Air strikes in Afghanistan on a suspected Al Qaeda headquarters kill several militants as well as civilians, including children.
Seven Afghan children have been killed in a U.S.-led coalition air strike, the coalition said on Monday, the latest civilian deaths by foreign troops amid rising anger in Afghanistan.
- Al Qaeda's Deputy Leader Ayman al-Zawahri claims that the United States is being defeated in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and North Africa.
- In Afghanistan, Major General Eric Olson, the operational commander of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, says senior leaders of Al Qaeda, probably including Osama bin Laden, are still in command.
- The United Nations report that in 2017, more than 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the war.
- Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) confirms its deputy leader Khalid Mehsud has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan.
- A BBC study finds that, October 2017 lc=y, the Taliban presently maintains control of or has some territorial presence in 70% of Afghanistan, with full control of 14 districts (totaling 4% of the country) and demonstrating an open physical militant presence in 263 others (encompassing the remaining 66% of the group's occupied territory).