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Taliban announce start of spring offensive backed by suicide, guerrilla attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive on Tuesday, pledging to launch large-scale offensives against government strongholds backed by suicide and guerrilla attacks to drive Afghanistan`s Western-backed government from power.

Taliban vows to escalate attack on US troops in Afghanistan

The Taliban has urged its fighters to carry out intense attacks on American targets in war-torn Afghanistan.

'US does not want Afghanistan to be safe haven for Al-Qaeda'

Senior administration officials insisted that the continuing to have 9,800 US troop till the end of 2016 and 5,500 after that does not mean any change in the American mission in Afghanistan.

Obama looking at long term presence of force in Afghanistan: WH

Under the current policy, American troops are scheduled to be reduced to embassy level presence by the end of 2016.

Obama looking at long term presence of force in Afghanistan:WH

Under the current policy, American troops are scheduled to be reduced to embassy level presence by the end of 2016.

Obama plans to leave 5,000 troops in Afghanistan: Report

Obama plans to leave 5,000 troops in Afghanistan: Report

Such a move "would end" Obama's plans to bring US troops home before he leaves office on January 20, 2017, The Washington Post reported yesterday.