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Afghanistan

In a Freezing Kabul Refugee Camp, a Former Taliban Commander Turned NATO Ally Says He Was Betrayed

Mohammad Sardar laid down his arms and began working for the Afghan government under a NATO-backed assimilation policy. Now, he says, he has been abandoned by his new employers and branded a traitor by his old.
Guy Smallman
3.16.15
war and conflict

The War in Afghanistan Officially Ended Today — But Not All US Troops Are Coming Home

A small military flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul this morning marked the official end of the US and NATO’s 13-year war in Afghanistan.
Colleen Curry
12.28.14
Drugs

Opium Cartels Are Threatening Afghan Reconstruction Efforts

The latest government watchdog report says the opium trade is a major threat to Afghan reconstruction.
Ben Makuch
10.31.14
Canada

Afghanistan's Kandahar Province Is About to Lose Most of Its Electricity

Like anything else in Afghanistan, renewable energy is taking a back seat to Taliban problems.
Ben Makuch
8.6.14
Afghanistan

Five US Troops Reportedly Killed by Friendly Fire in Afghanistan

Five US soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan yesterday in a possible instance of 'fratricide.'
Alice Speri
6.10.14
war and conflict

Why Have US Drones Targeted So Many Houses in Pakistan?

Drone strikes on residences have been all but forbidden in Afghanistan since 2008. But in Pakistan, houses have been targeted most of all.
Alice K. Ross and Jack Serle
5.23.14
Afghanistan

It’s Spring in Afghanistan, Time for Taliban Fighting Season

The snow is melting, the opium poppy harvest is over, and the Taliban are out for their huge annual offensive, killing 21 people on day one.
Alice Speri
5.12.14
war and conflict

Departing Troops Are Leaving Behind an Explosive Mess in Afghanistan

Afghanistan was on its way to finally become clear of land mines. Then troops started departing, leaving all their shit behind.
Alice Speri
4.19.14
feature docs

Killing Time in Kandahar (Part 1 of 5)

We embedded with the Afghan National Army in Kandahar for their first
VICE News
2.24.14