NATO mission in Afghanistan is to fight global terror: Stoltenber

Actor and Choreographer Raghava Lawrence extends support to O PanneerselvamChabahar port in Iran likely to open in a month's time; will provide impetus to trade between India and Afghanistan: Afghan Consul GeneralTrump says he wants to "win" in AfghanistanUS led NATO airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians in Sangin district of Helmand in AfghanistanKarzai reacts at alleged civilian deaths in Helmand airstrike, Lashkargah33 ISIS militants killed, 12 wounded in NangarharDeadly car bombing plot foiled in KunduzMattis visits Brussels, will travel to Germany next week to talk Afghanistan and ISIS fights Taliban claims a responsibilty for Laskhar Gah's sucide bombing today, where 39 ANA soldiers are dead and wounded12 members of one family killed in a mortar attack in Sangin district in Helmand province, AfghanistanUS President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani discuss terrorismIncreasing US troop numbers in Afghanistan “right now a Department of Defense “ matter, says @PressSec. Afghanistan IS-K Qari Munib killed in a counterterrorism airstrike during op, Resolute Support spoxman Navy Capt. Bill Salvin tells VOA Russia worried US/coalition in Afghanistan "affects their ability to influence central Asia states to the north" per Gen. Nicholson Asked by @SenBillNelson if Russia indirectly support alQaida, @ResoluteSupport's Gen Nicholson says "Yes sir" Gen. Nicholson: Our main goals are destruction of AQ and ISK and working with Pakistan to eliminate Haqqani and Taliban sanctuaries in PakistanRussia supposed to host Afghan peace talks with Afghan Govt reps next week in Moscow. Gen. Nicholson says he suspects Russia's intentions in Afghanistan are to undermine the United States and NATO. Sen. King just asked Nicholson why U.S. airpower doesn't "take out" Afghan poppy fields. Gen. Nicholson says a U.S. special forces soldier was severely wounded today in Sangin, Helmand province. Gen. Nicholson at the US Senate: "The Taliban can not stand up to the AFG Special Forces, we will increase our support to these forces"Gen Nicholson: "We have a reliable partner in AFG achieving on common goals"Gen. Nicholson: With Afghan President Ghani we are working on an “ANDSF Roadmap” for the way ahead - population and gov't want us hereGen. Nicholson: The ongoing biometric enrollment of Afghan soldiers will promote accuracy of pay systems and fight corruptionNATO has shortfall of troops in Afghanistan: US general "Very concerned" about losses being suffered by Afghan forces, Gen Nicholson says, keeping Afghan forces below full authorized strength Gen. Nicholson: Our objective is to destroy Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Afghans are now doing most of the fightingNATO has shortfall of troops in Afghanistan: US general"I believe we're in a stalemate" @ResoluteSupport Cmdr Gen John Nicholson tells Senate Armed Services Committee re Afghanistan Taliban Gen. Nicholson: The complex U.S. relationship with Pakistan should receive a "holistic review." Lots of critical talk about Pakistan

Map. History of Afghanistan conflict

19 February 2017
Actor and Choreographer Raghava Lawrence extends support to O Panneerselvam
Trump says he wants to "win" in Afghanistan
US led NATO airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians in Sangin district of Helmand in Afghanistan
Mattis visits Brussels, will travel to Germany next week to talk Afghanistan and ISIS fights
Increasing US troop numbers in Afghanistan “right now a Department of Defense “ matter, says @PressSec.