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


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.

Report says Afghanistan can’t be trusted to prevent misuse of U.S. aid (30.01.2014)

The inspector general’s report is likely to increase tensions with President Hamid Karzai, who has bristled for years at what he says is an orchestrated campaign by President Obama’s administration to undermine his government with embarrassing revelations and leaks.

Military plans reflect Afghanistan uncertainty (29.01.2014)

American and NATO military planners, facing continued political uncertainty about whether foreign troops will remain in Afghanistan after December, have drawn up plans to deploy a force this summer that is tailored to assume a training mission in 2015 but is also small enough to withdraw if no deal...

US considers options for troops in Afghanistan (22.01.2014)

U.S. military leaders have proposed two options for Afghanistan after 2014 - leave 10,000 American troops there when the combat mission is over, or pull all of them out.