Peace with Taliban? Trump warned of Afghan pullout risks

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 05:07:59 +0000

Peace with the Taliban? Trump warned of Afghan pullout risks

The Trump administration’s claims of progress in talks with the Taliban have sparked fears even among the president’s allies that his impatience with the war in Afghanistan will lead him to withdraw troops too soon, leaving the country at risk of returning to the same volatile condition that prompted the invasion in the first place.

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‘Worse every day’: Afghans expect 2019 to be even deadlier

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2018 04:07:05 +0000

'Worse every day': Afghans expect 2019 to be even deadlier

After a year of record bloodshed, Afghans are bracing for a deadlier 2019 with a US drawdown and a presidential vote likely to fuel violence.

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120 Afghanistan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban

Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defense minister said Monday.

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Afghan official: US drone kills Pakistan Taliban chief

Afghan official: US drone kills Pakistan Taliban chief

A U.S. drone strike in northeastern Kunar province killed Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, the insurgent leader who ordered the assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday. 

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