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Russia Paid Bounties To Mercenaries In Afghanistan To Kill American Troops 27.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Donald Trump put in a call to Vladimir Putin earlier this month to talk about the upcoming G7 summit, and how much he wants to invite Russia. But it’s a pretty good bet that while they were chatting about money, Trump and Putin didn’t talk about the rubles Russia has been paying out to entice militants linked to the Taliban into killing members of the American military. As The New York Times reports, Russian military intelligence has been offering “bounties” for the killing of American forces stationed in Afghanistan. Those bounties were still on offer during the peace talks being conducted to supposedly end the decades-old conflict in that country. It’s not clear how many of the 20 Americans who were killed in Afghanistan during 2019 resulted in a payday from Moscow, but militants “are believed to have collected some bounty money.” And as Trump continues to talk up his friend Putin, it’s not like any of this is a surprise—because Trump has known about it since ...
US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule 27.5.2020 Raw Story
The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is considerably ahead of schedule, an official told AFP on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump reiterated calls for the Pentagon to bring troops home. The developments came as questions loomed over the next phase of Afghanistan’s long war, with the expiry of a three-day ceasefire and an anxious wait […]
Pompeo urges Kabul, Taliban cooperation after ‘appalling’ attack 13.5.2020 Raw Story
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged the Afghan government and Taliban to cooperate after grisly attacks on a maternity hospital and a funeral dealt a blow to US efforts to end the war. Pompeo called the twin assaults “appalling” but noted that the Taliban, who signed a February 29 accord with the United […]
The Trump Administration Is Now Hiding Information About Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan 2.5.2020 Mother Jones
The NATO-led military coalition in Afghanistan has stopped releasing details about Taliban attacks against the Afghan government even as the United States prepares to draw down its forces there, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction revealed in a report Friday morning.  The decision to shield that information was another step back for Pentagon transparency […]
Afghanistan conflict: US to cut $1bn in aid over political feud 24.3.2020 BBC: World
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces the sanction after failing to get rival politicians to agree.
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UN Security Council endorses US-Taliban deal 11.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
The US military has begun withdrawing troops as part of the pullout agreed in the February 29 pact with the Taliban.
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Afghanistan conflict: US begins withdrawing troops 10.3.2020 BBC: World
The withdrawal is part of an historic peace deal with the Taliban that aims to end the 18-year war.
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Afghanistan: Rival 'presidents' plan rival inaugurations 9.3.2020 BBC: World
Both men insist they won the presidential election, which took place in September.
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NATO chief warns of hard road to Afghan peace as violence soars 5.3.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The militants have ramped up violence against Afghan forces since signing a deal with Washington at the weekend, casting doubt over peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban
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US launches airstrike against Taliban, days after peace deal 4.3.2020 Raw Story
The US launched an airstrike against Taliban fighters to defend Afghan forces Wednesday, an American military spokesman said, as violence spirals after a string of deadly attacks by the insurgents, throwing the country’s nascent peace process into grave doubt. News of the airstrike in southern Helmand province — the first in 11 days — came […]
Afghan conflict: US conducts first air strike on Taliban since deal 4.3.2020 BBC: World
It comes just hours after President Trump talked with the group about keeping peace efforts on track.
Taliban rule out taking part in Afghan talks until prisoners freed 3.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The statement came as a reduction of violence period came to an end, and the Taliban said a resumption of operations against Afghan government forces could now take place
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A deal that increases uncertainty 1.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
The U.S.-Taliban agreement achieves some objectives, but may not bring lasting peace
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No need to involve U.S. to resolve bilateral issues, Pakistan tells Afghanistan 1.3.2020 Hindu: News
Pakistan and Afghanistan have been at loggerheads for years with Kabul publicly blaming Pakistan for harbouring Taliban leaders after they were ousted from power Afghanistan in 2001
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US, Taliban sign historic deal on Afghanistan’s future 29.2.2020 Raw Story
The United States signed a landmark peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war. Under the agreement, the US would draw its forces down to 8,600 from 13,000 in the next 3-4 months, with […]
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U.S., Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan 29.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America's longest war.
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Afghanistan’s future in the balance as US, Taliban sign deal 29.2.2020 Raw Story
The United States is to sign a landmark deal with the Taliban on Saturday, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest-ever war. President Donald Trump urged the Afghan people to embrace the chance for a new future, saying the deal […]
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Trump urges Afghans to ‘seize opportunity for peace’ on eve of signing agreement with the Taliban 29.2.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump urged the Afghan people to embrace a chance for a new future Friday, one day before the signing of a historic peace deal between the United States and the Taliban in Doha. With a one-week ceasefire set as a condition for the pact holding firm, Trump said that there is now a […]
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US upbeat on Taliban peace, warns Afghan leaders 26.2.2020 Raw Story
The United States voiced optimism Tuesday about reaching an accord to end the war in Afghanistan as a partial truce held with the Taliban, warning rival leaders in the Kabul government not to scuttle the “enormous opportunity.” The United States plans to sign an agreement with the Taliban on Saturday in Qatar if the week-long […]
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Column: Adam Schiff says this about spending his days inside Trump's head: 'It's pretty scary in there' 26.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Adam Schiff predicted terrible things would happen if President Trump survived impeachment. He was right.

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