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Afghan forces’ casualties high in 2016: US general

Afghan security forces are suffering rising levels of battlefield casualties this year and some of the Taliban’s finances have been disrupted after a U.S. airstrike killed their leader, top US commander in Afghanistan has said. Reuters has quoted U.S. Army General and the commander of NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, John …

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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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