Afghanistan

Current Operations


EUPOL Afghanistan

EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EU)
Begin: 06/07

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UNAMA

United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 03/02

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Resolute Support

(NATO)
Begin: 01/15

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News


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 getting more involved in northern Afghanistan (02.07.2016)

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 risks "new spiral in violence", UN official says (22.06.2016)

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.

Afghans feel less secure than in Taliban years, Pentagon report says (17.06.2016)

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.

NATO approves keeping expanded Afghan basing, in nod to long fight (16.06.2016)

NATO agreed yesterday (15 June) to hold onto its broad geographic layout of bases in Afghanistan, a move that could make it easier for the United States to keep more troops there as Kabul struggles with a resurgent Taliban threat. … [Britain’s Defense Secretary Michael] Fallon said US Defense...