The Afghanistan battle that resulted in a rare fatality for a classified Army unit pitted U.S. troops against waves of insurgents who attacked from bunkers and caves, a U.S. military official said Wednesday.
Seven children were killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on a compound in eastern Afghanistan where al Qaeda fighters were believed to be gathered on Sunday, according to a U.S. military statement.
In the Sangin Valley in southern Afghanistan, hundreds of British troops swept into lush poppy fields Monday, drawing hostile fire at the start of a NATO operation to expel the Taliban from a valley stronghold.
NATO's International Security Assistance Forces said Wednesday it has received "credible reports" of civilian casualties -- including women and children -- from at least one of three fights Tuesday involving government, ISAF and Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan.
At least 40 alleged insurgents were killed as part of Operation Mountain Thrust, a military operation aimed at routing out resurgent Taliban fighters who have recently cropped up in southern Afghanistan, the military said Thursday.
A U.S. soldier was killed and four others wounded in Afghanistan when their vehicle was struck by a bomb, bringing the number of American troops to die in the central Asian country this month to 15, American military said Saturday.
A U.S. soldier was killed and two others wounded Monday near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar as American troops battled Taliban fighters along the rugged border with Pakistan, a U.S. commander said.