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Taliban leader messes up tweet, gives away location via geotag

Kabul - With a mistaken tweet, the Taliban's Afghanistan spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, revealed with a geotag that he was in Sindh, Pakistan. The Friday tweet which went out to almost 5,900 followers claimed an attack; Mujahid claims the tweet was a conspiracy.

Taliban seize key area of strategic province in Afghanistan

Kabul - Hundreds of Taliban attacked the Ajrestan District of Ghazni province a key link between the capital Kabul and southern areas. The Taliban have also been making advances in the south recently.

Corpsman saves lives, even the enemy's Special

Navy corpsman Mike Dolnick has seen the results of war, and helped save the lives of many: Americans, United Nations military, Afghan Army soldiers, civilians, and even the enemy--the Taliban.

Operation Zarb-e-Azb: 5,000KG IED recovered and detonated Special

A 5,000KG IED was recovered in Boya as Pakistan Security Forces fought to clear the area part of Miranshah early last week. The IED, equivalent to 11,020 lbs of TNT, was diffused by the Pakistan Army's Counter IED team of engineers before detonating it.

Afghani candidates agree to settle election dispute

Kabul - Afghanistan should finally have a new president in September under the terms of a new accord aimed at resolving the country's disputed presidential election runoff earlier this year.

American general killed in Afghan attack identified

Kabul - An American two-star general, who was killed in an attack at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb breaking Taliban's hold in North Special

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb has decimated the Taliban stronghold in the North Waziristan Agency, crippling its ability to wage a war against Pakistan and invade Afghanistan once U.S. withdraws its troops.

Op-Ed: Restraint needed in case of Bowe Berghdal

If one spends any amount of time following the news, it is likely that you have heard or seen some sort of report on the Army trade where five high-ranking Taliban members in US custody were exchanged for injured US Army Pfc. Bowe Berghdal.

Roadside bombs claim at least 10 lives in Afghanistan

Kandahar - At least 10 people are confirmed dead in Afghanistan after they sustained injuries in two separate roadside bomb attacks.

200 fuel tankers torched by Taliban outside Kabul

Kabul - The Taliban have torched about 200 tankers the Taliban claim were supplying NATO forces in Afghanistan with fuel. According to police the attack was just outside the capital Kabul.

Taliban gunmen launch new attack on Karachi airport

Karachi - Taliban insurgents in Pakistan say they were behind Tuesday's attack on a security academy at the country's largest airport, less than two days after an all-night assault killed more than 30.

Pakistan's busiest airport reopens after deadly terror attack

Karachi - Service resumed at Pakistan's busiest airport on Monday, less than 24 hours after a group of Taliban militants launched an all-night attack on the Karachi facility.

Op-Ed: Should Obama have swapped a soldier for Taliban detainees?

No Man Left Behind — this policy is as old as America herself. Regardless the country or the outcome, we have routinely swapped captured enemy fighters in order to return our soldiers to American soil.

Taliban release video of US soldier's handover

Kabul - The Taliban released Wednesday footage of the dramatic moments when a cadre of gun-toting militants handed over army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to US forces after five years in captivity."Don't return to Afghanistan again.

Taliban threaten Afghan election, warn voters to stay away

Kabul - Taliban insurgents threatened Monday to attack Afghanistan's run-off presidential election, warning voters to stay away from polling stations for fear of injury or death.

'New opening' for US-Taliban talks possible: Hagel  

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed hope Sunday the release of US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl would lead to direct US talks with the Taliban.

US-Taliban prisoner exchange will help peace: Afghan official

Kabul - The release of five senior Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl bodes well for the resumption of peace talks, a senior member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council said Sunday.

Fiery Islamic cleric guilty of terrorism after U.S. trial

New York - A radical Islamic cleric from Britain faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of 11 terror-related charges in a New York courtroom.

Taliban declare last 'spring offensive' before NATO exit

Kabul - Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan announced the start of their annual "spring offensive" on Thursday, vowing a final summer of bloody attacks on foreign forces before the 13-year NATO combat mission ends.

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Bannu - The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process.

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Bannu - The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help negotiations with the government but said they were still committed to the peace talks process.

Amid Taliban threat Afghanistan resolves to vote in April

Kabul - Afghanistan is set to participate in the first democratic elections in decades. But the Taliban has vowed to disrupt the key April 5 elections with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire.

Shadowy militant splinter groups threaten Pakistan peace talks

Islamabad - Pakistan has hailed progress in peace talks with the country's main Taliban faction, but attacks claimed by mysterious splinter factions are threatening to undermine the process.The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) declared a one-month ceasefire last w...

Pakistani Taliban announce month-long ceasefire

Bannu - Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid on Saturday announced a month-long ceasefire to allow the resumption of stalled peace talks with the Pakistan government."We announce a month-long ceasefire from today and appeal to all our comrades to res...

Taliban kill 20 Afghan soldiers in predawn attack

Asadabad - The Taliban stormed an Afghan army outpost in the eastern Kunar province bordering Pakistan early Sunday, killing 20 soldiers and kidnapping seven, an official said.The volatile border area is dominated by militants who often use improvised explosive d...

Video: 500 pound bomb dropped on U.S. soldiers by mistake

It happened in Paktika Province in Afghanistan. Apparently after spotting Taliban forces on a distant ridge, U.S. Army mortar teams engaged with 60mm mortars. In a simultaneous airstrike, the U.S. dropped a 500-pound bomb on their own guys.

U.S. to seek soldier's freedom via Taliban prisoner swap

Washington - Washington will attempt to resume talks with the Taliban on exchanging a U.S. soldier held captive by insurgents since 2009 for Guantanamo Bay prisoners, The Washington Post reported.The move is an attempt to free Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

Blow for Pakistan talks as Taliban negotiator pulls out

Islamabad - Pakistan's fledgling peace talks with the Taliban suffered a fresh blow Friday as a negotiator for the militants said he would take no further part until the agenda included the imposition of Islamic sharia law.

British dog being held hostage by Taliban

Kabul - The Taliban have produced dozens of “proof of life” videos featuring combatants they have taken hostage. The latest release is a first in the war. The Afghans are providing evidence of still holding a dog captured in December of last year.

Pakistan holds landmark talks with Taliban

Islamabad - Negotiators for Pakistan's government and the Taliban called for a ceasefire after meeting Thursday in the first round of talks aimed at ending the militants' bloody seven-year insurgency.
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The brave soldier returns fire as he scrambles across rocky and hilly terrain under machine gun fire
The brave soldier returns fire as he scrambles across rocky and hilly terrain under machine gun fire
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File photo: Taliban insurgents turn themselves into Afghan National Security Forces
File photo: Taliban insurgents turn themselves into Afghan National Security Forces
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Taliban's Twitter account
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Nadia Sediqqi  head of the women s affairs department in Laghman province  shot dead by two gunmen.
Nadia Sediqqi, head of the women's affairs department in Laghman province, shot dead by two gunmen.
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Screenshot of Zabihullah Mujahid s Twitter account from Sunday  October 5  2014.
Screenshot of Zabihullah Mujahid's Twitter account from Sunday, October 5, 2014.
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U.S. President Barack Obama  First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yo...
U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban in 2012, in the White House last year.
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Malala Yousafzai  the Pakistani schoolgirl  16  who was shot in the head by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl, 16, who was shot in the head by the Taliban
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Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
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Taliban religious police beating a woman in Kabul on August 26  2001
Taliban religious police beating a woman in Kabul on August 26, 2001
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A woman accused of adultery squats in front of a crowd before her public execution in a village outs...
A woman accused of adultery squats in front of a crowd before her public execution in a village outside Kabul
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Abdulqahar Balkhi - @ABalkhi Twitter page
Abdulqahar Balkhi - @ABalkhi Twitter page
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U.S. Secretary of State poses with Aghani female politicians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2011.
U.S. Secretary of State poses with Aghani female politicians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2011.
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SAFER TIMES: A Pakistan International Airlines-leased jetliner arrives at Jinnah International Airpo...
SAFER TIMES: A Pakistan International Airlines-leased jetliner arrives at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in 2005. Photo: Waqas.usman/Wikimedia Commons
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Woman wearing burqa
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Screenshot of a graphic video showing U.S. Marines allegedly urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban...
Screenshot of a graphic video showing U.S. Marines allegedly urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban soldiers
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Execution of a woman known as Zarmina by the Taliban at the Ghazi Sports Stadium  Kabul  November 16...
Execution of a woman known as Zarmina by the Taliban at the Ghazi Sports Stadium, Kabul, November 16, 1999. The mother of five had been found guilty of killing her husband while he slept, after being beaten by him.[130][131]
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Five insurgents belonging to Quetta Shura arrested with 33 suicide vests and 1 000 kg of explosives ...
Five insurgents belonging to Quetta Shura arrested with 33 suicide vests and 1,000 kg of explosives in Kandahar Province.
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Taliban in Afghanistan
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Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 ex...
Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 explosions were heard and at least two policemen injured. – File photo
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