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Workers struggle to save minaret of Jam while Taliban murder its defenders

Workers struggle to save minaret of Jam while Taliban murder its defenders

The historical treasure is vulnerable if it faces another flood yet the Taliban have seized the opportunity to attack and kill the guards defending it.

'No mercy': Afghan forces thwart Taliban's 'spring offensive' in western region

'No mercy': Afghan forces thwart Taliban's 'spring offensive' in western region

Ignoring calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan, the Taliban continued their violent campaign against the public.

'Who is the infidel here?' Afghan security forces ask captured militants

'Who is the infidel here?' Afghan security forces ask captured militants

Afghan forces presented four ISIS would-be suicide bombers and seven Taliban members at a news conference in Jalalabad.

Authorities in Pakistan on alert as ISIS declares it a new 'province'

Authorities in Pakistan on alert as ISIS declares it a new 'province'

ISIS recently has claimed a number of attacks in Pakistan, as its propaganda efforts are focusing more and more on South Asia.

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.