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  • A Special Forces Operation Detachment-Alpha (SFODA) Soldier scans the area in the Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2013. The U.S. military command in Kabul announced three U.S. casualties -- one soldier killed, another two wounded -- on Tuesday. Photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores/U.S. Army
    May 21, 2016  

    The Pentagon has announced that the U.S. has conducted an airstrike targeting Taliban leader Mullah Mansour. One American official says the U.S. believes Mansour was killed in what was a drone strike authorized by President Barack Obama. Continue reading

  • Women demonstrators from Afghanistan's Hazara minority attend a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail  - RTSEGLE
    May 20, 2016   BY  

    This week in the world, tens of thousands of Afghans marched in Kabul, a kidnapped schoolgirl escaped in Nigeria, and divers discovered an underwater treasure. Take our quiz about this and more. Continue reading

  • Women demonstrators from Afghanistan's Hazara minority attend a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail  - RTSEGLE
    May 16, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Afghan capital of Kabul went on lockdown after tens of thousands of minority Hazaras marched through the streets, demanding that a planned multinational power line be routed through their province. Also, the U.S. and other world powers announced intentions to arm the internationally-recognized Libyan government to help it fight the Islamic State and other militants. Continue reading

  • An Afghan man walks through a poppy field in the Gereshk district of Helmand province, Afghanistan April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Abdul Malik - RTX2A21J
    May 11, 2016  

    Fifteen years since the start of the American intervention in Afghanistan, Islamic extremism is resurging in the region. The Taliban are slowly regaining ground, especially in the valuable poppy fields of the south, and now ISIS is making its presence felt too. Hari Sreenivasan talks to special correspondent Jennifer Glasse for more on the escalating state of hostilities on the ground.
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    April 29, 2016  

    The Pentagon revealed that the bombing of an Afghan hospital occurred when U.S. forces preemptively fired to clear the way for an Afghan offensive. U.S. and Afghan forces were not under fire when U.S. aircraft destroyed the hospital. Hari Sreenivasan takes an in-depth look at the series of errors with Jamie McIntyre of the Washington Examiner. Continue reading

  • Afghan security officials patrol in Kunduz following an operation aimed at retaking the city from the Taliban on Oct. 3, 2015. Photo by Jawad Dehsabzi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    April 29, 2016   BY  

    WASHINGTON — A U.S. aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. ground troops knew the target was a hospital, a top U.S. general said Friday. Continue reading

  • U.S. Army General John Campbell, the commander of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks beside a Kunduz city map during a news conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, November 25, 2015. The U.S. investigation into a deadly Oct. 3 strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz concluded it was a tragic accident caused primarily by human error, Campbell said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Massoud Hossaini/Pool - RTX1VT9Y
    April 28, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, 16 U.S. military personnel, including a general, reportedly received administrative punishments for the mistaken bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42. Also, Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to Iraq, hoping to resolve the political gridlock and corruption that have paralyzed the government’s efforts to combat the Islamic State. Continue reading

  • Afghan quick reaction forces arrive at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani - RTX2AL6U
    April 19, 2016  

    A Tuesday morning suicide attack in Kabul killed 28 people and wounded hundreds more, part of an ongoing surge of Taliban-driven violence in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff talks to Seth Jones of the RAND Corporation, former advisor to U.S. special forces in the region, for more on the bombing and what it says about the country’s stability and security after 15 years of American involvement. Continue reading

  • Front from left, demonstrators Jess Jude, Loan Tran and Noah Rubin-Blose, sit chained together in the middle of the street during a protest against House Bill 2 on Thursday, March 24, 2016, outside of the Governor's Mansion on North Blount Street in downtown Raleigh, N.C. (Jill Knight/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
    April 12, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, after a wave of criticism over last month’s LGBT rights law, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory expanded protections for state employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity and asked lawmakers to restore the right to sue over discrimination. Also, the Taliban launched a spring offensive in Afghanistan, warning of “large-scale” suicide bombings and assassinations. Continue reading

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets U.S. military personnel at Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul April 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX297MQ
    April 9, 2016  

    Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Saturday in an attempt to ease political tensions there and prolong a power-sharing agreement he brokered two years ago. Reuters State Department Correspondent Arshad Mohammed in Kabul joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to discuss. Continue reading