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Libyan Newswire

Sudarsan Raghavan

Monday, July 11, 2016 – 06:55

The United States is playing a quiet but lethal role in the killing and wounding of thousands of civilians in Yemen’s civil war. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has purchased U.S. fighter jets and other American-made weapons in deals worth billions of dollars, and the Pentagon has provided the coalition with training, aerial refueling support and intelligence as it attacks targets in Yemen.

Monday, May 2, 2016 – 06:45

The Islamic State’s affiliate in Egypt is staging increasingly sophisticated and daring attacks, officials and analysts say, prompting Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian militant group Hamas to form an unlikely alliance against the terrorist group.

Monday, April 4, 2016 – 06:36

The shaky debut last week of a new unity government in Libya brings Western nations, including the United States, much closer to a renewed military mission there, and to a host of obstacles that will test their ability to secure a country gripped by Islamist extremism and civil war.

Friday, December 4, 2015 – 06:49

Months after the Obama administration declared combat operations over in Afghanistan, the CIA continues to run a shadow war in the eastern part of the country, overseeing an Afghan proxy called the Khost Protection Force, according to local officials, former commanders of that militia and Western advisers.

Monday, November 16, 2015 – 07:06

Backed by U.S. and Western funding, Radio Roshani produced programs on peace building and understanding the law, with roundtable discussions on religious issues and cultural taboos. But it was the station’s focus on women’s rights that drew the ire of the Taliban for years.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – 06:49

A deadly U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital last month has triggered an international outcry and investigations by the Pentagon and NATO. But it was not the only U.S. aerial assault during the battle to cause significant damage in this northern city.

Friday, October 30, 2015 – 06:34

On Sept. 28, the Taliban seized the provincial capital, Kunduz city, the first major urban area to fall to the insurgency since 2001. For the next 15 days, the militants wreaked havoc. In response to the assault, the government is considering a plan to increase the number of ALP fighters from 29,000 to as many as 45,000.

Friday, July 10, 2015 – 06:59

A key leader of the Islamic State and another top commander were killed in recent U.S drone strikes in eastern ­Afghanistan, according to intelligence officials here, the latest sign that the radical Islamist group is considered a growing threat in the country.

Friday, January 30, 2015 – 06:57

Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed Thursday in a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport, according to U.S. officials. A fourth American contractor was wounded in the attack.

Monday, September 29, 2014 – 05:42

In a village emblematic of a long and brutal conflict: “We no longer know if even God can end this war.”

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