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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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{FD} Trump decries ‘murderous attack’ that left scores dead and injured in Kabul

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The Taliban orchestrated a suicide car bombing that claimed the lives of at least 95 people and wounded more than 158 on Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle accused of using rope during sexual assault

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The Canadian held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan with his wife and three children is facing a string of new charges including accusations that he carried out a sexual assault with ropes and at least one physical assault with a broomstick followi… Continue reading

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{FD} Ambulance used in Kabul suicide bombing that killed at least 40, officials say

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The Taliban orchestrated a suicide car bombing that claimed the lives of at least 40 people and wounded more than 140 on Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Ambulance used in Kabul suicide bombing that killed at least 63, officials say

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The Taliban orchestrated a suicide car bombing that claimed the lives of at least 63 people and wounded more than 151 on Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Ambulance used in Kabul suicide bombing that killed at least 95, officials say

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The Taliban orchestrated a suicide car bombing that claimed the lives of at least 95 people and wounded more than 158 on Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Ambulance used in deadly Kabul suicide bombing, officials say

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A suicide car bombing claimed by the Taliban killed at least 17 people and wounded 110 others, the Afghan Public Health Ministry said. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 US citizens killed, 2 injured in Taliban attack at Kabul hotel, State Department confirms

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Four U.S. citizens were killed and two others injured on Saturday when Taliban gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS gunmen target Save the Children office in Afghanistan, killing 3

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Two people were killed and at least 14 were wounded when a group of gunmen stormed the Afghanistan Save the Children aid agency in Jalalabad on Wednesday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen target Save the Children office in Afghanistan, kill 2

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Two people were killed and at least 14 were wounded when a group of gunmen stormed the Afghanistan Save the Children aid agency in Jalalabad on Wednesday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Attack on Afghanistan children’s charity results in injuries

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At least 11 people were wounded and rushed to a nearby hospital Wednesday after insurgents attacked a non-governmental children’s organization in eastern Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force deploys A-10s to Afghanistan to ramp up Taliban fight

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The U.S. Air Force has deployed A-10 Thunderbolt jets to Afghanistan for the first time in more than three years to provide close-air support for American and Afghan troops — the latest sign of escalating military operations and deepening U.S. military… Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly Kabul hotel siege investigated as a possible ‘insider attack’

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For up to seventeen hours from Saturday night through to Sunday, scores were slaughtered, shot and hiding for their lives as six Taliban operatives stormed Kabul’s luxury Intercontinental Hotel – with fingers pointing to an attack likely carried out wi… Continue reading

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{FD} Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege leaves more than 40 dead, Afghanistan official says

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More than 40 people were killed after Taliban gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, a government official told Fox News on Sunday Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban claim responsibility for deadly attack at Kabul hotel

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At least five civilians have been killed and six other people have been wounded as an attack on a hotel in Afghanistan’s capital entered its 11th hour Sunday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Kabul hotel attack leaves at least 5 civilians dead

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At least five civilians have been killed and six other people have been wounded as an attack on a hotel in Afghanistan’s capital entered its 11th hour Sunday morning. Continue reading

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