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Afghanistan

10th November 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban video shows fighters entering valley after Afghan forces retreat

Bill Roggio

The Taliban released video of its forces entering the Fanduqistan Valley in Afghanistan's central province of Parwan after Afghan forces retreated. more...

Analysis & Commentary

22nd November 2017 – Qutoed by Agence France Presse

US military opens new, but risky front in Afghan air war

John Hannah

Washington: As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban’s poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands more bombs, experts are warning of the risk of alienating the local population. more...

20th November 2017 – Quoted by Courtney Kube, Hans Nichols and Mosheh Gains - NBC News

U.S. on track to triple bombs dropped on Afghanistan against Taliban

The U.S. Air Force is on track to triple the number of bombs dropped in Afghanistan this year compared with last year, new figures reveal as the White House opens a new front in America’s longest war. more...

10th November 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban video shows fighters entering valley after Afghan forces retreat

Bill Roggio

The Taliban released video of its forces entering the Fanduqistan Valley in Afghanistan's central province of Parwan after Afghan forces retreated. more...

9th November 2017 – Quoted by Paul Rogers - Open Democracy

Remote war and public air

Afghanistan in 2016 saw 11,489 of its civilians killed in armed conflict, according to international observers. This was the highest number since external recording started in 2009. This year is expected to be at least as bad. The fighting season from May-October was particularly intense, with substantial losses among Afghan security personnel. more...