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Afghanistan

Deputy head of ISIS in Afghanistan killed in drone strike - Helmand police chief
The deputy head of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Afghanistan was killed after a drone strike targeted his car, according to reports from the region.

09.02.2015 10:29

Court presses US govt to act on withheld photos of post-9/11 detainee abuse
A federal court insists it wants the Department of Defense to supplement the 2,100 pictures showing US military abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan with an individual reason for not making each of them public.

05.02.2015 05:28

‘US wanted Sgt Bergdahl back from captivity, but silenced’
The US made an exception for Bowe Bergdahl, swapping him for five Gitmo prisoners as the Pentagon could not afford to have him in captivity forever, former US marine Ross Caputi told RT.But the military did not want Bergdahl to speak, either.

02.02.2015 13:33

‘Humiliating’: Parents of soldiers killed in Afghanistan excluded from memorial service
Parents of soldiers killed while serving in Afghanistan are “furious” after being denied invites to a memorial service for dead servicemen and women. VIPs and politicians, however, are assured seats.

02.02.2015 11:51

​Hit Brit: Royal Marine tagged as world’s deadliest sniper
The world's most lethal military sniper is understood to be a British Royal Marine, who recorded most of his 173 confirmed kills during tours of Afghanistan in 2006/07.

02.02.2015 09:19

US classifies details of financial aid to Afghanistan
The Pentagon says US spending to help Afghanistan will no longer be made public. Data had been published over the last six years explaining how the $65 billion program had been spent, however this will now cease, with the US citing “security concerns.”

30.01.2015 06:26

Swedish officer sparks Facebook debate over ISIS getting govt assistance over returning veterans
A Swedish officer on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan wants to see more government consideration for his fellow veterans upon his return home than what is being planned for former Islamic State fighters.

27.01.2015 10:25

‘Obama lying to the world about ISIS’
If President Obama was serious in his intention to destroy ISIS, he would cut the US funding for the terrorist group and get John McCain behind bars for his ugly role in the whole Middle East business, geopolitical analyst F. William Engdahl told RT.

21.01.2015 13:07

Afghan war waste: $500k, adobe-style police base melted in rain - report (PHOTOS)
A $500,000 Afghan police training center contracted by the US fell apart four months after completion based on faulty construction, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report on money wasted amid the war effort.

16.01.2015 18:41

Pakistan to ban 12 more terror groups amid ‘paradigm shift’ in security policy
In a move described by experts as “paradigm shift” in its security policy, Pakistan plans to ban 12 terror groups, including notorious Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Haqqani network, which Islamabad has long been reluctant to clamp down on.

15.01.2015 09:21

US military suicide rate stable high for 5 years
The number of suicides in the US military has remained constant after reaching record levels in 2009. In 2014 there were 288 suicides among active-duty personnel, less than 1 percent up from the 286 in 2013, preliminary Pentagon data shows.

14.01.2015 08:59

Afghan interpreters win right to challenge ‘discriminatory’ UK resettlement terms
Afghan interpreters who were employed by the British Army, and whose lives are thought to be in danger, have won the right to challenge the government over unlawful discrimination. They seek to overturn a policy that restricts their entry into Britain.

13.01.2015 15:20