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UK to increase 50 troops in Afghanistan

The United Kingdom is expected to send 50 more troops to Afghanistan to train, assist and advise Afghan security forces, it has been reported on Saturday. The fresh troops will join the 450 British military personnel already in Afghanistan to help counter-terrorism efforts and provide leadership training. According to the …

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Obama confirmed death of Taliban leader

The United States President Barack Obama confirmed the death of Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in a U.S. airstrike along the Pakistan and Afghanistan border. In a statement released by the White House on Monday, Obama has called the strike part of the U.S. “longstanding effort to bring peace and prosperity” …

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EU provides €125 million funding for Afghanistan to support reforms

The European Commission on Thursday announced €125 million funding for Afghanistan to support the government’s reform agenda towards sustainable economic development and state building. According to a statement released by the office of the European Union (EU) Special Representative in Afghanistan, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven …

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We continue to support Afghan people: India

  India has a consistent policy toward Afghanistan and will continue to support Afghan people to rebuild their capacities, officials in the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA) of India said. “We will continue to do what we have been doing in Afghanistan,” Jayant Prasad, the Director General of IDSA who …

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Pentagon asks Congress to limit Afghanistan trips

The Pentagon has asked Congress to limit official travel to Afghanistan during a new fighting season so helicopters and other support would be available for military use rather than to transport lawmakers, a senior military official said Friday. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Ashton …

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