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Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...a strategic northern city fell to the Taliban, the insurgents fanned out in full force...warplanes carried out two airstrikes on Taliban positions, but government ground troops...airstrikes were unlikely as "all the Taliban are inside the city and so are all the...
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US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

...Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that...airstrike was then called to eliminate the Taliban threat and several civilians were accidentally...On Saturday, Afghan officials said Taliban fighters were in the hospital at the time...
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Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan hospital

...Afghan forces for securing Kunduz, the White House said. Taliban fighters had seized control of Kunduz for three days last week...has said Afghan forces fighting to retake Kunduz from the Taliban had requested U.S. air power, and that a U.S. special...
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Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban captured the strategic northern Afghan...richest and the target of repeated Taliban offensives as the militants spread...leaders and raising the white flag of the Taliban movement, residents reported.More...
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Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

...Afghanistan remains engaged in a violent battle against the Taliban, military operations in Pakistan have pushed fighters, including...airstrike occurred as Afghan forces were retaking Kunduz from the Taliban. The insurgents staged a surprise attack from multiple sides...
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Taliban confirm death, choose successor

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime's 14-year insurgency.The Afghan Taliban Shura, or Supreme Council, chose...Akhtar Mansoor, as its new leader, two Taliban figures told The Associated Press...
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Afghan government holds direct talks with Taliban

...Afghan officials are holding talks with Taliban representatives in the Pakistani capital...after repeated informal meetings between Taliban and government representatives, most...war against the insurgency waged by the Taliban since their ouster in the 2001 U.S...
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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...
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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...
Afghanistan says US strikes destroy its Islamic State branch

...insurgent group already targeted by local Taliban fighters.While U.S. officials declined...others, including a former Pakistani Taliban spokesman named Shahidullah Shahid who...America.Disenchanted extremists from the Taliban and other organizations, impressed by...
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