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Q&A: US looks to troop surge to win Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sixteen years into its longest war, the United States is sending another 4,000 troops to Afghanistan in an attempt to turn around a conflict characterized by some of the wors...

Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's air force has pounded Islamic State targets in an eastern province where an Afghan and U.S. military raid last month killed the militant group's top commander, ...

Taliban take key Afghan district in south; 9 killed in north

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say the Taliban have captured a key district in southern Helmand province while in the country's north, an Afghan officer turned his rifle on sleeping collea...

34 deported Afghan asylum seekers return from Germany

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul airport official says 34 Afghan asylum seekers returned home after being deported from Germany the previous day. The Kabul airport chief of police, ...

Afghan officials say US strikes targeted al-Qaida militants

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. airstrikes this week in eastern Afghanistan killed several al-Qaida militants, including two Arabs and four Pakistanis, Afghan officials said Thursday, but added that au...