Taliban

John Walker Lindh, Known As The ‘american Taliban,’ Is Set To Leave Federal Prison This Week

The release of John Walker Lindh, captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, is highlighting questions about his reintegration into society.
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Taliban Fighters Hid In Sewage Truck For March Ambush On Us-afghan Base

When Taliban fighters mounted a deadly early morning attack on a key military base in southwestern Afghanistan earlier this year, they hid inside a sewage truck’s tank to sneak inside the facility.
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Civilian Deaths At The Hands Of Forces In Afghanistan 'not Surprising' - Expert

On 24 April the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan's (UNAMA) report revealed that more Afghan civilians are now killed by US and pro-government forces in the country than by the Taliban and other rebel groups. The report comes as Washington has...
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Not The Onion: Pentagon Wanted Us Taxpayers To Reimburse Taliban

The Pentagon wanted to reimburse the Taliban for expenses the group incurred attending recent peace talks, according to the BBC, citing a US Congressional aide.  The request to cover the militants' costs such as transportation, lodging and food...
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Now Trump Administration Wants Taxpayers To Pick Up The Taliban’s Travel Expenses

U.S. has negotiated with Taliban leaders largely on their terms — and now Trump wants us to pay their travel bills...

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Pentagon Asked For Funds To Reimburse Taliban Expenses: Report

Earlier this year, the Pentagon reportedly asked Congress for funding to reimburse the Taliban for transportation and other expenses the group incurs by attending peace negotiations. “The Defense Department requested fiscal 2020 funding to...
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Taliban Overrun District Center In South Afghanistan

The Taliban captured a district center Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 government soldiers. The fighting comes as Russia asserted the Taliban is getting stronger and called for increased efforts to reach a negotiated...
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Amid Growing Taliban Strength, Afghan Army Pulls Back From Far-flung Outposts

The Afghan Army is set to begin pulling back from its most isolated strongholds in an effort to consolidate its forces and minimize losses amid a growing Taliban resurgence.

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Ayman Al-zawahiri Eulogizes Jalaluddin Haqqani

Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a eulogy for Jalaluddin Haqqani, a key figure in the Taliban-al Qaeda axis. The Taliban announced Haqqani's death last year. Zawahiri offers his condolences to the Taliban and its overall leader, the "Emir of the...
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Al Qaeda Video Emphasizes Unity With Taliban’s Islamic Emirate

Al Qaeda’s As Sahab media has released a new video advertising the group’s role in an ambush on an Afghan National Army (ANA) convoy in Paktika province. The purpose of the video isn’t just to highlight this lone operation, however. Al Qaeda...
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Taliban Attack On Us-based Aid Group Raises Concern In Kabul

A brazen Taliban attack on U.S.-based aid group in the Afghan capital raised concerns Thursday among other relief organizations they could be targeted even as the insurgents held peace talks with a U.S. envoy. Authorities said Wednesday's assault...
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Week-long Us-taliban Talks End Without Breakthrough

The Taliban and the United States have concluded week-long negotiations in Qatar but reported no significant progress toward advancing peace efforts in Afghanistan. The talks focused on two issues: U.S. troop withdrawal from the country in return...
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Taliban Open New Front Against Aid Workers While Talking Peace

The group was unusually harsh in its rhetoric toward main target, pointing out U.S. ties, even as peace talks with American envoys continued in Qatar.
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Us Must Keep Troops In Afghanistan As 'long As Insurgency Continues' - General

Earlier in the day, Taliban* insurgents attacked an office of the non-profit aid organisation Counterpart International in Kabul, killing four civilians in the process and wounding dozens of others. The attack came despite ongoing negotiations...
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Afghan Taliban: Gap Narrowing In Talks With Us

The Taliban on Saturday said the gap is narrowing in talks with Washington's special peace envoy over a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The two sides are continuing to meet in Qatar, where the insurgent movement...
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Khalilzad Flip Flops On Pakistan, Taliban’s Relationship With Al Qaeda

In his testimony to Congress in July 2016, Zalmay Khalilzad called for designating Pakistan a State Sponsor of Terrorism for its support of the Taliban, noted the enduring Taliban-al Qaeda alliance. Today he praises Pakistan for its desire for peace...
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U.s. Halts Public Progress Reports On The Never-ending War In Afghanistan

The U.S. military will no longer report on how much territory is controlled by the Taliban in Afghanistan, making it much harder for Congress and members of the general public to assess whether the current strategy in that country is...
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China Positive On Terror Tag For Pak-based Jem Chief Masood Azhar

China had initially placed a technical hold on prohibiting the proposal to declare Azhar as an international terrorist under the 1267 Taliban Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council, which has the authority to do so.
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Religious Freedom Report Offers Grim Review Of Attacks On Faith Groups

The 20th annual report identifies 16 countries that engaged in or tolerated egregious violations. IT also names five entities as violators of religious freedom, including ISIS and the Taliban.(Image credit: Achmad Ibrahim/AP)
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Prominent Taliban Spy Arrested In Kabul - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A special unit of the Afghan National Police has arrested a prominent Taliban spy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, the Khaama Press news agency reported on Monday, citing the Afghan Interior Ministry.
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