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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.