Afghanistan

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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


NATO to plan for all options in Afghanistan, including "zero option" (27.02.2014)

NATO defence ministers agreed on Thursday to plan for all options for the alliance's future presence in Afghanistan, including a possible pullout of all its troops this year, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

Obama orders Pentagon to prepare for full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan (25.02.2014)

President speaks with Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai and says US is ‘moving forward with additional contingency planning’.

German parliament extends Afghanistan mission (20.02.2014)

The Bundestag on Thursday (02/20) decided to extend the German military's operation in Afghanistan for one last time. … So far, Germany's troop presence in the country has been reduced from 4,400 to around 3,000. As many as 800 German soldiers are to operate in the country by providing training...

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan up 14 per cent last year, says new UN report (08.02.2014)

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rose by 14 per cent last year, according to a new report released on Saturday by the United Nations, which also found that it was the worst year since 2009 in terms of the number of women and children killed or injured as a result of conflict-related violence.

German deployment extended to Afghanistan (05.02.2014)

A last-phase extension of Germany's 12-year-long military deployment in Afghanistan has been endorsed by the German cabinet.

Old tensions resurface in debate over U.S. role in post-2014 Afghanistan (04.02.2014)

President Obama brought his top Afghanistan commanders to the Oval Office on Tuesday to discuss the way forward in a war he is determined to end by the end of the year, even as he finds himself stymied by an unreliable partner and an uncertain future.

Afghanistan's Karzai in secret talks with Taliban (04.02.2014)

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been holding secret talks with Taliban officials in the hope of persuading them to make peace with his government, his spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday, confirming a New York Times report.