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US won't threaten to prosecute hostages' families for ransom

...preventing more kidnappings and preventing more income for terror groups.However, the Obama administration did negotiate with the Taliban last year to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured after walking away from this post in Afghanistan...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/us-wont-threaten-prosecute-hostages-f
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Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

...small presence in Afghanistan, where the Taliban are the most powerful militant group and...morale, the morale of Daesh and the Taliban," Khan told the AP, using an acronym...occupation of Afghanistan, then battled the Taliban after they came to power in 1996.Herat...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/afghan-warlord-warns-islamic-state-ri
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Malala plotter chosen as Pakistani Taliban chief

...Thursday as the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, nearly a week after a U.S. drone...its attempt to strike a deal with the Taliban to end years of violence.Mullah Fazlullah...unanimously appointed the new leader by the Taliban's leadership council, or shura, after...

http://juneauempire.com/ishtiaq-mahsud/2013-11-08/malala-plotter-chosen-pakistan
Afghan soldier kills one U.S. soldier, wounds two

...responsibility for the assault. In past attacks, Taliban insurgents have been known to wear Afghan...surged in 2012 to become a tactic in the Taliban insurgency. That year, more than 60...Such attacks are sometimes claimed by the Taliban as proof of their infiltration. Others...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-09/afghan-soldier-kills-one-us-soldier-w
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Bergdahl describes Taliban captivity

...he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape...infantry unit. He was held for nearly five years by Taliban militants.Taliban spokesmen could not be immediately reached for comment...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-09/bergdahl-describes-taliban-captivity
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Sarah Palin says daughter Bristol's wedding called off

...saving the lives of 36 Marines, U.S. soldiers and Afghan soldiers, providing cover for them to find their way out of a firefight with the Taliban.Family attorney John Tiemessen didn't immediately return an email or voicemail message.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-20/sarah-palin-says-daughter-bristols-wedd
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Sarah Palin says daughter Bristol's wedding called off

...saving the lives of 36 Marines, U.S. soldiers and Afghan soldiers, providing cover for them to find their way out of a firefight with the Taliban.Family attorney John Tiemessen didn't immediately return an email or voicemail message.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-19/sarah-palin-says-daughter-bristols-wedd
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American citizen killed in Afghan attack

...immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though the Taliban have attacked guesthouses before in Kabul.Earlier Wednesday...said.Afghan security forces have been struggling to fend off Taliban attacks since U.S. and NATO forces formally concluded their...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-14/american-citizen-killed-afghan-attack
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls, hope fades

...scholarships for the girls and said they must never lose courage.The 17-year-old Pakistani activist who stood up to the Taliban chastised Jonathan's administration and other countries."Nigerian leaders and the international community have not done...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/year-after-kidnap-schoolgirls-hope-fa
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The Taliban has a long-term strategy

The Taliban's on-again, off-again approach to...for example, an impostor posing as a top Taliban emissary seeking to initiate a peace process...Hamid Karzai to initiate talks with the Taliban, was blown up by a visitor who concealed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-11/taliban-has-long-term-strategy
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