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  • Afghanistan's Taliban says it has suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange a captive U.S. soldier for five senior Taliban prisoners.
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  • A Taliban attack against a popular Kabul restaurant killed 21 people, authorities said Saturday.
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  • The Pakistani Taliban confirmed the death of their leader in a U.S. drone strike Saturday, a day after he was killed.
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  • A defiant 16-year-old Pakistani girl whose advocacy for education made her the target of a Taliban assassination attempt a year and a day ago told an audience in New York on Thursday she one day hopes to become her country's prime minister.
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  • Taliban militants stormed the presidential compound Tuesday after bluffing their way past two checkpoints.
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  • The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.
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  • A suspected U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 commander of the Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday.
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  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday accused the Taliban and the U.S. of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave - an allegation the top American commander in Afghanistan rejected as "categorically false."
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  • Thousands rallied in Pakistan on Sunday in support of a 14-year-old girl who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban.
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  • Action News
  • An American-born Taliban fighter imprisoned in Indiana will try to convince a federal judge in a trial that his religious freedom trumps security concerns.
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  • Afghans push a damaged car away from the scene of a militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. A suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas attacked a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said. The Taliban said the attack was a response to President Barack Obamas surprise visit just hours earlier.
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  • The Taliban struck back less than two hours after President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners' housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people.
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  • Afghanistan
  • The brother of a U.S. soldier who was among three central Ohioans killed in an Afghan suicide bombing says Americans shouldn't forget "we are a nation at war."
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  • Pictured: Guantanamo Bay Prison
  • Five top Taliban leaders held by the U.S. in the Guantanamo Bay military prison said they agree to a proposed transfer.
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  • Afghanistan
  • Taliban insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other buildings.
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  • Most of those killed in the attack were Navy SEALs, which included 25-year-old Petty Officer Michael Strange from Mayfair.
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  • A Miami imam and two of his sons were arrested Saturday on federal charges they provided some $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban, designated by the State Department as a terrorist organization, officials said.
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  • Like hundreds of thousands of Afghan men, he volunteered in the national army, ran drills in the mud, carried an automatic rifle, and worked alongside coalition mentors struggling against a hardcore insurgency.
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  • In his first formal assessment of the war in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus said Tuesday that much of the Taliban's battlefield momentum has been halted, putting the U.S. on course to begin pulling out troops in July and shifting security responsibility to the Afghans.
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  • Afghanistan
  • Taliban fighters attacked a NATO convoy and killed three drivers before setting 13 fuel tankers ablaze in southeastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said Friday.
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  • Michael Mullen
  • The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon is trying to protect Afghans who may be at risk from Taliban retaliation following the publication of tens of thousands of secret war documents.
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  • Afghanistan
  • Two U.S. Navy service members disappeared in a dangerous area of eastern Afghanistan, prompting a massive air and ground search and appeals on local radio stations for their safe return, NATO and Afghan officials said.
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  • An unidentified father comforts his injured son at a hospital following a blast at wedding party in Kandahar city, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 10, 2010. A suicide attack ripped through a wedding party.
  • A suicide bomb ripped through a wedding party for a family with ties to police in the Taliban's heartland in Afghanistan.
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  • Action News
  • The commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Sunday there is "clear evidence" that some Taliban fighters have trained in Iran.
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  • Afghanistan
  • Insurgents launched a brazen pre-dawn assault Wednesday against the giant U.S.-run Bagram Air Field.
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  • Afghanistan
  • A Taliban suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital Tuesday.
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  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Senior White House officials said Sunday that the Pakistani Taliban were behind the failed Times Square bombing.
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  • The Taliban released a video Wednesday of a man identified as an American soldier captured in Afghanistan last June, showing him pleading for his freedom and to be returned home.
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  • Action News
  • Pakistani fighter jets pounded a series of Taliban hide-outs near the Afghan border Sunday, killing nine insurgents, a local official said.
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  • Pakistan
  • A top Pakistani Taliban commander close to al-Qaida is believed to have been killed in an army airstrike, officials said Saturday, in the latest apparent blow to insurgents who have attacked Pakistan and threatened U.S. forces in neighboring Afghanistan.
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  • A Taliban commander wanted in the deadly 2006 bombing of the U.S. consulate in Karachi was killed in a suspected CIA missile strike in northwest Pakistan, officials said Thursday - the latest blow in a crackdown on militants in the region.
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  • Action News
  • Outnumbered and outgunned, Taliban fighters are mounting a tougher fight than expected in Marjah, Afghan officials said Sunday, as U.S.-led forces converged on a pocket of militants in a western section of the town.
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  • Afghanistan
  • Elite Marine recon teams were dropped behind Taliban lines by helicopter Friday.
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  • U.S. Marines pummeled insurgents with mortars, sniper fire and missiles as fighting intensified Thursday in two areas of the Taliban southern stronghold of Marjah, where U.S. and Afghan forces are facing stubborn resistance in an operation now in its sixth day.
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  • Afghanistan
  • Military commanders raised the Afghan flag in the bullet-ridden main market.
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  • Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that it has the Afghan Taliban's No. 2 leader in custody.
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  • The capture of the Afghan Taliban's No. 2 commander by a joint CIA and Pakistani team dealt a fresh blow to insurgents under heavy U.S. attack and raised hopes that Pakistani security forces are ready to deny Afghan militant leaders a safe haven.
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  • Afghanistan
  • Helicopter-borne U.S. Marines and Afghan troops swooped down on the Taliban-held town of Marjah before dawn Saturday, launching a long-expected attack to re-establish government control and undermine support for militants in their southern heartland.
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  • Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud
  • The Pakistani Taliban said Tuesday that there is no need to release proof that the group's leader is alive.
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  • Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud
  • The Pakistani Taliban on Monday denied reports that their leader died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone strike in mid-January, saying they would try to provide proof he is alive in the next few days.
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  • Pakistan
  • The Pakistani government was investigating reports Sunday that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone missile strike launched in mid-January after he helped orchestrate a deadly bombing against the CIA in Afghanistan.
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  • Afghanistan attack
  • Taliban militants struck in the heart of the Afghan capital Monday, launching suicide attacks on key government targets in a clear sign the insurgents plan to escalate their fight as the U.S. and its allies ramp up a campaign to end the war. At least five bystanders and security forces were killed and nearly 40 wounded, officials said.
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