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Dec. 2, 2016

Mistaken Kunduz Airstrike Results in Greater Focus, Official Says

At a security forum, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs discussed the Defense Department's mitigation efforts following the accidental 2015 U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Dec. 2, 2016

Afghan Forces Prevailing Against Enemy, U.S. General Says

Afghan forces were put to the test and prevailed during the 2016 fighting season, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, told reporters.

Nov. 12, 2016

4 Killed in Bagram Airfield Explosion

Defense Secretary Ash Carter expressed sincere condolences to the families of four Americans killed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in an apparent suicide bombing, and reassured the loved ones of those injured that they are getting the best possible care.

Nov. 3, 2016

Carter, Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Mourn Casualties

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he was deeply saddened to learn that we suffered casualties in Afghanistan when two U.S. service members died and four others were wounded after coming under fire during a train, advise and assist mission with Afghan partners.

Nov. 2, 2016

Transregional Strikes Hit al-Qaida Leaders in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan

Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the United States and its allies continue to disrupt and defeat al-Qaida, and named four leaders targeted in October airstrikes, two of them confirmed dead.

Oct. 27, 2016

U.S. Strikes in Afghanistan Target Senior al-Qaida Leaders

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said precision U.S. strikes conducted Oct. 23 in remote areas of Kunar province, Afghanistan, targeted two of al-Qaida's most senior leaders in the nation. Officials are still assessing the results of the strikes, which targeted Faruq al-Qatani and Bilal al-Utabi.

Oct. 21, 2016

Afghan Forces Make Progress, Yet Challenges Remain, Official Says

The Afghan national defense and security forces have made progress this year in the fight against the Taliban, but challenges remain, said Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, Resolute Support mission’s deputy chief of staff for communications.

Sept. 23, 2016

Afghan Security Forces Growing to Take Over Mission, General Says

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and the Resolute Support mission, told reporters that the mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces is producing tangible results.

Sept. 12, 2016

Face of Defense: Field Artillery Officer Advises Afghan Doctor

Army 2nd. Lt. Eva Gibbons, assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, worked closely with a female Afghan doctor while training, advising and assisting staff at the 202nd Police Zone headquarters in the Eastern Afghan desert.

Aug. 25, 2016

Resolute Support Spokesman: Afghan Security Forces on Positive Trajectory

Afghan forces are performing better than last year and are generally on a positive trajectory with their offensive campaign, a spokesman for the NATO Resolute Support Mission said.

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