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At least three other Americans were wounded in the latest outbreak of “green on blue” violence, this time at a military depot near Kabul.
A massacre of at least 100 police officers and soldiers on Tuesday, among the worst in a forgotten war, hits forces already demoralized and struggling to fill their ranks.
The United States subjected Suleiman Abdullah Salim to harsh tactics in a secret prison and held him without charge for years. He was found not to be a terrorist threat, but he pays a deep price to this day.
The attack came on the eve of Ashura, one of the most solemn holidays on the Shiite calendar.
The inexperienced troops, operating largely without NATO, are trying to break the insurgents’ siege in Kunduz and defend areas in the south and west.
Beatings, sleep deprivation, menacing and other brutal tactics have led to persistent mental health problems among detainees held in secret C.I.A. prisons and at Guantánamo.
Fifteen years after the American war in Afghanistan began, many Afghan families say the fighting and daily fear are worse than ever before.
Under fire for four days, Afghan hospital staff members are short on food and medicine as Taliban and Afghan forces fight for the city.
When The New York Times established a bureau in Kabul in 2001, I was sent to manage telecommunications and logistics — and I recorded what I saw with a small digital camera.
The announcement came as the Taliban’s onslaught continued in key areas of Kunduz for a third day, raising questions about urban centers’ security.
The service member, the third American killed in hostilities in Afghanistan this year, was on a mission against Islamic State fighters in Nangarhar Province.
After Afghan commandos arrived to battle an insurgent assault on the critical city, residents said that heavy fighting was spreading to other areas.
The Taliban began an assault on Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Monday and residents continued to worry about the poor security in their city.
The militants, who briefly overran the city last year, attacked from four directions before dawn. Fighting was continuing, and residents were trying to flee.
After 15 years of American military involvement, there are glimmers of a better future despite the enduring threat of the Taliban.
An American spokesman said the military was investigating reports of civilian casualties in the strike in the Islamic State stronghold of Achin district, in Nangarhar Province.
A coast guard captain on a small Greek island is suddenly charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea.
An American military spokesman said a “counterterrorism airstrike” had taken place in the area. Afghan officials said the victims were members of the Islamic State.
An anti-corruption program backed by the United States has had compliance from only one of 83 officials, President Ashraf Ghani.
England will play a one-day match in Bangladesh next month without some of its leading players because of safety concerns.