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Women in Afghan Army Overcome Opposition, Threats

By Josh Smith KABUL, Nov 5 – Kabul’s military training academy is churning out classes of enthusiastic women to serve in Afghanistan’s army, but the realities of rising violence and a conservative society make the future for the young recruits far from certain. Some of the nearly 150 women training to be officers in the

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Angry Mourners Bury Victims of Air Strike in Afghanistan

By Sardar Razmal KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Nov 4 – Hundreds of mourners gathered on Friday to bury more than 30 civilians killed in an air strike called in to protect Afghan and U.S. forces during a raid on suspected Taliban militants outside the northern city of Kunduz. There was an angry mood in Buz Kandahari, the

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Taliban Resist Afghan Forces’ Counterattack in Northern City of Kunduz

KABUL, Oct 4  РPockets of Taliban fighters held out overnight against Afghan government forces in the northern city of Kunduz, a police official said on Tuesday, a day after the militants pushed deep into the city centre. Taliban militants slipped past government defences early on Monday and occupied or attacked central areas of Kunduz,

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Taliban Fighters Enter Northern Afghan City of Kunduz

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Oct 3 –¬†Taliban fighters pushed into the centre of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday, taking control of the central intersection where they raised their flag a year ago in their biggest success of the 15-year-old conflict. Witnesses and police said the insurgents, who entered the city in the early hours,

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Twelve Afghan Soldiers Killed in Their Sleep by Fellow Troops

By Sadar Razmal KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Sept 27 ¬†– As many as 12 Afghan soldiers were killed in their sleep by comrades in an outpost near the northern city of Kunduz, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest so-called “insider attack”. Two soldiers with suspected links to the Taliban fled and joined the insurgents after

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Taliban Make Further Gains in Afghan North

KABUL, Aug 20 – The Afghan Taliban captured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz on Saturday, forcing troops to retreat to the provincial capital which fell briefly to the insurgents last year, officials said. Fighting has sharply escalated in Afghanistan since the insurgency started spreading from its traditional strongholds in the south

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Gunmen Kill Nine, Kidnap 170 Passengers from Afghan Buses

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, May 31 – Gunmen in Afghanistan killed nine bus passengers and kidnapped 170 on Tuesday outside the northern city of Kunduz in an attack blamed on Taliban insurgents, a provincial official said. The attackers stopped three buses on a road and ordered the passengers out, shot dead nine of them and kidnapped the

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U.S. Strike on Afghan Hospital in 2015 Not a War Crime: Pentagon

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, April 30 – A deadly U.S. air strike in Afghanistan last year that destroyed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders did not amount to a war crime but was caused by human error, equipment failure and other factors, a U.S. military report released on Friday concluded. Forty-two people were killed

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With Kunduz in Crosshairs Again, Afghan Forces Draw on Past Mistakes

By Josh Smith KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, April 27 – Bullet-ridden bunkers and signposts shredded by rockets bear witness to dozens of Taliban attacks this month on police posts around Kunduz, the northern Afghan city that fell briefly in September in the insurgents’ biggest victory to date. Unlike that short yet humiliating blow to Afghan security forces

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Heavy Fighting Continues in Afghan City Kunduz

By Feroz Sultani KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, April 17 – Afghan forces fought back a renewed series of attacks on Kunduz, killing dozens of Taliban fighters, officials said on Sunday as insurgent forces stepped up their bid to retake the northern city that they captured briefly last year. The attack on Kunduz, involving hundreds of insurgent fighters,

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