Just over a year after British combat forces left Afghanistan, they are back, as the Taliban threaten to take the strategic town of Sangin.
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Trump says he cancelled top secret talks with Taliban
President Trump has declared that he cancelled top secret talks with Taliban leaders at Camp David – throwing into doubt months of diplomacy aimed at reaching a peace deal Afghanistan. Mr Trump blamed a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital Kabul last week which killed 12 people – including an American soldier. But what…
Taliban bomb-maker convicted of planning Westminster attack
A north London plumber who made hundreds of bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan has been found guilty of planning a terror attack in Westminster. Khalid Ali was wrestled to the ground by police last April just yards from Downing Street and was found to be carrying three knives. His arrest came a month after…
It’s two years since the British army officially ended combat operations in Afghanistan. Since then large areas formerly controlled by coalition troops have fallen to a resurgent Taliban.
Taliban defiant as battle for Sangin rages
The Islamist group says Britain has made a “stupid decision” by sending troops back to Helmand province as its fighters battle Afghan forces for control of the strategic town of Sangin.
British troops back in Helmand province as Taliban advance
The Ministry of Defence says British personnel are there to advise the Afghan military and will not be taking on a combat role in the area.
Kunduz: Afghan forces battle Taliban for control
Afghan forces are fighting to regain control of the city of Kunduz after it became the first provincial city to be seized by the Taliban since the 2001 US-led invasion.
Taliban seize major provincial capital, first since 2001
The Taliban has taken a key Afghanistan city, the first provincial capital that the group has seized since losing power in 2001, in a major embarrassment for the government.
Afghan Taliban storm Ghazni prison to free 350 inmates
Afghan Taliban militants storm a prison in the central city of Ghazni, killing police officers and releasing more than 350 inmates.
Mullah Omar’s family refuses to back new Taliban leader
Channel 4 News has learned that the dead Afghan Taliban chief’s relatives are refusing to swear allegiance to his successor.
Afghan Taliban split over new chief
Akhtar Mansoor calls for unity among the jihadi group in a new audio recording – but Mullah Omar’s replacement is already causing bitter divisions in the Islamist militant group.
Mullah Omar: Taliban leader’s death confirmed
The office of the Afghan president confirms in a statement that the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Omar, died two years ago.
Taliban bomb attack strikes Afghan parliament
The Taliban attacks the symbolic heart of Afghanistan’s fragile new democracy as the new defence minister is sworn in.
Ten jailed for Pakistan Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai
Ten men are jailed for 25 years each for their role in 2012 Pakistan Taliban shooting attack on education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
At least 19 dead in Pakistan Taliban mosque attack
The Pakistan Taliban claim a suicide attack inside a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, which has killed 19 people and injured dozens more.