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Afghan men carry a victim of a powerful vehicle bomb in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, on June 22, 2017. In a tweet, Afghanistan government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah condemned what he termed a terror attack against innocent ...
"Increasingly parents will bring boys saying they have bowel problems," says a surgeon in Helmand province, where Bacha Bazi is widespread, corroborating what two other health officials told AFP.
Dasht-e-Saminar is a mere 10km from the Greshk district center in Helmand, but despite being under government control, poppy fields abound.
In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand ...
The attack comes just days after at least 29 people were killed by a car bomb near a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Helmand province. Since they launched their spring offensive in late April, Taliban fighters have been mounting deadly ...
Kabul explosion of a car in front of the bank on Thursday in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, killing at least 29 people exploded waiting to collect their monthly salary, said the governor of the province.
A car bomb killed 34 people in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where the Taliban have expanded control. Southeast Asian nations pushed for counterterrorism coordination as Philippine troops fought militants.
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials ...
Afghans carry an injured man after a suicide car bombing in Helmand province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 22, 2017.
At least 29 dead after bomb explodes outside bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province: No group has taken responsibility for the attack so far.
In Mosul, Islamic State militants bombed the historic Nouri Grand mosque in Mosul late Wednesday, levelling the structure that has stood for hundreds of years when government forces approached. ISIS is down to a pocket of control in western Mosul, and ...
BREAKING THIS MORNING: As many as 29 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing outside the Kabul Bank in Lashkar Gah, in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold. "This cowardly attack targeted ... SUMMER DEADLINE: House Republicans ...
A car bomb killed 34 people in the southern Afghanistan city of Lashkar Gah, the latest attack in Helmand province where Taliban militants are closing in on the provincial capital.
At least 29 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday. The bombing targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of Eidul Fitr, officials said. Hayatullah ...
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials ...
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AP) - A huge suicide car bombing outside a bank in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing ...
According to the spokesman Attahullah Khogyani of the Nangarhar province governor, where the incident occurred, the U.S. servicemen were killed by a soldier ...
This is something he, William and Kate are doing with the support of the British government. "They have the money. .... Prince Harry sits atop a Spartan armored vehicle on February 18, 2008 in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. John Stillwell/Tim ...
While the movement managed to keep a lid on Mullah Omar's demise until it was officially revealed two years later by the Afghan government, the Taliban had to deal with internal fractures due to the absence of their undisputed leader in a time when ...
Mr Husseinkhel worked on the front line in Helmand province translating between British troops and the Afghan Army, police and civilians.
Elsewhere in Afghanistan on Tuesday, four policemen were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb around in southern Helmand province, a Taliban heartland. And in eastern Nangarhar province - where both the Taliban and an Islamic State ...
An Anglo-American military effort to clear the Taliban from Helmand province was supposed to be a dramatic demonstration of how the McChrystal Afghan surge could succeed, and thus serve as a template for U.S.
But officials said the White House was rattled by a huge truck bomb in Kabul, the Afghan capital, that killed more than 150, as well as by fears that military trends are running against the government of President Ashraf Ghani, an American-friendly ...
Afghan security officials patrolling an area after a suicide bomb blast that targeted a checkpoint run by the breakaway Taliban faction known as the Renouncers, ...
Later that same month, the insurgents overran the government center in Helmand province's Sangin District. At the time U.S.
"In order to avoid media hype and criticism of US/ NATO forces, Afghan government/ANA has not disclosed the incident of killing of ANA soldiers by US/NATO war planes.
Last year, Sajjan said an inquiry was not needed into the case, but the issue - which has dogged the Canadian government, first under Stephen Harper and more recently under Justin Trudeau, for years - may resurface sooner than expected.
1. A lone gunman attacked a congressional baseball team practice in Virginia, shooting four people, including a congressman. Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the majority whip of the House, was in critical condition after surgery.
When US and British troops moved back into Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province in mid-2009, their plan was to rely on police to reestablish a government presence there. But the police, commanded by Mujahideen loyal to province warlord Sher ...
This total omits many other expenses, such as the macroeconomic costs to the US economy; the opportunity costs of not investing war dollars in alternative sectors; future interest on war borrowing; and local government and private war costs. The ...
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint run by rival insurgents in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province Wednesday, killing nine of them, an Afghan official said. Mohammad ... CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The Australian ...
... charged with a "hostile act" and sentenced to 15 years hard labor, his released following secret negotiations between U.S.
... June 14 (Xinhua) -- A suicide car bomb targeted a rival faction of Taliban led by Mullah Rasoul in Gereshk district of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Wednesday, casualties feared, spokesman for provincial government Omar Zawak said.
The new Netflix movie war Machine is either terrible or terrific, depending on how you look at it. For Americans who know little about the war in Afghanist.
When US and British troops moved back into Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province in mid-2009, their plan was to rely on police to reestablish a government presence there. But the police, commanded by Mujahideen loyal to province warlord Sher ...
We entered Afghanistan with the aim of destroying al-Qaeda, overthrowing the Taliban, and introducing a democratic government. And on paper, all those ... In Helmand province, for example, the Taliban now rule openly. Correspondingly, whatever strategy ...
Riyaz, an army soldier, who took part in the competition, said he was wounded in Helmand province 10 months ago and now he wants to serve his country by taking part in the games.
The US Army is looking for an upgrade to the M249 squad automatic weapon, a mainstay of the infantry squad and its prime source of firepower.
A Taliban spokesman claimed the shooter was a part of the militant group and had killed four Americans and injured several more, but this has yet to be confirmed by government sources. The Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province, where the attack ...
Former president and member of the Council for the Protection and Stability of Afghanistan, Sibghatullah Mujadidi, on Sunday warned government could ...
Afghanistan's government is mired in a war against a 16-year insurgency that has forced the capital into virtual lockdown, ignited deadly protests, and compelled the head of state to retreat behind the barricaded walls of Kabul's presidential palace ...
A U.S. Navy aircraft provided surveillance for the local troops as the battle raged in Marawi on Friday, confirming the involvement of the U.S.
The peace Now non-governmental organization also reports that more settlement planning will occur before the end of this year as Netanyahu and his minister of military affairs Avigdor Lieberman are pushing for more expansion.
In a separate report from southern Helmand province, at least two border police officers were killed Friday night after their checkpoint was struck by US military forces during a joint operation, said Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in ...
A provincial government spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told VOA the assailant was instantly gunned down by American soldiers.
8 June 2017 - 60-year-old Nazo stands at the bedside of his grandson Rahmatullah, 19, who was badly injured by a roadside bomb in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. Rahmatullah lost both of his legs in the blast, and ...
Sixteen years after they were ousted by the U.S.-led invasion, the Taliban have regained control of large parts of Afghanistan. The BBC recently got rare access to the Taliban in one of those areas, Helmand province, where they have assumed many ...
The BBC's Auliya Atrafi was invited by the militants to spend four days behind the front line in Helmand province witnessing life under their control.
The BBC's Auliya Atrafi was invited by the militants to spend four days behind the front line in Helmand province witnessing life under their control.
Since the U.S. military handed security over to Afghan forces in December 2014, the government has rapidly lost territory to the Taliban, who now control or contest 40 percent of the country - more land than they have had since being overthrown in ...


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