Commander of US troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Nicholson, says a US F-22 and Afghan A-29s also participated in airstrikes

Map. History of Afghanistan conflict

13 December 2017
The scene from Sunday when a B-52 hit an opium-processing facility in Afghanistan. Taliban was cooking 50 barrels of drugs when this occurred, US general says3 week ago
The scene from Sunday when a B-52 hit an opium-processing facility in Afghanistan. Taliban was cooking 50 barrels of drugs when this occurred, US general says
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"For the first time, U.S. Air Force F22A Raptors operated in Afghanistan, principally because of their ability to mitigate civilian casualties and inadvertent damage by employing small diameter bombs during U.S. airstrikes."
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An Afghan delegation is expected to hold talks with Taliban commanders in the next few days
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"War is a contest of wills" per @ResoluteSupport Commander Gen John Nicholson "From 2011 to 2016 we telegraphed to the enemy that we were leavingdrew down our forces steadily. I'd say too far and too fast"
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Pentagon: New counter-narcotics plan in Afghanistan involves B-52 bombers to attack Taliban revenue
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Afghan CEO Abdullah tells UN General Assembly that govt is committed to bringing reforms to electoral process and to holding parliamentary elections next year and presidential elections in 2019
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Addressing the UN General Assembly Afghan CEO Abdullah said efforts in improving rule of law continues and that tackling the drug problem in the country needs a more focused approach
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Afghan CEO Abdullah also mentioned the successful RECCA summit last week and discussed the 3 major developments in the region affecting Afghanistan including Lapis Lazuli Corridor, CASA-1000 and TAPI projects. Says these mega projects hold the answer to propelling the country to prosperity
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Afghan CEO Abdullah says fostering good relations with neighboring countries, especially Pakistan; says Afghanistan has taken concrete steps to implement reform agenda and domestic revenue has increased. Steady progress also being made in domestic infrastructure projects, he says
Taliban overran an Afghan military outpost in Shorabak, Kandahar. Al Qaeda operated two training camps there up until Oct. 20153 week ago
Taliban overran an Afghan military outpost in Shorabak, Kandahar. Al Qaeda operated two training camps there up until Oct. 2015
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Afghan CEO Abdullah tells UN General Assembly that the resolution adopted reaffirms the international community's support to Afghanistan
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Afghan CEO Abdullah says national security forces have successfully thwarted a number of attacks by terror groups to capture major towns and cities
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Abdullah says at the UN General Assembly that Afghanistan has regained its status as a responsible member of the international community
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Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah addresses the UN General Assembly's session on the situation in Afghanistan, which adopted its annual resolution on Afghanistan which will help work towards a peaceful environment
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Commander of US troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Nicholson, says a US F-22 and Afghan A-29s also participated in airstrikes
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson says strikes against drug operations will continue as Taliban controls the sector. He says this will not only involve military operations but will also include law enforcement and that this has been planned for some time
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson says however that there is no sign of Daesh fighters from Syria or Iraq migrating to Afghanistan
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson states Daesh remains the number one target in Afghanistan and that this group is completely rejected by the Afghan people. "Hunting down and killing their leaders will not stop" but Daesh continues an aggressive recruiting program
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson said US-Forces and NATO are doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties during their operations
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson says a B-52 was also used on another compound which completely leveled the drug lab
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson says for the first time an F-22 fighter jet was used in combat in Afghanistan. This he said was used during Sunday night's raid on drug production facilities in Helmand
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson again calls on Taliban to lay down their arms, join the peace process and rejoin society
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson says they will continue attacking drug trafficking organizations and tells Afghans they will not only stand by the country in fight against terrorism but will also stand by them in fight against drugs
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson says just like terrorism, heroin is a global problem Afghanistan. He said they are not striking farmers but targeting Taliban and made sure to avoid collateral damage. All precautions were taken ahead of Sunday's raid
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson says if Taliban does not come to the peace talks tables the security forces and coalition will continue to fight them
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson says Afghanistan deserves security and lasting peace. He says combined operations against drug facilities in Helmand on Sunday was successful. Says Taliban has increasingly become a criminal organization
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson commends Afghan security forces for their bravery and for the sacrifices they are making
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson says the fight against terrorism is the most important fight in the world and that RS and NATO are committed to fighting the war in Afghanistan
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Resolute Support commander General Nicholson addresses press conference and confirm's Sunday night's raids on drug laboratories in Helmand
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Afghan army chief of staff Yaftali says Afghan and US-forces' air raids have had a major impact on winning the war; says anti-drug police carried out 2,343 operations in 2017 and that US air raids will continue on Taliban targets in winter
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Afghan army chief of staff Yaftali says Taliban financing itself through drug money and poppy cultivation in Taliban strongholds but that joint operations will also target Taliban's drug business
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Afghan and US military officials hold press conference on joint military operations. Afghan army chief of staff Gen. Yaftali says ANDSF has increased air raids on Taliban and army continues offensive and that special forces have been boosted, Taliban cant tolerate our pressure
UN envoy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto met with Iran Foreign Minister @JZarif in Tehran today to talk about the importance of regional engagement and international support for Afghanistan3 week ago
UN envoy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto met with Iran Foreign Minister @JZarif in Tehran today to talk about the importance of regional engagement and international support for Afghanistan
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4 ISIS militants were killed in Chaparhar, Afghanistan
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Afghan Ministry of Defence informs that 5 insurgents were killed and 2 arrested in the ongoing Khogyani battle
Afghan Army Commandos accompanied by international troops rescued prisoners held by the Taliban3 week ago
Afghan Army Commandos accompanied by international troops rescued prisoners held by the Taliban
Afghanistan:  IS posts photo report of new group of IS soldiers in Kunar3 week ago
Afghanistan: IS posts photo report of new group of IS soldiers in Kunar
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Afghan interior ministry says ethnic Tajiks not needed in Kabul police force; Pashtun, Hazara and Uzbek are short in numbers