Taliban fighters carried out a series of coordinated attacks across the embattled southern Afghan city of Kandahar Saturday a campaign that Afghan President Hamid Karzai characterized as “revenge” for the death of Osama bin Laden. Insurgents first assaulted the provincial governor’s palace with rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire and then launched a series of strikes across the city on the headquarters of the Afghan National Police and the Transportation Police, on Police Sub-station One as well as various other Afghan National Security Force and International Security and Assistance Force buildings in both Kandahar city and in the Arghandab River Valley, ISAF reported.
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A little over a year ago, Kandahar province, like much of southern Afghanistan, was overwhelmed with Taliban fighters and underpatrolled by NATO troops. U.S
Hamid Karzai is lonely. He is huddled, as always, deep inside his presidential palace in Kabul, protected by towering stone walls, growling dogs and U.S
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 […]
An inquiry into the crash of a British aircraft in Afghanistan three years ago calls the accident “preventable,” citing a loss of focus on safety in an effort to save money for the armed forces, the defense secretary said Wednesday.
The most dangerous threat for U.S. troops in Afghanistan has come from roadside bombs — often referred to as IEDs, short for improvised explosive devices.
Determining the amount of troops necessary to win a war is never an easy decision for a commander in chief and his military commanders if history is any guide.
Paid for with U.S. dollars, Afghanistan’s Highway 1 was supposed to symbolize a path toward a bright future when it was repaved five years ago.