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Photo of Mullah Sangeen in coffin published on jihadist forum

Commanders were warned of Camp Bastion weaknesses before Taliban attack

Security forces killed 11 Taliban fighters during an operation in Helmand. The Taliban killed an "intelligence attorney" in an IED attack in Kunar.

Haqqani Network said to name successor to Mullah Sangeen

Bilal Zadran is said to have replaced Mullah Sangeen Zadran, who is thought to have been killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan in early September.

Two Marine Corps Generals Are Forced to Retire Over Fatal Security Breach

The government claimed it retook a district in Badakhshan from the Taliban; the Taliban claimed they are still in control of the district. Police claimed to have killed 25 Taliban fighters in Helmand and 10 more in Helmand. The Taliban killed two policemen and three civilians in Herant, and a policeman in Balkh.

The Taliban seized control of the Karan wa Munjan district center in Badakhshan; Afghan security forces claimed to have regained control of the district. A suicide bomber killed four people in an attack outside a security headquarters in Marja in Helmand. Security forces captured a Taliban commander in Herat and 73 fighters in Wardak.

At American University of Kabul, a foreboding about the future as US pullout deadline nears

Afghan Senators Claim Local Officials Submit Fudged Security Reports

Afghan MoFA Unable to Contact Baradar Due to "Time Crunch"

US drones target Haqqani Network in North Waziristan strike

Three Haqqani network fighters were killed in the attack, which took place in the same town where Mullah Sangeen Zadran is rumored to have been killed in another drone strike earlier this month.

Ahmed Abdi Godane: the new 'Mad Mullah' bent on jihad

How Afghanistan will be paying for Western errors for years to come

A suicide bomber killed two Afghans in an attack outside a district center in Paktika. Five civilians were killed in two separate IED attacks in Ghazni and Uruzgan. The military said 14 Taliban fighters were killed in fighting in Wardak and Paktika.

Steeped in ancient mysticism, passion of Sufis infuriates Taliban

The Taliban killed four civilians in an IED attack in Kandahar and a US soldier in an insider attack in Paktia, and kidnapped four Afghan soldiers in Kunduz. A suicide bomber killed only himself in an attack in the capital of Helmand. Security forces detained a Taliban commander in Sar-i-Pul.

Pentagon Contractor Used Iran for Project

Afghan Taliban vows justice for communist regime mass killers

The Taliban killed 11 border policemen in Kandahar, two ISAF soldiers in the east, and an intelligence official in Kunduz. Also in Kandahar, an Afghan policeman killed five of his colleagues. Afghan officials said that security forces killed 27 Taliban fighters in Farah, 12 in Kapisa, and four more in Nangarhar. "Gunmen" kidnapped five election officials in Faryab.

An Afghan soldier killed three US Special Forces troops in an attack at a base in Paktia. The Afghan military claimed that 15 Taliban fighters, including a district shadow governor, were killed in Kapisa. The US killed a Taliban commander and three fighters in an airstrike in Kunar. The Taliban freed seven Afghan soldiers who were captured during an ambush last week in Badakhshan.