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US Drones Cloud Pakistan Peace Overtures With Taliban – Wall Street Journal



Brisbane Times
US Drones Cloud Pakistan Peace Overtures With Taliban
Wall Street Journal
ISLAMABAD—Pakistani Taliban raised the stakes for reaching a peace deal with the country's government by insisting, among other demands, that Islamabad develop a policy to prevent U.S. drone strikes against militants during the talks. Senior leaders of 
Taliban Attack on US Consulate Kills 4 AfghansABC News
In Afghanistan drawdown, US forced to take costly option in transporting military Washington Post
Afghan militants attack US consulate in Afghanistan, kill 2 AfghansFox News
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Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate in Herat – euronews


Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate in Herat
euronews
Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the US Consulate in western Afghanistan on September 13th, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least three Afghans. At euronews we believe in the intelligence of our viewers and we 

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Afghan ‘insurgents’ now called ‘enemies of Afghanistan’ – Stars and Stripes



New Yorker
Afghan 'insurgents' now called 'enemies of Afghanistan'
Stars and Stripes
If the five suspected insurgents captured during this Afghan and coalition force operation in August, 2012 were to be captured today, they'd be described as "enemies of Afghanistan." Kwadwo Frimpong/U.S. Army file photo. WASHINGTON — Military 
Gun battle leaves 2 Afghan Taliban deadXinhua
High profile attacks on women in Afghanistan undermine rights campaignReuters
Why assume the Taliban will always be so violent?Financial Times
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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan up by nearly a quarter, UN says – CNN



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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan up by nearly a quarter, UN says
CNN
(CNN) — Civilian casualties in Afghanistan increased 23% in the first six months of this year, the United Nations said in a report released Wednesday. The rise in the number of civilians killed and injured in attacks follows a decline in 2012, the report said.
Civilian casualties up 23% in Afghan war: UNAFP
Pentagon: Some troops need to stayPhilly.com
Afghan forces will need help after NATO mission ends: PentagonReuters
Times of India
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Idaho town holds out hope for soldier’s return – Newsday



Newsday
Idaho town holds out hope for soldier's return
Newsday
(AP) — The yellow ribbons, some tattered, some faded, can be seen long before State Highway 75 spills into Hailey, Idaho — home to America's only prisoner of war in its conflict with Afghanistan. They hang from roadside utility poles and in front of homes near 
Parents of POW Bowe Bergdahl to speak at June 22 rallyIdaho State Journal
Event to Raise Awareness of POW BergdahlTwin Falls Times-News

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Russia Says US Risks Al-Qaeda Boomerang With Syria Rebels – Bloomberg



Ottawa Citizen
Russia Says US Risks Al-Qaeda Boomerang With Syria Rebels
Bloomberg
Russia said the U.S., in deciding to arm Syrian rebels, is in danger of repeating the mistake it made in Afghanistan in the 1980s when it backed religious extremists who later formed the al-Qaeda terrorist network. The U.S. move is a “disaster” for efforts to end 
Cameron Syria intervention case faces Whitehall dissentFinancial Times
Syrian rebels say they have received anti-tank and anti-aircraft missilesCNN International
In Syrian chemical weapons claim, criticism about lack of transparencyWashington Post
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Afghanistan peace talks already in turmoil – ABC Online



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Afghanistan peace talks already in turmoil
ABC Online
It's just one day since the Taliban unveiled a new diplomatic outpost in the gulf state of Qatar, and the revelation it and the United States would be holding peace talks in Afghanistan after more than 12 years of war. But already the push for peace is faltering, 
Insight – Pakistan influence on Taliban commanders helped Afghan breakthroughReuters UK
US Scrambles to Save Taliban Talks After Afghan BacklashNew York Times
Afghan peace bid stumbles on Kabul-Taliban protocol rowReuters Canada
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Kabul suspends security talks with US – The Hindu



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Kabul suspends security talks with US
The Hindu
A furious Afghan government has signalled to Americans that they can no longer take for granted the positioning of U.S. forces in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of NATO forces from the country at the end of 2014. A statement released by Afghanistan's 
Taliban talks not scheduledSky News Australia
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Taliban: We killed 4 US troops at Afghan air base – CBS News



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Taliban: We killed 4 US troops at Afghan air base
CBS News
Updated 3:05 a.m. June 19, 2013. KABUL, Afghanistan The Taliban claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four American troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the U.S. on finding a 
Kabul suspends US security talks: officialThe News International
Afghan Taliban claim they killed four US troopsWFAA
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Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings dies – San Jose Mercury News



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Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings dies
San Jose Mercury News
LOS ANGELES—Michael Hastings, the war correspondent whose unflinching reporting from Afghanistan led to the resignation of a top U.S. army general, has died in a car accident in Los Angeles, according to his employer and family. Hastings, who was 33, 
Michael Hastings, top US journalist, killed in crashBBC News

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