Recent News Headlines : International Security Assistance Force

AFGHAN FORCES RECAPTURE SITE OF VILLAGE 'MASSACRE'


Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry, said its forces had pushed the Taliban out of the village on Monday afternoon... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 35

'MORTAR ATTACK KILLS 13 CIVILIANS' IN FARYAB PROVINCE


Dilawer said it was not clear whether the Taliban or Afghan security forces targeted the house in Dawlat Abad district... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 697

ERIK PRINCE'S AFGHANISTAN PLAN COULD BOOST HIS COMPANY -- AND CHINA


In addition to calling for more private security contractors in Afghanistan, Prince is advocating a 90-plane private air force that would provide air support..... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 126

DOZENS OF AFGHANS KILLED IN REMOTE SAR-E PUL PROVINCE


Were brutally shot and killed in the province's predominately Shia village of Mirzawalang after Taliban fighters captured it on Saturday... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 256

BURQA-CLAD TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBER TARGETS NATO IN AFGHANISTAN


Georgian soldier and two Afghan civilians killed after suicide bomber dressed as woman rams motorbike into convoy... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 102

TALIBAN BOMBER KILLS 2 AMERICANS IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN


Kandahar, once the seat of Taliban power, had remained relatively quiet in recent years even as the Taliban made inroads in surrounding provinces... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 398

IRAQI EMBASSY IN AFGHANISTAN ATTACKED ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY


Just last week, at least 24 people, including 18 employees of the Ministry of Mines, were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Kabul... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 624

GUN BATTLE AND SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHAN CAPITAL


Afghan police say a suicide attack has taken place outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 957

AFGHAN FORCES CAPTURE TAYWARA DISTRICT FROM TALIBAN


Afghan security forces have recaptured a district in central Afghanistan that had fallen to the Taliban five days ago, officials said... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 1588

ANALYSIS | TRUMP'S CRUDE VIEW OF AFGHANISTAN WON'T SOLVE U.S.'S LONGEST-RUNNING WAR


The Trump administration's open-ended commitment to Afghanistan effectively buys America more time to keep making the same mistakes... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 441

KABUL SUICIDE CAR BOMB: 24 KILLED IN AFGHAN CAPITAL


Kabul has seen a number of deadly attacks this year blamed on the Taliban or so-called Islamic State... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 940

U.S. KILLS 12 AFGHAN POLICE IN AIRSTRIKE AMID VIOLENT CLASHES WITH TALIBAN


He said they had recaptured the post from the Taliban when the airstrike occurred... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 620

US STRIKE KILLS 16 AFGHAN POLICEMEN IN HELMAND PROVINCE


The surge helped Afghan security forces, backed by US air strikes, recapture Nawa district in Helmand six months ago... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 0

US STRIKE KILLS 16 AFGHAN POLICEMEN IN HELMAND PROVINCE


The surge helped Afghan security forces, backed by US air strikes, recapture Nawa district in Helmand six months ago... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 0

'WE ARE NOT WINNING IN AFGHANISTAN RIGHT NOW'


'We are not winning in Afghanistan right now' The deaths of Afghan police came amid increased fighting in Helmand, a southern province... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 3218

US AIRSTRIKE KILLS 16 AFGHAN POLICEMEN IN HELMAND AS TALIBAN LEADER'S SON BELIEVED DEAD IN SUICIDE ATTACKA


This follows the news that the son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in Helmand... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 86

U.S. AIRSTRIKE KILLS AT LEAST 9 AFGHAN POLICE; PERSONNEL MAY HAVE BEEN MISTAKEN FOR TALIBAN


The airstrike took place in the Gereshk district of Helmand province, where U.S. and Afghan forces have been locked in fierce fighting with the Taliban... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 386

PENTAGON OFFERS CONDOLENCES AFTER US AIRSTRIKE KILLS 12 AFGHAN POLICE OFFICERS


An errant US airstrike has killed 12 Afghan National Police officers who were fighting the Taliban and wounded two others... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 2

ERRANT U.S. AIRSTRIKE KILLS 12 AFGHAN POLICE PERSONAL


Abdul Ghafar Safi said Saturday the death toll in Friday's airstrike was determined after a site inspection of the compound in Gereshk District of Helmand province... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 14

AFGHAN FILES EXPOSE DEADLY SECRETS OF AUSTRALIA'S SPECIAL FORCES


Secret defence force documents obtained by the ABC give an unprecedented insight into the clandestine operations of Australia's elite special forces in Afghanistan... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 5952

AFGHAN FORCES TAKE KEY HELMAND DISTRICT FROM TALIBAN


The battle to recapture the district had been fierce, with more than 50 Taliban fighters killed and five security forces wounded, he said... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 0

AFGHAN OFFICIAL: TALIBAN FIRE ROCKET AT CIVILIAN CAR, KILL 4 STUDENTS


KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan official says the Taliban have fired a rocket at a civilian vehicle, killing four students in the northern province of Faryab... READ MORE

7th July, 2017 0

AFGHAN WAR WILL END ONLY WHEN NATO LEAVES, SAYS TALIBAN LEADER


That conflict killed more than 50,000 civilians and gave rise to the Taliban... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 0

SUICIDE CAR BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN KILLS 29


Afghan men carry a victim of a powerful car bomb in the capital of Helmand province on Thursday... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 3

AFGHANISTAN SUICIDE BLAST: AT LEAST 29 FEARED DEAD FOLLOWING CAR EXPLOSION OUTSIDE BANK IN HELMAND PROVINCE


Speaking to the Associated Press, Lashkargah health director Haji Moladad Tobagar said that the hospital received 25 bodies after the attack, as well as 60 wounded... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 111

AFGHAN BOMBING HITS WORKERS LINED UP FOR PAY, KILLING OVER 20


There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban insurgents who dominate most of the province have frequently initiated suicide bombings in the capital... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 71

29 DEAD AFTER CAR BOMB HITS AFGHAN BANK IN RESTIVE HELMAND PROVINCE, GOVERNOR SAYS


The Defense Department is finalizing plans to send more troops to Afghanistan where there are now 8,400 U.S. forces... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 306

DEADLY CAR BOMB HITS AFGHANISTAN'S LASHKAR GAH


At least 60 people were wounded in the attack outside the New Kabul Bank branch and most of the casualties were civilians, Hayaullah Hayat said... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2206

AFGHAN OFFICIAL: GUNMEN ON MOTORCYCLE KILL DISTRICT CHIEF


AKBUL, Afghanistan AP -- An Afghan official says a district chief has been shot and killed in western Nimroz province by gunmen riding on a motorcycle... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 0

TRUMP LETS PENTAGON SET AFGHANISTAN TROOP LEVELS


Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels US official... READ MORE

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Trending News Headlines : International Security Assistance Force

AFGHAN CIVILIANS KILLED IN NATO AIR STRIKE IN KUNDUZ


The air raids on Thursday were in support of US and Afghan forces during an attack targeting senior Taliban commanders, according to provincial spokesman Mahmood Danish... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 10399

140 SOLDIERS KILLED IN TALIBAN ATTACK ON AFGHAN BASE OFFICIAL SAYS


140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official Says... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 10079

US ADMITS AIR STRIKES 'LIKELY' KILLED AFGHAN CIVILIANS


US forces in Afghanistan conceded on Saturday that their air strikes in the northern province of Kunduz had very likely resulted in civilian killings... READ MORE

5th November, 2016 7965

2 U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED BY AFGHAN ARMY SOLDIER IN INSIDER ATTACK


An Afghan army commando turned his weapon on U.S. soldiers Saturday, killing two and injuring two others in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 6466

TWO AMERICANS KILLED IN ATTACK ON BASE IN AFGHANISTAN


A gunman reportedly wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops in Kabul... READ MORE

19th October, 2016 5320

TALIBAN CAPTURES QALA-E-ZAL DISTRICT IN KUNDUZ PROVINCE


More than 16 years after they were driven from power, almost half of the country is either contested or under the control of the Taliban... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 3019

AMERICAN SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN AFGHAN 'INSIDER ATTACK'


Elsewhere in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters attacked a district headquarters in the Kandahar province using a suicide car bomb, said Samim Khpolwak, a spokesman for the governor... READ MORE

19th March, 2017 2979

AFGHANISTAN MOURNS AFTER DEADLY TALIBAN ATTACK ON BASE


President Ashraf Ghani calls for an investigation into the deadliest ever Taliban attack on an Afghan military base... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 2923

AT LEAST 12 AFGHAN SOLDIERS DIE IN 'INSIDER ATTACK'


In recent months, the Taliban have stepped up attacks across the country against Afghan security forces... READ MORE

27th September, 2016 2898

AT LEAST 140 DEAD AFTER TALIBAN ATTACK ON MAJOR AFGHAN ARMY BASE, OFFICIAL SAYS


KABUL -- The nerve center of Afghan and NATO combat activities in northern Afghanistan is a sprawling military base in Balkh Province... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 2808

TALIBAN BOMBER KILLS 4 AMERICANS AT KEY NATO BASE


Last December, a motorcycle-riding Taliban suicide bomber killed six US soldiers near Afghanistan's largest US military base... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 2718

HORRIFIC AFGHANISTAN BOMBING HIGHLIGHTS STALEMATE IN LONGEST U.S. WAR


The violence comes as the White House is weighing a request from military commanders to add more American troops to train and support Afghanistan's security forces... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 2646

BLASTS, GUNFIRE ROCK KABUL, TALIBAN CLAIMS ATTACKS


Explosions and gunfire ring out at security compounds in Kabul, witnesses say, as Taliban claims responsibility... READ MORE

1st March, 2017 2635

MARINES BACK IN AFGHANISTAN FOR JOB THEY THOUGHT WAS DONE


At the peak of the war in southern Afghanistan, more than 20,000 Marines flooded the Taliban stronghold, pushing the insurgents out of several districts in Helmand... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 2475

NATO TROOP INCREASE PLAN DRAWS CRITICISM IN AFGHANISTAN


NATO set to discuss sending more soldiers to Afghanistan, but many in Kabul fear such a move could prolong war... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 2283

TALIBAN CAPTURE KEY AFGHAN DISTRICT; 9 POLICE KILLED


Helmand, which accounts for the bulk of Afghanistan's billion dollar opium crop, is already largely in the hands of the Taliban but the capture of Sangin... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 2101

ROADSIDE BOMB KILLS 11 IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN


Powerful blast destroys a van traveling through restive Helmand province, killing all 11 passengers on board... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 2026

EUROPE MAKES DEAL TO RETURN REFUGEES TO AFGHANISTAN WHERE WAR AWAITS THEM


A leaked European Union memo dated March 3 discussed openly making pledges of aid at this week's conference conditional on Afghanistan's agreement with the repatriation deal... READ MORE

6th October, 2016 1929

FOUR AMERICANS KILLED AND 16 WOUNDED IN AFGHANISTAN SUICIDE BLAST


Taliban claim responsibility for Afghanistan attack at Nato airfield in which Polish service member also wounded as US promises investigation... READ MORE

13th November, 2016 1912

SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK IN HEART OF KABUL KILLS FIVE


READ MORE ISIL expands in Afghan-Pakistan areas, widening attacks ISIL's offshoot in Afghanistan in Pakistan, known as the so-called Khorasan Province, was created in 2015... READ MORE

12th April, 2017 1822

TALIBAN KILL MORE THAN 140 AFGHAN SOLDIERS AT ARMY BASE


At least 140 Afghan soldiers have been killed after Taliban suicide attackers disguised as army personnel targeted a national army base in the north of the country... READ MORE

23rd April, 2017 1522

NATO CHIEF, MERKEL TO DISCUSS AFGHAN TROOP INCREASE


The meeting comes on the heels of a request from military chiefs for more troops to be sent to Afghanistan... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 1474

LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN UNDER THE MILITANTS


Taliban territory Life in Afghanistan under the militants... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 1344

HELMAND: TALIBAN KILL POLICEMEN AND CONFISCATE WEAPONS


Taliban attack on an army post led to intense fighting with Afghan forces in Helmand, causing deaths on both sides... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 1329

THIS IS WHAT'S LEFT AFTER THE 'MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS' HIT AFGHANISTAN


Several hundred yards from the blast site, Afghan soldiers explored a large tunnel dug beneath a home... READ MORE

24th April, 2017 1303

AFGHANISTAN VIOLENCE: DEADLY SUICIDE BOMB HITS KABUL


At least 28 people have been killed and 329 injured in a huge explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul, police and officials say... READ MORE

19th April, 2016 1123

SUICIDE BLAST HITS SOUTHERN AFGHAN CITY UNDER TALIBAN SIEGE; AT LEAST 14 DEAD


Authorities said the bomber and three other insurgents were killed, and Afghan security forces conducted house-to-house searches for any hidden Taliban fighters... READ MORE

10th October, 2016 1100

OBAMAS DILEMMA ON TROOP SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN NOW VEXES TRUMP


And Mr. Trump did not run for office promising to turn around the war in Afghanistan, as Mr. Obama did... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 1030

TROOPS ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE IN AFGHAN FIREFIGHT THAT KILLED 33


On this occasion the Taliban chose to hide amongst civilians and then attacked Afghan and U.S. forces,... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 798

TWO U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN


Two American service members were killed and another two wounded after they came under fire in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, U.S. military officials said... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 782


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