Afghanistan

Is Trump Getting Ready To Pull The Plug On Afghanistan?

We’re currently in the middle of the process of pulling all of our troops out of Syria. Or most of them. Or moving them to Iraq, even though the Iraquis are saying they can’t stay there. Or something. In any event, it’s a tactical...
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Taliban Attack Kills 17 Afghan Policemen

Officials in northern Afghanistan say Taliban insurgents have stormed a security outpost in Kunduz province, killing at least 17 policemen and injuring several others.The late night deadly raid in the Ali Abad district of the troubled Kunduz...
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Pentagon Plans For Quick Afghanistan Withdrawal

“The Pentagon recently began drawing up plans for an abrupt withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan in case President Donald Trump surprises military leaders by ordering an immediate drawdown as he did in Syria,” NBC News...
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U.s. Has Begun Reducing Troops In Afghanistan, Commander Says

The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said the number of American troops in the country has been reduced by 2,000 over the past year. 
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Us Quietly Reduces Troop Force In Afghanistan By 2,000

The top American commander in Afghanistan revealed Monday the size of U.S. troop force in the country has quietly been reduced by 2,000 over the last year, insisting remaining military personnel  are still capable of reaching their stated...
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Nancy Pelosi Meets Top Officials In Afghanistan

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has met with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of American lawmakers in an unannounced visit to the country.   The Afghan government's statement says that Ghani thanked Sunday the delegation for the...
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Us Defense Chief In Afghanistan For Firsthand Look At War

Mark Esper sought a firsthand assessment Sunday of the U.S. military's future role in America's longest war as he made his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief. Stalled peace talks with the Taliban and unrelenting attacks by the insurgent...
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Pentagon Chief Makes Unannounced Visit To Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper arrived as the U.S. considers reviving peace talks with the Taliban.
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U.s. Troops Leaving Syria For Iraq, Not Home As Trump Claims

KABUL, Afghanistan—While President Donald Trump insists he’s bringing home Americans from “endless wars” in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military...
Related topics: Syria, Iraq, Donald Trump, Kabul, Pentagon, Military

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 afghan Taliban Continue To Work Closely With Al-qaida In Afghanistan

A Taliban delegation reportedly met earlier this month with Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation. The alleged gathering came during an official Taliban visit to Islamabad to meet with Pakistan officials.It...
Related topics: Taliban, Al-qaeda, Pakistan, Islamabad

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Friday's Daily Brief: Afghan Mosque Killings, Syrians Flee Violence, South Sudan Floods, Ukraine...

A recap of Friday's main stories: Afghanistan mosque killings condemned by UN chief, Syrian civilians flee violence, thousands affected by flooding in South Sudan, UN migration agency warns of “pervasive” human trafficking in Ukraine, UN expert...
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Syria, Afghanistan, And The Democrats

The Democrats think it's shameful for the U.S. to abandon our allies in one place -- and want us to do it in the other.
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Pro-government Forces Make Fragile Gains Against Taliban In Northeast Afghanistan

Local leaders caution the militant group could reemerge once troops depart. 
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Pro-government Forces Make Fragile Gains Against Taliban In Northeast Afghanistan

Local leaders caution the militant group could reemerge once troops depart. 
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Officials: 62 Killed In Blast At Eastern Afghanistan Mosque

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said.Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of...

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62 Killed, 60 Injured As Blast Hits Afghan Mosque - Reports

Last week, 13 university students were injured and taken to hospitals after an explosion hit Ghazni University in central Afghanistan.

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Un Reports ‘unprecedented’ Increase In Afghan Civilian Casualties Since June

A new United Nations quarterly report found “unprecedented levels of violence” against civilians in Afghanistan as the US-led war begins its 18th year.

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Past Three Months In Afghanistan Have Been The Deadliest For Civilians In A Decade

The United Nations says more civilians have died between July and September this year than during any other three-month period in the last 10 years.

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Pakistan Intercepted Indian Passenger Plane In Its Airspace In September: Officials

New Delhi (Sputnik): An Indian passenger plane en route to Afghanistan's capital Kabul, from New Delhi, was intercepted by Pakistan Air Force jets on 23 September, officials linked to India's civil aviation regulator have revealed.
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Afghanistan Peace Process: 2020 Presidential Hopefuls Owe Afghan Women Their Support

Afghan women will always fight to better their home. Given Washington's long involvement in Afghanistan, the next president has a duty to help them.       

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