{FD} ISIS beheads 15 of its own fighters in Afghanistan, separate terror attack kills at least 8

The Islamic State terror group beheaded 15 of its own fighters Thursday due to infighting in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, as a suicide attack in another part of the country left at least 8 people dead.

{FD} US launches Libya drone strike as Africa operations appear to ramp up

The U.S. military has launched airstrikes this month in Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Friday, for the first time since September, in Libya.

{FD} Court overturns Marine sniper’s conviction for urinating on dead Taliban fighters

A military court overturned Wednesday the conviction of a former Marine Corps sniper involved in urinating on dead Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan in 2011 following the evidence that the service’s top general meddled in the case to ensure harsh punishment for the servicemen.

{FD} A Marine and his dog’s unconventional journey from Afghanistan to ‘stubborn positivity’

A Marine deployed to a remote part of Afghanistan, was well aware that he shouldn’t befriend the short-legged, white-furred, innately well-behaved dog. But still, he approached the canine with a stick of beef jerky in his hand. And the dog’s tail wagged.

{FD} Former Taliban hostage buried food to save unborn children

A Canadian man held hostage by the Taliban for five years said he buried food underground to save his unborn children.

{FD} Taliban hostages Kevin King and Timothy Weeks: What to know

Kevin King, an American professor, and his Australian colleague Timothy Weeks were captured by the Taliban outside of the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. As the two professors continue to be held hostage, here’s what to know.

{FD} Taliban says American captive’s health is in poor condition, US will be responsible

The Taliban militants in Afghanistan say their American captive’s condition has deteriorated and is in poor health.

{FD} Army identifies helicopter pilot killed in Afghanistan crash

Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims died Oct. 27 in Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained in a helicopter crash outside Kabul, the Department of Defense announced Sunday.

{FD} U.S. service member dies in Afghanistan helicopter crash

An U.S. service member died from injuries sustained in a helicopter crash Friday night in Afghanistan, the military officials said.

{FD} Former Taliban hostage Caitlan Coleman speaks out following rescue

Caitlan Coleman, the American woman who was taken hostage in Afghanistan by Taliban-linked extremists with her family for five years, has broken her silence.

{FD} Fallen soldier’s father receives promised $25G personal check from Trump

Almost a week after the father of a soldier killed overseas said President Trump failed to deliver on a promise to send $25,000, the check finally arrived.

{FD} Getting tough on the Taliban: Trump admin said to be urging closure of the militant group’s Qatar office

After years of failed peace talks and following one of the deadliest weeks of suicide attacks on Afghan forces, the Trump administration is said to be pushing for the Taliban’s Qatar-based office to be closed down in an increasingly iron-fisted approach to defeating the militant group.

{FD} Wounded US soldiers set to testify before Bergdahl’s sentencing

A dramatic testimony is set to ensue at the court today as Army Sgt.

{FD} CIA reportedly expands campaign to hunt, kill Taliban in Afghanistan

The Trump administration is stepping up its counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan, mandating the CIA to conduct covert operations to hunt and kill Taliban militants.

{FD} Caitlan Coleman says childhood memories of Pennsylvania helped her survive captivity

Caitlan Coleman says fond memories of her Pennsylvania childhood helped sustain her during her time in brutal captivity.

{FD} Taliban kills over 70 people in attacks across Afghanistan, official says

At least 71 people were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday in a series of attacks orchestrated by the Taliban, the country’s deputy interior minister said.

{FD} Haqqani captors killed child, raped wife, Canadian ex-hostage says

After landing in Canada with his family Friday night, Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle told reporters some frightening news about his family’s ordeal in Afghanistan.

{FD} ISIS fighters surrender in Syria, others killed in Afghanistan

Around 100 fighters from the Islamic State group have surrendered since Friday in Raqqa, with the Syrian city said to be on the brink of falling to a U.S.-led coalition.

{FD} American Caitlan Coleman, family arrive in Canada from Pakistan

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children arrived in Canada Friday night, returning to the West after being held captive by a Taliban-affiliated group for five years.

{FD} American Caitlan Coleman, family leave Pakistan after five years held by militants

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children — who were freed from a Taliban-affiliated group after five years of captivity — left Pakistan for an unknown destination on Friday, one day after reports emerged the woman’s husband feared being jailed by U.S. authorities.