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Young recruits raise morale, bolster Afghan forces in Herat

Young recruits raise morale, bolster Afghan forces in Herat

New recruits have sworn to annihilate the Taliban and other terrorist groups.

Herat rally denounces Taliban for servility to Russian, Iranian regimes

Herat rally denounces Taliban for servility to Russian, Iranian regimes

The militant group's refusal to participate in the consultative Loya Jirga for peace has also stirred Afghans' ire.

Afghan forces destroy 76 Taliban drug labs in Farah

Afghan forces destroy 76 Taliban drug labs in Farah

Observers say the more drug factories are destroyed, the weaker the Taliban war machine will become.

Aid groups reel as Taliban appear intent on murdering humanitarian workers

Aid groups reel as Taliban appear intent on murdering humanitarian workers

Deteriorating security has seen international groups downgrade their presence, making it even more difficult to deliver crucial help to the country's most vulnerable citizens.

Local Army credited for keeping Taliban in check in western Afghanistan

Local Army credited for keeping Taliban in check in western Afghanistan

Keeping areas secure after they have been cleared of Taliban militants by the Afghan National Army is one of the main goals of the Local Army.

Taliban carry out 'senseless' Ramadan attack on Kabul aid group

Taliban carry out 'senseless' Ramadan attack on Kabul aid group

The target ran a civic engagement programme supporting women and other marginalised groups. The Taliban said it was attacked because it promoted the 'inter-mixing' of men and women.

Resurgent Taliban-ISIS clashes in Nangarhar force thousands to flee

Resurgent Taliban-ISIS clashes in Nangarhar force thousands to flee

Skirmishes between the two rival insurgent groups broke out in mid April in the Khogyani and Shirzad districts and have been continuing intermittently since.

Taliban, ISIS fighters surrender in Nangarhar, vow to support government

Taliban, ISIS fighters surrender in Nangarhar, vow to support government

A group of 35 militants handed over their weapons to local authorities in Jalalabad as part of a larger trend of militants giving up in greater numbers.

Afghan forces in Herat stamp out Taliban's extortion of development projects

Afghan forces in Herat stamp out Taliban's extortion of development projects

The Taliban obtain money from developers by threatening to attack or even kill workers on projects unless the developers pay off the militants.

Taliban's destruction of Farah schools shows continued hostility toward girls' education

Taliban's destruction of Farah schools shows continued hostility toward girls' education

The militant group repeatedly targets educational facilities, contrary to its own propaganda.