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In 2010, I deployed to Wardak province, Afghanistan, as a scout platoon leader. It was beautiful. ... When I saw an opportunity to do casework at a New York City-based NGO, I volunteered in the hope it was a way to eventually return to the war. The ...
During the Extortion 17 mission, his Chinook helicopter, transporting 31 American troops, was shot out of the sky by Taliban insurgents using a rocket-propelled grenade.

Tajik told RT that he used to accompany US Marines on walking patrols in the town of Marjah in Helmand province, providing the Americans not only with interpreter services, but also insight into local culture.
November 1994 - The Taliban seize the City of Kandahar. September 1996 - The capital, Kabul, ... December 11, 2007 - Afghan troops backed by NATO recapture the provincial town of Musa Qala from Taliban control. October 21, 2008 - Foreign ... September ...
The Taleban have spent many years 'localising' their fight in the north, recruiting local fighters and commanders and keying in to Afghan Uzbek madrassa networks in Pakistan and the north. That drive has paid off; in the Uzbek-majority provinces of ...
Afghans who have traveled to Mazar-e-Sharif city, the capital of Balkh province, for Nawroz celebrations have said they are satisfied with security measures in place in the northern city ahead of the start of the new solar year. However, they called on ...

NEW YORK - Afghan government forces, the Taliban and other parties to the country's conflict have repeatedly targeted medical facilities and staff, negatively impacting children's health, Watchlist on children and Armed Conflict said in a new report ...
Over 100 dead after avalanches hit Pak-Afghan border. Kabul, 12 hours, 24 minutes ago ... Mohamaddi said that most of the victims were women and children, and that deaths were reported in the provinces of eastern Nuristan, northern Parwan, Sar-e-Pul ...
As severe weather gripped Afghanistan on Sunday, officials reported dozens of people killed in avalanches around the country that have also closed almost all key highways.
Recent snowfalls in the area have largely cut off access to the provincial capital, Ghazni city, said other council members.
The Afghanistan anti-corruption Network said in a report that militant groups last year received at least $46 million from minerals and precious stones illegally exported from eastern Nangarhar province to neighboring Pakistan. The report said ... FILE ...
November 1994 - The Taliban seizes the City of Kandahar. September 1996 - The capital, Kabul, ... December 11, 2007 - Afghan troops backed by NATO recapture the provincial town of Musa Qala from Taliban control. October 21, 2008 - Foreign ... September ...
The daily TAZ reported on 24 January that "several of the young men came from Kabul or the western Afghan city of Herat, while others came from the unsafe provinces of Logar, Kunar, Kapisa or Wardak." Among them were many "who spoke German and in ...
(According to one account, he had died of tuberculosis at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan; others reported that he was buried in the southern Afghan province of Zabul.) Yet Din Mohammed was determined to carry on as planned, and convened his team at ...
Campaigners are calling for the Afghan government to follow through on promises to change parts of Afghanistan's penal code that they argue actually serves to legimitise violence against women. Article 398 of the Afghan penal code states that a man who ...
"When we end this war," Obama continued, the country could focus on advancing energy policy, universal health care, fighting global poverty and completing the mission in Afghanistan - where Obama saw a more legitimate battleground against terrorists ...
Hussain Moin, a monitoring and investigation coordinator at the Afghanistan Independent human rights Commission (AIHRC) told newsmen, adding that this is a big concern for them.

The story's beginning was on September 29, 2012 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, where Franz sustained five gunshot wounds from Afghan National Army soldiers. Franz was flown to a military hospital in Germany and on October 12, 2012 ...
In a separate development, a key local Taliban commander named Lal Zada was killed and three militants captured when Afghan Crisis Response Unit (CRU) launched a special operation in Jalriz district of eastern Wardak province Friday night, the Interior ...
The couple has been held by the Haqqani militant group, a Taliban faction that seized them in late 2012 as they were backpacking in Wardak province near Kabul. Coleman was pregnant at the time with their first child. ... 4 Venezuela looting: Crowds ...
Yet the issue that is most likely to be the first real foreign policy crisis of the Trump administration is the one that received no discussion at all during the presidential debates - Afghanistan. Remember Afghanistan? The longest war in U.S. history ...
Taliban fighters on Wednesday cut the highway linking the Afghan capital to the southern City of Kandahar, following an attack on the main town of Wardak province to the west of Kabul, officials said. The attack on Maidan Shahr, about 45 km (28 miles ...
Kabul, Afghanistan - The U.S. general in charge of the war in Afghanistan is very concerned about casualty rates among Afghan Security Forces, and he says some of the fault lies directly with the Afghan leadership. "We are very concerned about the ...
Kabul: A US-funded programme to train and arm community members in Afghanistan's most dangerous regions as a way to defend against the Taliban has begun, the country's interior minister said on Saturday.
In Afghanistan, Maisam and his parents had a small farm with 39 sheep and a few donkeys. They lived in a place called Sanglakh in Wardak province. When Taliban fighters started harassing Maisam while he watched over the sheep, his parents knew it was ...
One of the much-awaited steps would be the arrival of Hekmatyar in Kabul and his meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Dr Abdullah and arrangements for his stay in the city. It seems this won't happen until his name and those of his colleagues ...
US Army medic Staff Sergeant Rahkeem Francis with Charlie Company, 6-101 Combat aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, treats an Afghan boy with a broken leg onboard a medevac helicopter near the town of Marjah in Helmand province, August 19, ...
Kabul: A US-funded programme to train and arm community members in Afghanistan's most dangerous regions as a way to defend against the Taliban has begun, the country's interior minister said on Saturday.
In Afghanistan, Maisam and his parents had a small farm with 39 sheep and a few donkeys. They lived in a place called Sanglakh in Wardak province. When Taliban fighters started harassing Maisam while he watched over the sheep, his parents knew it was ...
One of the much-awaited steps would be the arrival of Hekmatyar in Kabul and his meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Dr Abdullah and arrangements for his stay in the city. It seems this won't happen until his name and those of his colleagues ...
US Army medic Staff Sergeant Rahkeem Francis with Charlie Company, 6-101 Combat aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, treats an Afghan boy with a broken leg onboard a medevac helicopter near the town of Marjah in Helmand province, August 19, ...
US Army medic Staff Sergeant Rahkeem Francis with Charlie Company, 6-101 Combat aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, treats an Afghan boy with a broken leg onboard a medevac helicopter near the town of Marjah in Helmand province, August 19, ...
"The commuters were abducted in Jalrez district and reason for the abduction is unknown," Mohamed Sardar Bakhtyari, a provincial council member in Wardak, said yesterday adding that no efforts have been made to release those kidnapped yet.
(CNN) -- Here's a look at Operation Enduring Freedom, which began on October 7, 2001 with allied air strikes on Taliban and al Qaeda targets.
The peace deal signed today by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-e Islami, and President Ashraf Ghani, has been hailed by the Afghan government as the first major peace achievement of the last fifteen years. .... or other iterations of government ...
At least six members of the Haqqani network, including two senior commanders, involved in a brutal suicide attack on the convoy of Afghan police cadets in June have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan's central Maidan Wardak province. The ...
Heavy fighting in Aleppo Sunday, via Reuters: "Heavy fighting took place in different sectors of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday as rebels assaulted two government strongholds in the city's northwest and south, a monitor of the war said ...
Five years ago, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter carrying 38 people - mostly Navy Seals based out of Virginia Beach - was shot down by enemy combatants in Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. All on board were killed. It is the deadliest single ...
In February, a Swedish aid group reported Afghan and international forces entering one of their clinics in the eastern province of Maidan Wardak. That raid, according to the Swedish Committee of Afghanistan, led to the execution of three people by ...
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 230 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority.
Kabul (Reuters) - suicide bombers hit a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and wounding 142, officials said.
Wajeeta and her family were driving from Kabul, the capital, to the eastern province of Paktia when their car was struck by a roadside bomb that was believed to have been intended for a local tribal elder.
An Afghan intelligence source told the BBC that an IS commander named Abo Ali had sent three jihadists from the Achen district of Nangarhar province to carry out the Kabul attack. The interior ... A large part of Kabul's city centre had been sealed off ...
The government says the project already guarantees ample power to the provinces of Bamyan and Wardak, west of Kabul, where many Hazaras live, and denies accusations that it disadvantages Hazara people, a mainly Shia minority.
As investigators in Kabul and Ghor tried to piece the episode together, the conversation about her life and death once again brought to the fore the issue of child marriage and women's rights in Afghanistan. Despite years of effort to advance women's ...
Kabul. Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday (23/07) that killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority.
Kabul. Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday (23/07) that killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority.
Afghan protesters shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Kabul on July 23, 2016. Thousands of minority Hazaras demonstrated in Kabul on July 23, demanding that a key power transmission line pass through their electricity-starved ...
Kabul (Reuters) - suicide bombers hit a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and wounding 142, officials said.
The government says the project already guarantees ample power to the provinces of Bamyan and Wardak, west of Kabul, where many Hazaras live, and denies accusations that it disadvantages Hazara people, a mainly Shia minority.


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