Top U.S. general says 'not refuting' reports Russia supplying Taliban
Head of US and international forces in Afghanistan says he is 'not refuting' that Russia is sending weapons to Taliban
Mattis said "we are here to assess the challenges. We want to coordinate with Afghan govt to heal the situation."
General Nicholson said "we will reduce their sanctuaries and will not allow them to get footholds in Afghanistan"
Nicholson says Daesh is a global threat and wants to expand its caliphate around the world. "Our pressure will mount on them."
Nicholson says there is no space in Afghanistan for Daesh
Nicholson said the Taliban and Haqqani network are cooperating, and there is a possibility that Haqqani plotted the attack on army base
U.S Forces commander Gen. Nicholson said "the majority of the Afghan people, reject the Taliban and do not want to see them resume power"
Mattis said "the strike in Achin was to send a very clear message to ISIS. If they come to Afghanistan they will be destroyed."
Mattis said Taliban must enter talks with the govt, denounce violence and cut ties with militants
Mattis said 2017 will be a tough challenge for ANSF, but US will stay and support the Afghan forces
The strike in Achin was to send a very clear message to ISIS. If they come to Afghanistan they will be destroyed. GEN Nicholson
Mattis said "I expect an ongoing dialogue with Afghanistan leadership, in order to provide my best assessment and advice to the President"
Mattis says the U.S discussed its strategy with Afghan leaders. Our team of experts will assess the situation in Afghanistan
Mattis said "We continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Afghans for the future of this country." Afghanistan
Mattis says latest attack calls for us to stand alongside each other; we appreciate the Afghan leadership's strength in a critical moment
U.S Secretary General James Mattis addresses press conference in Kabul
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China condemns terrorist attack at military base in northern Afghanistan, shocked by number of casualties: FM
Russian money and munitions to Taliban - medium weapons - increasing last 18 months, sr US official in Kabul tells
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U.S Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Kabul, greets U.S Forces commander Gen. John Nicholson at resolute support
Habibi says insurgents simply want to create problems for Afghans while Shahim says attack probe results will be released to public
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Explosion reported in Khost province, close to Khost airport close to U.S Forces base. Afghanistan
Habibi said they resigned for the benefit of national interests and not because of recent incidents
Shahim said they wanted to give others the opportunity
Shahim said no one had forced them to resign and even asked them to continue their duties but they made the decision
Shahim said "we respect the concerns of the people of the country and MPs - it is important for us"
Habibi said the war in Afghanistan is a very different war today but that the youth is strong and he believes they can tackle the problems
Habibi said such incidents in Afghanistan also take place in other countries around the world and no one can stop them
Habibi said Every problem has a solution and that he feels his only alternative is to resign
Shahim said his resignation did not mean he would stop working
Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim says “we are close to our soldiers and we can feel their pain.”
Habibi: I have given my resignation for the national interests of the country
Gen. Abdullah Khan Habibi and army chief of staff announcing their resignations
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Defense Secretary Mattis has arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, for first visit with @ResoluteSupport war commanders of Trump admin.
US Defence Secretary Mattis makes unannounced Afghan visit: US official
Massoud says electoral reforms commission has so far not discussed issues with any parties which will impact transparency of elections
Massoud says Afghanistan needs to sit with all opposition groups to create a government of national unity
Massoud says the national unity government has faced a legitimacy crisis in the past two years
Massoud says the people of Afghanistan are sensitive about the words National Unity Government
MoI's deputy Tariq Shah Bahrami has been appointed as acting minister of defense and Gen. Sharif Yaftal as chief of staff
Resignations of Afghan Minister of Defense and Army Chief of Staff come in wake of Friday's deadly attack on the military base in Balkh
Pres Ghani accept Afghan Defence Minister and Army chief of staff resignations.
Afghan President Ghani accepts resignations of Minister of Defense Abdullah Khan Habibi and Army Chief of Staff General Qadam Shah Shahim
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Al-Qaeda terrorist group leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a new audio propaganda video titled: "Sham will submit to no one except Allah".
President Ghani war tsar for Helmand Province, Jabar Qahraman, resigns. Says war is going in the wrong direction
PM Modi in letter to Afghan President condoles Mazar-e-Sharif attack, offers assistance,reaffirms India's steadfast support in fighting terrorism