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By Rahim Faiez, Brian Rohan, Associated Press
Taliban militants were within a kilometer (mile) of Kunduz, the provincial capital but had not entered into the city, although there were reports of small bands of Taliban near the outskirts.
By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press
Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting…
By Amir Shah, Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
Last October, U.S. forces bombed an Afghan hospital in Kunduz, killing 42 people. An Army inquiry last month found that the attack was an accident, but Matthieu Aikins of the Nation Institute blames Afghan troops who told the Americans that…
By PBS NewsHour
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…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
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…
WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined — but face no criminal charges — for mistakes that led to the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital that killed 42 people in Afghanistan last year,…
By Michael D. Regan
More than 3,500 noncombatants died in Afghanistan during 2015, and nearly 7,500 were injured, the highest number of civilian casualties recorded since 2009.
At least 289 people were killed and 559 injured as the Taliban attacked the city in northern Afghanistan during a two-week period, according to a United Nations report. Many were killed by small arms fire and explosives and during a…
Nearly two months after a U.S. warplane mistakenly attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan, officials said Friday it remains unclear how many civilians were killed.
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