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U.S. General Shot In Taliban Attack In Afghanistan, Pentagon Confirms
Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley suffered a gunshot wound and two senior Afghan officials were killed.
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Jalaluddin Haqqani Dead; Founder Of Militant Afghan Haqqani Network
By James Mackenzie, Reuters
His group was known for complex, well-organized attacks on both Afghan and U.S. military as well as civilian targets and high-profile kidnappings.
Afghan Forces Free 149 Hostages Abducted By The Taliban
By By Amir Shah, AP
The insurgents still hold 21 others following their ambush of a convoy of buses traveling in the Khan Abad district on Monday.
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Islamic State Fighters In Afghanistan Kill At Least 15 Taliban
The attack occurred during a prayer ceremony at the house of a Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan.
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Taliban Militants Ambush And Kill Dozens Of Afghan Soldiers
The three-day Taliban ceasefire ended on Sunday.
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Air Strike Kills Pakistani Taliban Leader Who Reportedly Ordered Attack On Malala
The Afghan Defense Ministry said Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a joint U.S.-Afghan operation near the Pakistani border.
'Afghanistan's Malala' Gets Standing Ovation As She Graduates With Honors
Breshna Musazai earned her diploma after surviving a Taliban attack.
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Afghanistan Announces Ceasefire With Taliban Insurgents Until June 20
The decision came after a meeting of Islamic clerics from across the country this week who declared a fatwa on Taliban attacks.
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Artillery Strike Kills More Than 50 Taliban Leaders In Afghanistan, U.S. Military Says
The Taliban dismissed the report as "propaganda" and said the attack had hit two civilian houses, killing five civilians and wounding three.
Malala Yousafzai Makes Emotional Return To Pakistan 6 Years After Assassination Attempt
It's her first visit back to her home country since the Taliban targeted her for going to school in 2012.
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Offers To Recognize Taliban As Legitimate Political Group
By By Hamid Shalizi, Reuters
The suggestion was part of a proposed political process that Ghani said could lead to talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of war.
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What's Driving The Recent Carnage In Kabul
The Afghan capital has endured three brutal terrorist attacks.
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Nearly 100 Dead After Bomb Hidden In Ambulance Explodes In Kabul
By Hamid Shalizi and Mirwais Harooni, Reuters
The casualty toll is the worst since 150 people were killed in a truck bomb explosion last May.
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U.S. To Suspend Security Aid To Pakistan
The State Department said Pakistan could receive the funding if it takes decisive action against terrorism.
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Mapping A World From Hell
76 countries are now involved in Washington's war on terror.
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Still Waiting On The Harvey Weinstein Moment For America's Wars
Author, 'America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military...
Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com What makes a Harvey Weinstein moment? The now-disgraced Hollywood mogul is hardly the first
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U.S. On Track To Drop Three Times More Bombs On Afghanistan This Year: Report
As of Oct. 31, the U.S. Air Force had dropped 3,554 bombs on the country -- more than 2.5 times the number dropped in the entirety of 2016.
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Into The Afghan Abyss (Again)
Alfred W. McCoy
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Author, 'In the Sh...
How a failed drug war will defeat Trump’s Afghan adventure.
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Taliban Storm Afghan Military Base, Killing At Least 43 Troops
By By Mirwais Harooni, Reuters
Nine soldiers were wounded in the attack, and six others were reported missing.
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Freed Taliban Hostage Caitlan Coleman Reportedly Rushed To Hospital
Her husband, Joshua Boyle, did not specify her condition.
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Freed Taliban Prisoner Thought Trump Presidency Couldn't Be Real
"It didn’t enter my mind that he was being serious," Joshua Boyle recalled of the moment a captor told him the news.
Hostages Freed From Taliban Captivity
A family has been released after being held by the Taliban in Pakistan for five years.
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Malala Yousafzai Nearly Died For Girls’ Education. Today, She Started At Oxford.
The women's education activist shared a snapshot of her first day on Twitter.
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