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Desperate Taliban destroy Faryab-Jawzjan highway to escape Afghan forces

Desperate Taliban destroy Faryab-Jawzjan highway to escape Afghan forces

The local government is determined to rebuild the highway as security forces continue to pursue and capture the militants, officials say.

Ghani reassures people of Kandahar after deadly Taliban attack

Ghani reassures people of Kandahar after deadly Taliban attack

The Afghan president has ordered high ranking security officials and commando forces to deploy to Kandahar immediately following the murder of powerful provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq.

Afghan fighters loot civilian homes in Syria, clash with allied militia

Afghan fighters loot civilian homes in Syria, clash with allied militia

The incident underscores the Iranian-backed militia's bullying tactics and the illegality of Afghans fighting in the Syrian civil war.

Kunar women raise their voices for peace, call on militants to lay down arms

Kunar women raise their voices for peace, call on militants to lay down arms

Officials urged the women to speak out against violence in their homes and communities.

Thousands of Afghans signing up to join security forces

Thousands of Afghans signing up to join security forces

Thousands join the Afghan army every month, while the Afghan police have 20,000 recruits who stand ready to serve, according to officials.

Scores of Taliban militants join peace process in Nangarhar

Scores of Taliban militants join peace process in Nangarhar

'We don't want to fight anymore, nor do we want to be used by foreign countries,' said one surrendering Taliban commander.

ISIS militants confess to their crimes in Nangarhar

ISIS militants confess to their crimes in Nangarhar

Local officials presented the detainees, along with four Taliban members, to the media at the National Directorate of Security provincial compound in Jalalabad.

Afghan forces target Taliban, ISIS in Kunar ahead of elections

Afghan forces target Taliban, ISIS in Kunar ahead of elections

The operations aim to eliminate militants from key districts of Kunar Province and to provide a safe environment for voters in the October 20 parliamentary elections.

Fearing democracy, Taliban call for boycott of parliamentary elections

Fearing democracy, Taliban call for boycott of parliamentary elections

The Taliban's latest statement urging violence against the October 20 parliamentary polls shows the group's true fear of democracy, elections and the popular will.

Herat peace murals bring hope to war-weary Afghans

Herat peace murals bring hope to war-weary Afghans

Art across the city has reinstated a sense of optimism among local residents and shows the growing desire for peace despite the Taliban's rejection of engagement.