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Earlier this month the militants launched a full-fledged attack on Kunduz, briefly entering the northern city and triggering fierce fighting with Afghan forces that forced thousands of residents to flee.
The black Labrador-Newfoundland cross went missing on September 2, 2008 when Australian special forces were ambushed by the Taliban while on patrol with US and Afghan troops in Uruzgan Province. During the subsequent nine-hour battle, the clip that ...

In Uruzgan, another volatile province north of Helmand, 150 soldiers surrendered last week at Tarin Kot, senior local official Mohammad Zahir Naderi said.
He added that attacks on Lashkar Gah, Tarin Kot, the capital of southern Uruzgan Province, and the key northern city of Kunduz are all part of the insurgent campaign. WATCH: General John Nicholson. US General: Taliban Won't Capture a City by Winter.
U.S. forces were rapidly deployed on Wednesday to assist Afghan Security Forces as they attempted to push back Taliban gains near the entrance of Farah city, the provincial capital of Farah. Haroon Chakhansuri, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani ...
Another Kunduz resident asked why the Afghan military only started fighting the Taliban when they reached the Kunduz City centre.

Writes the NYTs: "Accounts of the massacre, which happened Tuesday near the southern city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, punctuated a growing crisis in Afghanistan's armed forces that goes to the heart of their Sustainability: They are sustaining ...
Tarin Kot: The capital of Uruzgan Province has been under direct threat since the beginning of September, when Taliban forces entered the city and battled Afghan security personnel who were backed by US advisers. The Taliban has since been driven to ...
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"We know that our enemies have come from the outside, from the Horn of Africa to the Arab countries to Southeast Asia, carrying out terrorist attacks across Afghanistan.
At the moment, that movement also has two southern capitals under siege, Tarin Kot in Helmand province and Lashkar Gah in Uruzgan Province, and now seems to control more territory and population than at any time since the U.S. invasion of 2001-2002 ...
"More than 300 commandos ... have been deployed to the city to prevent Taliban advancement," Abdul Jabar Qahraman, special envoy for security in Helmand, said yesterday.
And the hope that the Afghan Security Forces, trained and funded by the United States, could keep at least major cities safe from the Taliban is crumbling.
Just north of Helmand, the Taliban threaten the provincial capital of Uruzgan - Tarin Kot. Much of southern Afghanistan, in other words, is in the craw of the Taliban.
Taliban attacks this week on the cities of Kunduz in the north and Lashkar Gah in the south have underlined how fragile the security and development gains of recent years remain, despite all the money spent.
He has for more than a decade run the HQN, a branch of the Taliban with a strong terror network in the large cities of eastern Afghanistan and in the capital city of Kabul. Under Haqqani, the HQN has waged some of the most bloody and ... Haqqani also ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry (second left), talks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, third left, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (second right), and Prince Aga Khan during a Conference on Afghanistan in Brussels, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, ...

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As the fighting inside the northern Afghan city of Kunduz continues for its third day, a Taliban fighter stationed there threatened to "take the White House.
Kunduz (AFP) - Fighting continued on the outskirts of Kunduz Tuesday as some frightened residents fled the city a day after the Taliban launched an hours-long assault that was repelled by Afghan forces backed by NATO.
Fighting continued on the outskirts of Kunduz Tuesday as some frightened residents fled the city a day after the Taliban launched an hours-long assault that was repelled by Afghan forces backed by NATO.
Kunduz: Fighting continued on the outskirts of Kunduz Tuesday as some frightened residents fled the city a day after the Taliban launched an hours-long assault that was repelled by Afghan forces backed by NATO.
The provincial capital of Kunduz, in the northeast, has been under near-continuous siege for more than a year, briefly falling to the Taliban last October, while Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand, is almost encircled and Tarin Kot, the capital of ...
Kabul (Reuters) - Afghan forces regained control of most of the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday amid sporadic fighting, officials said, as questions arose over how Taliban militants once again managed to penetrate the city's defences. The U.S ...
Kabul (Reuters) - Pockets of Taliban fighters held out overnight against Afghan government forces in the northern city of Kunduz, a police official said on Tuesday, a day after the militants pushed deep into the city center. ... The attack in Kunduz ...
Afghan forces regained control of most of the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday amid sporadic fighting, officials said, as questions arose over how Taliban militants once again managed to penetrate the city's defences. The US military in Kabul said ...
Fighting continued on the outskirts of Kunduz Tuesday as some frightened residents fled the city a day after the Taliban launched an hours-long assault that was repelled by Afghan forces backed by NATO.
Kabul, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Afghan forces regained control of most of the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday amid sporadic fighting, officials said, as questions arose over how Taliban militants once again managed to penetrate the city's defenses. The U.S ...
On September 28, 2015, a stunning strike by Taliban fighters who infiltrated the northern Afghan city of Kunduz allows them to quickly overrun the city. The Taliban only hold Kunduz for a few days and are driven out entirely almost two weeks later by ...
Kunduz, Afghanistan, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Afghan forces fought to regain control of the northern city of Kunduz on Monday after Taliban fighters pushed into the centre of the provincial capital they had briefly captured almost exactly a year ago in their ...
The attack in Kunduz, as well as Taliban gains in areas of Helmand and Uruzgan where they also threaten provincial capitals, has underlined the insurgents' growing strength and exposed weaknesses in the government, which is meeting international donors ...
Hussein said the militants in the latest attack, who appear to have reached the camp by boat on a river that passes through the town, had escaped. "They fled under the cover of darkness," he told Reuters on Monday morning. India called its 4 Para ...
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Afghan forces have struggled to repel Taliban offensives in provinces throughout the country, including Helmand and Uruzgan, both large opium-producing areas. The capital of Kabul has not been spared either. On Sept. 5, suicide bombers detonated two ...
Are they millennials? Absolutely. The problem is, you never hear our stories. Maybe that's because the media tends to cover trendsetters in big cities. ... This is how I found myself, at age 21, deployed to Uruzgan, Afghanistan - a remote area even by ...
Last month a US air raid killed eight Afghan policemen in the southern province of Uruzgan, in the first such incident since American forces were given greater powers to strike at insurgents.
In a statement Thursday, the military said Pakistani soldiers "befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing" - implying they returned fire- along the border, near the villages of Bhimber, Kel and Lipa. Pakistan and India often trade fire in ...
Taliban militants have blocked the critical Kandahar-Uruzgan highway, leaving the city of Tarin Kot in central Uruzgan Province with few Afghan enforcement and dwindling supplies. Several police checkpoints on the highway have fallen to the Taliban ...
Islamabad, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- At least 22 policemen were killed and around 11 others received injuries during a firefight with Taliban rebels in the capital of Afghanistan's central Uruzgan Province, said officials on Friday. Provincial governor's ...
Taliban militants have blocked the critical Kandahar-Uruzgan highway, leaving the city of Tarin Kot in central Uruzgan Province with few Afghan enforcements and dwindling supplies. Several police checkpoints on the highway have fallen to the Taliban ...
An Australian diplomat who spent a year in southern Afghanistan alongside Australian troops says the mission was not carried out in vain, despite reports that the extremist force is threatening to regain power in parts of Uruzgan. Iain "Fred" Campbell ...
An airstrike hit at least one convoy delivering aid to a rebel-held town in Syria, part of a barrage of bombings that local residents said began shortly after the Syrian regime announced that a cease-fire had expired.
Kabul, Afghanistan - A misdirected U.S. airstrike killed at least eight Afghan police officers in the hard-pressed southern province of Oruzgan, Afghan officials said Monday. Taliban insurgents have taken control of much of the ... Afghan officials ...
Last September, Taliban insurgents briefly captured Kunduz City, the first time they overran an Afghan provincial capital since the group was ousted from power in 2001.
The father of the man suspected of engineering the bombs found in New York City and New Jersey on Saturday told police in 2014 that his son was a "terrorist," briefly opening an FBI investigation, the New York Times reports.
Trucks holding enough supplies to feed 40,000 people for a month have been stuck in the Turkish city of Cilvegozu, unable to reach Aleppo's starving residents.
Kabul, Afghanistan -- An Afghan official said at least eight Afghan police officers were killed in two U.S. airstrikes in southern Uruzgan Province in what was apparently a friendly-fire accident. Rahimullah Khan, a provincial operational commander ...
A hospital run by Doctors without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was in ruins after it was bombed in an errant American airstrike in 2015.
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says at least eight Afghan police officers have been killed in two U.S. airstrikes in southern Uruzgan Province in what was apparently a friendly-fire incident. Rahimullah Khan, a provincial operational ...
An airstrike hit at least one convoy delivering aid to a rebel-held town in Syria, part of a barrage of bombings that local residents said began shortly after the Syrian regime announced that a cease-fire had expired.


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