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Afghan security forces air attacks kill at least 10 civilians

In air attacks in the province of Badghis in the west of Afghanistan at least ten civilians were killed including women and children. The attacks were carried out by Afghan security forces not the United States.

NATO countries to provide billions more in Afghan military aid

Kabul - Last month it was reported that the United States would try to raise $15 billion to fund Afghan security forces through 2020, but without new conditions to ensure the money is not siphoned off before funding the programs it was meant to finance.

Op-Ed: Afghanistan to remain a western-funded client state

Kabul - While the Afghan security forces may or may not be able to fend off attacks by the Taliban when the 2015 fighting begins next spring, one thing is certain, the Afghan government cannot fund those forces without aid from the US and others.

Op-Ed: Taliban targets Afghan security forces, government offices

Kabul - One day after President Obama's national security speech, the Taliban targeted a UN compound, which killed one Afghan police officer, a Nepali guard, while another ten were wounded. The attack is part of the Taliban's spring offensive.

Taliban spring offensive targets Afghan Security and NATO forces

Kabul - After a relatively calm start this year, which saw few NATO and US casualties, the Taliban have started their spring offensive, targeting NATO and Afghan Security Forces. The past week has been particularly bloody with a car bomb attack in Kabul.

Afghanistan: Suicide bombers kill 18 in separate attacks

Kabul - Suicide bombers killed 18 people, including one police officer in two separate incidents, in Afghanistan on Saturday morning. One blast was near the Defense Ministry in Kabul and the other in Khost province.The bombings coincide with Chuck Hagel's visit.

Taliban kill at least 17 at Afghan police checkpoint

Kabul - As the transition to Afghan security forces is taking place, the Taliban has concentrated on attack on Afghan police and Afghan National Army (ANA). In an attack on a police checkpoint the Taliban have killed at least 16 people.

Op-Ed: US and ISAF report no weekly casualites in eleven year Afghan war

Washington - After eleven years of war in Afghanistan neither NATO or the US military are reporting any casualties during the past week. As NATO transitions responsibilities to Afghan security forces, casualty figures remain unchanged.

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