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Taliban say Afghanistan has freed several of their prisoners

Taliban say Afghanistan has freed several of their prisonersTaliban officials say several of their group’s members have been freed from Afghan jails, including former shadow governors, just days after a U.S. envoy met top Taliban leaders in the Pakistani capital following the suspension of U.S.-Taliban talks last month. The Taliban also said they released three Indian engineers they had been holding, though that has yet to be confirmed by New Delhi or the Afghan government. The Taliban officials spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because they were not cleared by their leadership to speak to the media.



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U.S. strikes in Afghanistan have increased on Trump's orders, Esper says

U.S. strikes in Afghanistan have increased on Trump's orders, Esper saysThe U.S. military has stepped up operations against militants in Afghanistan on the orders of President Donald Trump following the very public collapse of peace talks with the Taliban, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Friday. “We did step up our attacks on the Taliban since the talks broke down,” Esper told reporters traveling with him back to Washington from Louisville, Ky. “The president did want us to pick up in response to the heinous attacks that the Taliban and others conducted throughout Afghanistan,” including Kabul. The remarks constitute the Pentagon’s first public confirmation of Trump’s recent pronouncements that U.S. military operations have picked up in recent weeks.



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How Pakistan Has Won the War in Afghanistan (America Lost)

How Pakistan Has Won the War in Afghanistan (America Lost)Could it be?



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Afghanistan War veterans, still waiting for a peace deal, ask: Was the sacrifice worth it?

Afghanistan War veterans, still waiting for a peace deal, ask: Was the sacrifice worth it?After 18 years of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, some veterans are questioning whether the conflict was worth it.



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U.S. to return about $100 million to the Treasury for an Afghanistan project due to a lack of transparency

U.S. to return about $  100 million to the Treasury for an Afghanistan project due to a lack of transparencySecretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the United States would return about $ 100 million to the Treasury for an energy infrastructure project in Afghanistan and would withhold a further $ 60 million in planned assistance to the country due to a lack of transparency.



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Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in AfghanistanThe Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said the Taliban agreed to cut ties with al-Qaida as part of peace negotiations, which President Donald Trump abruptly called off last week.



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Trump's flip-flopping approach to Afghanistan has left him looking foolish and empowered the Taliban

Trump's flip-flopping approach to Afghanistan has left him looking foolish and empowered the TalibanPresident Ashraf Ghani's government is in a dire state ahead of Afghanistan's September elections, not least due to Trump.



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While paying tribute to 9/11 victims, Trump blasts Taliban as Afghanistan peace talks falter

While paying tribute to 9/11 victims, Trump blasts Taliban as Afghanistan peace talks falterWhile paying tribute to the fallen of 9/11, President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the Taliban for the cancellation of Afghanistan peace talks.



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BREAKING: U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Attacked on 9/11 Anniversary

BREAKING: U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Attacked on 9/11 AnniversaryOn America's darkest day…



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Trump says Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban are 'dead'

Trump says Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban are 'dead'President Donald Trump on Monday said that US peace talks with the Taliban are “dead” and that he is ramping the war back up after canceling secret talks with the Afghan insurgents at his weekend retreat. As far as I am concerned, they are dead,” Trump said at the White House about the long-running attempt to reach an agreement with the Taliban and extricate US troops following 18 years of war. The announcement followed Trump’s dramatic cancelation of a top-secret plan to fly Taliban leaders in for direct talks at the Camp David presidential facility outside Washington.



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