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Intelligence Gaps May Have Helped Afghan Taliban Breach NATO Fortress

By Mirwais Harooni and Qiamuddin Shams BAGRAM, Afghanistan, Nov 24  – In the year before Qari Naib blew himself up on Nov. 12 inside a NATO base near Kabul killing four Americans, Afghan intelligence warned the U.S. military at least twice that a worker could be planning an attack, government and security officials said. The

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Afghan Taliban Envoys in Pakistan to Discuss Possible Peace Talks

By Jibran Ahmad ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 – A delegation from the Taliban’s political office visited Pakistan over the weekend, senior officials said on Saturday, for discussions that could include the latest informal effort to restart talks to end Afghanistan’s long war. The visit comes days after Taliban sources said they had held informal meetings with

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Taliban Fighters Ambush, Kill Dozens of Retreating Afghan Troops

By Stanekzai Zainullah LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Oct 13  – Taliban militants ambushed and killed around 100 Afghan police and soldiers earlier this week as they tried to retreat, the heaviest losses suffered by government forces during months of fierce clashes near the capital of southern Helmand province. On Tuesday, dozens of Afghan police and soldiers

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Taliban Fighters Enter Northern Afghan City of Kunduz

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Oct 3 – Taliban fighters pushed into the centre of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday, taking control of the central intersection where they raised their flag a year ago in their biggest success of the 15-year-old conflict. Witnesses and police said the insurgents, who entered the city in the early hours,

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Taliban Forces Sweep into Provincial Capital in Afghanistan

KABUL, Sept 8 – Taliban forces were fighting on Thursday within the capital of Afghanistan’s central province of Uruzgan, one of the top poppy-cultivating provinces in the country, threatening government offices as the leadership fled to the airport, officials said. Militants had fought their way to within a few hundred metres of the governor’s compound

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Taliban Offensive Nears Afghan Provincial Capital

By Mohamed Stanekzai LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Sept 7  – Taliban forces have fought their way to within a few kilometers of the capital of Afghanistan’s central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Wednesday, warning of its collapse unless authorities provide air support and ground reinforcements. The Taliban are battling to topple the Western-backed government of

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