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Summary.     Click for More > UN to evacuate Afghanistan staff Obama in Afghan troop level talks Hamid Karzai sworn in for second term 2nd German official quits over airstrike Obama issues new Afghan orders   Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war   The deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is part of a strategy to reverse the Taliban's momentum and stabilize the country's governme... U.S. defense secretary arrives McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical'   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack Map of Khost Afghanistan  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman CIA chief confirms officers killed by bomb
Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll Afghanistan attacks 'at new high' U.S. launches 'major operation' U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion 'Scores die' in explosion Recount clouds Karzai poll lead US in Afghanistan failure warning Blast outside India embassy Karzai accepts election runoff  Afghan President bowed to Western pressure, agreeing to take part in a presidential runoff vote in two weeks DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes 3 U.N. staff killed in firefight   The staff members were living in a private guesthouse in central Kabul near where an attack took place Karzai declared elected president
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  Afghan electoral officials declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling second round of voting
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US to boost troops in Afghanistan Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul US rethinks Afghanistan strategy   Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll   NATO has agreed to boost troop numbers to cover the Afghan presidential election, outgoing alliance chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said Karzai to review move toward sharia law US sacks top Afghanistan general   Afghanistan attacks 'at new high'  Gen David Petraeus, who commands US forces in the region says violent attacks by insurgents have risen to their highest level since 2001 U.S. launches 'major operation'  4,000 Americans, mostly the Marines, and 650 Afghan soldiers and police launched Operation Khanjar, 'strike of the sword' against Taliban fighters Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours Copter crash kills 16 U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan  Four U.S. troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan in a roadside bombing. The deaths would raise U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan to 30 in July Suicide bombers hit city Blast kills 3, injures dozens Karzai, rivals debate as elections near Poll media blackout urged Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion  A massive car bomb explosion in the center of the city has killed at least 30 people. Dozens more were hurt as buildings collapsed in the at... US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks' 'Sharp drop' in Afghan opium crop 'Scores die' in explosion Map of Kunduz Afghanistan  At least 90 people have been killed after NATO air strike blew up a fuel tanker hijacked by the Taliban   Recount clouds Karzai poll lead  Latest results from presidential election show President Hamid Karzai with 54.1% of the vote after 92% of polling stations declared Hundreds of Afghan votes declared invalid Karzai blasts EU over 'suspicious vote' claim Apartment searched in terror probe US in Afghanistan failure warning  The top US general there, Gen Stanley McChrystal: The US mission in Afghanistan will 'likely result in failure' unless troops are increased Soldiers killed in Afghan battle US 'needs time' on Afghan troops Blast outside India embassy   At least 7 people have been killed and more than 60 injured in a large explosion near the interior ministry office and the Indian embassy   Karzai accepts election runoff


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.16  Blast hits German embassy


February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.12  Thousands guns sent to Afghans missing
Feb.17
Feb.18  Obama: Troops alone cannot win
 US urges Nato to up Afghan effort
Feb.21  'Permanent Swat ceasefire agreed'


March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.12
Mar.27


April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  
Apr.27  Brown: Afghanistan is 'crucible of terror'


May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.6  US Afghan strikes 'killed dozens'
May.11
May.21  US commander in Pakistan warning


June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.11  
 US 'to protect Afghan civilians'
Jun.19  Probe into deaths: Airstrikes 'appropriate'
Jun.24  'Shift needed' in Afghan combat


July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  
Jul.10
Jul.19
Jul.20  
Jul.21  U.S. bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban ties
Jul.25


August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Western troops die in Afghanistan
 UK troops 'given too many tasks'
Aug.2  Bomb blast hits city of Heart
Aug.3  NATO fears Afghan 'terror Grand Central'
Aug.14
Aug.15  Death takes UK Afghan toll to 200
Aug.16
Aug.17  Corruption fears over Afghan poll
Aug.18  Deadly pre-poll attack hits Kabul
Aug.19  Afghans head to the polls
Aug.22
Aug.25  
 Partial results put Karzai ahead in vote
Aug.27
Aug.28  U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan
Aug.31  US 'needs fresh Afghan strategy'


September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1
Sep.2  Blast kills top Afghan official
Sep.3  Afghan election fraud row mounts
 
Sep.4  NATO pledges Afghan strike probe
Sep.6  Karzai closer to Afghan poll win
 General: Civilians among airstrike victims
 Merkel urges Afghan raid inquiry
Sep.8  
 UK reporter freed in raid
Sep.10
 US urges caution on Afghan vote
Sep.16
Sep.17  Italian forces die in Kabul blast
 Karzai warns West over vote fraud claims
Sep.20  
Sep.21  Karzai backs U.S. call for more troops
Sep.28  NATO chief calls for US Afgan support


October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3
Oct.5
Oct.6  Obama aware of Afghan differences
Oct.7  
Oct.11  Clinton warning to Afghan leader
Oct.12  Afghan quits election commission
Oct.14  UK sends 500 more to Afghanistan
Oct.17  Senator Kerry warns on Afghan troops
Oct.18  US decision after Afghan result
Oct.20  Afghanistan's run-off poll hailed
 
  Afghan President bowed to Western pressure, agreeing to take part in a presidential runoff vote in two weeks
 Sack Afghan poll officials - UN Oct.23 Run-off campaigning begins Oct.26   DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes  Three Drug Enforcement Administration personnel were among 14 Americans killed when three helicopters went down  Afghan rivals row over poll chief Oct.27 8 U.S. troops killed   3 U.N. staff killed in firefight
  The staff members were living in a private guesthouse in central Kabul near where an attack took place
Oct.28  UN chief condemns Kabul killings Oct.30  Taliban leader: U.S. can't buy allegiance Oct.31  Afghan rivals talk over vote boycott  Six Afghans arrested for attack on U.N.

November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1 Abdullah withdraws from Afghan runoff Nov.2     Karzai declared elected president
  Afghan electoral officials declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling second round of voting
 Obama urges 'new Afghan chapter'  Karzai vows to battle corruption Nov.4  5 British soldiers shot dead   UN to evacuate Afghanistan staff
  The UN is to temporarily move 600 'non-essential' international staff from Afghanistan to bolster security at UN accommodation Nov.6  2 U.S. paratroopers missing in Afghanistan  Brown: Britain committed to Afghanistan Nov.7  Afghans die in 'Nato air strike' Nov.8  UK honors fallen as Afghan toll rises Nov.9  No Afghanistan troop decision made Nov.11     Obama in Afghan troop level talks  US President has met his national security team to discuss strategy in Afghanistan as speculation mounts over a decision on troop levels  Envoy urges no US troop increase Nov.15  US demands Afghan 'bribery court' Nov.16  Brown plans Afghan handover talks Nov.17  Afghans 'blame poverty for war' Nov.18  Clinton: Afghanistan at 'critical moment' Nov.19     Hamid Karzai sworn in for second term  Western leaders have urged Karzai to deliver tangible improvements in Afghans' lives Nov.20  US sets marker on Afghan corruption Nov.21  Top militants killed, NATO force says Nov.23  Obama, advisers meet on Afghanistan Nov.24  Obama seeks Afghanistan closure  Pentagon preparing to send 34000 troops Nov.25  Contractor helicopter missing Nov.26  Top soldier quits over Afghanistan raid Nov.27   2nd German official quits over airstrike  Former Defense Minister and current Labor Minister Franz Josef Jung has resigned over a fatal Afghan airstrike ordered by German forces Nov.30     Obama issues new Afghan orders  US President Barack Obama has issued new orders for the US military after deciding how many more troops to send

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1     Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war Map of West Point USA
  The deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is part of a strategy to reverse the Taliban's momentum and stabilize the country's government.    The new deployment over six months will bring U.S. troop strength in the country to more than 100,00...
Dec.2  U.N. chief backs U.S. Afghanistan plan Dec.6 Obama team rejects criticism of exit timing Dec.7     U.S. defense secretary arrives  Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan, a week after President Obama announced he was sending 30,000 additional troops to the Asian nation Dec.8   McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical'   Top U.S. commander: Finding Osama bin Laden and rolling back Taliban are necessary steps toward winning the war in Afghanistan Dec.17 Nato fails to gain Russia aid in Afghanistan Dec.25 U.S. condemns Taliban video of U.S. soldier Dec.26  Rocket lands on ministry grounds Dec.30     Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
Map of Khost Afghanistan
  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman
Dec.31   CIA chief confirms officers killed by bomb  The dead include a mother of three who was the head of the CIA's base in Khost Province, near Pakistan 2 security contractors killed in bombing Obama rallies CIA after Afghanistan bomb


US to boost troops in Afghanistan Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul US rethinks Afghanistan strategy   Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll   NATO has agreed to boost troop numbers to cover the Afghan presidential election, outgoing alliance chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said US sacks top Afghanistan general   Afghanistan attacks 'at new high'  Gen David Petraeus, who commands US forces in the region says violent attacks by insurgents have risen to their highest level since 2001 U.S. launches 'major operation'  4,000 Americans, mostly the Marines, and 650 Afghan soldiers and police launched Operation Khanjar, 'strike of the sword' against Taliban fighters Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan  Four U.S. troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan in a roadside bombing. The deaths would raise U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan to 30 in July 'Scores die' in explosion Map of Kunduz Afghanistan  At least 90 people have been killed after NATO air strike blew up a fuel tanker hijacked by the Taliban US in Afghanistan failure warning  The top US general there, Gen Stanley McChrystal: The US mission in Afghanistan will 'likely result in failure' unless troops are increased Soldiers killed in Afghan battle US 'needs time' on Afghan troops DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes  Three Drug Enforcement Administration personnel were among 14 Americans killed when three helicopters went down 8 U.S. troops killed   Obama in Afghan troop level talks  US President has met his national security team to discuss strategy in Afghanistan as speculation mounts over a decision on troop levels 2nd German official quits over airstrike  Former Defense Minister and current Labor Minister Franz Josef Jung has resigned over a fatal Afghan airstrike ordered by German forces   Obama issues new Afghan orders  US President Barack Obama has issued new orders for the US military after deciding how many more troops to send   Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war Map of West Point USA




Afghanistan, 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2009
Feb.12  Thousands guns sent to Afghans missing
Feb.17
Feb.18  Obama: Troops alone cannot win
Feb.18  US urges Nato to up Afghan effort
Feb.21  'Permanent Swat ceasefire agreed'
Mar.12
Mar.27
Apr.4
May.6  US Afghan strikes 'killed dozens'
May.11
May.21  US commander in Pakistan warning
Jun.11
Jun.11  US 'to protect Afghan civilians'
Jun.19  Probe into deaths: Airstrikes 'appropriate'
Jun.24  'Shift needed' in Afghan combat
Jul.1
Jul.10
Jul.20
Jul.21  U.S. bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban ties
Aug.1  Western troops die in Afghanistan
Aug.1  UK troops 'given too many tasks'
Aug.3  NATO fears Afghan 'terror Grand Central'
Aug.15  Death takes UK Afghan toll to 200
Aug.18  Deadly pre-poll attack hits Kabul
Aug.28  U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan
Aug.31  US 'needs fresh Afghan strategy'
Sep.3
Sep.6  General: Civilians among airstrike victims
Sep.6  Merkel urges Afghan raid inquiry
Sep.17  Italian forces die in Kabul blast
Sep.20
Sep.21  Karzai backs U.S. call for more troops
Sep.28  NATO chief calls for US Afgan support
Oct.3
Oct.5
Oct.6  Obama aware of Afghan differences
Oct.14  UK sends 500 more to Afghanistan
Oct.17  Senator Kerry warns on Afghan troops
Oct.18  US decision after Afghan result
Oct.26
Oct.27
Oct.30  Taliban leader: U.S. can't buy allegiance
Nov.4  5 British soldiers shot dead
Nov.6  2 U.S. paratroopers missing in Afghanistan
Nov.6  Brown: Britain committed to Afghanistan
Nov.7  Afghans die in 'Nato air strike'
Nov.8  UK honors fallen as Afghan toll rises
Nov.9  No Afghanistan troop decision made
Nov.11
Nov.11  Envoy urges no US troop increase
Nov.16  Brown plans Afghan handover talks
Nov.17  Afghans 'blame poverty for war'
Nov.21  Top militants killed, NATO force says
Nov.23  Obama, advisers meet on Afghanistan
Nov.24  Obama seeks Afghanistan closure
Nov.24  Pentagon preparing to send 34000 troops
Nov.26  Top soldier quits over Afghanistan raid
Nov.27
Nov.30
Dec.1
  The deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is part of a strategy to reverse the Taliban's momentum and stabilize the country's government.    The new deployment over six months will bring U.S. troop strength in the country to more than 100,00...
Dec.2  U.N. chief backs U.S. Afghanistan plan Dec.6 Obama team rejects criticism of exit timing Dec.7   U.S. defense secretary arrives  Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan, a week after President Obama announced he was sending 30,000 additional troops to the Asian nation Dec.8 McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical'   Top U.S. commander: Finding Osama bin Laden and rolling back Taliban are necessary steps toward winning the war in Afghanistan Dec.17 Nato fails to gain Russia aid in Afghanistan Dec.25 U.S. condemns Taliban video of U.S. soldier Dec.26  Rocket lands on ministry grounds Dec.30   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack Map of Khost Afghanistan
  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman
Dec.31 CIA chief confirms officers killed by bomb  The dead include a mother of three who was the head of the CIA's base in Khost Province, near Pakistan Dec.31 2 security contractors killed in bombing Dec.31 Obama rallies CIA after Afghanistan bomb



Afghanistan, 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009 Jul.19 Copter crash kills 16
Oct.26 DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes  Three Drug Enforcement Administration personnel were among 14 Americans killed when three helicopters went down Nov.25  Contractor helicopter missing



Afghanistan, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.16  Blast hits German embassy Jul.21  U.S. bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban ties Jul.25 Suicide bombers hit city
Aug.2  Bomb blast hits city of Heart Aug.3  NATO fears Afghan 'terror Grand Central' Aug.14 Blast kills 3, injures dozens Aug.22 Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters Aug.25 At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion  A massive car bomb explosion in the center of the city has killed at least 30 people. Dozens more were hurt as buildings collapsed in the at... Sep.1 'Sharp drop' in Afghan opium crop Sep.2  Blast kills top Afghan official Sep.8  UK reporter freed in raid Sep.16 Apartment searched in terror probe Sep.17  Italian forces die in Kabul blast Oct.7 Blast outside India embassy   At least 7 people have been killed and more than 60 injured in a large explosion near the interior ministry office and the Indian embassy Oct.27 3 U.N. staff killed in firefight
  The staff members were living in a private guesthouse in central Kabul near where an attack took place
Oct.31  Six Afghans arrested for attack on U.N. Nov.2  Karzai vows to battle corruption Nov.15  US demands Afghan 'bribery court' Nov.20  US sets marker on Afghan corruption Dec.26  Rocket lands on ministry grounds Dec.30   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
Map of Khost Afghanistan
  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman
Dec.31 2 security contractors killed in bombing



Afghanistan, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.21  'Permanent Swat ceasefire agreed' Apr.4   Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll   NATO has agreed to boost troop numbers to cover the Afghan presidential election, outgoing alliance chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said Apr.4 Karzai to review move toward sharia law
Apr.27  Brown: Afghanistan is 'crucible of terror' May.11 US sacks top Afghanistan general May.21  US commander in Pakistan warning Aug.1  UK troops 'given too many tasks' Aug.16 Karzai, rivals debate as elections near Aug.17  Corruption fears over Afghan poll Aug.18 Poll media blackout urged Aug.19  Afghans head to the polls Aug.22 Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters Aug.25  Partial results put Karzai ahead in vote Aug.27 US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks' Sep.3  Afghan election fraud row mounts Sep.4  NATO pledges Afghan strike probe Sep.6  Karzai closer to Afghan poll win Sep.6  Merkel urges Afghan raid inquiry Sep.8   Recount clouds Karzai poll lead  Latest results from presidential election show President Hamid Karzai with 54.1% of the vote after 92% of polling stations declared Sep.8  UK reporter freed in raid Sep.10 Hundreds of Afghan votes declared invalid Sep.10  US urges caution on Afghan vote Sep.16 Karzai blasts EU over 'suspicious vote' claim Sep.17  Karzai warns West over vote fraud claims Sep.20 US in Afghanistan failure warning  The top US general there, Gen Stanley McChrystal: The US mission in Afghanistan will 'likely result in failure' unless troops are increased Sep.21  Karzai backs U.S. call for more troops Oct.6  Obama aware of Afghan differences Oct.11  Clinton warning to Afghan leader Oct.12  Afghan quits election commission Oct.17  Senator Kerry warns on Afghan troops Oct.20  Afghanistan's run-off poll hailed Oct.20   Karzai accepts election runoff
  Afghan President bowed to Western pressure, agreeing to take part in a presidential runoff vote in two weeks
Oct.20  Sack Afghan poll officials - UN Oct.23 Run-off campaigning begins
Oct.26  Afghan rivals row over poll chief Oct.28  UN chief condemns Kabul killings Oct.31  Afghan rivals talk over vote boycott Nov.1 Abdullah withdraws from Afghan runoff Nov.2   Karzai declared elected president
  Afghan electoral officials declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling second round of voting
Nov.2  Obama urges 'new Afghan chapter' Nov.2  Karzai vows to battle corruption Nov.4 UN to evacuate Afghanistan staff  The UN is to temporarily move 600 'non-essential' international staff from Afghanistan to bolster security at UN accommodation Nov.6  Brown: Britain committed to Afghanistan Nov.8  UK honors fallen as Afghan toll rises Nov.9  No Afghanistan troop decision made Nov.11   Obama in Afghan troop level talks  US President has met his national security team to discuss strategy in Afghanistan as speculation mounts over a decision on troop levels Nov.11  Envoy urges no US troop increase Nov.15  US demands Afghan 'bribery court' Nov.16  Brown plans Afghan handover talks Nov.18  Clinton: Afghanistan at 'critical moment' Nov.19   Hamid Karzai sworn in for second term  Western leaders have urged Karzai to deliver tangible improvements in Afghans' lives Nov.20  US sets marker on Afghan corruption Nov.23  Obama, advisers meet on Afghanistan Nov.24  Obama seeks Afghanistan closure Nov.26  Top soldier quits over Afghanistan raid Nov.27 2nd German official quits over airstrike  Former Defense Minister and current Labor Minister Franz Josef Jung has resigned over a fatal Afghan airstrike ordered by German forces Nov.30   Obama issues new Afghan orders  US President Barack Obama has issued new orders for the US military after deciding how many more troops to send Dec.1   Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war
Map of West Point USA
  The deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is part of a strategy to reverse the Taliban's momentum and stabilize the country's government.    The new deployment over six months will bring U.S. troop strength in the country to more than 100,00...
Dec.2  U.N. chief backs U.S. Afghanistan plan Dec.6 Obama team rejects criticism of exit timing Dec.7   U.S. defense secretary arrives  Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan, a week after President Obama announced he was sending 30,000 additional troops to the Asian nation Dec.17 Nato fails to gain Russia aid in Afghanistan Dec.31 Obama rallies CIA after Afghanistan bomb