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With coalition forces surrounding the city, ISIS is trapped but so are thousands of civilians. NPR's Jane Arraf reported earlier this month, the U.S.
... communities. A demonstration stretched for several blocks in downtown Tampa, Fla., where marchers said they were concerned about the threat rising seas pose to the city. ... Tens of thousands of demonstrators converged around the White House and in ...

Tens of thousands of demonstrators converged around the White House and in other cities Saturday to protest what they said was the Trump administration's rejection of scientific claims on climate change and other environmental issues.
"Kabul province had the highest number of civilian casualties due to suicide and complex attacks in Kabul city, followed by Helmand, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Uruzgan provinces," the mission said Thursday. Afghan forces in Helmand's strategic town of ...
The US dropped, the "mother of all bombs", for the first time ever in combat on Thursday targeting a stronghold of Islamic State militants in the eastern Afghan province, Nangarhar. Residents of Achin said they had got used to seeing militants climbing ...
"The number of Daesh fighters killed in the USA bomb in Achin district jumped to 94, including four commanders", Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogiani told CNN. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) or in military speak ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two army Rangers, including one from Bloomington, who were killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour ...
"Kabul province had the highest number of civilian casualties due to suicide and complex attacks in Kabul city, followed by Helmand, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Uruzgan provinces," the mission said Thursday. Afghan forces in Helmand's strategic town of ...
He and another soldier were killed and a third was wounded when they came under attack during a raid against insurgents in Nangarhar Province, according to the Defense Department. They were conducting an operation with Afghan National Defense and ...
About 50 army Rangers and 40 Afghan commandos were dropped off by helicopter around 10:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, for the raid in Nangarhar Province's, Mohmand Valley. They were on the ground for about four-and-a-half hours. "Within minutes ...
The province of Kabul had the highest number of civilian casualties "due to suicide and complex attacks" in the the Kabul city, followed by Helmand, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Uruzgan, the report noted. It blamed Taliban-led anti-government elements for ...
US forces-Afghanistan said the troops "came under attack during a raid against insurgents in Nangarhar province" late Wednesday.
The two soldiers were killed and a third was wounded when they came under attack during a raid against insurgents in Nangarhar Province, according to the Defense Department. They were conducting a partnered operation with Afghan National Defense ...
Attacks on civilians in the first three months of this year and the inability of the Afghan government to ensure their adequate protection show that Afghanistan remains an unsafe country for refugees to be returned to, Amnesty International said today.
The service members were conducting an operation alongside Afghan forces in Nangarhar province, where a U.S.-backed offensive is underway against Islamic State-Khorasan, or ISIS-K.
Video footage of the MOAB blast site in Achin district of Nangarhar shows how the targeted village and tunnel system were all but obliterated in the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bombing by U.S Forces earlier this month.
WASHINGTON -. Two U.S. troops were killed fighting the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Ill., and Sgt. Cameron Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, were killed during a three-hour battle Wednesday night in Nangarhar province. The pair, assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment in Ft. Benning, Ga., both died ...
For some reason, these IS fighters were in the remote eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar, digging a tunnel complex. Given that these tunnels were nowhere near any Afghan villages, there was no risk of any civilian casualties. In other words, IS ...
The US military Dropped the 'Mother Of All bombs' In A Remote Afghanistan Village.
... tunnels used by ISIS fighters in the Nangarhar province, still horrified villagers 20 miles away across the border in Pakistan.
For some reason, these Daesh fighters were in the remote eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar, digging a tunnel complex.
Two of the Keralites have been killed by drones in Nangarhar, including one as recently as April 11, family members say. Then, on ... Shiyas and his family departed first, telling his parents they were moving to a nearby city to pursue religious ...
Reuters video footage - some of the first images from journalists allowed to get close to the site - revealed on Sunday (April 23) a scarred mountainside, burnt trees and some ruined mud-brick structures in Nangarhar province. They did not offer any ...
New Delhi, April 22: A day after 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday allegedly by Taliban attackers in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, a huge explosion has been reported today in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar Province. A report suggests that ...
As U.S.-Afghan forces pound Islamic State hideouts in their Nangarhar Province stronghold, civilians fleeing the fight say they've been left to deal with their plight alone.
As U.S.-Afghan forces pound Islamic State hideouts in their Nangarhar Province stronghold, civilians fleeing the fight say they've been left to deal with their plight alone.
New Delhi, April 22: A day after 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday allegedly by Taliban attackers in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, a huge explosion has been reported today in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar Province. A report suggests that ...
There has been a great buzz surrounding the Trump administration's dropping a 21,000-pound GPS guided GBU-43, the "Mother of all bombs" on underground Islamic State hideouts in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Developed locally in McAlester, the MOAB ...
The Taliban launched a major attack on the northern base of an Afghan Army corps, inflicting heavy casualties in an ongoing battle near the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, U.S. Central Command said Friday. There were conflicting reports ... The attack in the ...
There has been intense media coverage of the US military's Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) strike last week in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. ... although the blast did not create a significant crater on the ground, the destruction was absolute of ...
There has been intense media coverage of the US military's Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) strike last week in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. ... although the blast did not create a significant crater on the ground, the destruction was absolute of ...
KOZHIKODE: The youths from Padne in Kasaragod, who have joined the Islamic State, in Afghanistan have no intention to come back even after the death of two persons among the group.
Early this summer, key IS leaders were shifted, western sources say, to al-Mayadin, in Syria's Deir es-Zor region, deep in the Euphrates valley.
Around 8 p.m. Afghan time, the United States had dropped a 21,600-pound, $16 million bomb on Asadkhel, a tiny village nestled between two forested hills, to attack a decades-old tunnel system that was being used by fighters claiming allegiance to the ...
"Fortunately, there is no report of civilians being killed in the attack," Ataullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, told the Associated Press. He said a clearance operations to assess the site of the attack was continuing.
Pakistani soldiers stand guard along a road in Sadda a town in Kurram Agency located in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the Afghanistan border July 6, 2010.
In 2014, the Pakistan Army was bombing tribal villages from the air and with artillery, in an operation to wipe out the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which had long operated from these areas.
A group of ethnic Hungarian young men dressed in folk costumes splash water on a girl in the Transylvanian village of Csikmindszent, or Misentea in Romanian.
The massive ordnance was dropped from a U.S. aircraft in Nangarhar Province. .... KK: So, blowing up all the tunnels with this massive penetration bombing, does this mean, then, that they might want to drive the ISIS fighters into the cities? ... this ...
"The government of Afghanistan keeps saying for people to come, but does nothing to support them," said Amanullah, 19, who was deported from Pakistan in November and has been selling soup on the street since then in the town of Daronta, in Nangarhar.
... hand-made model of the "mother of all bombs" during a demonstration, against the U.S. government, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday.
The target of the 21,600-pound bomb was a network of caves and tunnels in a twenty-five-mile-long valley in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. For the past two years the area has been the main base for ISIS in Afghanistan. On April 8, an ... By ...
Since ISIS announced its arrival in Afghanistan in early 2015, the group has treated civilians with a brutality familiar from its reign in Iraq and Syria.
US forces and Afghan commandos are seen in Asad Khil village near the site of a USA bombing in the Achin district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 17, 2017.
The village itself was under IS control before the strike and now has been retaken by Afghan forces. Dead bodies of IS militants are spread across the impact area of the air strike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, in which the U.S. Air Force used ...
Four days after the U.S dropped a Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on Achin district in Nangarhar, the U.S still has the blast site under lock down - barring access to all including Afghan security forces.
Last week, U.S. forces dropped the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb in eastern Nangarhar province, reportedly killing 95 militants.
Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of slain Islamic State extremists was up from the 36 reported a day earlier.
On April 13, the U.S. military deployed the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb -- dubbed the Mother Of All bombs -- in combat for the first time, hitting IS positions in eastern Nangarhar Province. Afghan officials put the death toll to 94 ...


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