As Afghanistan Seeks Peace, Social Media Raises Fear of Reprisals

KABUL, Afghanistan — In recent months, an increasing number of graphic images of atrocities in the…

As U.S. Nears a Pullout Deal, Afghan Army Is on the Defensive

KABUL, Afghanistan — As the United States appears to be nearing a deal with the Taliban…

‘The Enemy Kills Us Like Sheep’: Voices of the Afghan Security Forces

ImageAfghan National Army soldiers at their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center in January. CreditOmar…

Seeking Revenge, Taliban Target Afghan Soldiers’ Families

KABUL, Afghanistan — Muhammad Didar Mukhlis Afghan, a sergeant serving at a remote Afghan Army base,…

How the Taliban Infiltrated the Most Vital Afghan Army Base — Again

KABUL, Afghanistan — Some Taliban fighters hid inside a sewage tanker truck, hoping the smelly interior…

At War: Afghan War Casualty Report: May 3-9

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan…

After Deadly Insider Attack, U.S. Airstrikes Kill 14 Civilians, Afghans Say

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — After the second firefight in the past 10 days between American soldiers and…

At War: Afghan War Casualty Report: March 8-14

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan…

Afghan Army Base Is Wiped Out by U.S. Airstrikes, Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — For the second time in a few days, an Afghan Army base was…

Taliban Wipe Out an Afghan Army Company While Talking Peace With the U.S.

HERAT, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters killed or captured an entire Afghan National Army company of more…

Homes Lost and Lives Trampled, Rural Afghans Urgently Want Peace

TIRIN KOT, Afghanistan — When the war engulfing southern Afghanistan reached Sayed Mohammed’s doorstep, he resisted…

Taliban Target Key Afghan Base on Eve of Peace Talks

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban suicide bombers penetrated a key government military base in southern Afghanistan on…

This May Be the World’s Deadliest Job. But There’s ‘No Choice Except to Join.’

SHEMAL, Afghanistan — Janat Bebe sent a son and two grandsons to the Afghan National Police…