Flawed policies, formulated without factoring in ground realities, made establishing democracy in Afghanistan a doomed initiative
At least 100 security forces, 20-30 civilians killed in fight for Ghazni
Local clearing operation follows U.S. airstrikes targeting insurgents trying to overrun Ghazni city
Latest offensive seen as apparent snub to peace efforts, with militants claiming it is partly in response to new U.S. strategy
Officials say Qari Hekmat was killed in Darzab district airstrike carried out by U.S. Forces
New report finds civilian casualties in warzones have fueled growth of militants.
Spokesman claims strike was ‘defensive’ and does not violate 2014 end to combat operations.
Analysts accuse district leadership of torture, brutality to maintain peace.
Two other detainees, held in Afghanistan by U.S. forces, have also been repatriated to Pakistan.
President Obama says deployment of additional 1,500 troops will help expand fight against Islamic State.
Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani likely to compete in head-to-head election next month.
TTP negotiators claim the organization will be unwilling to commit to peace unless government imposes shariah law and U.S. forces leave Afghanistan.
U.S. says the to-be-released men pose a security threat.