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Pak Says It Wields ‘Modest Leverage’ on Taliban; Refuses to Take in Refugees

Pakistan’s national security advisor Moeed Yusuf on Saturday said that Pakistan is not ready to accept more refugees from Afghanistan. He also appealed to the international community that a secure area in Afghanistan must be created to keep…
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Taliban Threaten to Seize First Provincial Capital as Fighting Intensifies Across Afghanistan

Heavy fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces has continued in the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah. The Taliban now control several districts of the city, according to local journalists contacted by CNN.The Afghan…
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Pakistan Reopens Afghanistan Border Crossing Held by Taliban

Pakistan on Monday reopened a major southwestern border crossing with Afghanistan that is currently under Taliban control on the Afghan side, Pakistani customs officials said, allowing over 100 trucks carrying goods to cross into Afghanistan.…
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Why US Military Failed in Afghanistan & What it Means for World Order

by : Syed Ata Hasnain , the quint As the US withdraws from Afghanistan one is reminded of similar retreats by it and others from expeditionary operations in the last few decades. Most famously, US withdrawal from Vietnam generated…
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Al-Qaida Present in at least 15 Afghanistan Provinces

Concerns that a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan after the US pullout could see a resurgence in Al Qaeda and Daesh activity are hardly misplaced — the latest report by the UNSC’s 1267 Committee says Al Qaeda is operational in 15 Afghan provinces.Released…
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Taliban Now Controls Half of Afghanistan’s Districts, U.S. Says

The Taliban has “strategic momentum” in its fight with the Afghan government as U.S. forces complete their withdrawal, the top U.S. general said Wednesday. “This is going to be a test now of the will and leadership of the Afghan people,…
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Foreign Missions in Afghanistan Call for Taliban Ceasefire

Fifteen diplomatic missions and the NATO representative in Afghanistan urged the Taliban on Monday to halt their military offensives, just hours after the insurgents and the Afghan government failed to agree on a ceasefire at talks in Doha.…
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What Taliban Advances Could Mean for the Future of Afghanistan – “The Takeout”

By : Jacob Rosen , CBS NEWS With U.S. ground forces in Afghanistan set to leave the country by the end of August and Taliban fighters quickly gaining a foothold in the country, CBS News senior foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata says confrontation…
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Britain’s Decision to Work with Taliban Is ‘Kick in the Head’, Says Afghanistan’s First Female Mayor

Britain's announcement that it was ready to work with the Taliban was "like being kicked in the head", Afghanistan's first female mayor has said, as the Islamist group consolidates power following British and US troop withdrawals from the country.…
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Afghanistan isn’t the only war that should be coming to an end

by : Michael Schaus , The NEVADA INDEPENDENT It looks like, after 20 years, America is finally calling it quits in Afghanistan.Even many of those who were early champions of the war have developed plenty of reasons for finally wanting out…