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U.S. Says Late Taliban Leader Was Planning Attacks on Americans

By Jibran Ahmad and Jonathan Landay PESHAWAR, Pakistan/WASHINGTON, May 24 – U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, U.S. officials said on Monday. While the Taliban have yet to confirm the death

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Taliban Announces Start of Spring Offensive In Afghanistan

By James Mackenzie KABUL, April 12 – The Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive on Tuesday, pledging to launch large-scale offensives against government strongholds backed by suicide and guerrilla attacks to drive Afghanistan‘s Western-backed government from power. The announcement of the formal start of “Operation Omari”, named after the late Taliban founder Mullah

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