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Afghanistan Says the Taliban's Top Chief Is Dead After a US Drone Strike in Pakistan

The Taliban has not issued a statement to confirm or deny that Mullah Akhtar Mansour is dead, but Afghan officials said the US attack was successful.
Reuters and VICE News
5.22.16
war and conflict

The US Just Tried to Kill the Leader of the Taliban With an Airstrike

The Pentagon said an airstrike in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region targeted Mullah Akhtar Mansour, but his death has not been confirmed.
VICE News
5.21.16
war and conflict

The Taliban Is Running Amok and Killing Policemen in Afghanistan's Opium Heartland

The insurgents, who largely control the Afghan drug trade, are flush with cash and new recruits after the lucrative poppy harvest in Helmand province.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
5.10.16
asia & pacific

Dozens Killed in Kabul in First Taliban Attack of Spring Offensive

At least 28 people were killed and more than 300 injured when Taliban militants detonated a truck bomb and fought a gun battle near a government building during morning rush hour.
VICE News and Reuters
4.19.16
war and conflict

Taliban Takes Credit for Blowing Up Afghan Helicopter in Video Announcing New Offensive

The release of the video comes just three days after the militant group declared the beginning of its fighting season — the time of year when the snow melts and Taliban fighters move to expand their territory.
VICE News
4.15.16
war and conflict

Afghanistan Braces for Tough Fighting Season as Taliban Announces Spring Offensive

'Jihad against the aggressive and usurping infidel army is a holy obligation upon our necks,' said a Taliban statement, as they announced the start of this year's fighting season.
Reuters News Agency
4.12.16
war and conflict

The Taliban Just Completely Trashed the Possibility of Peace Talks in Afghanistan

Talks brokered by Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the US were expected to begin in early March, but the Taliban issued a statement saying it would not participate.
Reuters and VICE News
3.5.16
war and conflict

Suicide Blasts Target Afghan Defense Ministry and Tribal Elder Who Fought the Taliban

At least 20 people were reported killed and many more injured in separate suicide bombings in Kabul and the province of Kunar in eastern Afghanistan.
Reuters and VICE News
2.27.16
enduring freedom

Taliban Captures Key Helmand District After Afghan Forces Decide to Pull Out

The Taliban said it seized armored personnel carriers and other equipment after Afghan forces withdrew from bases in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province.
Reuters News Agency
2.20.16
war and conflict

The Islamic State's 'Voice of the Caliphate' Radio Broadcast Goes Silent After Airstrikes

The terror group crowned its encroachment in Afghanistan by broadcasting on an FM frequency to attract fresh recruits. Residents of Jalalabad said that the station remained quiet on Tuesday, suggesting that it had been destroyed.
VICE News
2.2.16
enduring freedom

Suicide Bomber Attacks Kabul Police Station, Killing 10

The attack was the latest in a series to hit the Afghan capital this year as the Kabul government has pushed to revive a stalled peace process with the Taliban that broke down last year.
Reuters and VICE News
2.1.16
enduring freedom

Rogue Policeman Poisons Then Shoots Dead Ten Afghan Officers

The latest in a long series of attacks by rogue policemen collaborating with insurgents took place at a checkpoint in the Chenartu district of Afghanistan's volatile southern province of Uruzgan.
VICE News and Reuters
1.26.16
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