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Taliban shuts down clinics providing medical care in southern Afghan province


KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – The Taliban has shut down dozens of clinics in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan in the past few days, officials said, amid demands for special treatment for its fighters who control most of the embattled region. 359 more words

Afghanistan car bomb kills 13 in Helmand province

KABUL, Aug 27 (Reuters) – As many as 13 people, including both Afghan army soldiers and civilians, were killed and 18 wounded by a car bomb in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday, officials said. 254 more words


Suicide attack in Afghanistan's Helmand kills five people, dozens wounded

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – At least five people were killed and 42 wounded when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Wednesday, officials said. 6 more words

Groundhog Day, or How to Fumble Through War

Sixteen years.  Sixteen.  We’ve sunk nearly $1 trillion into those sixteen years of war in Afghanistan, and have but dust to show for it.  Trump’s “new” plan, which is just a continuation of Obama’s faltering efforts, is no more a path forward to victory than a simple shuffling down the same worn ruts of failure. 623 more words


‘Friendly fire’: US Airstrike Hits Afghan police officers & MSF appeals for protection

On July 21st, the New York Times reported that an American airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand has killed several members of the Afghan security forces. 322 more words

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