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Why Did the Taliban Free an Imprisoned Afghan Police Officer?

She Killed an American in 2012. Why Was She Freed in the Taliban Deal?

Why Did the Taliban Free an Imprisoned Afghan Police Officer? Why Did the Taliban Free an Imprisoned Afghan Police Officer? Under Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. peace envoy, the American government has been willing to take dramatic steps, even in the face of opposition from the military and law enforcement, to extricate the United States from its longest war and bring …

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Afghan Leaders Sideline Spokesmen in an Escalating Misinformation War

Afghan Leaders Sideline Spokesmen in an Escalating Misinformation War

Afghan Leaders Sideline Spokesmen in an Escalating Misinformation War Afghan Leaders Sideline Spokesmen in an Escalating Misinformation War KABUL, Afghanistan — After Ahmad Jawad Hijri saw the wounded children in the hospital and learned of the Afghan airstrike that put them there, killing nine others around their age in northern Afghanistan, he never expected that his response would land him …

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What to Know as Troubled Afghan Peace Talks Enter a New Phase

What to Know as Troubled Afghan Peace Talks Enter a New Phase

What to Know as Troubled Afghan Peace Talks Enter a New Phase What to Know as Troubled Afghan Peace Talks Enter a New Phase KABUL, Afghanistan — After four decades of grinding combat in Afghanistan, peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban have raised at least a possibility that the long cycle of violence might someday end. But …

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Afghan War Casualty Report: December 2020

Afghan War Casualty Report: December 2020

Afghan War Casualty Report: December 2020 Afghan War Casualty Report: December 2020 The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan from the past seven days. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information. The report includes government claims of insurgent casualty figures, but in most cases these …

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Afghan Journalist Is Killed in Latest Attack on Media Figures

Afghan Journalist Is Killed in Latest Attack on Media Figures

Afghan Journalist Is Killed in Latest Attack on Media Figures Afghan Journalist Is Killed in Latest Attack on Media Figures Mr. Siawash’s father, Dawood, has posted the same message on social media nearly every day since his son’s death: “The government should point out the terrorist killer of Yama Siawash, otherwise the government itself is the killer.” The Taliban often …

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U.S. Leaves Behind Afghan Bases — and a Legacy of Land Disputes

U.S. Leaves Behind Afghan Bases — and a Legacy of Land Disputes

U.S. Leaves Behind Afghan Bases — and a Legacy of Land Disputes U.S. Leaves Behind Afghan Bases — and a Legacy of Land Disputes At harvest time, as neighbors and relatives reap their crops, 80-year-old Jamal Khan can only look in despair on the plot of land that was the source of his family’s livelihood — until the American forces …

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Afghan and Taliban Negotiators Agree on Peace Talks’ Procedures

Afghan and Taliban Negotiators Agree on Peace Talks’ Procedures

Afghan and Taliban Negotiators Agree on Peace Talks’ Procedures Afghan and Taliban Negotiators Agree on Peace Talks’ Procedures Afghan government and Taliban negotiators in Qatar have agreed to the principles and procedures that will guide the ongoing peace negotiations between them, Taliban and Afghan officials announced on Wednesday, an important move that could pave the way for talks that have …

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Afghan Leader Digs In on Peace Talks Despite Progress, Officials Say

Afghan Leader Digs In on Peace Talks Despite Progress, Officials Say

Afghan Leader Digs In on Peace Talks Despite Progress, Officials Say Afghan Leader Digs In on Peace Talks Despite Progress, Officials Say One of the hangups was over a reference to the Hanafi school of Islamic thought, one of the four major Sunni schools, which is also the foundation of the current Afghan Constitution, the officials said. Initially, the two …

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Deadly Bombing Shatters an Afghan Haven From War

Deadly Bombing Shatters an Afghan Haven From War

Deadly Bombing Shatters an Afghan Haven From War Deadly Bombing Shatters an Afghan Haven From War HERAT, Afghanistan — Twin bombs tore through a crowded bazaar in what is considered the most peaceful province in Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest attack in the province in more than a decade. The …

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‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game

‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game

‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game ‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game KABUL, Afghanistan — Rifle fire, hurried footsteps and distant explosions. The rat-a-tat of a firefight. Cars mangled from grenades. The young man was transfixed. It could have been any day in Kabul, where targeted …

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