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ISAF confirms Taliban downing of US helicopter in Zabul

It is unclear if the downing of the US Blackhawk in Zabul province, which killed six US soldiers, was caused by RPGS or "if the low-flying aircraft set off a bomb hidden on the ground." Last year, the Islamic Jihad Union tested an anti-helicopter fragmentation mine with the intent of bringing down an Apache.

Report: December helo crash that killed 6 in Afghanistan blamed on enemy

Small troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014: White House

Gates: US tried to oust Karzai in 'failed putsch'

Taliban killings in Pakistani city may be part of pattern

Three members of a Taliban suicide assault team and a policeman were killed during an attack on a police station in the capital of Helmand. Two ISAF soldiers and a civilian were killed in a helicopter crash in the east. The government will free 72 of the 88 Taliban prisoners deemed by the US to be major security risks.

Taliban Commander Released From Bagram A Year Ago

Afghan president: Release prisoners US wanted held

Afghan Islamic Scholars Show Divide Over BSA

Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama's leadership in 'Duty'

US adds Afghan Taliban deputy shadow governor to terrorist list

Qari Saifullah, whom the State Department described as a "Taliban shadow deputy governor and an operational commander in Zabul Province," also supports al Qaeda in southern Afghanistan.

Iraq a bloody lesson for Zero Option in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber killed three Afghan Local Police officers in Ghazni. The Taliban killed four people in a rocket attack in Helmand. Security forces captured a young female suicide bomber in Helmand. The government will free 88 prisoners at Bagram despite US objections that they are members of the Taliban.

Afghan officials claimed that five Pakistanis were among 15 Taliban fighters killed in Ghazni; the Taliban claimed two Taliban fighters and six policemen were killed. The Taliban killed five civilians in a rocket attack in Helmand.

A Taliban suicide assault team killed an ISAF soldier in an attack on a base in Nangarhar; all seven Taliban fighters were killed during the attack. A suicide bomber killed an Afghan Local Police commander and a police officer in Ghazni City. The Taliban killed three policemen in an IED attack in Nangarhar. Security forces killed a Taliban commander in Kandahar and 11 fighters in operations throughout the country.

Afghanistan's Worsening, and Baffling, Hunger Crisis

Taliban suicide assault team kills ISAF soldier in eastern Afghanistan

Security forces gunned down the suicide assault team before it penetrated security at the base in Nangarhar. The Taliban took credit for the attack.

Turning border police into lifesavers in Afghanistan's remotest places

Afghan Officials Rethink Poppy Strategy

The Taliban killed six people in a bombing at a market in Logar. Police killed four Taliban fighters while repelling a complex assault in Ghazni. Security forces captured a would-be suicide bomber and an associate during a raid in Nangarhar.