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How the CIA positioned al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and killed him in Kabul

How the CIA positioned al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and killed him in Kabul Kabul, Afghanistan - It took a number of months for the Central Intelligence Agency detectives to find, monitor and in the end remove al-Qaeda's most needed chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian physician who took over from Osman bin Laden, who was killed greater than 11 years in the past. At the time of his loss of…

Biden vows to alter technique in Afghanistan as Taliban take over

Biden vows to change strategy in Afghanistan as Taliban take over WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden has bowed to change his strategy in the fight against terrorism, especially in Afghanistan, which has seen the Taliban insurgents take over, despite Washington's immense investment in rebuilding the Afghan army. The Taliban swept through several cities before entering the capital Kabul, just…

Rockets land near Afghan Presidential Palace

At least three rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace on Tuesday as the country's leader Ashraf Ghani held outdoor prayers with top officials to mark the beginning of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility, it was the first rocket attack on Kabul since the Taliban…

Taliban, Kabul officials hold talks in Qatar as

Representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban met in Doha for talks on Saturday, AFP correspondents say, as violence rages in the country with foreign forces almost completely back. The two sides have been meeting on and off for several months in the Qatari capital, but talks have lost momentum as the rebels have made…

The Taliban is providing the Afghan authorities a three-month ceasefire

The Taliban has offered a three-month ceasefire in exchange for the release of 7,000 insurgent prisoners, an Afghan government negotiator said on Thursday, when Pakistan confirmed that the militant group had control of an important border crossing. "There is a huge demand," said Nader Nadery, a key member of the government group involved in peace talks with the Taliban, adding that the rebels also demanded that their leaders' names be removed from a UN blacklist. It was not immediately clear how the government would…

The Taliban claim control of a strategic Afghan city

The Taliban captured the strategic border crossing between Spin Boldak at the border and Pakistan on Wednesday, and continued to make big gains since foreign forces intensified their withdrawal from Afghanistan. Afghanistan's Interior Ministry denied that the rebels had taken the area even when social media was flooded with…

France is urging its citizens to leave Afghanistan

France on Tuesday urged all its citizens in Afghanistan to leave the country due to security concerns, the French embassy in Kabul said, as the Taliban continued a blowing offensive while foreign forces completed their withdrawal. "The government will set up a special flight on the morning of July 17, departing from Kabul, to…

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