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  • Pakistan, U.S. reportedly launch airstrikes in escalating offensive

    Pakistan, U.S. reportedly launch airstrikes in escalating offensive
    Pakistani fighter jets and CIA drone aircraft pounded targets in North Waziristan on Wednesday, local officials reported, killing more than 50 suspected militants in separate attacks that reflected a widening military campaign in the restive tribal area....
  • Should Sgt. Bergdahl have returned to active duty?

    Should Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have returned to active duty — a desk job in San Antonio, Texas — while the Army continues to investigate the circumstances of his leaving his Afghanistan post in 2009? Bergdahl was held captive for five years by...
  • U.S. judge imposes lighter sentences on Britons who supported Taliban

    NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced two British nationals to far shorter prison sentences than prosecutors were seeking after the men pleaded guilty in December to supporting Muslim militants through print and online...
  • Brit Tied To Terror Groups, Sentenced To 12 Years, Could Be Out In Months

    NEW HAVEN — A British engineer who U.S. prosecutors claim pioneered the use of the Internet as a support system for terrorists in Europe and the Middle East was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison Wednesday but could be free in months because of...
  • Attackers killed after firing on Kabul airport

    Attackers killed after firing on Kabul airport
    Taliban insurgents attacked the Kabul international airport Thursday by firing grenades from a nearby building, prompting a response by Afghan and international security forces in which all the assailants were killed, officials said. No civilians were...
  • More than 90 people die, about 50 injured in Afghan attacks

    KABUL, Afghanistan Nearly 100 people were killed Tuesday and around 50 others were wounded in two separate attacks in Afghanistan, officials said. Eighty-nine people, mainly civilians, were killed when a suicide car bomb exploded in the eastern...
  • Militants killed after audacious attack on Kabul airport

    Militants killed after audacious attack on Kabul airport
    KABUL (Reuters) - Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military, in a year. The...
  • Taliban forces target Kabul airport; 6 attackers killed

    KABUL, Afghanistan Six Taliban insurgents were killed Thursday by Afghan security forces when they attacked Kabul International Airport, officials said. The militants attacked shortly before sunrise from a building under construction near the airport,...
  • Afghanistan worried about safety of its airspace after Ukraine crash

    KABUL (Reuters) - As flying over conflict zones comes under scrutiny following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, Afghanistan, one of the world's most dangerous places, is worried airlines might once again opt to avoid its airspace....
  • A finding of desertion might cost Sgt. Bergdahl his back pay

    WASHINGTON Army officials said Wednesday that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl might have to pay back the Pentagon wages he accrued during nearly five years of Taliban captivity if an investigation finds that he deserted his outpost in Afghanistan before his 2009...
  • Taliban set hundreds of oil tankers ablaze in Afghanistan

    Taliban set hundreds of oil tankers ablaze in Afghanistan
    Taliban insurgents set fire on Saturday to about 200 oil tanker trucks supplying fuel for NATO forces in an attack just outside the Afghan capital Kabul, police said. Television footage showed black smoke billowing above the site of the attack, with...
  • Medal of Honor recipient put himself between friend and grenade

    Medal of Honor recipient put himself between friend and grenade
    Nearly four years ago, Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter jumped between a grenade and a fellow Marine while they were guarding a patrol base in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Carpenter, now 24, took the brunt of the blast, which shattered his jaw...