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Free American and Australian hostages in Afghan prisoner exchange

US citizen Kevin King and Australian citizen Timothy Weeks were forcibly removed from a vehicle in Kabul in August 2016, according to the FBI. Their release was announced Tuesday by the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), where both men were teaching. In a statement on Tuesday, the Taliban said that Anas Haqqani – the brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, the group's …

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Australian professors abducted in Afghanistan are released in exchange for Taliban prisoners, said the Afghan leader

"In consultations with our international partners, notably the US, we have established a mechanism and approach to ensure that the release of these three men does not reinforce the enemy and reinforce the attacks," he said ] All three prisoners are members of the deadly Haqqani Network, a tough faction of the Taliban. These include Mali Khan, Hafiz Rashid and …

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According to official figures, Afghan forces are killing more than 20 Al Qaeda fighters in raids in southern Afghanistan

US. Special forces, including an American gunship, assisted Afghan commandos in a pre-assault on a building with dozens of al Qaeda fighters in southern Afghanistan, killing more than 20 militants on Monday. According to a US official, 130 guns leveled the building in volatile Helmand province after a suicide bomber detonated his vest during the joint operation. Colonel Ehsamudin Helmandi …

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Civilians killed in anti-Taliban operation by Afghan forces | news

Several civilians have been killed in an air raid and ground attack on a Taliban hideout in southern Helmand province. There have been conflicting reports of the number of people killed and wounded in Operation on the night of Sunday in the Musa Qala district, which is under the control of the Taliban. Officials said the civilians killed were part …

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Double suicide attacks on the rally of the Afghan president in downtown Kabul; 48 dead

Two suicide bombings on Tuesday shook various parts of Afghanistan, killing at least 48 people and wounding dozens on the day a peace agreement with Taliban insurgents was declared dead. At the first suicide bombing, the bomber rammed its explosive-fueled motorcycle into the entrance to the venue where President Ashraf Ghani held a rally on the outskirts of the northern …

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Green Beret of the US Army, killed in an Afghan firefight, identifies: "He was a warrior"

The Pentagon has identified the US Army Green Beret, who was killed Monday in Wardack Province, a well-known Taliban hotbed, in a firefight outside the Afghan capital. Sgt. Jeremy Griffin of Greenbrier, Tennessee, a Special Forces soldier, was 41 years old and made his fourth combat mission, three to Afghanistan since 2009, according to Lieutenant Colonel Loren Bymer, spokesman for …

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Trump declares Afghan peace talks with the "dead" of the Taliban

WASHINGTON – President Trump said on Monday that the peace talks with the Taliban were "dead", but signaled that he still has the longest of the US troops after the collapse of a months-long effort to alleviate violence in Afghanistan The president expressed his impatience with the continued burden of keeping 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, saying it was not the …

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Trump makes secret meeting with Taliban leaders, Afghan president after plot

President Trump Donald John TrumpWashington Post-editor strikes back after Trump has attacked the reporters. Democrats ignore the voters of the Asian-American and Pacific islanders at their peril. Gorsuch: Americans should remember that political opponents love this country as much as we do. 19659003] announced on Saturday that it had canceled a scheduled secret meeting with Taliban leaders and the Afghan …

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Zalmay Khalilzad says the Afghan Taliban are basically agreeing to a peace deal, but they make fun of Trump's bluff

DOHA, Qatar – The US negotiator trying to conclude a treaty with the Taliban that would allow Donald Trump to get all the uniformed troops out of Afghanistan before next year's elections indicates that both sides have reached a "fundamental agreement" to have. But Taliban officials and diplomats here in the capital of Qatar, where the talks took place, told …

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US, Taliban on the threshold of Afghan agreement: US official

KABUL (Reuters) – US and Taliban negotiators are on the verge of an agreement to limit fighting and facilitate comprehensive peace talks between Afghans. FILE PHOTO: US envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a debate at TV station Tolo in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 28, 2019. REUTERS / Omar Sobhani / File Photo Zalmay Khalilzad, the US-born Afghani …

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