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International Criminal Court Drops Probe Into US War Crimes in Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced it will not investigate possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the United States and...

Two US soldiers killed during operation in Afghanistan

Two US troops have been killed in Afghanistan, bringing the fatalities to four this year. Read more
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Video: ACLU lawyer: ICC must investigate possible U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan

The Trump administration has barred the International Criminal Court from entering the United States, denying visas to anyone who may be investigating war ... Via...
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Video: U.S. taking "unprecedented" measures to avoid international court probe into Afghanistan

Trump's foreign policy team has denied visas to International Criminal Court judges seeking to investigate possible U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan. Via Youtube

Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace in Afghanistan and the World

by Dr. Hakim / March 16th, 2019 “Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But,...
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Video: Whistleblower faces jail over leak on Australian commando misconduct in Afghanistan

In #Australia, a former defence lawyer is facing jail - after he blew the whistle on alleged #WarCrimes by his country's special forces in...

Taliban founder lived short walk from US bases in Afghanistan: Book reveals

A new book reveals that the late Taliban leader had long been within walking distance of American military bases in Afghanistan, while US forces...

‘Time to declare victory!’ US senators seek to end ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan —...

Senators Rand Paul and Tom Udall have introduced a bill to end the ruinously expensive conflict...

US military plans to exit Afghanistan within five years: New York Times

The US Defense Department is offering a new plan that would see all American troops exit Afghanistan within the next three to five years,...

What’s in store for Afghanistan?

Where’s the voting booth? It’s time to think about the likely future of poor Afghanistan. It isn’t terribly bright, but we have to, so the...

Phyllis Bennis on Afghanistan Armistice?

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Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from...

What it Really Takes to Secure Peace in Afghanistan

Hossein, a member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, (APV), which hosted my recent visit to Afghanistan, rolled up his sleeve to show me a...
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Video: Washington vows to pull half its troops out of Afghanistan by April –...

A delegation of the Taliban is in Moscow for two-day peace talks claiming the US has vowed to withdraw half its troops from Afghanistan...

UK soldiers told to kill unarmed citizens in Iraq and Afghanistan – report —...

A disturbing media report claims that the British Army allowed soldiers to shoot unarmed civilians...

Media Rally Around ‘Forever War’ in Afghanistan

by Gunar Olsen The New York Times (1/29/18) changed its headline to avoid the implication that ending an occupation after 17 years was a “quick...

Defying War and Defining Peace in Afghanistan

PPM members meet Afghan Peace Volunteers outside UK Embassy in Kabul (Photo: Dr. Hakim) On January 27th, 2019, the Taliban and the U.S. government each...

Defying War and Defining Peace in Afghanistan

“Afghan civilians have endured invasion, occupation, aerial bombings, ground attacks, drone warfare, extensive surveillance, internal displacement, soaring refugee populations, environmental degradation and the practice...

Afghanistan: America’s Shameful War

An ancient Hindu prayer says, ‘Lord Shiva, save us from the claw of the tiger, the fang of the cobra, and the vengeance of...

Afghanistan and the Implosion of America

As I approach 75, I’m having a commonplace experience for my age. I live with a brain that’s beginning to dump previously secure memories—names,...

Afghanistan Set the Stage for the US’s Implosion

As I approach 75, I’m having a commonplace experience for my age. I live with a brain that’s beginning to dump previously secure memories...
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Video: Would-be hijacker tries to divert Russian passenger plane to Afghanistan…Fails

An Aeroflot flight from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow was forced to land some 240km short of its destination after a passenger...

Afghanistan in 2019: Fewer US Troops, More CIA Torture and Killings

No other country in the world symbolizes the decline of the American empire as much as Afghanistan. There is virtually no possibility of a...
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Video: Bring the Troops Home & Stop the Bombing: Medea Benjamin on U.S. Withdrawal...

https://democracynow.org - As President Donald Trump makes a surprise visit to Iraq this week and defends his plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from...
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Video: 17-year war: US to halve its troops in Afghanistan… or is it evacuating?

The US is planning to halve its troop presence in Aghanistan - after 17 years of its war in that country. But analysts warn...

'US war on Afghanistan failed to bring security'

Political commentator, Scott Bennett, believes that the US invasion of Afghanistan has not helped bring security back to the conflict-ridden country. Read more

Tell Democratic Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer To Support Trump’s Call To Withdraw...

Issues of war and peace should not be a partisan game. When Trump calls for pulling US troops out of Syria and Afghanistan, are...

Putin ‘ordered’ Trump to withdraw from Afghanistan — RT USA News

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow – a pioneer of Putin-ate-my-homework journalism – has predictably mused that Donald Trump...

Military action results in growing terrorism, US should pull out of Afghanistan – US...

Unlike 15 years ago, the Taliban is ready to talk with the US, which means peace...

Top US general admits war in Afghanistan is at stalemate, still no plans to...

The US troops won't leave Kabul and will train Afghan forces fighting a stalemate against the...
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Video: New talks on Afghanistan held – but without Taliban

Switzerland has hosted a conference on rebuilding war-torn Afghanistan. However the Taliban, which controls large parts of the country, was not at the talks. Via...

Afghanistan is Collapsing. Get Out: Now!

Photo Source Expert Infantry | CC BY 2.0 November has been quite a month, so far, in Afghanistan.  The level of violence has been appalling and...
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Video: Blast in Afghanistan kills at least 40 people, the attack targeted religious gatherers

At least 40 people have been killed and 60 injured in a #blast in #Afghanistan. It's being reported that a suicide bomber targeted an...
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Video: US war on terror kills 500,000 in Afghanistan, Iraq & Pakistan – Brown...

US War on Terror Kills Nearly 500000 in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan ... Via Youtube
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Video: True peace in Afghanistan can’t be achieved without talks with Taliban – Russian...

Last Friday, Moscow hosted landmark multilateral talks on Afghanistan. China, Iran and Pakistan were among the countries there, and for the first time the...
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Video: Lavrov speaks at meeting on Afghanistan peace process

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke after the multilateral peace consultations on Afghanistan in Moscow. RT LIVE ... Via Youtube

US ‘war on terror’ claimed half a million lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq...

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the so-called US ‘war on terror’ launched...

‘Porno hitman’!? SNL’s Pete Davidson blasted for mocking war veteran who lost eye in...

A grinning Pete Davidson caught hell online for making fun of a wounded Navy SEAL and...

‘Porno hitman’!? SNL’s Pete Davidson blasted for mocking war veteran who lost eye in...

A grinning Pete Davidson caught hell online for making fun of a wounded Navy SEAL and...

Utah mayor killed in Kabul the latest victim of perpetual US presence in Afghanistan...

The US serviceman killed in an insider attack in Kabul is identified as Brent Taylor, a...
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Video: Has the Pentagon Taken Over US Foreign Policy in Afghanistan?

TRNN senior editor Paul Jay asks Col. Lawrence Wilkerson if arms manufacturers are driving foreign policy and if Trump's strategy for the war in...

US veterans overwhelmingly want troops out of Afghanistan – poll — RT US News

A new poll shows a majority of US residents support withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan, 17...

A Majority of Veterans Want Troops to Return From Afghanistan

Seventeen years after the United States led an invasion of Afghanistan, a majority of the general public — especially military veterans — do not...

‘Operation Endless War’? 17 Years In Afghanistan

We have passed the 17 year mark on the Afghan war and the Taliban control more territory than they have...

‘Operation Endless War’? 17 Years In Afghanistan

We have passed the 17 year mark on the Afghan war and the Taliban control more territory than they have...
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Video: 17 years of war in Afghanistan: Taliban rejects possibility of negotiations with US

After 17 years of war in Afghanistan, the US has once again hinted it's open to peace talks with the Taliban, widely considered a...
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Video: 24 killed in air attacks in Afghanistan as number of casualties soars 52%...

24 people were killed in separate air attacks in Afghanistan this week, half of the victims were children. The country has suffered a drastic...
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Video: 20 tons of drugs destroyed by police in Afghanistan

Afghan anti-narcotics police burned around 20 TONS of drugs following a massive anti-narcotics operation RT LIVE ... Via Youtube
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Video: Utter Failure: US watchdog slams USAID programme in Afghanistan

The world's largest programme for female empowerment has been branded an utter failure in Afghanistan, that's according to the head of the US watchdog...
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Video: John Bolton Threatens International Criminal Court Judges for Probing U.S. Torture in Afghanistan

https://democracynow.org - President Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has threatened U.S. sanctions against International Criminal Court judges if ... Via Youtube

Speech on Afghanistan at the New Jersey Libertarian Party Convention

I gave this talk on Fool’s Errand to the Libertarian Party of New Jersey’s state convention back in February. The post Speech on Afghanistan at...

In Afghanistan, Our Need to Rethink the Institution of War

by Dr. Hakim Young / August 20th, 2018 It’s frustrating that whereas all human beings wish to live meaningful lives, we seem helpless in the...
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Video: Afghanistan hit by 4 assults in 3 days: Military intel compound attacked in...

A military intelligence compound has been attacked in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Two gunmen have been killed by security forces. Officers finally took control...

The US War of Abysmal Repetition in Afghanistan

Fair warning. Stop reading right now if you want, because I’m going to repeat myself. What choice do I have, since my subject is...
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Video: Afghanistan suicide blast in Kabul kills 48 – reports

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital has risen to 48 and is likely to rise further, according to...

US changing its tune in Afghanistan as ‘barbaric’ Taliban becomes bulwark against ISIS —...

After more than 15 years of war, the US appears more open to dialogue with the...

US wasted $15.5bn of taxpayer money in Afghanistan – govt watchdog — RT US...

Billions of tax dollars have been lost on “waste, fraud and abuse” and spent on massive...

US Military Investigating Afghanistan Air Strike That Killed Family of 14

The US military announced on Wednesday that it was investigating an air strike on a home near the northern city of Kunduz last week...
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Video: ‘We don’t want US in Afghanistan!’ Locals blame Washington for airstrike that killed...

14 people including children have been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan in what was meant to be a military operation against the Taliban....

1 US soldier killed, 2 wounded in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Afghanistan – NATO...

At least one US serviceman was killed and two others were wounded in southern Afghanistan, NATO...
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Video: Leaked photos of Australian troops flying Nazi flag in Afghanistan spark scandal

Photos have just emerged in the media showing Australian soldiers flying a Nazi flag over their army vehicle while on operations in Afghanistan. The...

Elite Atrocities: Australia’s Special Forces in Afghanistan

Further into the Afghanistan mission, after multiple deployments, soldiers began to refer to members going ‘up the Congo’. — Chris Masters, The Sydney Morning Herald,...
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Video: Kathy Kelly on Afghanistan: Destitution, Unemployment & Hunger Must Be Addressed to Achieve...

https://democracynow.org - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban to last until June 20. The ceasefire comes ... Via Youtube
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Video: As U.S. Intensifies Airstrikes in Afghanistan, Pashtun Men Stage 400-Mile Walk Calling for...

https://democracynow.org - Extended conversation with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and ... Via Youtube
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Video: US appoints 18th Afghanistan commander in 17 years

New hopes and new expectations.. The US nominates the 18th commander for the Afghan war, which has been running for 17 years. We look...

Credible Report Alleges U.S. Relocates ISIS from Syria and Iraq into Russia via Afghanistan

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Katehon, a think-tank dedicated to the protection of nations’ sovereignty against invasions and coups from abroad, headlined, on May...
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Video: US mission in Afghanistan failing as govt ‘overestimated its ability’ – watchdog

The United States wasted billions of dollars trying to stabilize fragile parts of Afghanistan from 2001-2017, a US government watchdog has said in a...
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Video: 911 lies turned Afghanistan into a giant opium farm funding NATO off the...

9/11 lies have turned Afghanistan into a giant opium farm funding NATO 'off the books' black operations. Former UN, World Food Programme and EU...

UK to follow Trump and send more British troops to Afghanistan as Taliban attacks...

The UK may send hundreds more troops to Afghanistan as part of a military surge...

US troops in Afghanistan ‘are the real Mujahideen’ – US Marines chief — RT...

American troops in Afghanistan are apparently fighting for holy jihad. At least that’s the logical conclusion...

World Mourns the 10 Journalists Killed in Afghanistan’s Deadliest Day for Reporters Since 2001

In Afghanistan, the funerals have begun for the 10 journalists killed on Monday -- the deadliest day for journalists since the Afghan War began...
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Video: Worldwide Mourning as 10 Journalists Killed in Afghanistan’s Deadliest Day for Reporters Since...

https://democracynow.org - In Afghanistan, the funerals have begun for the 10 journalists killed on Monday—the deadliest day for journalists since the Afghan War began...

1 US soldier killed, another wounded in combat op in Afghanistan – CENTCOM —...

One US soldier has been killed and another wounded during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan,...

US dropped more bombs on Afghanistan than Syria and Iraq last month — RT...

The US dropped more bombs on Afghanistan last month than it did on Iraq and Syria...

Ron Paul Interviews Scott Horton: Fool’s Errand – 17 Years In Afghanistan

An endless war in Afghanistan, where the US takes the side of the communists it opposed in the 1980s. No...
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Video: US aid can’t compensate for damage done to Pakistan during war on terror...

The longstanding alliance between Pakistan and the United States is faltering, with Washington accusing Islamabad of supporting terrorism. How serious is this spat and...

Pentagon scrubs Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria troop numbers from latest report — RT US...

The Pentagon’s quarterly report on the number of American troops serving overseas was released this week....

US military spent $60 million on Afghanistan power lines to nowhere — RT US...

The US military spent $60 million on a new section of power grid in Afghanistan’s northeast....

Afghanistan and Pakistan – Consortiumnews

The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with...

The U.S. War in Afghanistan is Unwinnable

I gave a talk about the Afghan war at Middle East Books and More in Washington, D.C. on March 4. Cross-posted at Stress. The post The...

Veteran US Army dogs mistreated on return from Afghanistan — RT US News

US Army bomb sniffer dogs who saved soldiers’ lives in Afghanistan were mistreated and possibly euthanized...
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Video: Afghanistan offers to recognize Taliban as ‘legitimate political group’

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group on Wednesday. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscr... Via Youtube

UN report details shocking civilian death toll in Afghanistan — RT US News

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has released a damning report on civilian casualties...
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Video: US military doesn’t know why they are in Afghanistan or how they’re going...

The US war strategy in Afghanistan has come in for more criticism – this time from the national security adviser in neighboring Pakistan, who's...
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Video: Directorate S: Steve Coll on the CIA & America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan...

https://democracynow.org - The U.S. is intensifying its air war in Afghanistan as U.S. Central Command has announced it is shifting military resources from Iraq...

Steve Coll on the CIA and the US’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The US is intensifying its air war in Afghanistan as US Central Command has announced it is shifting military resources from Iraq and Syria...
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Video: Live from Kabul: May Jeong Says Military Victory in Afghanistan War is “Delusional”

https://democracynow.org - On Tuesday night, President Trump became the third president in a row to attempt to put a positive spin on the war...

How Much America’s Gov’t. Has Paid for Its Invasions of Iraq & Afghanistan

Eric Zuesse At least six times — in 2006, twice in 2007, in 2008, in 2010, and most recently at the end of 2014 —...
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Video: Has the Pentagon Taken Over US Foreign Policy in Afghanistan? (1/2)

TRNN senior editor Paul Jay asks Col. Lawrence Wilkerson if arms manufacturers are driving foreign policy and if Trump's strategy for the war in...
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Video: Pentagon bans release of data on Afghanistan war progress – why?

Pentagon bans release of data on Afghanistan War progress – watchdog. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8y1q RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?... Via Youtube
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Video: US intensifies bombing campaign in Afghanistan amid terror surge

America intensifies its bombing campaign in Afghanistan. During the last year, the US dropped over 4000 bombs on Afghanistan. Since August, they have carried...
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Video: Afghanistan attack: Massive blast in diplomatic area of Kabul kills at least 95,...

At least 95 people were killed and more than 150 injured by an explosion in a central district of Kabul, close to where several...
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Video: Several dead as gunmen attack major hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan – reports

A major hotel in Kabul, Afghan capital, has come under attack by a group of four armed men. Police say they've killed two of...

“Pakistan Is a Fractured Client State of the US Empire, Afghanistan a US Colony”

Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and US President Donald Trump New Delhi/San Francisco – Editor’s Note: US Domestic and Foreign Policy Analyst Mark Mason speaks...

Pentagon to send ‘1,000 new troops & drones’ to Afghanistan — RT US News

The Pentagon intends to deploy an estimated 1,000 new combat advisers to Afghanistan as part of...

Pakistan and Afghanistan Feel Trump’s Touch

Photo by The U.S. Army | Public Domain On January 4, the US announced that it was cutting off security assistance to Pakistan.  The reason...

Death at the Gate in Afghanistan – Antiwar.com Blog

Kabul, January 2017 The number of visitors passing through the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ (APVs’) Borderfree Nonviolence Community Center in Kabul is incredible. Each afternoon, nearly...
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Video: US peddle lame excuses to pin responsibility for Afghanistan failure on Pakistan –...

US went into Afghanistan to remove the Taliban back in 2001. Over 2400 soldiers have been killed since then and about 2 trillion dollars...

1 US soldier killed, 4 wounded in Afghanistan — RT US News

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 16:29 Edited time: 2 Jan, 2018 16:51 One member of the...
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Video: Dragon of Afghanistan: Bruce Lee lookalike adored by youth, reviled by Islamic fundamentalists

People on the streets of Kabul call Abbas Alizada the “Afghan Bruce Lee.” After his striking resemblance to the Chinese martial arts icon made...

$9.7mn in property lost in Afghanistan, Pentagon’s watchdog says — RT US News

The US has, since 2012, 'lost' some $9,7 million in assets in Afghanistan because of the...

UK troops in Afghanistan get £1 each to celebrate Christmas — RT UK News

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 11:14 As PM May praised the military for keeping the...

William Astore on Mike Pence’s Visit to Afghanistan – Antiwar.com Blog

Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Bagram air base in Afghanistan, reassuring the assembled troops that they are winning the war...

VP Mike Pence makes surprise trip to Afghanistan — RT US News

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 21:26 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 22:06 Vice President Mike Pence...

US soldier killed in ‘vehicle accident’ in Afghanistan

An American service member has been killed in a “vehicle accident” in eastern Afghanistan. Read more

High alert for US troops in Afghanistan after Jerusalem move

US troops in Afghanistan are on a special ‘Notice to Move’ alert following the US’ Jerusalem...

Ron Paul on ‘Turning The Corner’ in Afghanistan… Again – Antiwar.com Blog

The US general in charge of the war in Afghanistan has announced that with the new US strategy we are...
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Video: Intl criminal court to investigate Afghanistan war crimes, CIA among suspects

The International Criminal Court's requested judicial authorization to investigate alleged war crimes committed during the war in Afghanistan. Among the ... Via Youtube
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Video: Anand Gopal: As US Continues Strikes in Afghanistan & Syria, Where is Coverage...

https://democracynow.org - In an extended conversation, we speak with reporter Anand Gopal about the U.S. war in Afghanistan, where the U.S. Air Force is...
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Video: ‘Culturally accepted’: US troops ordered to ignore child sex abuse in Afghanistan

US military personnel deploying to Afghanistan were taught that child sexual abuse is a “culturally accepted practice” in the country, a new Pentagon report...

US govt brushes child abuse under the carpet in Afghanistan – ex-diplomat — RT...

The US government shrugs off child abuse in Afghanistan but is more than happy to push...
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Video: More Soldiers: NATO to send 3,000 troops to Afghanistan as it increases global...

NATO has backed up Donald Trump's recent promise to boost America's military presence in Afghanistan by sending 3000 troops to the war-ravaged country. Via Youtube
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Video: ‘NATO is increasing troop numbers in Afghanistan to 16,000’ – Secretary General

NATO is set to boost its mission in Afghanistan with an additional 3000 troops, bringing the total number of service personnel to 16000 in...

US soldier killed during operation in eastern Afghanistan — RT US News

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 19:39 A US service member has been killed during operations in...

No Conservative Should Support Staying in Afghanistan – Antiwar.com Blog

"We’re long past the time we should have gotten out of Afghanistan," US Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) told the Oversight...

CIA in Afghanistan: Operation Phoenix Redux?

Photo by ResoluteSupportMedia | CC by 2.0 These CIA teams in Afghanistan are not just reminiscent of the Operation Phoenix program in Vietnam, the death...
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Video: Grim aftermath: Over 60 dead in Afghanistan following suicide attacks at 2 mosques

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people in a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a senior security official told local media...
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Video: Attack on Afghanistan military base kills at least 43 – Defense Ministry

At least 43 servicemen were killed in an attack targeting a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province, the country's Defense Ministry said. rt SPOKE...

Profiting from America’s Longest War: Trump Seeks to Exploit Mineral Wealth of Afghanistan |...

October 7th marked sixteen years since the start of the US War in Afghanistan – America’s longest war. In an effort to justify the...

Daniel Ellsberg calls on whistleblowers to leak info on Afghanistan, Iraq & North Korea

US whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who helped end the Vietnam War by releasing the so-called Pentagon Papers,...

The US War in Afghanistan Is Now 16 Years Old. Trump Has No Plans...

On October 7, 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan. The war is now 16 years old — and that’s not even...
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Video: 16 years of US in Afghanistan: No clear end in sight

Saturday marks 16 years since the beginning of the US invasion of Afghanistan. In 2001, then-President George W. Bush accused the Afghan government of...
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Video: ‘No to occupation’: Protesters demand end of US intervention in Afghanistan

Marking the 16th anniversary of the US intervention in Afghanistan, the Solidarity Party organized a protest in the capital, Kabul. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY ... Via...

Peace Action: 16 Years Later, Afghanistan War Drags On, Congress Still Asleep at the...

WASHINGTON - On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Afghanistan War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at...

Trump wants cash-strapped NATO ally Britain to send more troops to Afghanistan

More British soldiers could be asked to return to the ‘graveyard of empires’ to take...
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Video: Hamid Karzai Special: Former President of Afghanistan on the legacy of US intervention

In this episode of 'Going Underground' we speak to the former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai about the legacy of U.S. intervention in the...

US prepared to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely – Pentagon chiefs

Despite the $12.5 billion annual price tag for US involvement in Afghanistan, the US will continue...

Thaddeus Russell Interviews Scott Horton About His New Book: Fool’s Errand: Time to End...

Historian Thaddeus Russell sat down for an extensive interview with Scott Horton on his new book Fool’s Errand: Time to...
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Video: Assisting US in Afghanistan was wrong choice – Pakistani FM

Lending assistance to the US as it sought to influence the internal affairs in Afghanistan both in the 1980s and following 9/11 was a...

Scott Horton in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 28: US Out of Afghanistan!

This Thursday evening, September 28, join KPFK Radio’s Alan Minsky, and Scott Horton, managing director of the Libertarian Institute and...

Make Afghanistan Great Again? Trump touts ‘delusional gold rush’ in ‘graveyard of empires’

The people of Afghanistan are not going to profit from US mining rare-earth minerals there: it...
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Video: Over 3,000 new US troops headed to Afghanistan – Pentagon

The US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, has announced that more than 3000 extra troops will be sent to Afghanistan, in line with President Trump's...

Over 3,000 new US troops headed to Afghanistan – Pentagon

Published time: 18 Sep, 2017 19:27 Edited time: 19 Sep, 2017 06:50 US Defense Secretary James...
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Video: Anti-war amendment killed: ‘Endless’ war in Iraq & Afghanistan will continue

The US Senate has voted 61-36 to kill the amendment, proposed by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) which would repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations...
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Video: ‘New Trump strategy leads to more civilian deaths in Afghanistan’ – analyst

At least 28 civilians were reportedly killed and 16 injured in US air strikes in Afghanistan's Herat and Logar provinces. According to the UN's...

The People of Afghanistan have had Truly Enough of Western Imperialist Barbarism

Alessandro Bianchi: The geographic location of Afghanistan has always occupied a central role. The April peace talks between Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Russia and China seemed...

Rand Paul threatens to hold up defense bill unless Congress votes to end wars...

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has vowed to delay a $700 billion defense bill until...

Rep. Walter Jones Asks Speaker Ryan To Allow a Debate on Getting Out of...

September 8, 2017 The Honorable Paul RyanSpeaker of the HouseH-232, U.S. CapitolWashington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan, Mr. Speaker, members of Congress have written to Speaker Boehner...
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Video: Suicide bomber hits US airbase in Afghanistan in response to leaflets ‘offensive to...

WARNING: Some people may find this offensive A suicide bomber has reportedly detonated explosives at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, TOLO News reports. Via Youtube

Afghanistan Has Always Been a Failed and Failing War

Janine Jackson: On August 21, Donald Trump gave what one Washington Post writer called a "muscular speech" on his plans for the US's long...

Voters divided on American troop increase in Afghanistan – poll

Published time: 30 Aug, 2017 17:21 Edited time: 31 Aug, 2017 07:38 Almost a half of...
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Video: More Boots on the Ground: US to send more troops to Afghanistan ‘to...

More US troops will be heading to Afghanistan. Pentagon chief James Mattis has now signed an order to dispatch additional forces. Trump provided no...

Defense Secretary Mattis signs order to send additional US troops to Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced he’s signed an order to send more troops into...
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Video: Pilot refuses to return failed UK asylum seeker back to Afghanistan

Samim Bigzad - Received death threats from Taliban - Applied for asylum in UK - Has UK-based father who needs care - Detained without...

Pentagon confirms 11,000 troops are in Afghanistan, 2.6k more than reported before

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Rep. Thomas Massie Talks to John Stossel About the Failed US War in Afghanistan

Eric Garris Posted on August 29, 2017 At Reason today: Donald Trump’s “idiotic plan” to double down on the war in...

Afghanistan and the Collapse of American Governance

For years Donald Trump called for an end to America’s war in Afghanistan. Yet as president he has quickly decided to expand the war....

No end in sight: US leaders’ broken promises on Afghanistan

With President Donald Trump’s new strategy, America’s longest-ever war promises to stretch on indefinitely, despite pledges...

USAID spent $160mn on failed e-payments program for Afghanistan – watchdog

A program to implement an electronic payments system for collecting taxes in Afghanistan to fight corruption...

UK plans ‘significant uptick’ in Afghanistan special ops – reports

Published time: 27 Aug, 2017 14:27 Edited time: 27 Aug, 2017 14:28 Hard on the...

Trump’s About-Face on Afghanistan

Photo by The U.S. Army | CC BY 2.0 “So I studied Afghanistan in great detail and from every conceivable angle.” -Trump, Aug. 21 Somehow I...

US Doesn’t Want Its War on Afghanistan To End

The US is alarmed Pakistan decided Russia has the best chance of being a stabilizing force for a peaceful outcome in Afghanistan: the US...

Phyllis Bennis on Afghanistan, Marie Hicks on Women in Tech

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Trump ‘Presidential’ Again—for Ramping Up War in Afghanistan

Foreign Policy‘s Paul Miller (8/22/17) liked the speech in part because “Trump said ‘win’ and ‘victory’ more times in 15 minutes than President Barack...

Korea, Afghanistan and the Never Ending War trap

Photo by DaveBleasdale | CC BY 2.0 There are more parallels between an unfinished 1950s war in Northeast Asia and an ongoing 16-year-old war in...
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Video: Debate: As Trump Prolongs War in Afghanistan, Should U.S. Pull Out Troops Immediately?

https://democracynow.org - In a prime-time address on Monday, President Trump vowed to step up the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan which began nearly ... Via...
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Video: Trump gives address on strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia (STREAMED LIVE)

Trump announces Afghanistan war policy shift. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8kzu RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube
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Video: Killing in Afghanistan a recipe for disaster – Ron Paul on Trump’s plan

The German Foreign Minister has said the US should coordinate its Afghan policy with the EU, to avoid a new surge of Afghan migrants...
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Video: Major U-turn: Trump steps up Afghanistan military campaign despite election promises

The U.S. Air Force says it may intensify its airstrikes in Afghanistan, following President Trump's decision to step up the 16-year-long military campaign there. Via...

UK's Jeremy Corbyn Admits What Most in US Won't: "War in Afghanistan Has Failed"

Another hallucinatory hiccup in the tawdry downfall of the Republic. The narcissistic dumpster went to Arizona....
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Video: With No Timetable for Withdrawal, Trump Expands War in Afghanistan While Threatening Pakistan

https://democracynow.org - On Monday night, President Trump announced that the U.S. would continue the ongoing war in Afghanistan, which is already the ... Via Youtube
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Video: State Dept. Official Who Quit in 2009 over U.S. War in Afghanistan Speaks...

https://democracynow.org - President Trump has announced plans to escalate the U.S. war in Afghanistan—already the longest war in U.S. history. While Trump ... Via Youtube

Michael Fallon welcomes US promise to keep more troops in Afghanistan

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has praised Donald Trump’s promise to keep US troops in...

‘Recipe for disaster’: Ron Paul to RT about Trump’s Afghanistan policy turn

Published time: 22 Aug, 2017 20:33 US President...

Trump’s change of heart: Afghanistan strategy marks dramatic switch for US president

Published time: 22 Aug, 2017 09:57 Edited time: 22 Aug, 2017 10:17 ...

2012: Trump Says Get Out of Afghanistan

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee: There is No Military Solution in Afghanistan

Congresswoman Barbara LeeCongresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announced plan to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “I am deeply...

The Lies on Afghanistan 

Photo by DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0 There has never been progress by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the U.S. military...

Ron Paul & Jacob Hornberger on Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy: What To Expect

President Trump will unveil his new strategy for Afghanistan tonight. Will he do the sensible thing and end the failed...

The Lies on Afghanistan Trump Will Now Tell

There has never been progress by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the U.S. military contractors or the Afghan drug barons,...

What Afghanistan Looked Like

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich, an amateur photographer and college professor, took a leave of absence from his job at Arizona State to work...

The Goal of ‘Not Losing’ in Afghanistan

Exclusive: America’s adventures in Afghanistan – dating back to the 1980s – have led to one disaster after another with...

Trump teases ‘decision’ on US strategy for Afghanistan

Published time: 19 Aug, 2017 13:42 US President Donald Trump hinted that decisions have been made,...

Trump reviews military options for Afghanistan at Camp David, makes no decision

President Donald Trump and his top national security aides have yet to reach a decision on...

1 US soldier killed, 11 wounded battling ISIS in Afghanistan

Published time: 17 Aug, 2017 21:08 One American soldier was killed and a combined 20 US...

Scott Horton’s New Book: Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan!

Announcing the publication of our opinion editor Scott Horton’s new book Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. It’s...

Rep. Walter Jones’ Tireless Effort to End the Afghanistan War

United States House of Representatives Member Walter Jones (R-NC) has for years ardently advocated terminating US involvement in the Afghanistan War. Jones’ efforts...
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Video: Total Loss: US spent half a billion in taxpayer dollars in Afghanistan in...

The longest war in US history shows no sign of ending. The US special inspector general for Afghanistan admitted that a defense department program,...

One killed, 6 injured in suicide attack on NATO troops in Afghanistan

Published time: 3 Aug, 2017 20:23 Edited time: 4 Aug, 2017 07:22 One NATO soldier was...
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Video: Will the U.S. War in Afghanistan Ever End? A Discussion with Kathy Kelly...

https://democracynow.org - As civilian deaths reach a new high in Afghanistan and the U.S. escalates its air war, we speak to two longtime observers...

Trump says US ‘losing’ war in Afghanistan, wants top brass reshuffle – reports

Seeking a more aggressive stance in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump reportedly vowed a radical reshuffle of...
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Video: Deadly attack: 29 people killed, 64 wounded in explosion in Afghanistan

At least 29 people have been killed and 64 wounded in an explosion at a Shia mosque in Afghanistan. The mosque was packed for...

Ron Paul: We’re Losing Afghanistan. Can We Win?

President Trump summoned his generals and experts to the “situation room” at the White House late last month. He was...

Afghanistan is Right Here!

It often appears that “true Afghanistan” is not here in Kabul and not in Jalalabad or Heart either; not in the ancient villages, which...

Pitching the ‘Forever War’ in Afghanistan

Exclusive: Rather than rethink U.S. policy in the Mideast, particularly the entangling alliances with Israel and Saudi Arabia, Official Washington...

Rep. Walter Jones Appeals to President Trump To Get US Out of Afghanistan

President Donald J. TrumpThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: Many of us in the U.S. House of Representatives believe we...

Afghanistan civilian deaths hit record highs as US airstrikes reach 2012 levels

The US Air Force has used the same number of munitions in the first half of...

Pentagon to delay Afghanistan troop death announcements

Deaths of US troops in Afghanistan will no longer be reported right away, but after a...
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Video: ‘NATO maintains colonial dependency on West’ – Politics writer on sending more troops...

NATO has announced it will send a few thousand additional troops to boost operations in Afghanistan. The NATO chief also said troops will be...

William J. Astore on The Ecology of War in Afghanistan

There are many ways of looking at war: as a continuation of politics by violent means, as a biological imperative, as the extreme end...

Afghanistan’s Lessons for Syria

The bloody history of Afghanistan’s civil war in the 1980s – how the U.S. “victory” over the Soviets morphed into...
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Video: Global Opium Epidemic: Killing Industry of Afghanistan

Almost 30 million people around the world suffer from drug addiction, as according to annual UN report, opioids are named as the most harmful...

WikiLeaks disclosures on Iraq, Afghanistan did not damage US – report

Leaked US military files provided to WikiLeaks by Chelsea Manning did not significantly harm national security,...

US citizen latest victim in spate of kidnappings in Afghanistan

Published time: 18 Jun, 2017 14:10 Edited time: 18 Jun, 2017 14:10 A US citizen has...

4 US soldiers killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan – army spokesman

Published time: 17 Jun, 2017 13:23 Edited time: 17 Jun, 2017 14:00 At least four US...

4,000 more US troops to be sent to Afghanistan – report

Published time: 16 Jun, 2017 03:50 Edited time: 16 Jun, 2017 09:04 Secretary of Defense Jim...

Rep. Walter Jones: Debate and End the Afghanistan War

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) and his legislation (HR 1666) to end the US government’s war in Afghanistan were the subject...

Gen. Mattis Admits Afghanistan Truth: After 15 Years, No End In Sight

Defense Secretary James Mattis was grilled before the Senate yesterday, with Sen. McCain expressing his frustration that there is no...

US in 'strategy-free time,' not winning in Afghanistan ‒ Pentagon chief

Published time: 13 Jun, 2017 19:14 Edited time: 14 Jun, 2017 07:50 The United States’ current...

Why Afghanistan? Fighting a War for the War System Itself

US Army paratroopers watch as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter descends to pick them up for an air-assault mission July 17, 2009, during a dust...

U.S. “Jihadi Express”: Indonesia, Afghanistan, Syria, Philippines

It was late at night but the new Terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport outside Jakarta was still bustling with families and friends waiting...

Courage for Peace, Not for War, In Afghanistan

When activists like me return from visiting the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, Afghanistan, young seamstresses there often entrust each of us with about...

Is Afghanistan a Lost Cause?

“We are there and we are committed” was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam. Whatever you may...

Congressmembers Speak Out for Getting the US Out of Afghanistan

Today a news conference was held by co-sponsors of HR1666, to prohibit funds for activities in Afghanistan, and the importance...

War in Afghanistan Is Killing Children in Record Numbers in 2017

Abdullah, an 8-year-old from Ghazni province, lies in a ward inside Emergency Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 2, 2017. Abdullah was wounded during...

US ramps up bombing in Afghanistan as Trump mulls troop surge

As the Pentagon lobbies President Donald Trump to send up to 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan,...
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Video: NATO asks UK to ‘send more troops to Afghanistan’

NATO has asked Britain to consider sending more troops to Afghanistan amid rising fears over security in the troubled country. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air ... Via...

PM May hosts NATO chief amid calls to send more British troops into Afghanistan

Published time: 10 May, 2017 12:20 British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted NATO’s secretary-general at...

NATO asks UK to ‘send more troops to Afghanistan’

Published time: 9 May, 2017 13:52 NATO has asked Britain to consider sending more troops...

Afghanistan Video Game: You Win with ‘Hearts and Minds’ Points (Seriously)

I suppose it had to come to this, perhaps the intersection of absurdity and unreality expressed through a video game...

Possible friendly fire killed two soldiers in Afghanistan – Pentagon

Published time: 28 Apr, 2017 20:16Edited time: 29 Apr, 2017 19:02 The Pentagon is investigating whether the...
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Video: ‘Addition Forces’: US beats war drums as Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

The US Defense Secretary has paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan - as America plays with the idea of sending more troops to the...

US Marines return to Afghanistan’s Helmand province for first time since 2014

Published time: 29 Apr, 2017 10:33 US Marines have returned to Afghanistan’s southernmost Helmand province, which is...

More US Troops To Afghanistan: Ron Paul Asks Will A New ‘Surge’ Work?

In late 2009, President Obama brought US troop levels in Afghanistan up to 100,000. This “surge” was modeled after the...

Meet the ‘Mother Of All Bombs’: 6 facts about bomb Trump dropped on Afghanistan

Published time: 13 Apr, 2017 21:09Edited time: 14 Apr, 2017 16:26 US forces in Afghanistan have dropped...

‘How many civilians killed there?’ Twitter rages as Trump drops 'mother of all bombs'...

Published time: 13 Apr, 2017 21:31Edited time: 14 Apr, 2017 16:26 The US Military dropping the largest...
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Video: ‘Mother of all bombs’: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb ever in Afghanistan

The US military has used its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed “the mother of all bombs,” for the first time in...
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Video: FIRST VIDEO: US mega-bomb strike against ISIS targets in Afghanistan

Courtesy: USForces Afghanistan US Forces in Afghanistan have released aerial footage of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) strike on an Islamic State ... Via...

Why Did U.S. Test Out-dated Bomb in Mountains of Afghanistan?

The U.S. Military, apparently eager to test a huge out-dated bomb — anacronym “MOAB” for “Mother Of All Bombs” —...

US Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan after Green Beret Killed

The U.S. military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, just days after a Green Beret was killed fighting...

US Drops Mother of All Bombs on Ravaged Afghanistan

THE United States has dropped a Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb – the largest non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal – on an ISIS tunnel...

Afghanistan: “Small” Western Propaganda Lies, Huge Impact

Ask anyone on the streets of Kabul about the revolutions that in recent years transformed huge parts of Latin America, and the chances are...

Army airborne unit avoids ax, assigned from Alaska to Afghanistan

Published time: 7 Apr, 2017 21:41 An airborne brigade combat team stationed at a base near Anchorage,...

Hopeless But Optimistic: Journeying Through America’s Endless War in Afghanistan

Here’s an excerpt from a new book,Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America’s Endless War in Afghanistan, by Douglas Wissing. The passage deals with the...
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Video: ‘We can’t walk away’: US commander wants more intl troops in Afghanistan

The top US commander in Afghanistan says Washington cannot afford to walk away from the country - even if it means sending more troops....

Representatives Walter Jones and John Garamendi on Getting Out of Afghanistan

Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) appeared on CSPAN to explain H.R. 1666, a bill they co-sponsored which calls for complete withdrawal...
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Video: ‘Lose scenario’? Do U.S. invade to take over, or destroy? Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq,...

My father straight off told me, “The VietNam war is about drugs,” and that there were secret societies involved. I didn't understand, and since...

“Afghanistan: As Only Love Could Hurt”

Winter It is now winter in Kabul, end of February 2017. At night the temperature gets near zero. The mountains surrounding the city are covered...

Tony Blair’s arrival at Iraq-Afghanistan war memorial sparks backlash

Published time: 9 Mar, 2017 12:04 Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair’s arrival at the unveiling of the...

In Afghanistan, America's Biggest Foe Is Self-Deception

America’s war in Afghanistan is now in its 16th year, the longest foreign war in our history.  The phrase “no end in sight” barely...

If Afghanistan collapses, 4mn more refugees will flood into Europe – Fallon

Published time: 20 Feb, 2017 11:57Edited time: 21 Feb, 2017 17:48 Should Afghanistan’s fragile Western-backed regime...
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Video: At least 18 civilians, mostly women & children, killed by airstrikes in Afghanistan...

A United Nations investigation has determined that at least 18 civilians have been killed by international coalition airstrikes in Afghanistan over the past week. Via...
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Video: Сivilians reportedly killed in Afghanistan airstrike, NATO-led mission investigates

Civilians have been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Helmand province, local media report. The NATO-led mission has confirmed to RT that it recently...

‘British troops may return to Afghanistan,’ admits Armed Forces minister

As Afghanistan slides deeper into chaos, Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning has said British troops...

Re-escalation in Afghanistan: Top US general calls for 'a few thousand' more troops

After 15 years, much bloodshed and hundreds of billions of dollars spent, the US should re-escalate...

Thousands of US airstrikes unaccounted for in Syria, Iraq & Afghanistan – report

US Central Command has been misleading the public in its assessment of the overall progress in the war on terror by failing to account...

So How’s That Coalition Thing Working Out in Afghanistan?

Short Answer: It’s been 15+ years of coalition and the Taliban are still there, the Afghan government in Kabul is...

Demonstration in Germany against deportations to Afghanistan

Marianne Arens More than a thousand people protested last Saturday in Frankfurt against the German government’s deportation of refugees to Afghanistan. After a rally at...

Aid worker killed by Navy SEALs in Afghanistan ‘secretly worked with Britain’s MI6’ –...

A British aid worker who was killed by a grenade in Afghanistan during a botched rescue attempt by US special forces was actually working...

Marines heading back to Helmand despite Obama’s promise of ‘normal’ Afghanistan embassy presence

US Marines will again be on the ground in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, less than three years...

$60mn drug bust: 'Largest known seizure of heroin' in Afghanistan revealed by DEA

A massive 20 tons of drugs with a “conservative” street value of about $60 million were...
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Video: US forces in Afghanistan may have committed ‘war crimes of torture, cruel...

The US may have committed war crimes of torture, cruel treatment and rape, when it interrogated dozens of people in Afghanistan between 2003 and...

‘Not appropriate’: US rejects ICC report alleging war crimes by military, CIA in Afghanistan

The US has dismissed the ICC’s investigation of potential war crimes committed in Afghanistan as being not “warranted” or “appropriate.” Washington praised its own...
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Video: Blast rocks US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, at least 4 killed

An explosion rocked Bagram airfield, the largest US base in Afghanistan, early Saturday morning, killing at least four people and injuring 14 others, according...

International Criminal Court ‘about to probe US war crimes in Afghanistan’ – report

Over the next few weeks, the International Criminal Court (ICC) could open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Afghan...

2 Americans dead in Afghanistan 'green-on-blue' attack

Two Americans were killed and three more injured in an attack at an Afghan special forces...

An ‘Epidemic of Graft’–Anti-Corruption Efforts in Afghanistan Fail Hard

The U.S. spends spends $5 billion of your tax money a year in “aid” to Afghanistan, plus billions more for the cost of the...

Congressman Walter Jones on US Financing of ‘Ghost Soldiers’ in Afghanistan

Letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter: October 14, 2016 The Honorable Ashton B. CarterSecretary of DefenseThe PentagonWashington, DC 20301-1000 Dear Secretary Carter: I am responding...

Maintaining Influence in Afghanistan

Over the past few months, the Obama administration has renewed its efforts to strengthen its position in Afghanistan. In spite of the...

Maintaining Influence in Afghanistan

U.S. Army patrol in Afghanistan (courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Over the past few months, the Obama administration has renewed its efforts to strengthen its position in...

US Spent $14.6 Million Taxpayer Dollars on Failed Hospital in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan is ready to enter its 16th year (if it was a kid it’s be ready to...
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Video: US military in Afghanistan: 15 years of invasion

US troops invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, less than a month after the 9/11 terror attacks in New York and Washington. What seemed...
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Video: 15yrs of US military in Afghanistan: 15yrs of invasion & occupation

US troops invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, less than a month after the 9/11 terror attacks in New York and Washington. What seemed...
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Video: She is My Son: Afghanistan’s Bacha Posh, when Girls Become Boys (RT Documentary)

These Afghan girls have to reject their femininity and pretend to be male. They are called Bacha Posh. In Afghanistan's traditional patriarchal society, many...
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Video: US airstrikes kill up to 8 policemen in Afghanistan – officials

Up to eight policemen have been killed in Afghanistan as a result of US airstrikes, officials told media. The US has confirmed one airstrike,...

Corruption and waste in Afghanistan: Role of US gov’t exposed in new report

A new report examining widespread corruption and waste in Afghanistan found that the practice blossomed following...

Afghanistan safer than some US inner cities – Trump

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has blasted the state of US inner cities saying Americans would...
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Video: Snowden: war criminals in RAF Menwith Hill, not in Yemen, Afghanistan or Pakistan

Snowden: RAF Menwith Hill GHOSTHUNTER, war criminals targetting drone assassinations, Tony Gosling INSIDE MENWITH HILL Ryan Gallagher - Sep. Via Youtube

Your Tax Dollars, Creating Jobs (in Afghanistan)

The United States government spent over $42,000 per Afghan to create 500 jobs over there. And that’s the good news. The...

Girl, six, is forced to marry 55-year-old man in exchange for a GOAT being...

A six-year-old girl has been forced to marry a 55-year-old man after her father allegedly sold her in exchange for a goat...
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Video: ISIS, Taliban call truce to fight US-backed forces in Afghanistan – military officials

Having been engaged in fierce battles against each other for over a year in Afghanistan, Islamic State and Taliban militants have agreed a truce...

ISIS claims capture of advanced US weapons in Afghanistan

Islamic State terrorists say they have gotten their hands on a variety of US weapons and...
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Video: Truck bomb hits Northgate hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan

The blast occurred in the middle of the night, at around 1:30 am local time. The blast has been described on Twitter as being...

Intervention Fail: ISIS Makes Bloody Gains in Post ‘Liberation’ Afghanistan

Shortly after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in 1996 (their rise to power itself a result of the 1979 Soviet intervention...

Afghanistan: President Obama’s Vietnam

Exclusive: President Obama is keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan fighting an unwinnable war for fear of the political consequences if...

Fool’s Errand: NATO Pledges Four More Years of War in Afghanistan

The longest war in US history just got even longer. As NATO wrapped up its 2016 Warsaw Summit, the organization agreed...

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot: Afghanistan is FUBAR

Afghanistan keeps dropping out of the headlines. Despite its endless bleeding, its Enduring Freedom torment, caused by America’s anti-communist obsession, and perpetrated by its...

UK govt gambled with troops’ mental health over Iraq & Afghanistan – Chilcot

Multiple wars fought at the same time saw the British government risking troops’ mental health by ignoring their own guidelines on repeated, back-to-back deployments,...

Blair should have focused on ‘legal’ Afghanistan, not Iraq – Alex Salmond (RT EXCLUSIVE)

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should have “abstained” from invading Iraq by “all means”, focusing instead on “justified and legal” military action in...

US to leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan into 2017, 35 percent more than expected

The United States will leave more troops in Afghanistan at the end of the year than previously announced, President Barack Obama said. America’s combat mission...
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Video: Obama approves US troops’ broader role in Afghanistan, breaks promises

Barack Obama has reportedly approved broadening the role of US troops in Afghanistan - a decision that once again contradicts his promises to end...

NPR photojournalist & interpreter killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

David Gilkey, an American photographer for National Public Radio, and Zabihullah Tamanna, an Afghan translator, were killed while on an assignment in Southern Afghanistan....
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Video: Keeping Afghanistan at war real interest US has in region – Pakistani intel...

Former Chief of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, the ISI – Lieutenant-General Asad Durrani is on Sophie&Co today. Full transcript: ... Via Youtube

Mission accomplished? UK troops return to Afghanistan to bolster crumbling regime

Less than three years after Prime Minister David Cameron announced ‘mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan, 100...

Ron Paul on US Escalation in Afghanistan: A ‘Recipe For Disaster’

Ron Paul on US Escalation in Afghanistan: A ‘Recipe For Disaster’ Daniel McAdams, May 10, 2016 The recently-released Pentagon report on...

Cameron tells Queen Nigeria & Afghanistan are ‘fantastically corrupt’ (VIDEO)

UK Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt” in a conversation with the Queen. At a Buckingham...

Failing Afghanistan and the World

Packaging pomegranates in Afghanistan The distressing security situation in Afghanistan is a direct result of the American failure to promote economic development and stabilization, despite...

US Can’t Say Whether or Not $759 Million Spent on Education in Afghanistan Helped...

Peter Van Buren If at where you work you spent $759 million on something, and then told your boss you have no idea if anything...

US strategy in Afghanistan ‘recipe for disaster,’ Pentagon report warns

US forces in Afghanistan appear to have plunged into profound confusion amid an escalating Taliban insurgency, a heavily redacted Pentagon report has found. "It's...

Why Don’t the Candidates Talk About Afghanistan?

Heading into its sixteenth year, with no endpoint in sight, America’s longest war is its least talked about. Afghanistan has not come up in any...
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Video: ‘They prefer boys in Afghanistan’: Dancing bachas recruited for sex (RT Documentary)

In Afghanistan women are forbidden to dance in public. Local men suffer – they want entertainment and sex at any cost. RT talked to...

War-torn Afghanistan now safe enough to resume deportations, UK court rules

Afghan asylum seekers can now be sent back to their war-ravaged country after an appeal by Home Secretary Theresa May saw a blanket ban...
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Video: Photos of US prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan released

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDH1ibP1AtA&w=580&h=385] The US Department of Defense grudgingly released 198 photographs of detainees mistreated by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2006,...
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Video: Germany urges Afghanistan to stop refugee influx, pledges security aid

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLqw_XQryzI&w=580&h=385] Germany will only continue to provide security support to Afghanistan if the influx of refugees from the nation ceases, the country's interior minister...

Six Years and $17 Billion Wasted in Afghanistan

What did you get for Christmas these last six years? The U.S. government was nice enough to gift our loyal friends the Afghans $17 billion...

Yemen as Vietnam or Afghanistan

From the Archive: With U.S. weapons, Saudi Arabia is waging a brutal air war on impoverished Yemen, turning a long-simmering civil war into a proxy...

Petraeus: ‘It’s Time To Unleash America’s Airpower in Afghanistan’

In an Op-Ed printed in the Washington Post, former General David Petraeus says it is time to “unleash our airpower in support of our...

Afghanistan Bans Toy Guns To Curb Culture of Violence

This one’s so funny that it must be some kind of U.S.-led initiative; I can’t believe the Afghans have this kind of a sense...

US commander prepared to seek more troops for Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken The commander of US forces in Afghanistan is prepared to ask the Obama administration to send more American troops to the country...
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Video: Taliban lifts head in Afghanistan while Kerry promises positive change

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdTBY3_KkFY&w=580&h=385] Afghanistan's security deteriorated in the second half of 2015, with an increasing number of Taliban attacks and higher casualties among Afghan forces, ... Via...

Pentagon Spent $150 Million on Afghanistan "Villas," Security for Lavish Compounds

The Pentagon spent $150 million in Afghanistan renting "villas" and private security contractors for Department of Defense employees there - officials from a now-defunct...

Pentagon wasted $150 million on private villas in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has wasted millions of dollars of taxpayer money on luxurious private villas for US government staff in Afghanistan, a congressional watchdog reveals. John...
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Video: ISIS beheadings of Shiite Hazaras spark biggest protest in Afghanistan in years

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24RGrESfcIA&w=580&h=385] Thousands of people rallied in the Afghan capital Kabul in protest against the killing of seven people by Afghan militants claiming loyalty to...
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Video: Does the US Have a Plan in Afghanistan? (1/2)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8PKKilCPwQ&w=580&h=385] Author Anand Gopal discusses why a US strategy of arming 350000 Afghan men will only perpetuate endless war. Via Youtube
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Video: ‘War in Afghanistan came to an end’ Did it really?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcp-76zsgtU&w=580&h=385] US troops to remain there after 2016. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us ... Via Youtube
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Video: Breaking The Real Reason For Obama’s Delay In Afghanistan Withdrawal

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB6cINE6x0k&w=580&h=385] In this video Luke Rudkowski covers the breaking news of Obama delaying the drawdown in Afghanistan. obama has just given a speech saying...
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Video: No End to The War in Afghanistan (2/2)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wALv0GnX8uk&w=580&h=385] Junaid S. Ahmad, Professor of Law at Lahore University says after fourteen years of occupation nothing has improved, none of the objectives have...
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Video: No End to The War in Afghanistan (1/2)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4c5GNQ41ss&w=580&h=385] Junaid S. Ahmad, Professor of Law at Lahore University says after fourteen years of occupation nothing has improved, none of the objectives have...

Obama Pledged to Stop the Afghanistan War, But Its End is Nowhere in Sight

President Obama on Thursday proclaimed to be against endless wars, even as he announced that the US will continue to wage one. “I’ve decided to...
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Video: US troops will stay in Afghanistan after Obama

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HOX7ioGIa8&w=580&h=385] President Obama will keep 5500 US troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials. He is expected...

Exposed: British Soldiers Protect Afghanistan Opium Trade

Opium Harvesting, c.200 metres from Camp Bastion Airfield Perimeter Anthony C Heaford (RINF) - In this 7.5° view of Afghanistan, captured from an Airfield guard tower,...
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Video: Making Money from Misery? Disaster Capitalism from the Migrant Crisis to Afghanistan and...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COFOAUaTtNc&w=580&h=385] When disaster strikes, who profits? That's the question asked by journalist Antony Loewenstein in his new book, “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out...
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Video: MSF Demands War Crime Probe in Afghanistan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAorpCALGLI&w=580&h=385] Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian reporter in Kabul, describes the local reaction to the bombing and questions the verification process that the US...
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Video: War Crime in Afghanistan?: Outrage After U.S. Airstrike on Hospital Kills 22 Patients...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzBm_upEWb4&w=580&h=385] Doctors Without Borders is demanding an independent international inquiry into a U.S. airstrike Saturday on an Afghan hospital in the city of Kunduz...
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Video: Mission Accomplished Redux: 1 Year After “End” to War in Afghanistan, Aid Workers...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozw-VM1NWdw&w=580&h=385] While many Americans believe that the war in Afghanistan is winding down, peace activists and medical aid workers tell a different story. "It...
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Video: Several MSF staff killed in suspected US airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yYHCPJOtLc&w=580&h=385] A hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz has been hit and partially destroyed in an overnight 'aerial attack' that killed at least...
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Video: Suspected US airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan – at least 3 medical staff killed

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MavcKLwxh64&w=580&h=385] A hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz has been hit and partially destroyed in an overnight “aerial attack” that killed at least...

The Rape of Afghanistan

The rape of young boys in Afghanistan by our “allies” is getting a lot of press attention these days, provoked by the revelation that US military...
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Video: ‘No hiding place for you’: Cameron’s interpreter left in Afghanistan, hunted by Taliban

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg798MHHVtc&w=580&h=385] Abandoned and left behind ... that's how the majority of Afghan translators who used to work alongside British troops describe their current situation....
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Video: Forever Captive? Soviet soldiers captured in Afghanistan 30 yrs ago… that never come...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbR3ClMNltk&w=580&h=385] Some Soviet soldiers held captive during the war in Afghanistan over 3 decades ago ... never returned. Instead they stayed to become part...

Just a ‘Mistake,’ As US Airstrikes Kill Allied Soldiers in Afghanistan

Helicopters attack outpost in broad daylight in what could be worst such incident in nearly 14 years of war by Jon Queally In what may be the...

Pentagon ramping up US military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan

By Thomas Gaist The US Defense Department has initiated a renewed escalation of its air war in Afghanistan, recent statistics published by the Pentagon show. US forces...
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Video: Taxpayer Burden: Cost of war in Afghanistan hits $4mn/hour

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kUyRJsZQRQ&w=580&h=385] A suicide blast has killed more than 30 people near a US base in eastern Afghanistan. It's not clear who's behind the attack,...
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Video: Kabul cabal? Ft Hamid Karzai, frmr president of Afghanistan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwyfRTTCMgU&w=580&h=385] Afghanistan has been at the center of the geopolitical grand game for centuries. With complex local, regional and international interests overlapping, the ... Via...

The War in Afghanistan is Over, says the President. Not, Says the Justice Department

Yesterday, President Barack Obama delivered remarks before a Memorial Day service at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, in which he celebrated the day as the first Memorial...

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Four killed in US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan

At least four people have been killed in a fresh US drone attack on Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, police officials say.

Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial police department, said the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fired a missile at a car in Goshta district, located 35 kilometers (20 miles) east of the provincial capital of Jalalabad, late on Thursday.

He further noted that the assault targeted a group of Taliban militants and those killed in the airstrike were members of the terrorist group.

Taliban militants, however, have not yet made any comments on the incident.

A similar attack in the Khas Kunar district of Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar killed at least seven people earlier in the day.

On May 4, a drone strike in the Momand Dara district of Nangarhar Province left at least seventeen people dead. A local Taliban militant commander was reportedly among the dead.

A drone raid in the Chapa Dara of Kunar Province killed least three people on April 28.

The United States carries out targeted killings through drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Somalia.

While Washington claims the targets of the drone attacks are al-Qaeda militants, local officials and witnesses maintain that, in most cases, civilians have been the victims of the attacks over the past few years.

Afghanistan faces a security challenge years after the United States and its allies invaded the country in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but many areas in the country are still witnessing violence, which threatens stability.

At least 13,500 foreign forces remain in Afghanistan despite the end of the US-led combat mission, which came on December 31, 2014. The forces, mainly from the US, are there for what Washington calls a support mission. US-led NATO says the forces will focus mainly on counterterrorism operations and training Afghan soldiers and policemen.

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