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Wounded Afghans lie on a bed at a hospital after a bomb attacks in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
Mohammad Anwar Danishyar/AP Photo
AP News
October 02, 2019 - 11:06 am
The Taliban announced Wednesday they are sending a high-level delegation to Pakistan's capital as part of a tour that has included Russia, China and Iran in a push to resurrect an Afghanistan peace deal with Washington that seemed imminent just a month ago.
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John Bolton
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AP News
September 10, 2019 - 12:12 pm
President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. Find out more.
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Resolute Support (RS) forces remove a damaged vehicle after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
Rahmat Gul/AP Photo
AP News
September 05, 2019 - 7:53 am
A Taliban suicide car bomb rocked Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 10 civilians in a busy diplomatic area that includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack this week that underscored Afghan government warnings that a preliminary U.S.-Taliban deal on ending America's longest war was moving...
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Afghanistan Casualties
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July 31, 2019 - 7:33 am
By Amy Woodyatt and Arnaud Siad, CNN (CNN) — More civilians in Afghanistan were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces than by the Taliban and other militant groups in the first half of 2019, a UN mission to the country said Tuesday. Conflict in Afghanistan has caused 3,812 civilian...
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American John Walker Lindh is seen in this undated file photo obtained Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, from a religious school where he studied for five months in Bannu, 304 kilometers (190 miles) southwest of Islamabad, Pakistan.
AP Photo, File
May 23, 2019 - 9:51 am
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 has been released from prison. John Walker Lindh, 38, was released Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to the federal...
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In this March 13, 2009, file photo, Zalmay Khalilzad, special adviser on reconciliation, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo, File
January 26, 2019 - 1:46 pm
By Rahim Faiez and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan said Saturday that "significant progress" was made during lengthy talks with the Taliban in Qatar and that he was traveling to Afghanistan for more discussions aimed at ending the country...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, photo, Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan.
AP Photo/Rahmat Gul
December 21, 2018 - 4:09 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban welcomed news of the U.S. plan to withdraw half its troops in Afghanistan by the summer, as Afghan generals warned Friday it would be a blow to the morale of the country's beleaguered security forces, who come under daily attacks from the insurgent fighters. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meets with Democratic leaders the Oval Office in Washington.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
December 20, 2018 - 8:05 am
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Against the advice of many in his own administration, President Donald Trump is pulling U.S. troops out of Syria. Could a withdrawal from Afghanistan be far behind? Trump has said his instinct is to quit Afghanistan as a lost cause, but...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2009 file photo, then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad, speaks to reporters at the United Nations headquarters.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File
November 18, 2018 - 12:28 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group said Sunday. Without referring explicitly to the talks in...
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Afghan livestock merchants display animals for the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
AP Photo/Rahmat Gul
August 20, 2018 - 2:01 pm
By Amir Shah and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops...
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