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U.S. Troops Ordered to Be Armed at All Times Following Afghan Attacks

U.S. Troops Ordered to Be Armed at All Times Following Afghan Attacks

U.S. Army(WASHINGTON) — A recent spate of deadly attacks by Afghan forces on U.S. troops has prompted the U.S. military in Afghanistan to change its policy on arming its members, ordering that service members now be armed at all times, inside and outs…

Taliban Welcomes Rogue Afghan Who Shot US Soldiers as Hero

Taliban Welcomes Rogue Afghan Who Shot US Soldiers as Hero

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A new online video shows a rogue Afghan soldier receiving a hero’s welcome from Taliban commanders, after returning from a mission where he killed an American soldier in cold blood.The video, rele…

Afghan Villagers Launch Own Offensives Against Taliban

Afghan Villagers Launch Own Offensives Against Taliban

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — There are reports from Afghanistan of townspeople successfully taking on the Taliban when they see the government not taking action.One such place is Ander in Ghazni province. The villagers recently fought …

Taliban’s Spring Offensive in Afghanistan Spurs More Attacks

Taliban’s Spring Offensive in Afghanistan Spurs More Attacks

Enayat Asadi/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — There’s evidence that the Taliban might be regaining its footing in Afghanistan after the U.S. has started its gradual withdrawal set to be completed by 2014.A coalition spokesman on Thursday said that i…

WATCH: Behind-the-Scenes Video of Deadly Taliban Attack Emerges

WATCH: Behind-the-Scenes Video of Deadly Taliban Attack Emerges

ABC News(ISLAMABAD) — The Taliban has released a new video that offers a chilling play-by-play account of a deadly, coordinated attack on a large U.S. base that climaxed with an explosion so strong the shockwaves could be felt for miles away. The hour…

Afghan Education Minister Escapes Latest Taliban Assassination Plot

Afghan Education Minister Escapes Latest Taliban Assassination Plot

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Taliban insurgents have stepped up attacks on prominent officials in Afghanistan over the past several days, killing two while the government’s higher education minister narrowly avoided death on Sunday.A provincial governor repor…

Taliban Commander Says Taliban Cannot Win Afghan War: Report

Taliban Commander Says Taliban Cannot Win Afghan War: Report

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — The Taliban leadership knows it cannot win the war in Afghanistan and is prepared to accept peace with the Afghan government, but only if the militant group plays a prominent role in the country’s future, according …

Taliban Execution Sparks Outrage from US, Afghanistan

Taliban Execution Sparks Outrage from US, Afghanistan

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) — U.S. and Afghan officials have expressed outrage after video surfaced of Taliban fighters executing a woman accused of adultery. The video, apparently shot on a cellphone in a village less than an hour drive from Kabul, …

VIDEO: Taliban Ambush Witnessed by ABC News

VIDEO: Taliban Ambush Witnessed by ABC News

ABC News(NURISTAN, Afghanistan) — The mission was Afghan-led and run with 10 or so American soldiers bringing up the rear. The goal was to sweep through a series of remote mountain villages and reclaim the valley where Taliban insurgents were believed…

Taliban Launches Deadly Assault at Afghan Lakeside Resort

Taliban Launches Deadly Assault at Afghan Lakeside Resort

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Heavily armed Taliban insurgents stormed a popular lakeside hotel just outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 18 people and wounding several more in a brazen overnight attack.The assault, which las…

Taliban Fighters Launch Assaults in Afghanistan with Mixed Results

Taliban Fighters Launch Assaults in Afghanistan with Mixed Results

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Taliban militants are stepping up attacks on coalition and national security forces in Afghanistan in what may be a bold attempt to regain the momentum in the 10-year-long war.According to NATO, insurgents …

Taliban Won’t Allow Polio Vaccinations in Northern Pakistan

Taliban Won’t Allow Polio Vaccinations in Northern Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — A Taliban commander in Pakistan has warned the U.S. that until CIA drone strikes end in North Waziristan, he will not allow UNICEF to give children polio vaccinations.In announcing the ban, Hafiz Gul Bahadur claimed…

Taliban Jail Break: More than a Dozen Escape Overnight

Taliban Jail Break: More than a Dozen Escape Overnight

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — More than a dozen prisoners, including members of the Taliban, escaped from jail Friday in Sar-e-Pul province, in northern Afghanistan.Afghan officials say insurgents detonated a bomb outside the prison wal…

Live Rocket-Propelled Grenade Removed from Marine’s Leg

Live Rocket-Propelled Grenade Removed from Marine’s Leg

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — It was a medevac mission like few others that required heroic choices from all involved.On January 12, Marine Lance Corporal Winder Perez was wounded in a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan. The live exp…

Taliban Blamed for Wave of Poison Attacks on Schoolgirls

Taliban Blamed for Wave of Poison Attacks on Schoolgirls

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban appears to be stepping up its attack on girls getting an education in Afghanistan by launching what is believed to be the third toxic assault on a school in a week.On Tuesday, local offici…

Congressional Intel Chairs Say Taliban Is ‘Stronger’

Congressional Intel Chairs Say Taliban Is ‘Stronger’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As 10,000 U.S. troops prepare to leave Afghanistan over the next six months, two top lawmakers on the House and Senate Intelligence Committee, just back from a trip to the region, said they are concerned that the T…

Taliban Announces Start of Spring Offensive, Recruiting Officials to Attack US

Taliban Announces Start of Spring Offensive, Recruiting Officials to Attack US

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — He’s lived through invasions, suicide attacks, and the almost daily routine of NATO forces patrolling his streets. And yet, despite all Aziz Ahmed has been through, there’s one thing that still scares him: …

Afghan President Praises His Forces’ Handling of Insurgent Attacks

Afghan President Praises His Forces’ Handling of Insurgent Attacks

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — In spite of an intelligence failure that didn’t foresee Sunday’s multi-pronged attack in Kabul and other Afghan cities, President Hamid Karzai praised his forces for repelling the start of the Taliban’…

Taliban Stage Coordinated Assaults in Kabul, Afghanistan

Taliban Stage Coordinated Assaults in Kabul, Afghanistan

ABC News(JALALABAD, Afghanistan) — Taliban insurgents have laid siege to several Kabul neighborhoods, targeting military bases, diplomatic residences, a hotel and Afghanistan’s parliament in a series of brazen, coordinated attacks carried out in broad…

Hillary Clinton Hopes for Renewed Talks with Taliban

Hillary Clinton Hopes for Renewed Talks with Taliban

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Tensions are running high between the U.S. and Afghanistan given the latest controversy involving an American Army sergeant who’s suspected of slaying 16 Afghan civilians.On top of that, the Taliban says it wants…

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