War took a heavy toll on her family. Now she is fighting … for Afghan democracy War took a heavy toll on her family. Now she is fighting … for Afghan democracy 'Isis will be looking for targets': guns and fear mark Afghan Ashura

War took a heavy toll on her family. Now she is fighting … for Afghan democracy War took a heavy toll on her family. Now she is fighting … for Afghan democracy 'Isis will be looking for targets': guns and fear mark Afghan Ashura

Zakia Wardak’s family has been fractured and diminished by long decades of war in Afghanistan. Soviet forces killed her father four decades ago, Americans seized and tortured her husband two decades later and her in the capital this past summer. Yet,...

Heavy price paid for war in Afghanistan

Heavy price paid for war in Afghanistan

This weekend marks the 17th anniversary of the US coalition’s invasion of , triggering a war that has lasted four times as long as the first world war. Some 3,546 Nato soldiers have been killed in , 456 of whom were British, while a conservative esti...