On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump repeatedly made scathing remarks regarding the highly publicised decision of Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl to abandon his post in Afghanistan in 2009.
Syrian former Isis member detained for allegedly raping female refugee in separate operation
Suicide bomb follows last month's twin attacks near parliamentary offices in Kabul which killed approximately 30 people
Neal Ascherson says the murder conviction for Alexander Blackman was a 'miscarriage of justice'
No one arrested and Taliban deny involvement
It estimated that Washington has spent around $110bn on Afghan reconstruction since 2001 – more than the cost of the Marshall Plan that helped rebuild Europe after the Second World War
800 British troops will be stationed in Estonia next year as part of a 15-nation effort to defend the Baltic states
Insurgent group regularly fires rockets at Bagram Airfield from outside its perimeter but claims Saturday’s attack was a suicide bomber who managed to get inside the compound
Officials claim to have reclaimed much of the city – but pockets of resistance remain
Attack on city - which was briefly taken by the Taliban last year - is one of a number of incidents across the country
The deal should allow Gulbuddin Kekmatyar to return home after 20 years in exile
Just as the Great War led to the Second, so the world war against al-Qaeda led, via Iraq, to the war against the apocalyptic Isis
'There are many wounded, so the death toll could rise' official says
Despite hopes in recent years that Afghanistan might open up to the outside world, last week’s Taliban’s attack on Western tourists was a shocking reminder that this beautiful country is a long way from a stability
The group of at least a dozen travellers includes eight Britons, three Americans and one German
'The presence of troops acted as a lighting rod for local resistance,' says a former British soldier who fought in Afghanistan