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British soldier who killed Afghan fighter freed from jail

London - A British soldier jailed for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan was freed on Friday after his sentence was reduced from murder to manslaughter, his lawyer said.

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Kabul - The Afghan Taliban launched their "spring offensive" Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago.

Children pay the price in Afghan conflict: UN

Kabul - Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan's grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are paying an increasingly high price in the fighting, a UN report said Thursday in Kabul.

Afghan strongman shelters former Taliban insurgents

Kabul - An Afghan strongman is giving sanctuary to Taliban fighters and their families who had sought haven across the border in Pakistan, building on a radical strategy to reduce Islamabad's perceived influence on the insurgency.

Afghanistan arrests 35 soldiers after attack on base

Kabul - Authorities have arrested 35 soldiers who served on an army base in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban staged a deadly attack last week, officials said Wednesday, as fears grew they had inside help.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Mazar-e Sharif - The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred -- disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling -- telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Mazar-e Sharif - The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred -- disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling -- telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Mazar-e Sharif - The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred -- disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling -- telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

Pentagon chief Mattis visits Afghanistan after Taliban attack

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

Pentagon chief Mattis visits Afghanistan after Taliban attack

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

Pentagon chief Mattis visits Afghanistan after Taliban attack

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack

Mazar-e Sharif - Afghan families buried their dead and the country observed a national day of mourning Sunday after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Mazar-e Sharif - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Mazar-e Sharif - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Mazar-e Sharif - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base: govt

Kabul - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry said Saturday.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base: govt

Kabul - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry said Saturday.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base: govt

Kabul - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry said Saturday.

Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attack

Mazar-e Sharif - Taliban militants wearing Afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan, the US military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces.

Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attack

Mazar-e Sharif - Taliban militants wearing Afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan, the US military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces.

Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attack

Mazar-e Sharif - Taliban militants wearing Afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan, the US military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces.

Security forces deny access to site of US blast in Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Security forceswere still blocking accessWednesday to the site in eastern Afghanistan where the US dropped a massive bomb on an Islamic State group stronghold six days ago.

Top US official McMaster visits Afghanistan after bomb attack

Kabul - US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster arrived in Kabul on Sunday days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State group hideouts in eastern Afghanistan, killing nearly a hundred militants.

Roadside bomb kills 11 Afghan civilians: officials

Kandahar - At least 11 civilians were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the restive southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials said Saturday.

Roadside bomb kills 11 Afghan civilians: officials

Kandahar - At least 11 civilians were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the restive southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials said Saturday.

Roadside bomb kills 11 Afghan civilians: officials

Kandahar - At least 11 civilians were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the restive southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials said Saturday.

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led ground forces sought to advance on their mountain hideouts.

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led ground forces sought to advance on their mountain hideouts.

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led ground forces sought to advance on their mountain hideouts.

US strike in Afghanistan: What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?

Kabul - The United States has dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, otherwise known as the 'Mother of All Bombs', on an Islamic State stronghold in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.
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President Hamid Karzai
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President Barack Obama reaches for a Purple Heart medal which he presented to a wounded soldier at B...
President Barack Obama reaches for a Purple Heart medal which he presented to a wounded soldier at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan
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DEA FAST team members practice firearms training at a desert location in Afghanistan.
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Staff Sergeant Ferguson's daughter proudly wears her dad's cap.
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OCHA/UN Map showing the areas of Offensive against the Taliban in Pakistan tribal region of North Waziristan. Map also shows the areas where citizens from the Northern Waziristan Area have been displaced.
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Swedish marines in Afghanistan made a parody video of Greased Lightning from the 1978 movie "Grease"
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Hamid Mir, left, interviewing Osama bin Laden for Daily Pakistan in 1997. Behind them on the wall is an AKS-74U.
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A US special operations sniper aims his rifle.
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Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
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Afghan man and his son wait to see a U.S. military doctor providing medical services to the local population
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An Afghan boy looks at a U.S. Marine photographer in 2010
An Afghan boy looks at a U.S. Marine photographer in 2010
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A crowd began to gather just before the parade began to honor Staff Sergeant Michael Ferguson.
A crowd began to gather just before the parade began to honor Staff Sergeant Michael Ferguson.
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Nadia Sediqqi, head of the women's affairs department in Laghman province, shot dead by two gunmen.
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Afghan man receives treatment from a U.S. Navy corpsman after being injured in a grenade attack
Afghan man receives treatment from a U.S. Navy corpsman after being injured in a grenade attack
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COAS and Prime Minister of Pakistan  Muhammad Nawaz Sharif During his visit to IDPs Camp Bannu.
COAS and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif During his visit to IDPs Camp Bannu.
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Left to right: General Stephane Abrial (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation) greeting General Stanley A. McChrystal (Commander ISAF)
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The Taliban have kidnapped Afghan MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar in Ghazni, as she and her children were travelling in a rural area south of the capital Kabul
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai gives a speech at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan
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