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South Africans in the crossfire: Why I won’t leave Kabul

South African Mairy Tsigoida narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Taliban, but the Groenewald family were not as fortunate. She tells her story.

After Afghanistan: What next for the troops?

Foreign troops have pulled back from Helmand province as their withdrawal from Afghanistan begins, leaving local forces to fight the Taliban.

US to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2016

The last of the United States military forces will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016, 15 years after the September 2001 attacks in New York.

Obama: America’s decade of war is over

US President Barack Obama marked Veterans Day by celebrating the fact that America's decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan is coming to an end.

US drone strike kills nine in Pakistan

A US drone aircraft has killed nine suspected militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, security officials say.

‘Thrill kill’ head of rogue US soldiers jailed for life

The ringleader of a rogue US army unit responsible for "thrill kills" of Afghan civilians has been sentenced to life behind bars.

US commander steps down in Afghanistan

General David Petraeus stepped down as United States commander in Afghanistan on Monday after a year at the helm of what is America's longest war.

UK cuts fire power

The United Kingdom's armed forces announced it will no longer be able to mount the kind of operations conducted in Iraq and Afghanistan.

CIA paramilitaries’ role in Afghan civilian deaths

Shum Khan was a deaf and dumb man who lived in the remote border hamlet of Malekshay, 7 000ft up in the mountains.

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