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Afghan army's rusty tank relics still roll into battle




The Taliban reportedly took control of an area of Faryab province; 31 Taliban fighters and nine policemen are said to have been killed in three days of fighting. A Taliban suicide bomber killed five foreign security guards in an attack at Camp Gibson in Kabul. Security forces killed a Taliban shadow district governor and 13 fighters in Badakhshan.




Medal of Honor recipient: Award is for fallen brothers




US Mentors Prepare to Let Afghan Forces Go It Alone




Al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar

In the first edition of its new online newsletter, Al Nafir, al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The move is likely a response to the Islamic State's claim that it rules over a caliphate with its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, serving as the new caliph. Last week, al Qaeda released a video of Osama bin Laden discussing his oath of allegiance to Mullah Omar.


The US killed 15 Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Logar. The strike was said to have been carried out by a drone. The Taliban killed two people in a motorcycle bombing in Logar.




Some lawmakers want Obama to rethink Afghanistan drawdown plan




US military did not seek full pullout from Afghanistan in 2017




Terror Group Back on the Offensive in Afghanistan




Four Taliban fighters were killed while launching rocket attacks on Kabul International Airport. The Interior Ministry accused the Haqqani Network and Pakistan's military intelligence service of directing the Kabul attack. The Taliban killed two civilians in a rocket attack in Kunar. General Dunford warned that al Qaeda is likely to return in force to Afghanistan.




Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of letting Haqqani militants escape crackdown




Explosions, gunfire heard near Kabul airport




US Watchdog Urges Delaying Delivery of More Cargo Aircraft to Afghan Military




In Taliban heartland where US once fought, Afghan forces triumph -- for now




Marine captain refused to leave Afghan interpreter behind




Fifteen Taliban fighters and seven security personnel were killed in fighting in Laghman. Ten Taliban and seven policemen were killed in clashes in Ghor. The Taliban killed eight civilians in an IED attack in Kandahar and two Afghan soldiers in a bombing in Nangarhar.




Pakistan Claims Win Against Militants Along Afghan Border, but Enemy Slips Away




The Taliban killed six de-miners in an attack on a convoy in Herat and a general in a magnetic mine attack in Kabul. The European Union said the results of the presidential election must be audited. The United Nations said civilian casualties are the highest they have been since 2009.




Karzai agrees to UN proposal for the audit of 3.5 million votes




Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?