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Pentagon identifies US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat.


2 Colorado-based soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Two Fort Carson-based soldiers have died after being wounded in combat in Afghanistan. According to a release from the Department of Defense, Sergeant 1st Class Will D. Lindsay of Cortez, Colorado (left) and Specialist Joseph P. Collette of Lancaster, Ohio (right) died Friday of


American soldier killed in Afghanistan was Lancaster native

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has identified two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan while involved in combat operations Friday in Kunduz Province. The men were identified Saturday as Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Colle


After Deadly Insider Attack, U.S. Airstrikes Kill 14 Civilians, Afghans Say

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — After the second firefight in the past 10 days between American soldiers and their Afghan allies, at least 14 civilians, most of them women and children, were killed in an airstrike on Saturday in northern Kunduz province, according to Afghan officials. At least four Af


UPDATE 1-U.S. air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

KUNDUZ/LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, March 24 (Reuters) - U.S. air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday, local officials said, as battle intensified there and in southern Helmand province.


A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons from the War in Afghanistan

For the last several months, U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad has been deeply involved in a negotiation with the Taliban—an effort that may or may not lead to a comprehensive political resolution of the seventeen-year-long Afghan conflict. For the sake of peace in Afghanistan, we should


Newly married Ohio soldier among 4 killed in Afghanistan

A Lancaster High School graduate was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. Joseph P. Collette, 29, died Friday in Kunduz province as a result of injuries he sustained on a combat mission, the DOD said in a news release.


Islamic State group claims Kabul attack on Shiite shrine

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a string of bombings near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in the Afghan capital the day before that killed six people and wounded 20.


2 U.S. Serviceman Killed in Afghanistan

With a president that wants out and core U.S. objectives achieved, critics of the war are asking: why is America still in the graveyard of empires?. WASHINGTON — National security officials wouldn’t elaborate Friday on the deaths of two U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan. The casualties, whose names wer


A Veteran’s Message to Congress: ‘I Am Not Honored. I Am Disgusted.’

In an essay on TheAtlantic.com last week, Senators Rand Paul and Tom Udall urged members of Congress to support their bipartisan joint resolution, the American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act. The bill, they wrote, would “return our combat forces home from Afghanistan in an orderl


NATO: Two U.S. Military Personnel Killed In Afghanistan

NATO's operation in Afghanistan says two U.S. military personnel have been killed while conducting an operation. In a statement on March 22, the Resolute Support mission gave no further details and withheld the names of those killed.


Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 3, wounds a dozen

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a twin bombing at a public ceremony attended by local officials in the southern Helmand province has killed three people and wounded a dozen others.


2 US troops killed during Afghanistan mission

Two members of the U.S. military were killed in Afghanistan, CNN reported Friday, citing a statement from NATO Resolute Support in Kabul. The two service members were killed while conducting an operation Friday, according to the statement.


U.S. freezes out top Afghan official in peace talks feud: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In fallout from a feud over U.S.-Taliban peace talks, a senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that U.S. officials will no longer deal with his national security adviser, four knowledgable sources said on Monday.


Afghan War Casualty Report: March 15-21

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan from the past seven days. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information. The report includes government claims of insurgent casu


For first time, a woman won Afghanistan’s version of ‘American Idol’

Zahra Elham knew the odds were stacked against her. After 13 seasons, “Afghan Star” — a televised singing competition reminiscent of “American Idol” — had produced 13 winners — all men.


Two blasts kill four at Afghan stadium celebration

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Two explosions went off at a celebration in a stadium in the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday, killing four people and wounding 31, government officials said.


Saudi Arabia Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Somalia, Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia strongly, denounced and disapproved two attacks, that took place, in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and Lashkarkah town, Southern Afghanistan, which left deaths and injuries, the Saudi Press Agency reported.


Helicopter battalion returns to NC following year-long Afghanistan deployment

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Apache helicopters with the North Carolina Army National Guard began arriving at RDU International Airport Saturday after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.


Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill six during new year festival

KABUL (Reuters) - Several explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday killed six people and wounded 23 in an attack during celebrations to mark the Persian new year, government spokesmen said.