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Two boys in front of a destroyed school in Pikha, a village in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, in January 2020.

This is what happens when ISIS invades your village, destroys the schools, bans music, and then leaves

ISIS fighters invaded multiple villages in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province in 2015 and left in 2019. Here's how residents are rebuilding their lives.

New York Times gets criticized for publishing an op-ed written by Taliban leader

"I am convinced that the killing ... must stop," wrote a Taliban leader who did not denounce al-Qaeda in his NYT op-ed.

2 US troops killed and 6 injured in shooting on an Afghanistan Army base amid uncertain plans to withdraw troops

American troops killed the shooter after the Afghan soldier opened fire on the US servicemen at an Army base in Nangarhar.
U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a combined patrol in the village of Shabila Kalan, Zabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 30, 2009.

A new US hostage was reportedly taken by a Taliban group in Afghanistan

"The welfare and safety of US citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State," a State Department official told Insider.
An Air Force Bombardier E-11A aircraft.

The history of the US Air Force private jet that crashed in Afghanistan and has been called ‘as essential to mission success as bullets’

The US Air Force E-11A is a modified version of a popular Canadian private jet built by Bombardier used for long-range luxury travel.

The US Air Force private jet that crashed in Afghanistan has been called ‘as essential to mission success as bullets’

The US Air Force E-11A is a modified version of a popular Canadian private jet built by Bombardier used for long-range luxury travel.
The wreckage of an airplane is seen after a crash in Deh Yak district of Ghazni province, Afghanistan.

US Navy’s SEAL Team 6 reportedly recovered 2 bodies and flight recorder from Afghanistan crash

The US Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 recovered two bodies from the wreckage site where a US Air Force aircraft crashed in Afghanistan on Monday.
An image broadcast on Iran's state TV of actor Fredric Lehne, playing a character based on real CIA agent Michael D'Andrea, in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty."

Iranian state TV used a photo of an actor from ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ to spread a wild theory that a senior CIA official was killed in a plane...

Iran broadcast an image of Fredric Lehne, a US actor who played a character inspired by CIA agent Michael D'Andrea in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty."
A video purporting to show a US Air Force E-11 that the Taliban say it shot down on Monday.

A US Air Force battlefield-communications plane crashed in Taliban-held territory in Afghanistan

The Taliban said it downed the plane and all aboard were killed, but the Air Force chief of staff said on Monday that the crew's status was unknown.
A video purporting to show a US Air Force E-11 that the Taliban say they shot down on Monday.

A US military plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan

Videos shared on social media purported to show the wreckage of a US Air Force E-1 in Afghanistan. The US military said it was investigating.