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Kandahar Afghanistan

The Great Taliban Escape

GQ | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

It took years to lock them up. Hundreds of enemy fighters captured during some of the fiercest combat of the war. But then, one night last spring, as ...

Suspected Insurgents Open Fire On Investigators Of Afghanistan Shooting Massacre, Officials Say

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

By Rob Taylor and Mirwais Harooni KABUL, March 13 (Reuters) - Suspected insurgents opened fire on Tuesday on senior Afghan investigators of the mas...

Mayor Of Kandahar Assassinated By Suicide Bomber, Say Afghan Officials

AP | Associated Press | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An assassin struck at the heart of President Hamid Karzai's political machine in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, killing...

Forces Halt 'Most Ambitious' Taliban Attack Since Offensive Declared

AP | By MIRWAIS KHAN and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 07.08.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan security forces on Sunday killed a few insurgents who had barricaded themselves inside a hotel in the southern city of...

Jeff Muskus

Nation Building: Roads, Laws, Cops, Jobs And The Challenges Of The Afghan Surge | Jeff Muskus | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- "Take a look at this," Tom Symalla says, reaching down to yank at a piece of gravel poking out from the surface of Morghan Ro...

Bomb blast outside Afghan Nato base

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A car bomb exploded outside a small Nato military base in Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan today, police said. ...

Troops Prepare For Major New Drive In Afghanistan

New York Times | THOM SHANKER, HELENE COOPER and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Small bands of elite American Special Operations forces have been operating with increased intensity for several weeks in Kandahar, southern Afghanist...

Afghans Must Embrace US Troops by Day, Taliban by Night

Paul Jay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Jay

Mohammed Junaid, a research scholar of Pashtun decent, says the people of Kandahar are caught between the US army and Taliban; they will not support the US offensive.

Petraeus Not the Only One Fatigued by Afghanistan

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, it became glaringly obvious that "success" in Afghanistan, if it's even still achievable, will take far longer than July 2011.

Kandahar Bursts McChrystal's Counterinsurgency Bubble (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In case you hadn't heard, the next stop in General McChrystal's counterinsurgency plan is Kandahar, the ideological heart of the Taliban. Using the sp...

Afghanistan Bicycle Bomb Kills 13

AP | AMIR SHAH and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A bomb concealed on a bicycle killed 13 people Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, as the Pentagon's top military officer said NATO force...

Afghan Casualties

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


U.S. Supporters In Afghanistan Targeted, Assassinated By Taliban

Washington Post | Joshua Partlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- The Wolesi family was everything the American military cannot afford to lose. ... But with a dozen bullets last month, the ...

Lethal bombing in Kandahar

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bomber kills himself and eight others in southern Afghani city of Kandahar....

Afghanistan troop surge enlarges U.S. military footprint | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A U.S. soldier in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photo: Flickr user USArmy Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to Malaysia,...

Afghans condemn 'civilian deaths'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

International forces reject Kabul's claims amid deadly attacks in Khost and Kandahar....

Human Rights Watch: US Not Doing Enough To Prevent Afghan Civilian Deaths

AP | AMIR SHAH and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Human Rights Watch accused the U.S. military of not doing enough to reduce civilian casualties during battles in Afghanistan and called ...

Afghanistan War: The West's 'Fatal Mistakes'

The Independent | Patrick Cockburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After seven long years in which it seemed a sideshow to the bigger conflict in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan has reached a critical point. The US must ...