Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan, expressed concern Friday over the high rate of casualties suffered by Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, describing it as a “critical” factor in the conflict.
A militant attack on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul killed 13 people and wounded at least 36 others, a government spokesman said early Thursday.
American troops were deployed to the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand province this week as a surging Taliban threatens to seize control of the city from Afghan forces.
The Pentagon on Wednesday identified the U.S. Army soldier recently killed in Afghanistan as Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson.
The Pentagon has records for fewer than half of the firearms the United States dispensed to partner forces in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
An explosion and gunfire were witnessed in a militant attack on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday.
An American service member was killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province on Tuesday, the U.S. military confirmed in a statement.
The United States has deployed about 100 troops to the capital of the Helmand Province in Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents have made gains around the city.
At least two people were injured in a bombing near the United State Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday.
The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said on Friday, though the American military said it could not confirm that.