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Taliban threaten northern Afghan city of Kunduz once again

Kunduz - Everyone was shocked when the city of Kunduz in the far north of Afghanistan fell to the Taliban back in 2015. Since then the city has been contested repeatedly.

US, Afghan forces killed 33 civilians in self-defence: US

Kabul - The US confirmed Thursday that its forces in Afghanistan killed 33 Afghan citizens "in self-defence" in Kunduz last year in a single incident highlighting civilian casualties, one of the most contentious issues of the 15-year campaign.

US, Afghan forces killed 33 civilians in self-defence: US

Kabul - The US confirmed Thursday that its forces in Afghanistan killed 33 Afghan citizens "in self-defence" in Kunduz last year in a single incident highlighting civilian casualties, one of the most contentious issues of the 15-year campaign.

US, Afghan forces killed 33 civilians in self-defence: US

Kabul - The US confirmed Thursday that its forces in Afghanistan killed 33 Afghan citizens "in self-defence" in Kunduz last year in a single incident highlighting civilian casualties, one of the most contentious issues of the 15-year campaign.

UN probes claims US airstrike killed 32 Afghan civilians

Kabul - The United Nations is investigating claims that up to 32 civilians were killed in a US airstrike in the volatile Afghan province of Kunduz last week, calling any loss of civilian life "unacceptable".

US forces say airstrikes 'very likely' caused Afghan casualties

Kabul - US forces conceded Saturday that its air strikes "very likely" resulted in civilian casualties in Afghanistan's volatile Kunduz province, pledging a full investigation into the incident which triggered angry protests.

Thousands flee pitched battles in northern Afghan city

Kabul - The number of war-displaced civilians in Kunduz has more than doubled to 24,000, the UN said Sunday, as street battles persisted a week after the Taliban stormed into the northern Afghan city.

Taliban attack on Afghan city creates humanitarian catastrophe

Kunduz - On Monday Afghan forces slipped past defenses of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz and there have been street-to-street gun battles every since.

Thousands of Afghans flee fighting in Kunduz

Kabul - Thousands of Afghan civilians have fled the northern city of Kunduz to escape days of fighting between the Taliban and government forces, with dozens arriving daily in Kabul with little more than the clothes on their backs, recounting stories of horror...

Afghan forces flushing Taliban out of stategic city of Kunduz

Kunduz - Afghan forces were conducting clearing operations in Kunduz early Tuesday, warning that Taliban militants were hiding in civilian homes after an hours-long assault on the city repelled with the help of NATO air support.

Afghan district falls to Taliban: officials

Kunduz - The Taliban on Saturday captured a district in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province, near the provincial capital where militants scored their biggest victory in 14 years last September.

Afghan district falls to Taliban: officials

Kunduz - The Taliban on Saturday captured a district in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province, near the provincial capital where militants scored their biggest victory in 14 years last September.

Afghan district falls to Taliban: officials

Kunduz - The Taliban on Saturday captured a district in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province, near the provincial capital where militants scored their biggest victory in 14 years last September.

MSF delivers petition to White House over hospital strike

Washington - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) delivered a petition signed by 547,000 people to the White House demanding an independent investigation into a deadly US strike on one of its hospitals in Afghanistan.

Analysts slam U.S. account of MSF hospital strike

Islamabad - A US investigation into a strike on a charity-run Afghan hospital cited mistakes so "reckless" that observers said they left open the unsettling question of whether those involved had ripped up their own rulebook in a chaotic effort to take out the Tal...

Heat grows on US for independent probe into MSF hospital strike

Kabul - Pressure was growing Thursday for an international inquiry into a catastrophic US strike on an MSF hospital in Afghanistan, after the military detailed "tragic but avoidable" errors but refused to say if there would be an independent investigation.

MSF hospital strike was 'human error': US general

Kabul - A deadly air strike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital was "caused primarily by human error", the US commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday, promising disciplinary action as he detailed a US investigation into the catastrophic attack.

Op-Ed: U.S. still resists independent probe of Kunduz hospital bombing

Kunduz - There are three different investigations being carried out of the air attack by an AC-130 gunship on a hospital run by Doctors without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

U.S. troops use vehicle to force gate at bombed Afghan hospital

Kunduz - US troops drove a military vehicle through the gates of an Afghan hospital hit this month in a deadly air strike, in an incident that Doctors Without Borders said Friday may have damaged evidence relating to the attack.

Residents return to Kunduz as fears of Taliban comeback loom

Kunduz - Traumatised residents returning to Kunduz Wednesday were facing major food shortages after the Taliban beat a tactical retreat, leaving much of the city in ruins as fears of a comeback by the militants loomed large.

Taliban declare withdrawal from Afghan city of Kunduz

Kabul - The Taliban on Tuesday announced their withdrawal from Kunduz, two weeks after their stunning capture of the northern Afghan city that marked their biggest military victory in 14 years of war.

Op-Ed: MSF — The attack on hospital in Kunduz may have been a war crime

Kunduz - The Nobel Peace Prize-winning group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) sent letters to 76 countries that have signed Article 90 of an additional protocol to the Geneva Conventions.

MSF: medical giant of the humanitarian world

Paris - Doctors Without Borders (MSF), whose Kunduz hospital in Afghanistan was hit by a suspected US air strike on Saturday, is one of the largest medical charities in the world, counting more than 36,000 volunteers working in 60 countries.

Obama pledges probe into fatal airstrike on Afghan hospital

Kabul - President Barack Obama has promised a full investigation into an apparent US air strike on an Afghan hospital that killed 19 people, a bombing which the UN said could amount to a war crime.

Grief, horror grip surviving MSF staff after Kunduz bombing

Kabul - Doctor Shafiq Musadeq choked back tears as he recalled how bombs pounded a hospital in the city of Kunduz Saturday, killing his colleagues who offered life-saving treatment to the war-wounded from all sides of Afghanistan's wrenching conflict.

Kunduz air strikes 'inexcusable', 'possibly criminal': UN rights chief

Ginebra - A suspected US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed sixteen people including nine MSF staff on Saturday was "inexcusable" and possibly criminal, UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said.

Kunduz hospital bombing continued 30 min after U.S. informed: MSF

Kabul - The fatal aerial bombardment Saturday of a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz went on more than 30 minutes after officials in Washington and Kabul were informed, Doctors Without Borders said.

UN slams 'inexcusable' Afghan hospital air strike that kills 19

Kabul - A suspected US air strike on a hospital killed 19 people Saturday in the Afghan city of Kunduz, medical charity MSF said, a bombardment that the UN condemned as "inexcusable, and possibly even criminal".

Three dead, dozens missing in air strike on Kunduz hospital

Kunduz - A suspected US air strike on a hospital in Kunduz Saturday left three Doctors Without Borders staff dead and dozens more unaccounted for, the charity said, days after Taliban insurgents overran the northern Afghan city.

Taliban attack on Kunduz: Q&A

Kabul - Afghan government troops backed by US air support are fighting to wrestle control of Kunduz from the Taliban.
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