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EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EU)
United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UN-Peacebuilding)
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The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says President Barack Obama's decision to allow greater military action in support of Afghan combat operations against Taliban militants could have a major effect on the war.
Kabul has no plans to revive a peace process aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table after a four-nation effort earlier this year produced no results, the spokesman of the Afghan president said Thursday.
US to keep most troops in Afghanistan, Obama says (06.07.2016)
President Barack Obama has announced a slowdown in the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying 8,400 soldiers will stay there into next year. Under initial plans, US troop numbers were to be reduced to 5,500, from a current level of 9,800.
Turkmenistan is getting more directly involved in affairs in northern Afghanistan, an area inhabited by ethnic Turkmens, as instability festers on the border between the two countries.
Taliban leader: No peace without foreigners leaving (02.07.2016)
The new Taliban leader has called for an end to the foreign "occupation" of Afghanistan as a first step to a settlement based on Islamic law that he said would bring unity to a country hit by decades of war. In one of his first public statements, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada said agreement was...
Afghanistan faces the risk of a new spiral in violence following a series of attacks on civilians in the last few months but on the battlefield, security forces have been holding their ground, the top U.N. official in the country said.
According to the Pentagon, Afghan citizens feel less secure now than at any other time in the recent past, as civilian casualties rise to their highest level in seven years.