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US Officials at Odds Over Role of CIA in Afghanistan

US Officials at Odds Over Role of CIA in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Senior White House advisers have proposed secretly expanding the presence of CIA in Afghanistan if international forces begin to withdraw from the country, according to American officials. But CIA and military officials have expressed reservations, prompting a debate in the administration that could complicate negotiations with the Taliban …

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US Service Member Killed in Afghanistan

US Service Member Killed in Afghanistan

KABUL – A US service member was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan on August 29, NATO’s Resolute Support mission said in a statement on Friday. In accordance with US Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next …

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Taliban Launch a Massive Attack on Kunduz City

Taliban Launch a Massive Attack on Kunduz City

KUNDUZ CITY – The Taliban have launched a new attack on one of Afghanistan’s largest cities, Kunduz, the government said on Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the US on ending America’s longest war. The militants, who have demanded that all foreign forces leave the country, now …

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IEC Confirms Reports of Biometric Devices Malfunction

IEC Confirms Biometric Devices Malfunction as Polls Date Nears

KABUL – The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Tuesday confirmed reports about a malfunction in biometric devices which will be used in the presidential election scheduled for September 28. The use of biometric devices has been mentioned in the election law in order to ensure a transparent and …

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Pakistan Shuts 3 International Air Routes till Aug 31

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KARACHI – International flights have been asked to avoid three aviation routes in the Karachi airspace, Dunya News reported Wednesday. Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM), closing the three routes of Karachi airspace from August 28 to August 31, reported Dunya News. All …

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