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With the US gone, Afghanistan’s air force has to rely on Zoom calls to learn how to fix its aircraft

The US is reducing its presence in Afghanistan, withdrawing its troops and contractors. The US military has been training Afghanistan's air force, which will be key to fighting the Taliban. Without US support, that air force will struggle to maintain its aircraft and its operations. LoadingSomething is loading. As the US pullout of Afghanistan ...
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Trump gets Taliban leader’s name wrong and impersonates him with grunts, videos show

Trump referred to Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada as'Mohammed' at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. He then proceeded to imitate Akhundzada by making grunting sounds, videos show. During the rally, Trump also recalled threatening to bomb the village Akhundzada lived in. LoadingSomething is loading. Former President Donald Trump imitated the lea...
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The US launched strikes to destroy military equipment the Taliban captured from Afghan security forces

The US carried out multiple airstrikes on the Taliban recently in support of Afghan forces. The strikes targeted enemy personnel, as well as captured military equipment. The US is withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, where it has waged war for nearly two decades. LoadingSomething is loading. The US military carried out multiple airstrikes a...
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A war correspondent was killed in Afghanistan days after live-tweeting Taliban RPGs hitting his Humvee

Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for Reuters, was killed in Afghanistan Friday. He had been embedding with Afghan security forces to cover clashes with the Taliban. Days earlier, he had live-tweeted about Taliban RPGs hitting the Humvee he was in. See more stories on Insider's business page. A war correspondent was killed in Afghanistan days after he live-tweeted about Taliban RPGs hitting his Humvee.Danish Siddiqui, the Reuters chief photographer and a Pulitzer Prize winner, was killed in clashes in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar city, near a border crossing with Pakistan, Reuters reported, citing an Afgh...
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George W. Bush says the consequences of Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal will be’unbelievably bad’ and it’breaks my heart’

George W. Bush ripped into Joe Biden's withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Bush warned the pullout endangered women, girls, and people who worked with foreign troops. "They're just going to be left behind to be slaughtered by these very brutal people, and it breaks my heart." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Biden called the US withdrawal from Afghanistan’secure and orderly’ — when in reality it didn’t tell allies, abandoned prisoners, and left interpreters fearing for their lives

Biden said Thursday that the US military pullout from Afghanistan was "secure and orderly." But US troops didn't tell Afghan allies they were leaving and left 5,000 prisoners. The fate of thousands of Afghan civilians who worked with the US military is also unclear. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Over 1,000 Afghan troops facing advancing Taliban forces retreated and fled the country

Hundreds of Afghan soldiers fled to neighboring Tajikistan in the face of Taliban advances. The Taliban has been gaining ground in parts of Afghanistan as the US withdraws its forces. The top US general in Afghanistan has said that the security situation is "not good." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The interpreters who say they have been left for dead in Afghanistan as US and UK troops pull out after 20-year war

Thousands of Afghans signed on to work with US forces during the 20-year war, including many who risked their lives and being branded as traitors. As the US withdraws the last of its troops, thousands of Afghan interpreters say they fear for their lives. Some war-time interpreters say they have been blocked from seeking asylum even though they face reprisals from the Taliban. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aazar had just turned 18 back in 2013, when he signed up to work with Western forces in Afghanistan, perhaps not fully understanding that it would place a clear target on his back. For 11...
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The Pentagon says US troops will be out of Afghanistan by the end of August, well ahead of Biden’s September 11 deadline

Biden said in April that US troops would be out of Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. The AP reported Saturday that the military plans to pull troops out by the end of August instead. Around 1,000 troops are to stay to guard the US Embassy in Kabul, CNN reported. LoadingSomething is loading. ...