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ISIS just ambushed and killed 15 Taliban fighters as the terror groups wage a bloody battle while the US watches

ISIS and the Taliban have been waging a bloody battle in northern Afghanistan for the last two months, with as many as 100 fighters on both sides killed in recent days.
Two US soldiers were killed in combat in Afghanistan within the past week. Here, U.S troops keep watch during an official visit in Farah province, Afghanistan on May 19, 2018.

Two more US soldiers were killed this week as the Afghanistan war rages on

Two more US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this week, doubling the toll of US troops killed in combat as the conflict closes in on its 17th anniversary. One of these soldiers, reportedly killed by an insider, was a toddler when the war started.
The landscape is surreal.

Afghanistan has an unbelievably beautiful hidden region untouched by war — here’s what it looks like

While much of Afghanistan has been roiled by near constant war since the American invasion in 2001, there are parts of the country that are still untouched by war. Frederic Lagrange traveled to one to meet people living on the edge and see the beautiful landscape.

The 28 most dangerous countries in the world

While the world's safest countries tend to be highly developed nations in the west and in eastern Asia, the most dangerous places are concentrated in Africa and the Middle East — where poverty and war create a highly unstable mix.
A US Special Forces Soldier, attached to Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, engages the enemy in the Achin district of Nangahar province, Afghanistan, October 2, 2016.

The US is on pace to bomb Afghanistan more than ever this year, but the nominee to be US commander there ‘can’t guarantee … an end d...

The US continues to increase its activity in Afghanistan, but the nominee to be the next US commander there says there's no end date in sight for the 17-year war.
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province, May 1, 2014.

Afghanistan is producing a lot more opium than before the US invasion. The US just can’t stop it

US-led counterdrug efforts in Afghanistan have failed to reduce narcotics cultivation and production, but the US hasn't been the recipient of that increased production.
A cityscape of Dakar is seen from the top of African Renaissance hill, Senegal December 19, 2016.

RANKED: The 28 poorest countries in the world — where people live on less than $1,000 per year

African and Middle Eastern countries ravaged by war and famine remain the poorest in the world, according to data published by the International Monetary Fund.

I took portraits of combat-tested soldiers at Fort Bliss — and they told me their incredible stories

"I joined right out of high school, like any typical high school kid does to get out of their hometown, pay for college, make something of themselves," one soldier said.
The A-10.

Air Force apologizes for tweet comparing A-10 strikes to viral ‘Yanny vs. Laurel’ clip, saying it was in ‘poor taste’

The US Air Force has apologized for a tweet referencing the ongoing social media debate over the Yanny vs. Laurel sound clip.

The Taliban is attacking the Afghan capital of Farah province, forcing the US to send in A-10s

The Taliban, equipped HUMVEEs and Afghan police pickup trucks, attacked multiple Farah City checkpoints and took over an intelligence headquarters.