Afghan Forces, Their Numbers Dwindling Sharply, Face a Resurgent Taliban - New York Times

The Afghan Special Forces, who bear the brunt of the fighting, are overused and exhausted, increasingly deployed for long periods. Credit Noor Mohammad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. KABUL, Afghanistan — Outgunned and surrounded by ...

Pakistan arrests three Afghan Taliban leaders: report - Global Times

Three Afghan Taliban leaders, including Ahmadullah Muti alias Mullah Nanai who served as intelligence chief, were reportedly have been arrested by Pakistani authorities, said local media on Wednesday, citing unnamed Taliban sources. Suleman Agha, the ...

Fifteen Years Into the Afghan War, Do Americans Know the Truth? - Pike County News Watchman

Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. There weren't any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan's post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 ...

Pentagon Metrics on Afghan War are Useless - The Diplomat

What is going on in Afghanistan? After 15 years of U.S. and NATO involvement in the war torn country, many of Afghanistan's cities find themselves surrounded and under siege by a resurgent Taliban force. The train, advise, and assist mission known as ...

Afghan forces retake Kunduz, force out rebels - CCTV

Security forces in Afghanistan have retaken the northern city of Kunduz from Taliban militants on Wednesday. A security official said troops have successfully forced the rebel group out of the city and back to their former bases. He added that the ...

Hundreds of troops deployed in Afghan city after attack - Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)

Afghanistan has deployed hundreds of commandos backed by Nato air strikes in Lashkar Gah to drive Taliban insurgents from the southern city after the militants killed 14 people in a coordinated attack, officials said Tuesday. The assault Monday marked ...

Afghan gov't forces recapture Kunduz city, Taliban runaway - Global Times

Afghan government after days of fierce fighting recaptured the northern Kunduz city on Wednesday, forcing Taliban militants to retreat to their former bases, a senior police official said. "Taliban rebels after suffering huge casualties and leaving ...

Afghan forces clear Kunduz city after 9 days of clashes - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

afghan-forces-clear-kunduz-city The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) cleared the strategic Kunduz city from the presence of the Taliban militants after nine days of intense gun battle, local officials said Wednesday. Provincial ...