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U.S. air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

24 Mar 2019

KUNDUZ/LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan U.S. air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday, local officials said, as battle intensified there and in southern Helmand province.

As NATO meets in Brussels, heavy casualties across Afghanistan

12 Jul 2018

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan A Taliban attack on an Afghan army outpost near the northern city of Kunduz has killed at least 29 soldiers, while air strikes in other parts of the country killed dozens of insurgents, officials said on Thursday.

Taliban seize another district centre as Afghan fighting continues

08 May 2018

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Taliban fighters seized a district in the northern province of Baghlan on Tuesday and kept up pressure on the central city of Ghazni as heavy fighting continued across Afghanistan following the start of the insurgents' annual spring offensive last month.

Afghans bury civilians as U.N. investigates air strike

03 Apr 2018

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Villagers in the Afghan province of Kunduz said on Tuesday they had buried dozens of victims of a government air strike in a Taliban-controlled district, in an incident the United Nations described as "disturbing".

Crime, casualties undermine U.S. gains on Afghan battlefield

03 Dec 2017

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Since U.S. forces began stepping up air strikes against the Taliban, Kunduz shopkeeper Najibullah no longer fears another insurgent takeover of the northern Afghan city. But he does fear robbery or kidnap by militia gangs.

Red Cross says employee kidnapped in northern Afghanistan

19 Dec 2016

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan An employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross is missing after being pulled from a vehicle in northern Afghanistan on Monday, the aid organisation said.

Angry mourners bury victims of air strike in Afghanistan

04 Nov 2016

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Hundreds of mourners gathered on Friday to bury more than 30 civilians killed in an air strike called in to protect Afghan and U.S. forces during a raid on suspected Taliban militants outside the northern city of Kunduz.

Dozens of Afghan civilians, two U.S. service members killed in clashes in north

03 Nov 2016

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Dozens of Afghan civilians were killed on Thursday in air strikes called in when U.S. and local troops came under heavy fire during an operation in the north of the country in which two American service members also died.

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