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Afghanistan

Afghan soldier opens fire on US troops, wounds 7

17th June 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Afghan soldier opens fire on US troops, wounds 7

Bill Roggio

An Afghan solider opened fire on US troops today at a military base in Balkh province and wounded seven American soldiers. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban suicide bomber strikes in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul that killed scores of people. more...

22nd July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Son of Taliban’s emir kills himself in suicide attack on Afghan forces

Bill Roggio

The son of Mullah Haibatullah, the emir of the Afghan Taliban, killed himself in a suicide attack that targeted Afghan forces in the southern province of Helmand earlier this week. more...

20th July 2017 – Quoted by Carlo Munoz - Washington Times

Trump remains mum on next step of Middle East war plan

Bill Roggio

President Trump kept the world and Washington’s national security establishment in suspense Thursday, refusing to disclose details of the White House’s war plan for Afghanistan and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. more...

19th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

State Department: Pakistan continues to provide safe haven for Taliban, allied jihadists

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

The State Department’s newly released Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 points to Pakistan’s ongoing complicity with jihadists in Central and South Asia, including the Afghan Taliban. more...