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Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump’s administration in tackling America’s longest war. Mattis did not specify ...

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Pentagon raises Afghanistan troop estimate to 11,000

The Pentagon says there are about 11,000 US troops currently deployed in Afghanistan – a significantly higher number than was previously disclosed. Officials say the new tally includes temporary and covert units as well as regular forces. It had previously ...

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Airstrikes in Afghanistan Kill More Than a Dozen Civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan — Airstrikes in western Afghanistan killed more than a dozen civilians, according to residents and officials on Tuesday, adding to the record number of civilians who have died this year as violence has intensified. The exact number of ...

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Deadly Attack on Shiite Mosque in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Suicide attackers stormed a mosque in Kabul during Friday Prayer, officials said, causing casualties and prompting the authorities to seal off the area as security forces moved in after the latest in a series of deadly attacks ...

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