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U.S. Looks to Build on Secret Portions of Taliban Deal to Reduce Violence

U.S. Looks to Build on Secret Portions of Taliban Deal to Reduce Violence

U.S. Looks to Build on Secret Portions of Taliban Deal to Reduce Violence U.S. Looks to Build on Secret Portions of Taliban Deal to Reduce Violence DOHA, Qatar — U.S. diplomats are trying to build on parts of the peace deal made with the Taliban last year, specifically the classified portions that outlined what military actions — on both sides …

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The Taliban Think They Have Already Won, Peace Deal or Not

The Taliban Think They Have Already Won, Peace Deal or Not

The Taliban Think They Have Already Won, Peace Deal or Not The Taliban Think They Have Already Won, Peace Deal or Not KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban’s swagger is unmistakable. From the recent bellicose speech of their deputy leader, boasting of “conquests,” to sneering references to the “foreign masters” of the “illegitimate” Kabul government, to the Taliban’s own website tally …

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Officials Try to Sway Biden Using Intelligence on Potential for Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

Officials Try to Sway Biden Using Intelligence on Potential for Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

Officials Try to Sway Biden Using Intelligence on Potential for Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan Officials Try to Sway Biden Using Intelligence on Potential for Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan WASHINGTON — As President Biden signaled this week that he would let a May 1 deadline pass without withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, some officials are using an intelligence assessment to argue …

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In One Afghanistan District, an Unofficial Cease-Fire With the Taliban

In One Afghanistan District, an Unofficial Cease-Fire With the Taliban

In One Afghanistan District, an Unofficial Cease-Fire With the Taliban In One Afghanistan District, an Unofficial Cease-Fire With the Taliban PANJWAI, Afghanistan — For a brief moment in a small patch of southern Afghanistan, the war has stopped. After weeks of negotiations, the mayor of Panjwai, a sizable district in the strategically important Kandahar Province, said a 10-day cease-fire would …

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‘I Wake Up and Scream’: Secret Taliban Prisons Terrorize Thousands

‘I Wake Up and Scream’: Secret Taliban Prisons Terrorize Thousands

‘I Wake Up and Scream’: Secret Taliban Prisons Terrorize Thousands ‘I Wake Up and Scream’: Secret Taliban Prisons Terrorize Thousands FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — The Taliban prison is a ruined house, a cave, a filthy basement in an abandoned dwelling, or a village mosque. Beatings or worse are a certainty, and the sentence is indefinite. Food, if there is any, is …

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The Taliban Close In on Afghanistan, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban Close In on Afghanistan, Pushing the Country to the Brink The Taliban Close In on Afghanistan, Pushing the Country to the Brink Though Taliban tactics vary from region to region, the outcomes are usually the same: increased taxation on highways, plummeting morale among the Afghan security forces with dwindling U.S. support and growing fear among those living in …

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The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink Though Taliban tactics vary from region to region, the outcomes are usually the same: increased taxation on highways, plummeting morale among the Afghan security forces with dwindling U.S. support and growing fear among those …

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In Afghanistan, Follow the White High-Tops and You’ll Find the Taliban

In Afghanistan, Follow the White High-Tops and You’ll Find the Taliban

In Afghanistan, Follow the White High-Tops and You’ll Find the Taliban In Afghanistan, Follow the White High-Tops and You’ll Find the Taliban MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — The unassuming white leather high-top sneakers with green-and-yellow trim are a best seller for a roughly half-dozen shoe vendors in a sprawling bazaar in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. But they are not in demand …

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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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