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Russia secretly offered bounty to Afghan militants to kill US troops, the intelligence agency says

According to Western intelligence officials, the unit, which has been operating for more than a decade, has been accused by the Kremlin of carrying out a campaign to destabilize the West through subversion, sabotage and murder. In addition to the 2018 poisoning, the unit was behind a coup attempt in Montenegro in 2016 and the poisoning of an arms manufacturer …

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The Afghan power deal hands the highest military post in Afghanistan to the man accused of torturing his rival

Afghanistan’s months-long dispute over who won the presidential election last year has almost resolved after incumbent Ashraf Ghani and his main opponent Abdullah Abdullah agreed on a draft power sharing agreement, local media reported. It would be controversial that former Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum was accused of ordering the torture and rape of a political rival, a marshal of …

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The Afghan mother breastfeeds 20 newborn babies in the maternity ward, where ISIS-armed babies are slaughtered

An Afghan mother volunteered to breastfeed 20 newborns from a maternity ward in Kabul after newborns, nurses and mothers were slaughtered this week in a gunfight. Feroza Younis Omar feeds babies who have remained without mothers after a shootout at the maternity ward in the Afghan capital Kabul. According to the Ministry of Health, 24 people were killed in the …

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Attacks on Trump’s long-term Afghan peace strike a new blow

WASHINGTON / MUMBAI, India (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump’s stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback when Kabul launched offensive operations after two attacks on Tuesday that killed many Afghans against the Taliban wanted to resume. Washington accused the attacks – one in a Kabul hospital where armed men killed at least 24 people, …

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Afghan attack: mothers, newborns killed in siege at the maternity ward in Kabul

The same day, a suicide bomber at the funeral of a police officer in Nangahar province killed 24 people and wounded 68, according to the provincial governor’s office. The attacks take place amidst a wave of violence in Afghanistan, almost three months after the United States and the Taliban signed a pioneering peace agreement. The Taliban declined responsibility for both …

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The Afghan Taliban are talking about the collapse of the prisoner exchange and threaten to disrupt the US peace agreement

Taliban and Afghan government officials negotiated the release of more than 100 prisoners. The US-Taliban peace agreement provided for thousands of prisoners to be released within a few days of their signature. However, the Afghan government quickly rejected this schedule and referred to logistical restrictions. The publication was weeks behind schedule, and when the two sides finally met in Kabul, …

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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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