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


Australia offers to keep troops in Afghanistan after 2014 (05.11.2013)

The Australian ambassador to Afghanistan says his government has offered to keep up to 400 troops in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S.-led NATO forces in 2014. … Australia currently has around 1,200 soldiers in Afghanistan, most of them based in Urozgan Province.

Afghan delegation to meet Taliban leader in Pakistan (30.10.2013)

Senior Afghan peace negotiators are being allowed to soon travel to neighboring Pakistan for a long-demanded meeting with the Taliban insurgency’s former deputy chief. Pakistani officials are promising more access in the future to facilitate the Afghan political reconciliation process.

After troops leave, U.S. to lose access to Afghan reconstruction projects worth billions (27.10.2013)

The planned removal of more than 40,000 troops and the closure of dozens of bases over the next year will shrink the protective umbrella for U.S. officials to keep tabs on construction work, training programs and other initiatives in the corruption-plagued nation.

OSCE to send team to Afghanistan to assist on April 2014 elections (25.10.2013)

The Election Support Team will be organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and will include up to 20 election staff.

Afghan army gets new academy (23.10.2013)

The Afghan army will from now on train at a brand new academy modeled after a famous one in Britain and popularly dubbed "Sandhurst on the Sand" by British troops in Afghanistan.

NATO officials meet on Afghanistan (23.10.2013)

U.S. and NATO officials say they are confident Afghanistan will accept a security agreement ahead of next year's pullout of NATO troops from the country. … It is now up to Afghan tribal leaders and the Afghan parliament to approve the deal. Those debates are expected in November.

U.S. officer says Taliban will fight this winter (22.10.2013)

A senior American military officer warned Tuesday that insurgent groups are expected to carry out an unusually aggressive campaign of violence in Afghanistan this winter, angling to create maximal disruption ahead of next year’s presidential elections and as Western forces continue to withdraw.