozen other people, officials said.

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Boy killed after suicide bombing targets Kabul restaurant

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A suicide attack on a French restaurant in the Afghan capital Kabul killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded more than a dozen other people.

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