Afghanistan war

Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief
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Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief

Major-General Adam Findlay said ‘there are guys who criminally did something’
30 Jun 2020
Are the US and Taliban about to end two decades of war?
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - FEBRUARY 13: U.S Secretary of Defense Mark Esper holds a press conference as part of NATO Defense Ministers' Meeting in Brussels, Belgium on February 13, 2020. (Photo by D
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Are the US and Taliban about to end two decades of war?

Washington has agreed a seven-day reduction of violence with the Taliban that could begin the end of the nearly 19-year war
14 Feb 2020
Bacha bazi: the scandal of Afghanistan’s abused boys
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Bacha bazi: the scandal of Afghanistan’s abused boys

Tradition of ‘boys for play’ facing scrutiny following exposure of paedophile ring operating in schools
29 Jan 2020
Afghan war: what has been accomplished?
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Afghan war: what has been accomplished?

The US is withdrawing 4,000 troops amid troubled peace talks with Taliban
16 Dec 2019
Who is Clint Lorance and why has Trump pardoned him?
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Who is Clint Lorance and why has Trump pardoned him?

US soldier released from jail sentence for second-degree murder
18 Nov 2019
Donald Trump cancels secret meeting with Taliban
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Donald Trump cancels secret meeting with Taliban

US president was due to host Afghan militants at Camp David just days before 9/11 anniversary
9 Sep 2019
Taliban peace talks delegation to include women
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Taliban peace talks delegation to include women

Unexpected move follows calls for female representation in discussions aimed at ending 17-year war in Afghanistan
16 Apr 2019

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Will US-Taliban peace ‘framework’ lead to lasting deal?
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Will US-Taliban peace ‘framework’ lead to lasting deal?

US envoy announces breakthrough that could finally end Afghan war after 17 years – but major obstacles still remain
29 Jan 2019
Afghanistan resists offer to outsource Taliban war
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Afghanistan resists offer to outsource Taliban war

President Ashraf Ghani dismisses plans laid out by private military contractor Blackwater
5 Oct 2018
What does ‘winning’ in Afghanistan look like?
A US Marine looks on as Afghan National Army soldiers raise the Afghan National flag
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What does ‘winning’ in Afghanistan look like?

How US strategy has slowly shifted in face of growing Taliban confidence
17 Aug 2018
Australian soldiers flew Nazi swastika flag in Afghanistan
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Australian soldiers flew Nazi swastika flag in Afghanistan

Government confirms authenticity of photo showing Third Reich flag over army jeep
14 Jun 2018
Afghan army interpreters given right to settle in UK
Prince Harry and an Afghan translator who face has been blurred for security reasons
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Afghan army interpreters given right to settle in UK

Government changes policy after lobbying campaign and years of legal limbo
12 Jun 2018
How big is the Taliban threat in Afghanistan?
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How big is the Taliban threat in Afghanistan?

The group still poses a risk almost 17 years on from the beginning of the War of Terror
17 May 2018