Al Qaeda says its No. 3 man and commander of its operations in Afghanistan has died, according to a group that monitors Islamist websites.
A precision air strike has killed one of the two most senior Taliban leaders in Kandahar province and several of his fighters, the U.S. military said Monday.
Officials had been tracking Taliban commander Haji Amir and his fighters for several days and ordered the air strike when the leader stopped at a small mud hut in a rural area Sunday morning, according to a military statement. FULL POST
The U.S. military said it has completed its investigation into the February 21 incident in which dozens of Afghan civilians were killed and concluded that more training is needed.
The investigation "cites several shortcomings in training, communication and decision-making, and offered numerous recommendations," a U.S. military release said. FULL POST
Islamabad, Pakistan - Bombing attacks in Pakistan targeting houses of worship for a persecuted religious minority have killed at least 47 people, officials said on Friday. The strikes took place at two mosques in Lahore belonging to the Ahmadi religious group. FULL POST
CNN has tracked the casualties since the wars began in Afghanistan and Iraq; a new feature to the site tracks service members' hometowns against a map of where they died in Afghanistan. The feature also highlights memories of the fallen by friends and families.
Eupora, Mississippi. Waskatenau, Canada. Hemingford, Nebraska. Hungry Horse, Montana. Gressvik, Norway. Allegany, New York. Bad Saulgau, Germany. Los Lunas, New Mexico.
From all parts of the world and from every U.S. state, more than 1,700 U.S. and coalition troops have died in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count. As the U.S. observes Memorial Day on Monday, explore CNN.com's Home and Away, sharing your messages or memories and discovering the individual stories of the fallen.
U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Morris shoots a mortar round during a training and certification test at a combat outpost in Afghanistan.
Notice that you can actually see the round in the plume of fire and smoke. You can see the full sized image via the Department of Defense's website.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Watching a drug addict going cold turkey in a rehabilitation center is hard. When that drug addict is 3 years old, it is heartbreaking.
But this is the shocking reality for some children in Afghanistan — an addiction that is passed on through birth and breastfeeding, or becoming dependent from second-hand smoke, often from their parents. FULL POST
The International Committee of the Red Cross is defending its practice of providing medical training and basic medical supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan – saying it is in line with the ICRC’s mandate not to discriminate between different sides in a conflict. FULL POST