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Before pullout, watchdog warned of Afghan air force collapse

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Months before President Joe Biden announced the U.S.’s complete withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, Washington’s watchdog warned that the Afghan air force would collapse w...

Report calls out 'war crimes' committed during collapse of Afghanistan

Rights group Amnesty International held the Taliban, the United States military and Afghan security forces responsible for attacks that caused large-scale civilian suffering before the fall of the gov...

Taliban urge ex-Afghan military pilots to stay, serve nation

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A top Taliban official on Wednesday urged former Afghan military pilots to remain in the country, saying they were protected by a national amnesty and would not face arrest. ...

Exclusive: U.S. hopes to soon relocate Afghan pilots who fled to Tajikistan, official says

The United States hopes to soon relocate around 150 U.S.-trained Afghan Air Force pilots and other personnel detained in Tajikistan for more than two months after they flew there at the end of the Afg...

Study: Pentagon reliance on contractors hurt US in 9/11 wars

Up to half of the $14 trillion spent by the Pentagon since 9/11 went to for-profit defense contractors, a study released Monday found. It's the latest work to argue the U.S. reliance on private corpor...

Afghanistan: Taliban overrun city of Kunduz — live updates

The Taliban have taken key government sites in Kunduz The city was a former base of operations for the German Bundeswehr The Taliban have seized the provincial capitals of Sar-e-Pul and Taleqan Fig...

Resurgent Taliban take provincial capital, kill Afghan govt spokesman

Taliban insurgents captured an Afghan provincial capital and killed the government's senior media officer in Kabul on Friday amid a deteriorating security situation as U.S. and other foreign troop...

Meet an Afghan who returned from space with a message of peace

As a child, Abdul Ahad Mohmand says he dreamed of flying, but he never imagined he would one day visit outer space. He was born in 1959 in Sardeh, a remote village south of Kabul. In 1988, he would b...

Special Report: Afghan pilots assassinated by Taliban as U.S. withdraws

Afghan Air Force Major Dastagir Zamaray had grown so fearful of Taliban assassinations of off-duty forces in Kabul that he decided to sell his home to move to a safer pocket of Afghanistan's spraw...

AP Interview: Afghan warlord slams govt, quick US goodbye

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful warlord in northern Afghanistan and a key U.S. ally in the 2001 defeat of the Taliban blames a fractious Afghan government and an “irresponsible” American...

Afghanistan: Several killed in attacks blamed on Taliban

Afghanistan experienced a weekend of carnage as scores died in a series of Taliban attacks across the country , according to local officials. There was also one incident of alleged friendly fire repor...

General says US may train Afghan forces in other countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military may continue to train Afghan security forces, but do it in other countries after American forces leave Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday, cal...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 27, the 117th day of 2021. There are 248 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April...

General: Afghan military will collapse without some US help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan’s military “will certainly collapse” without some continued American support once all U.S. troops are withdrawn, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress Th...

Afghanistan: Nine killed in military helicopter crash

Nine members of the Afghan security forces were killed on Wednesday evening when their helicopter crashed near the capital Kabul, the country's defense minister said on Thursday. The defense mini...