Remains of soldier killed by Taliban in Afghanistan returned to US

U.S. 12/25/19, 20:26

The remains of the 33-year-old New Jersey soldier who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Monday, Dec. 23, have been returned to the United States, arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...

Remains of US soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to US

U.S. 12/25/19, 10:47

The remains of a 33-year-old American soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan have been returned to the United States, arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, New Jersey, was killed Monday in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province. The Taliban ...

Green Beret killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan identified

U.S. 12/24/19, 08:35

The Pentagon has identified the New Jersey soldier who was killed in Afghanistan Monday, Dec. 23. Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble, 33, of Washington Township, New Jersey, died from the injuries he sustained during combat operations in Kunduz Province the day before, Army Special Operations Command said in a statement. Pentagon ...

Taliban says they freed US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban

World 11/18/19, 23:45

The Taliban said it freed on Tuesday, Nov. 19, an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown out of Afghanistan the previous day. The hostages—American, Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks—were released in southern ...

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

World 10/18/19, 09:22

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, said the militant attack wounded 36 others. He said it was not immediately clear ...

Pompeo says Taliban ‘overreached’ in attack that killed American

World 09/08/19, 09:38

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday, Sept. 8, that the Taliban “overreached” with its car bomb attack in a diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing an American soldier. He asserted the bombing led President Donald Trump to pull back from planned Afghanistan peace talks at ...

President Trump cancels secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders

World 09/07/19, 19:57

President Donald Trump said on Saturday, Sept. 7, that he had called off a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing this week in Kabul killed 11 people, including an American soldier, and has dropped peace negotiations with the insurgent group. Zalmay Khalilzad, the ...

Taliban attack in Afghan capital leaves 16 dead and more than 100 injured

World 09/03/19, 10:38

A Taliban attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday night has left at least 16 dead and more than 100 wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahmi said the number of victims could still increase because several homes were destroyed, according to the Associated Press. The authorities have confirmed that the target ...

President Trump says he will keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan

U.S. 08/30/19, 14:56

President Donald Trump announced Thursday, Aug. 29, that he will keep a contingent of 8,600 troops in Afghanistan even if there is an agreement with the Taliban. "We're going down to 8,600 [from the current 14,000] and then we'll make a determination from there," the president said on Fox News Radio, ...

Two Green Berets killed in combat in Afghanistan identified

U.S. 08/23/19, 06:00

The U.S. Army's Special Operations Command has released the names of the two Green Berets who were killed Wednesday, Aug. 21, during combat operations in Faryab Province, in Afghanistan. The deaths came as U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad resumed negotiations with the Taliban aimed at ending America’s longest war, according to ...

Trump on Afghanistan war: ‘I could win that war in a week’

U.S. 07/23/19, 06:30

President Trump on Monday, July 22, told reporters during a White House meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan that he could win the Afghanistan war in a week but does not want to do so because it could kill 10 million people.  "If we wanted to fight a war in ...

“Afghanistan is the Harvard of terrorists,” said President Trump

U.S. 07/03/19, 11:12

 President Trump again expressed his intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, however he is concerned that this country has become the "Harvard of terrorists," so even if the U.S. leaves, he plans to maintain an intelligence presence to monitor the situation. The statement was made in an interview with Tucker ...

US military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan

World 06/26/19, 10:43

The U.S. military said two of its service members were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan. The deaths occurred a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the Afghan capital of Kabul, where he said Washington was hopeful of a peace deal before Sept. 1. At a news conference Wednesday in ...

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