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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Landmine blast kills 10 Afghan girls

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 02:11pm by AFP

    ... said, however, that the mine was planted by “the enemies of Afghanistan” – a reference to Taliban insurgents – even if it had been in that spot for some time. Since 1989, when the Soviets ... the 1980s war against the Russians, the 1990s civil war and during fighting between the Northern Alliance and the Taliban before they was ousted from power in 2001. The Taliban now plant bombs, ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban kill 44 in attack on Afghanistan courthouse

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 09:10pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Herat Multiple assault raises questions about the Afghans’ ability to secure the country as Nato winds down its combat mission Taliban militants stormed an Afghan ... security forces have been killed in the attack. We have also discovered the bodies of eight attackers, more than 100 people have also been injured.” The governor added a group of Taliban had been ...

  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan leader Hamid Karzai says US, Taliban are colluding

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 06:05pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday accused the Taliban and the US of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops ... trying to appeal to those who sympathise with the Taliban or as a way to gain leverage when he feels his international allies are ignoring his country’s sovereignty. In previous speeches he has ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato base attacked by 'Taliban attackers' in Afghanistan

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 01:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Kandahar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kandahar Taliban insurgents launched a major attack on Sunday, against a Nato base located in an Afghan city airport with car bombs, suicide bombing, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small arms fire. The Taliban claimed insurgents had entered the airport in Jalalabad, near the eastern border with Pakistan, but this was denied by Nato’s ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Kidnapped US doctor rescued from Taliban

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 04:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul US soldiers killed seven Taliban insurgents in a pre-dawn raid to rescue a kidnapped American doctor in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the Nato force ... in a statement. Joseph was abducted on December 5 by Taliban insurgents in the Surobi district of Kabul province. “Today’s mission exemplifies our unwavering commitment to defeating the Taliban,” said ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban likens US Afghan role to Vietnam war

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 03:55pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Kabul The Taliban on Wednesday likened the planned withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan to America’s pullout from Vietnam, calling it a “declare victory and run” ... and other Nato countries have pledged continuing support of the Kabul government. “They want to flee from Afghanistan just as they turned tail and ran from Vietnam,” the Taliban statement said. ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato joint patrols with Afghans back to ‘normal’, says US

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... the Taliban was making headway and credited a US troop surge with turning the tide. President Barack Obama ordered in 33,000 reinforcements in December 2009 and the last of the “surge” troops pulled ... was a real risk that the mission in Afghanistan might very well fail” and that the Taliban would take back power. But he said the insurgency had been weakened and Afghan government forces ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    US soldiers say still focused on Afghan mission

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 03:27pm by Agence France-Presse at Forward Operating Base Shank

    ... and controversies have raged over the burning of Korans and images showing US soldiers urinating on Taliban bodies. Suicides in the US Army rose sharply in July, with 26 soldiers on active duty taking ...

  9. News - World

    Kidnapped doctor rescued by US troops in Afghanistan

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Seven Taliban fighters killed in pre-dawn raid to free medic seized in eastern Afghanistan Kidnapped US doctor rescued by troops US soldiers killed seven Taliban insurgents in a successful pre-dawn raid to rescue a kidnapped American doctor in eastern Afghanistan yesterday. The mission was launched when intelligence showed that Dr Dilip Joseph ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Withdrawal of Western forces from Afghanistan may be speeded up

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... that the Taliban strategy of "green on blue" killings- Afghan security forces turning on their trainers and mentors- had been successful in sapping Western morale. Amid growing pressure ... Rasmussen conceded there may have been some such cases, Nato has clearly concluded from intelligence that the attacks have more to do with a clever Taliban strategy of infiltration of the Afghan ...




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