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Taliban unable to take on Afghan forces directly: officials

Taliban unable to take on Afghan forces directly: officials

The militant group has been reduced to carrying out only suicide and guerrilla-style attacks, as they lack the ability to fight Afghan forces on the battlefield.

Taliban presence at Tajik border alarms authorities in Afghanistan, Central Asia

Taliban presence at Tajik border alarms authorities in Afghanistan, Central Asia

The Taliban quickly overran two districts near the border but Afghan forces regained the territory after days of heavy fighting.

Life returns to normal in Nangarhar after eviction of ISIS

Life returns to normal in Nangarhar after eviction of ISIS

Now that security forces ousted the terrorist group from most of the province, local residents and officials vow to prevent militants from returning.

Stepped-up action against militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan 'paying off'

Stepped-up action against militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan 'paying off'

The security crackdown leaves no room for militant safe havens on either side of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

In new peace bid, Afghan police chief shelters surrendering Taliban

In new peace bid, Afghan police chief shelters surrendering Taliban

The strategy is meant to attract former Taliban fighters from Pakistan and help end the insurgency.

Qari Yasin death 'big blow' to terror networks

Qari Yasin death 'big blow' to terror networks

The al-Qaeda leader, killed in Afghanistan, was behind the 2008 Marriott bombing in Islamabad and the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.

ISIL's countdown begins in Afghanistan, Pakistan after US bomb

ISIL's countdown begins in Afghanistan, Pakistan after US bomb

Pakistani security analysts welcome the dropping of the bomb on 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) hideouts in remote Afghanistan.

ISIL militants on the run following massive US bombing in Nangarhar

ISIL militants on the run following massive US bombing in Nangarhar

The bomb blew up a network of 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) tunnels and caves, said Afghan officials.

Taliban surrender in Balkh, say 'we were deceived'

Taliban surrender in Balkh, say 'we were deceived'

More than 200 Taliban militants surrendered their weapons and pledged to join the peace process.

Afghan authorities laud own Special Forces

Afghan authorities laud own Special Forces

The troops are instrumental to the fight against terrorists, they say.