Uruzgan province

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Last Aussie Combat Troops Leave Afghanistan

400 trainers will stay on

(Newser) - Australia has called time on its longest-ever overseas military deployment after 12 years, 40 deaths, and 261 serious injuries. The final Australian combat troops left their base in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province today, though around 400 Australians will still serve in advisory roles across the nation, the Australian reports. Some... More »

Top Karzai Aide Gunned Down

Parliament member killed as well

(Newser) - Gunmen hit the Kabul home of one of Hamid Karzai’s top aides today, killing him and an Afghan lawmaker, local police tell Reuters . “The battle between gunmen and security forces is still going on,” the spokesman said. According to an AFP reporter on the scene, two or... More »

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