Afghanistan Withdrawal Pace Increases With Five Bases Handed Over

(Air Force Magazine): The military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is speeding up, with five facilities now handed over to the Afghan government and about 115 C-17 loads of material flown out of the country, though a new report states Taliban violence remains high. U.S. Central Command reported May 18 that more than 5,000 pieces of material also

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Afghanistan’s Geography, 20 Years After the U.S. Invasion

(WORLD VIEW): Geography and history have left Afghanistan a fractured landscape, the contours of which are re-emerging as the United States withdraws from its 20-year engagement. Landlocked in Central Asia, Afghanistan has a history of being a geographically fragmented nation with an equally fragmented society, with concentrations of ethnic, sectarian and clan affiliations that have

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Senior Taliban Commander with 13 Colleagues Killed in Helmand

(BNA): A senior Taliban commander, along with 13 colleagues was killed in a counter-terrorism operation in Helmand. Mullah Wahidullah, known as Omid, was targeted in Zheri district yesterday. A source in the National Security Zone told BNA that Mullah Wahidullah, known as Omid, was killed along with 13 of his colleagues in the operation. He

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oliticsNews President Ghani Meets Political Figures, Discusses Next Steps in Peace Process

(BNA): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has held consultative meetings with different political figures, aiming to achieve a just and lasting peace and strengthen the national and political consensus in the country, a presidential palace statement said yesterday. “In series of meetings with political figures, President Ghani held meeting with Mohammad Mohaqiq, leader of the People’s

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Biden Says US Will Disrupt Any Threat from Afghanistan

(TOLO News): “As we bring to an end America’s longest war and draw down the last of our troops from Afghanistan, al Qaeda is greatly degraded there," Biden said. “But the United States will remain vigilant about the threat from terrorist groups that have metastasized around the world. We will continue to monitor and disrupt

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Osama killing a moment I’ll never forget, says Biden

(Pajhwok): US President Joe Biden has called the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden a moment he will never forget. On the 10th anniversary of Osama’s killing during a US raid in Pakistan’s garrison city of Abbottabad, Biden recalled he joined President Obama and members of his national security team to watch the operation

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Kochi to Ghani: Make peace with Taliban for Allah’s sake

(Pajhwok): Farida Kochi, who has lost three sons including a four-month-old to war, wants support to go to Qatar and plead with the warring parties for peace. But Kochi, a former senator, is still making strenuous efforts to stretch her scarf (shawl) before the negotiators for making peace and renouncing the war. A member of

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166 New Cases of COVID-19, Five Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

(TOLO News): The ministry also reported five deaths and 119 recoveries from COVID-19 in the same period.  The new cases were reported in Kabul (44), Nangarhar (33), Kandahar (22), Herat (11), Balkh (1), Takhar (5), Baghlan (1), Kunduz (1), Parwan (1), Bamiyan (4), Maidan Wardak (6), Badakhshan (4), Kunar (3), Laghman (16), Panjshir (3), Uruzgan

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