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Roadside Bombs Kill 17 in Afghanistan, Say Officials

Reuters | By Abdul Malik | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

LASHKAR GAH, July 29 (Reuters) - Roadside mines killed 17 civilians in southern Afghanistan on Friday when a minibus and a tractor separately hit expl...

Multiple Policemen Killed, 2 People Beheaded In Afghan Violence

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, July 18 (Reuters) - Seven Afghan policemen were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the southern city of Lashkar Gah ...

Security Transition in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced that local security forces will take over control in the provinces of Bamiyan, Panjshir, and much of Kabul, from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) beginning in July.

Battle Tanks for Afghanistan: Will They Do Any Good?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

It is true that Americans are desperate to flush out the Taliban and their patience is running thin, however it is not a good idea to wipe out an entire village and further escalate the public backlash.

Taliban Hold Sway in Marja Despite U.S. Offensive, Farmers Say

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Farmers from the district of Marja, which since February has been the focus of the largest American-led military operation in Afghanistan, are fleeing...

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...

Taking Stock

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

Whitney Azoy questioned the notion of Afghan statehood as an artificial construct whose contiguous border doesn't translate into a nation-state in any of its languages.

3 Americans Killed In Afghanistan, NATO says

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Two U.S. service members and one U.S. employee were killed Friday in eastern Afghanistan, pushing the American death toll this month to ...

Taliban Continues To Cast Shadow Over Helmand

The Independent | Jerome Starkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Their homes have been destroyed, their schools have been closed and all three know friends and family who have been killed in the fighting. Helmand, t...