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Afganistan: breakaway Taliban faction appoints new leader

In Afghanistan, the appointment of the new leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban has prompted fears of a spike in militant attacks.

In Afghanistan, the appointment of the new leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban has prompted fears of a spike in militant attacks.

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US pledges support for Afghan forces during troop pullout

The United States has vowed to keep funding Afghan security forces to provide stability as foreign troops withdraw from the country. With Afghan

The United States has vowed to keep funding Afghan security forces to provide stability as foreign troops withdraw from the country. With Afghan

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Afghan soldiers arrested after rockets kill wedding guests

Four Afghan soldiers have been arrested after army mortar rounds hit a wedding party – reportedly killing more than 20 civilians and wounding nearly

Four Afghan soldiers have been arrested after army mortar rounds hit a wedding party – reportedly killing more than 20 civilians and wounding nearly

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Death toll rises in Afghanistan as Taliban step up attacks

More signs in Afghanistan that the security situation is far from stable with a suicide bomb attack in Kabul on a bus carrying soldiers. Six were

More signs in Afghanistan that the security situation is far from stable with a suicide bomb attack in Kabul on a bus carrying soldiers. Six were

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Kabul airport attack over as Afghan forces kill Taliban militants

Afghan security forces say they have killed all four militants who attacked Kabul International Airport early on Thursday morning and that the unrest

Afghan security forces say they have killed all four militants who attacked Kabul International Airport early on Thursday morning and that the unrest

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NATO strike kills five Afghan troops

In Afghanistan, at least five Afghan troops have been killed in a NATO led airstrike in the east of the country. Several soldiers were also badly

In Afghanistan, at least five Afghan troops have been killed in a NATO led airstrike in the east of the country. Several soldiers were also badly

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Afghan policemen die in bomb attack

Eight policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s volatile Kandahar province in the south of the country. They had just defused

Eight policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s volatile Kandahar province in the south of the country. They had just defused

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Afghan combat mission ends for French troops

French combat troops in Afghanistan are preparing to come home on Tuesday as their mission officially ends. Some 400 soldiers are pulling out from

French combat troops in Afghanistan are preparing to come home on Tuesday as their mission officially ends. Some 400 soldiers are pulling out from

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EU extends Afghanistan mission to 2014

The Afghan National Police – the ANP – can count on EU training until coalition troops withdraw in December 2014 – an extension of 18

The Afghan National Police – the ANP – can count on EU training until coalition troops withdraw in December 2014 – an extension of 18

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Last US Afghanistan "surge" troops return home

US troop numbers in Afghanistan today returned to their pre-2009 “surge” figures with the departure of the last of the extra 33,000 troops ordered in

US troop numbers in Afghanistan today returned to their pre-2009 “surge” figures with the departure of the last of the extra 33,000 troops ordered in

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Rasmussen defends US Bagram plans

Despite the hand over of Bagram to Afghan authorities the US has said it will keep control of at least one block at the controversial jail

Despite the hand over of Bagram to Afghan authorities the US has said it will keep control of at least one block at the controversial jail

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Afghanistan government takes control of Bagram prison

The Afghan flag was hoisted during a ceremony handing over control of US-built Bagram prison. Afghan authorities have taken over control of the

The Afghan flag was hoisted during a ceremony handing over control of US-built Bagram prison. Afghan authorities have taken over control of the

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Afghan army arrests or sacks hundreds of troops

The Afghan army said on Wednesday that it has sacked or arrested hundreds of soldiers over alleged links to insurgent groups. There is growing

The Afghan army said on Wednesday that it has sacked or arrested hundreds of soldiers over alleged links to insurgent groups. There is growing

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Afghanistan and US sign night-raid deal

A deal has been struck between the United States and Afghanistan to curb night raids on Afghan homes. NATO commanders had backed the raids as a

A deal has been struck between the United States and Afghanistan to curb night raids on Afghan homes. NATO commanders had backed the raids as a