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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.

Afghan air force plays vital role in defeating militants

Afghan air force plays vital role in defeating militants

Without the air force, success would not be possible, military officials say.

Heavy losses, low morale plague militants in Afghanistan

Heavy losses, low morale plague militants in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have stepped up operations against militants with positive results, authorities say.

Afghan army seeks to recruit more women

Afghan army seeks to recruit more women

The Ministry of Defence aims to train more than 5,000 women to serve in the armed forces.

Afghanistan on track to destroy ISIL by next year: officials

Afghanistan on track to destroy ISIL by next year: officials

Afghan and international security forces have killed about 2,000 ISIL members in Afghanistan in the past year, according to the Afghan National Army chief of staff.

Afghanistan's biometric system 'completely secure', authorities say

Afghanistan's biometric system 'completely secure', authorities say

Officials are debunking Taliban claims that they have hacked the system.

Infighting, battlefield defeats and incompetence dim Taliban hopes

Infighting, battlefield defeats and incompetence dim Taliban hopes

Leadership squabbles and heavy casualties highlight the Taliban's mounting troubles, officials say.