UN: Afghan opium production down Opium production has dropped significantly in Afghanistan, in large part because of a plant infection in the country’s war-torn south, a U.N. report said on Thursday. “This is good news but there is no room for false optimism; the market may again become lucrative for poppy-crop growers so we have […]
A British-led NATO military operation meant to clear the Taliban from parts of Afghanistan has succeeded, the British military said Monday. The military launched Operation Panther’s Claw to flush the Taliban from parts of southern Helmand Province before Afghan elections next month. Major fighting is mostly over, but a part of the operation that calls for the British military to retain a presence there is ongoing.
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Two U.S. Marines died Monday during a "hostile incident" in southern Afghanistan, the U.S.
The British military marked a grim milestone Friday as the number of troops killed in Afghanistan surpassed the death toll in Iraq.
The commander of the U.S. Marines conducting a push against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan said Wednesday that more Afghan security forces are needed to do the job.
British troops killed a "most dangerous" Taliban leader responsible for the deaths of two British service members and likely hundreds of civilians, the defense ministry said Tuesday. Mullah Mansur is described as “one of the most dangerous Taliban leaders in Helmand,” the province where British troops are based.
Thirty armed militants were killed on Thursday during a fight with troops in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said