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{FD} John Bolton vows to punish ICC after court announces probe of alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan

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White House National Security Adviser John Bolton threatened to sanction the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the global tribunal announced an investigation into alleged U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan — in a harsh condemnation just before the … Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban kill 52 in separate attacks on Afghan security forces

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Taliban insurgents launched separate attacks on Afghan security forces in the country’s north, killing at least 52, provincial officials said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Separate Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kills 21: report

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The Taliban attacked Afghan security forces in the country’s northern Kunduz province on Monday, killing at least 13 at a checkpoint, an official from the country told the Associated Press. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan policeman launched attack that killed American soldier, US official says

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An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police who is now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} US service member in Afghanistan dead in apparent ‘insider attack’

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A U.S. service member was killed and another was wounded during an apparent “insider attack” in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, according to a statement from U.S. Forces Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Leader of ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan killed in US drone strike, officials say

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The leader of an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, who was responsible for a spate of recent bombings that left hundreds of civilians dead, was killed in an American drone strike, U.S. officials told Fox News on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Rockets fired from Taliban land near presidential palace in Kabul, US Embassy

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The Taliban fired several rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan as President Ashraf Ghani was delivering a televised speech on Tuesday, with one rocket landing near the U.S. Embassy, according to Afghan forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban rockets hit near Kabul presidency; no injuries

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Afghan police say the Taliban have 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. No injuries were reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghanistan president calls for Taliban cease-fire to mark Eid holiday

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Continue reading

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{FD} US, Afghan forces battle Taliban in Ghazni

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Although the Taliban overran a remote base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern city of Ghazni on Tuesday, the U.S. military reports, “Ghazni City remains under … Continue reading

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{FD} Army Green Beret dies after IED explosion in southern Afghanistan

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A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, has died from wounds he received in a bomb blast in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, the Pentagon announced Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Attack by Taliban kills 3 Czech NATO soldiers in Afghanistan; one American wounded

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Three NATO-affiliated troops were killed early Sunday morning in a suicide attack during a routine security patrol on foot outside a large U.S. air base in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Suicide bombing kills 3 NATO soldiers in Afghanistan, US military says

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A suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed three NATO soldiers, U.S. military officials said, as the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghanistan roadside bombing kills 11 on passenger bus

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A roadside bombing hit a passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, as militants launched a coordinated attack on a city in the country’s east where initial reports said four people were killed, according to officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban official says group spoke with US diplomat

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A senior Taliban official says the insurgent group has held the first direct talks with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future plans for a negotiated peace in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} US service member killed in Afghanistan, second American slain in less than a week, officials say

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An American service member was killed in a joint combat operation with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan, two U.S. officials told Fox News on Thursday, making the soldier the second American service member killed in action there since Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS ‘capital’ captured in Afghanistan, over 160 fighters killed by US, Afghan troops

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ISIS’ main stronghold in Afghanistan was captured by U.S and Afghan Special Forces after a prolonged assault that killed nearly 170 terrorist fighters and resulted in no American deaths, military officials said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Afghanistan ID’d

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The U.S. Army soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in an “apparent insider attack” on Saturday has been identified by the Pentagon. Continue reading

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{FD} US service member killed, two wounded in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Afghanistan

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NATO confirmed one U.S. servicemember was killed and two others were wounded in an “apparent insider attack” in southern Afghanistan on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} US service member killed, 2 wounded in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Afghanistan

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NATO confirmed one U.S. servicemember was killed and two others were wounded in an “apparent insider attack” in southern Afghanistan on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Nazi flag photo from Afghanistan angers Australia’s prime minister

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued a statement condemning soldiers who flew a Nazi swastika flag above a military vehicle while on duty in Afghanistan in 2007, Voice of America reported Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban prisoners exploit release loophole with fake medical claims

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The Taliban in Afghanistan used to dig underground tunnels or stage suicide bombings to spring their imprisoned members from jail. But now they can just walk out the front door – with the help of a fake medical claim. Continue reading

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{FD} Suicide bombing targets gathering of clerics in Afghanistan, killing 7

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A suicide bombing targeted a gathering of Afghanistan’s top clerics on Monday in Kabul, killing at least seven people and wounding 18, the police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Suicide bombing targets gathering of clerics in Kabul; 4 die

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A suicide bombing targeted a gathering of Afghanistan’s top clerics on Monday in Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding a fifth person, the police said. Shortly before the attack, the clerics had issued a fatwa against suicide bombings and ur… Continue reading

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{FD} US Marines kill more than 70 Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

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U.S. Marines in Afghanistan killed dozens of Taliban leaders last week using rocket artillery after tracking them to a meeting in volatile Helmand Province, according to the top American general in Afghanistan Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Military dog heroes honored with K-9 Medal of Courage

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Five military dogs who served the U.S. during deployments overseas were awarded the K-9 Medal of Courage Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Continue reading

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{FD} As ISIS targets disappear in Iraq and Syria, US military shifts focus back to Afghanistan

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As the war against the Islamic State terror group winds down in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military is increasingly turning its attention to Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Suicide bombers strike in Afghan capital, killing 7

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Suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 17, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} US service member killed in Afghanistan just weeks before deployment was to end, officials say

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The 22-year-old U.S. service member killed Monday during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, died just weeks before his deployment was scheduled to end, military officials said on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} US service member killed in Afghanistan just weeks before deployment was due to end, officials say

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The 22-year-old U.S. service member killed Monday during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, died just weeks before his deployment was scheduled to end, military officials said on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} US service member killed, another wounded in Afghanistan

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One American service member was killed Monday and another was wounded during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military says. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS claims deadly twin bombings in Kabul, several journalists killed, officials say

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At least 25 people, including eight journalists, died Monday when a coordinator suicide bombing hit the Afghan capital, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Explosions kill at least 4, including journalist, in Kabul

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Two explosions targeted central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least four people, including a journalist, and wounding eight other people, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Double Kabul suicide bombings kill 21, including journalists

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A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 21 people, including an AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station, Afghan officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} US taxpayer money earmarked for Afghan reconstruction efforts could be easily lost says new oversight report

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A new watchdog report claims that billions of dollars in donor contributions, including $3 billion from the U.S., to a trust fund created for the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan may be lost due to mishandling by the World Bank. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS suicide bombing at Afghanistan voter registration center kills 57

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At least 57 people were killed when a suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS suicide bombing at Afghanistan voter registration center kills 48

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At least 48 people were killed when a suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS suicide bombing at Afghanistan voter registration center kills 31

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At least 31 people were killed when a suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group. Continue reading

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{FD} US drops more bombs in Afghanistan as war against ISIS winds down

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U.S. military aircraft dropped more bombs in Afghanistan last month than against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to a new Air Force strike report from its Central Command headquarters in the Middle East, a sign the war against ISIS is wi… Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-refugees struggle with their Afghanistan homecoming

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Former refugees returning to Afghanistan who spent years in Pakistan have struggled to adjust to life in their native country. Continue reading

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{FD} Some Taliban fighters interested in ending nearly 17-year war, Mattis says

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in the Afghan capital Tuesday as there appears to be signs that the Taliban may be interested in the prospects of ending the nearly 17-year war with the U.S., Reuters reported. Continue reading

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{FD} US drone kills 21 militants, including son of Pakistani Taliban leader, report says

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Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban, two Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban commanders said on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Army pledges reform after IG finds hundreds of war dogs mishandled

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A new report from a government watchdog has found the U.S. Army mishandled hundreds of war dogs after they retired from service. Continue reading

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{FD} Explosion rocks Kabul, near US Embassy and NATO headquarters

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At least two people were killed and seven wounded Saturday in an attack in Afghanistan’s capital for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Continue reading

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{FD} US Air Force B-52 drops record number of precision bombs on Taliban

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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress dropped a record number of precision guided bombs on Taliban over the past 24 hours in Northern Afghanistan, the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said in a statement Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} After defeat of ISIS, US redeploying forces from Iraq to Afghanistan

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The U.S. military is pulling its forces from an American-led coalition base in Iraq and shifting them to Afghanistan following the defeat of Islamic State group militants in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon restricts data on Taliban presence in Afghanistan for the first time

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The Defense Department has told its inspector general overseeing the reconstruction of Afghanistan to not make public data on how much of the country is controlled by insurgent groups, the watchdog said in a new report published Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghanistan military school assault leaves nearly a dozen soldiers dead, officials say

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At least two Afghan soldiers were killed and 10 others were wounded after an army unit guarding a military academy came under attack early Monday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghanistan military school under attack, reports say

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Explosions and gunfire were heard at a military university in Afghanistan early Monday, as reports emerged that the school was under attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghanistan military school assault leaves multiple soldiers dead, officials say

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At least two Afghan soldiers were killed and 10 others were wounded after an army unit guarding a military academy came under attack early Monday, officials said. Continue reading

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