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As another fighting season draws to a close in Afghanistan, reports of talks in Doha between representatives of the government and the Taliban have raised the tantalising prospect of a negotiated settlement to the war. The fact that talks took place at ...

Afghanistan government military and police forces trained and equipped by the United States are finding themselves increasingly challenged by the Taliban outside the capital, Kabul.
A few days ago, Dr. Zanidin Amin sent his seven children and the rest of his family back to their hometown of Marjah, a district outside Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Their house in the capital had been hit by ...
... security officials and the governor of Helmand have recently stated that investigations are in progress against ANSF officials who deliberately left their weapons and vehicles behind for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan (TTA) in Badakhshan ...
It's July 2009 and I'm in Sangin, Helmand Province. British 'hard power', in the form of its military and governmental effort to subdue the Taleban, is struggling. Hard power in Iraq, especially in Basra, since the 2003 invasion wasn't especially ...

A spokesperson for the provincial government of Helmand province, where the attack shown in the video reportedly took place, confirmed that the footage appeared to the the real thing, adding that the technological sophistication of the production ...
After the UK government was pressurised into passing the Dubs Amendment, which provides sanctuary to unaccompanied child refugees, some children from the camp have arrived in the UK.
Baghdad says they're there without the consent of the Iraqi government, and wants them out. Ankara refuses. Americans in ... The Taliban recently released drone footage of a suicide attack on an Afghan police base in Helmand province. The video shows ...
... security officials and the governor of Helmand have recently stated that investigations are in progress against ANSF officials who deliberately left their weapons and vehicles behind for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan (TTA) in Badakhshan ...
In Iraq the theory is being tested by the campaign to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city, by a force that includes Iraqi government forces, Kurdish fighters, and Shiite militias supported by Iranians. The assault, supported by U.S. air and ...
Afghanistan's Taliban has released chilling drone footage of a suicide attack on a police base in Helmand province, with a government official confirming its authenticity. The 23-minute video was posted online on Sunday showing a self-proclaimed ...
Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% in the past year, United Nations officials have said. The UN Office on Drugs and crime (UNODC) said the area used to farm the poppy plant, the source of opium, increased by 10% to 201,000 hectares.
Afghanistan's Taliban has released chilling drone footage of a suicide attack on a police base in Helmand province, with a government official confirming its authenticity. The 23-minute video was posted online on Sunday showing a self-proclaimed ...
Afghan farmers harvest opium in Helmand province, which has the country's highest level of cultivation. ... Poppy farmers in Afghanistan are often taxed by the Taliban, which uses the cash to help fund its insurgency against government and NATO forces.
Mujahid said the video was of an attack on October 3, when the fighters overran parts of Helmand province. Reuters says a government official in Helmand also confirmed the attack in which the district police chief and several other officials were killed.

... an Afghan soldier keeps watch during an ongoing battle between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in Helmand province. Intensified fighting has killed 100s and forced 1000s to flee to Lashkar Gah, one of the last government-held enclaves.
This past June, an American NPR journalist named David Gilkey and his Afghan translator and fixer, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed on assignment in Marjah, a district of Afghanistan's expansive and volatile Helmand province. Tamanna's death was a ...
The Taliban ambushed Afghan forces in Helmand province. One of Libya's governments overthrew the UN-appointed unity government. US Army Chief sent a strong warning to America's enemies. Russian Pres. Putin said hacking accusations against Russia ...
Map showing Helmand province, Afghanistan. Dozens of Afghan troops were killed in the ensuing days of clashes with many more wounded, prompting the U.S.
The government's special envoy for security in Helmand province said more than 300 commandos had been deployed to the city on Tuesday to prevent Taliban advancement.
For the past month, the Taliban have held control over most of Afghanistan?s Helmand province, where the majority of the world?
Kabul - When Taliban fighters penetrated the capital of Helmand province for the first time Monday, killing at least 14 people in a suicide bombing and related attacks, it was their most successful assault to date on the strategic southern city and ...
Kabul - When Taliban fighters penetrated the capital of Helmand province for the first time Monday, killing at least 14 people in a suicide bombing and related attacks, it was their most successful assault to date on the strategic southern city and ...
Legal measures have been unveiled by the government to protect UK troops from "vexatious" legal claims. The change in policy, ... Much of the litigation faced by the Ministry of Defence comes from claims under the ECHR, the government says. Defence ...
Under changes being announced at the Conservative conference in Birmingham today, the UK government will adopt a presumption that it will "derogate" from the European Convention on human rights at times of war.
Meanwhile, the Taliban has also been making gains in the southern part of Afghanistan, in the country's lucrative poppy cultivation center of Helmand province. As in the north, U.S. soldiers on missions to train and advise the Afghan Security Forces ...
Kabul, Afghanistan - The Taliban launched coordinated attacks Monday in embattled southern Helmand province and in the northern city of Kunduz, which was overrun by the insurgents a year ago.
anti-government elements must immediately order their fighters to cease the use of these illegal and indiscriminate weapons," added Mr. Yamamoto, who is also the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan.
At least seven persons were killed in a blast in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Sunday, local reports quoted officials, as saying.
Meanwhile in southern Helmand province, 11 Afghan civilians were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb late Friday night, said Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand.
If military spending were increased to $690 billion and other areas were cut to fund this increase, the military would receive roughly 63 percent of the U.S.
This is merely a rehearsal for Taliban troop movements, including the swallowing of large swaths of territory in Helmand province, a place where hundreds of NATO troops died. A loss of provincial capitals would be catastrophic for the U.S. backed ...
government officials are fleeing by air and those who remain are hiding. Many schools and other buildings built by Australian troops are in ruins.
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark -- accompanied by four Danish wounded warriors, several of the prince's government ministers and the U.S.
There is a heavy presence of the Taliban on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the principal city in the Helmand province. ... India in 1980 became the first country in South Asia to give diplomatic recognition to the Soviet-installed government in Afghanistan.
U.S. military analysts said in a report earlier this year that the government lost control or influence of nearly five percent of its territory between January and May of 2016.
... Helmand province ... that no one ever used, and the payment of actual salaries to countless thousands of no ones aptly labeled 'ghost soldiers.
A Royal Marine from Plymouth who lost three limbs after he stood on a Taliban bomb in Afghanistan says the government investigations into claims of historic abuse by the armed forces are a "betrayal" to the men and women who risk their lives to serve ...
Illinois Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jacob Frazier, who had four younger siblings, was killed March 29, 2003, during an ambush in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. "When you use his name, it means that you are remembering him, too, and we can ...
More than 100 detainees, including security personnel and civilians, were set free Monday from a Talian detention center in the restive Helmand province. Spokesman for the provincial government Omar Zawak said the liberation came after the government ...
In March 2016, the federal government transferred the Safoora goth and Sabeen Mahmud murder cases to military authorities for trail by military courts, established under the 21st amendment to the Constitution.
Afghanistan's unity government has stalled on pledged reforms two years after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brokered a power-sharing arrangement to stave off violence after a disputed election.
Afghanistan's unity government has stalled on pledged reforms two years after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brokered a power-sharing arrangement to stave off violence after a disputed election.
In Bolan, where Abdul Hakim's family waits for him, the front line is only about three miles away. Worried that government forces might not be able to repel a Taliban assault on the city, the United States has hit Helmand province with about 40 ...
Tory MP Johnny Mercer, who served in Helmand province in Afghanistan, told the paper: "I cannot envisage a more scrutinised battlefield we have asked our soldiers to operate on than Afghanistan.
Mohammad Sabir immigrated to Southwest Houston after serving as a translator on the front lines of the Helmand province for five years.
In the decade I lived and worked in Afghanistan, from 2002 through 2011, I listened almost daily to people's frustration at their government's corrupt and demeaning behavior, and U.S. officials' refusal to curb it. "The Afghan government is your face ...
American soldiers during Afghan National Army training at Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in March. This year's presidential ... The Taliban government quickly fell, raising a question that became obvious only after it was raised: Now what?


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