February 23, 2020
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Salem-News.com (Mar-03-2014 17:55)
Afghans See More Battles Between Gov`t Forces, Taliban in FebruarySalem-News.com
The restless Taliban outfit has carried out series of attacks since early February and the deadliest one took place in the eastern Kunar province on Feb. 23.
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The conflict-ridden Afghanistan has witnessed a rise in Taliban-linked activities and government forces operations to dislodge militants from their hideouts.
Salem-News.com (Feb-28-2014 12:48)
Kerry, Rasmussen Expect Afghan Security Pact After Karzai LeavesSalem-News.com
The election is set for April 5.
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John Kerry says the next president of Afghanistan will sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) that will provide for U.S. soldiers to remain in the country after this year.
Salem-News.com (Jan-28-2014 23:26)
Order Readies 37 of Bagram 88 for Release, U.S. OutragedSalem-News.com
U.S. officials say 17 of the 37 released prisoners are linked to the production of IEDs and the killing of 11 Afghan soldiers.
(KABUL Tolo News) -
The U.S. government has condemned an ordered release of the first wave of 88 prisoners from Bagram prison, saying that more than 40 percent of the prisoners who are set to go were involved in direct attacks against U.S. and Afghan forces.
Salem-News.com (Jan-20-2014 10:50)
Taliban`s Kabul Attack Kills 21, Heightens Security ConcernsAyaz Gul VOA News
The standoff between Kabul and Washington has fueled uncertainty about future stability and security in Afghanistan.
The death toll from a Taliban attack on a restaurant in Afghanistan's capital has risen to 21. A suicide bomber who blew himself up and Taliban gunmen who rushed in behind him to shoot the survivors killed 13 foreigners, including U.N. employees, Americans and other Westerners.
Salem-News.com (Jan-14-2014 12:15)
99 Afghan Taliban Give up Fighting, Blast Rocks KabulSalem-News.com
A total of 80 armed militants give up fighting and handed over their weapons to government in the northern Baghlan Province on Sunday, provincial governor Sultan Mohammad Abadi said.
(KABUL Xinhua) -
A total of 99 Taliban militants gave up fighting in the northern and western parts of Afghanistan over the weekend, while the militants organized a suicide attack in the capital city Kabul, injuring at least six police personnel.
Salem-News.com (Dec-24-2013 12:52)
PRESS TV: SEAL Team 6 - The Ultimate BurnTim King Salem-News.com
Will a House Committee further burn the legacy of SEAL Team 6?
The crash was the costliest in the history of U.S. Naval Special Warfare, but what really happened to 17 members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6? Is Congress really going to investigate? These nagging questions are part of a scheduled U.S. House of Representatives probe in January, that may be nothing but smoke and mirrors.
Salem-News.com (Dec-12-2013 12:35)
Hamid Karzaï: `The United States behaves in Afghanistan like a colonial power`Salem-News.com
There is corruption in Afghanistan, no doubt. There is corruption within the Afghan system, no doubt. There is corruption also within the international community, especially regarding American contracts and the way those contracts are implemented. - Hamid Karzai
(KABUL Le Monde.fr) -
In a interview with Le Monde, afghan president, Hamid Karzaï, blames the United States for acting like a "colonial power" in the way it "pressures" Kaboul to sign a security agreement.
Salem-News.com (Nov-23-2013 12:03)
1 Million Christmas Cards for POW Sgt. Bowe R. BergdahlPatrick J. Hughes for Salem-News.com
Five years later, an American Prisoner of War in Afghanistan is remembered.
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Bowe Robert Bergdahl is a United States Army soldier who has been in the captivity of the Taliban-aligned Afghanistan Haqqani network since June 2009. This will be Bowe Bergdahl’s fifth (5th) Christmas in captivity.