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


EUPOL Afghanistan: new Head of Mission appointed (10.02.2015)

Pia Stjernvall has been appointed as Head of the EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan). Ms. Stjernvall, from Finland, takes up her duties on 16 February 2015, having been Deputy Head of Mission since June 2014.

The Taliban comeback (04.02.2015)

The Taliban has made a comeback in Afghanistan's strategic Kunar province since the drawdown and departure late last year of US-led coalition troops.

US, Afghanistan review terrorist threats, security environment (26.01.2015)

During a three-day visit to Afghanistan that ended Monday, assistant to the U.S. President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco also discussed with Afghan officials regional interests and ways to optimize counterterrorism efforts during the next two years.

President Ashraf Ghani unveils unity government (12.01.2015)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has unveiled his unity cabinet more than three months after he was sworn in.

Afghan officials: Islamic State group operating in south (12.01.2015)

Afghan officials confirmed for the first time Monday that the extremist Islamic State group is active in the south, recruiting fighters, flying black flags and, according to some sources, even battling Taliban militants.

Deadly Taliban attacks continue in Afghanistan (07.01.2015)

Afghan authorities say a group of Taliban suicide bombers attacked a police academy in an eastern region Wednesday, shortly after insurgents killed six construction workers and a judge elsewhere in the strife-torn country.

U.S. military says no change in Afghan withdrawal timeline (06.01.2015)

The U.S. military says the timeline for further decreases in troop numbers in Afghanistan has not changed after President Ashraf Ghani suggested the plans should be "reexamined."