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Taliban Abandon Attempt to Take Afghan City

Insurgents gave up their bid to take over the capital of the western province of Farah, slipping away in the early-morning darkness without any apparent resistance from government forces......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 16th, 2018

Taliban Abandon Attempt to Take Over Afghan City

Insurgents gave up their bid to take over the capital of the western province of Farah, slipping away in the early-morning darkness without any apparent resistance from government forces......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 16th, 2018

Afghan City Gauges Toll After Taliban Siege

Residents of a strategic Afghan city began emerging hesitantly from their hiding places on Tuesday to assess the human and physical cost from four days of fierce fighting between Taliban insurgents and government forces......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 15th, 2018

Afghan Government Struggles to Oust Taliban From Key City

Afghanistan’s defense chief said Monday the country’s U.S.-backed security forces were struggling to counter a Taliban offensive on a strategic eastern city, a departure after days of rosy assessments about progress in dislodging the insurgents......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 13th, 2018

More than 90 Afghan officers and soldiers reportedly killed as the Taliban threatens to seize control of a key city south of Kabul

Reuters The Taliban has been assaulting the key city of Ghazni near Kabul for three days, and attacked police headquarters and other government buildings on Sunday,.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 12th, 2018

Afghan Troops, Taliban Both Claim Advantage in Major Fighting

Afghan troops and Taliban fighters clashed across the eastern city of Ghazni, as each side claimed the upper hand in the latest major confrontation in the 17-year war......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 11th, 2018

Afghan Forces, Backed by U.S. Firepower, Stave Off Taliban Siege

Taliban fighters had stormed a strategic city in eastern Afghanistan, laying siege to government buildings and security installations, in a show of insurgent strength ahead of an expected cease-fire later this month......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 10th, 2018

Taliban Rockets Hit Kabul

The Taliban fired rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul as President Ashraf Ghani was giving his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, Afghan police say. No injuries were reported......»»

Category: topSource: wsj8 hr. 57 min. ago

Afghan President Offers Taliban Conditional Three-Month Cease-Fire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday proposed a conditional three-month cease-fire in the government’s U.S.-backed war against the Taliban......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 19th, 2018

Gunmen Attack Afghanistan Intelligence Facility

Gunmen attacked the Afghan intelligence service’s training facility in central Kabul on Thursday, a day after a suicide bomber struck a classroom full of students in the city......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 16th, 2018

Spate of Deadly Violence Darkens Peace Prospects in Afghanistan

A blast that killed scores of students capped an extraordinary week of violence in Afghanistan, dimming what the U.S. and Afghan governments had considered real prospects for a cease-fire and peace talks with the Taliban......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjAug 16th, 2018

"We don"t know what to do": The Taliban is overrunning Afghan security forces in multiple cities, leaving more than 200 dead in 3 days

TOLOnews The Taliban have killed more than 200 Afghan soldiers and police officers in four different areas in the last three days. More than 100 A.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 13th, 2018

Battle to Control Key Eastern Afghan City Intensifies

The battle for a strategic provincial capi.....»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 12th, 2018

Taliban Fighters Storm Afghan Provincial Capital

Taliban fighters a.....»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 10th, 2018

Suicide Bomber Kills Three NATO Members in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on a foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday in an attack that also wounded a U.S. soldier and two Afghan troops, NATO said......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 6th, 2018

The Taliban reportedly just beat ISIS so badly that more than 200 fighters surrendered to the Afghan government

Associated Press About 200 to 250 ISIS fighters turned themselves into the Afghan government on Wednesday after a fierce two-day battle against the Taliban in the northern pro.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 1st, 2018

U.S. Envoy, Taliban Officials Meet to Discuss Afghan Peace Talks

The top U.S. envoy for South Asia met with Taliban officials this week to discuss ways to lay the groundwork for peace talks, in a fresh bid to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan, people familiar with the matter said......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 25th, 2018

How 3D Technology Is Saving World Heritage Sites

There's a new way to fight for the preservation of our cultural and spiritual monuments. In March 2001, months before the horrific events of 9/11 put the Taliban on most Americans' radar, I watched with horror as a group of Afghan extremists rode thr.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 16th, 2018

An Optimistic Pompeo, in Kabul, Urges Talks With Taliban

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the Afghan capital, said the prospect for talks between the government and Taliban militants was brighter thanks to the Trump administration’s strategy......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 9th, 2018

Taliban Kill Dozens of Afghan Soldiers After Cease-Fire Lapses

Taliban fighters killed dozens of government soldiers in overnight attacks on two security checkpoints in northwestern Afghanistan, in the insurgent group’s first major assault since refusing to extend an unprecedented three-day cease fire......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJun 20th, 2018

Taliban Kill Dozens of Afghan Soldiers After Cease Fire Lapses

Taliban fighters killed dozens of government soldiers in overnight attacks on two security checkpoints in northwestern Afghanistan, in the insurgent group’s first major assault since refusing to extend an unprecedented three-day cease fire......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJun 20th, 2018