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Number Of Afghans Fleeing Country Doubles To 1.2 Million

(AFP) – The number of people internally displaced by war in Afghanistan has doubled since 2012 to 1.2 million, Amnesty International said Tuesday, citing government neglect and a lack of international attention. In its report entitled “My children will die

Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi proudly wears one of the jerseys sent by his idol Lionel Messi

Little Messi Fan Flees Afghanistan After Taliban Threats

A five-year-old Afghan boy who became famous online after photos surfaced of him playing soccer in a Lionel Messi “jersey” made out of a garbage bag has fled Afghanistan for Pakistan, after months of threats from jihadi groups.

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U.S. Expands Missions Against Islamic State in Afghanistan

The United States has reportedly conducted nearly a dozen operations in the past three weeks against jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan known as the Khorasan Province (ISIL-K), a testament to the U.S. military’s ongoing combat mission in the country.

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Al-Qaeda Chief Pledges Allegiance to New Afghan Taliban ‘Mullah’

In a sign that there could be dangerous times ahead for Afghanistan and the entire surrounding region, al-Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri pledged allegiance to the newly-appointed Taliban “emir,” Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour, in an audio tape released Thursday by the jihadist group.