Conflict

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Afghan airstrikes have killed two Taliban leaders and more than two dozen guerrillas in southern Helmand province, officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 06:43
American airstrikes in northern Afghanistan killed at least seven hostages being held in a Taliban prison on Saturday, according to accounts from the families of victims and local officials from the immediate area. Some accounts put the death toll as high as 16.
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 06:46
U.S. generals, who for months have been arguing in favor of employing more air power in Afghanistan to counter the Taliban’s advances, are finally getting their wish. Defense officials on Friday announced that the White House has approved an expansion of U.S. airstrikes against the fundamentalist group, giving more authority to U.S. commanders to call in aerial backup for Afghan and U.S. forces on the ground.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 06:21
The Air Force and coalition partners in the air war against the Islamic State are not only sharing intelligence, runways and strategic plans, they’re also sharing bombs.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:33
The militant incursion from Afghanistan that Tajikistan regularly worries about appears to finally have happened. Or has it?
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 06:32
United States airstrikes have helped to break a bloody impasse between Afghan troops and Taliban militants north of Kabul, allowing repair crews to reach downed power lines and restore electricity to the capital after more than three weeks of disruption, an Afghan official said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 06:30
Afghan forces backed by U.S. air strikes have killed dozens of insurgents loyal to Islamic State this week as they continue a push into areas occupied by the radical group, officials said on Tuesday.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 06:37
Four missiles fired by a suspected U.S. drone hit mud homes in Pakistan's troubled Kurram tribal region Monday, a local official and residents told NBC News.
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 06:49
The U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, took a veiled swipe Thursday at U.S. and Saudi air operations in Afghanistan and Yemen, denouncing “so-called ‘surgical strikes’” that hit medical facilities last year as “assaults on our common humanity.”
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:39
Two servicemen have told Congress that American special forces called in an air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan because they believed the Taliban were using it as a command center, contradicting the military's explanation that the attack was meant for a different building.

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