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

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

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

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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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Where the Pomegranate Harvest Is Life, the Taliban Brought Ruin

Where the Pomegranate Harvest Is Life, the Taliban Brought Ruin

Where the Pomegranate Harvest Is Life, the Taliban Brought Ruin Where the Pomegranate Harvest Is Life, the Taliban Brought Ruin ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan — Crack a pomegranate in half and its blood-red seed-filled chambers make it look almost like a broken heart. In Arghandab district, which in Afghanistan is almost synonymous with the fruit, a Taliban offensive has cut the heart …

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Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban

Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban

Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban KABUL, Afghanistan — A rocket barrage slammed into the heart of Kabul on Saturday morning, killing at least five people and wounding more than a dozen others, as warning sirens blared across the diplomatic quarters of Afghanistan’s capital …

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Deadly Taliban Attack Probably Used Drone, a Worrisome Shift

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Deadly Taliban Attack Probably Used Drone, a Worrisome Shift Deadly Taliban Attack Probably Used Drone, a Worrisome Shift KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban attack, most likely carried out by a drone, killed at least four security officers in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, according to senior and local Afghan officials, representing what could be the group’s first publicly known use of …

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In Former Taliban Stronghold, Defiant Women Hit the Gym

In Former Taliban Stronghold, Defiant Women Hit the Gym

In Former Taliban Stronghold, Defiant Women Hit the Gym In Former Taliban Stronghold, Defiant Women Hit the Gym KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Homa Yusafzai felt terrible. Her weight was up, she had diabetes and high blood pressure, and at just 27 she felt lethargic and depressed. Then she heard that Kandahar’s first health club for women had just opened — the …

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Taliban Violated Afghan Deal With Shelling of American Bases, U.S. Officials Say

Taliban Violated Afghan Deal With Shelling of American Bases, U.S. Officials Say

Taliban Violated Afghan Deal With Shelling of American Bases, U.S. Officials Say Taliban Violated Afghan Deal With Shelling of American Bases, U.S. Officials Say KABUL, Afghanistan — Rockets launched at a U.S. military base and a joint U.S.-Afghan airfield in southern Afghanistan in recent weeks are believed to have been fired by the Taliban, according to three American military officials, …

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Afghanistan to Investigate Video Showing Forces Mutilating Taliban Corpses

Afghanistan to Investigate Video Showing Forces Mutilating Taliban Corpses

Afghanistan to Investigate Video Showing Forces Mutilating Taliban Corpses Afghanistan to Investigate Video Showing Forces Mutilating Taliban Corpses KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s defense ministry said it was investigating a video circulating on social media Thursday that showed men in Afghan army uniform mutilating bodies of purported Taliban fighters. The intensification of violence on the eve of peace talks to end …

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Afghanistan to Release Last Taliban Prisoners, Removing Final Hurdle to Talks

Afghanistan to Release Last Taliban Prisoners, Removing Final Hurdle to Talks

Afghanistan to Release Last Taliban Prisoners, Removing Final Hurdle to Talks Afghanistan to Release Last Taliban Prisoners, Removing Final Hurdle to Talks KABUL, Afghanistan — President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan on Sunday said his government would release a last batch of Taliban prisoners, removing the final hurdle in the way of direct negotiations with the insurgents to end the country’s …

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