US troop withdrawal

NATO approaches Qatar to seek training base for Afghan forces after withdrawal
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NATO approaches Qatar to seek training base for Afghan forces after withdrawal

Security officials under NATO command have approached Qatar to secure a base that can be used to train Afghan special…
Bomb rips through minivan in Afghan capital, at least 4 dead
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Bomb rips through minivan in Afghan capital, at least 4 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a minivan in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of the Afghan capital on…
Afghanistan: Mortar attack on wedding party kills 6
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Afghanistan: Mortar attack on wedding party kills 6

A mortar shell struck a wedding ceremony in northern Afghanistan overnight, killing at least six people and wounding four others, a…
Afghan forces struggle, demoralized, rife with corruption
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Afghan forces struggle, demoralized, rife with corruption

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Abdullah Mohammadi lost his two legs and an arm below the elbow in a ferocious battle…
NATO to continue Afghan troop training after leaving country
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NATO to continue Afghan troop training after leaving country

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO will continue to train Afghan special forces outside the country after it winds up 18 years…
Rights report: State of Afghan women’s health care grim
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Rights report: State of Afghan women’s health care grim

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After nearly 20 years since the ouster of the Taliban and billions of dollars spent on…
US commander warns against attacks on troops in Afghanistan as deadline passes
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US commander warns against attacks on troops in Afghanistan as deadline passes

The commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan warned on Saturday it would be a mistake for insurgents to attack foreign…
Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal
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Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is preparing for possible Taliban attacks on US and coalition forces as they withdraw from…
Young women, grown up without Taliban, dread their return
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Young women, grown up without Taliban, dread their return

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Inside Ms. Sadat’s Beauty Salon in Afghanistan’s capital, Sultana Karimi leans intently over a customer, meticulously…
US exit from Afghanistan: Leaving local staff at Taliban’s mercy
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US exit from Afghanistan: Leaving local staff at Taliban’s mercy

Sekandar (name changed), who lives in Kabul, started working in 2019 as an interpreter for US Special Forces at Bagram Airbase,…
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