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Caught In The Crossfire: Civilians Are Bearing The Brunt Of Conflict In Afghanistan

Hamid Gul just wanted his family to be safe. The 18-year old shopkeeper lived in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s much fought over Helmand province. After his father was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2013, Hamid and his older brother, Mirwais, had to take care of his mother and younger siblings. Read More…

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Nearly 15 Years and $70 Billion Later, US Troops Still Endlessly Fighting Taliban

Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland said mission would be ‘temporary,’ but would not say how long it would last, citing ‘security reasons.’ More than a hundred U.S. troops were sent to Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan on Monday to continue fighting the Taliban, in the first deployment of forces to the area since the drawdown in 2014—offering another Read More…