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Jefferson Burton said at the service inside an events center in the northern Utah city of Ogden.Hundreds of soldiers saluted Taylor's flag-covered casket Wednesday as his remains returned to a National Guard base in Salt Lake City.

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This is a significant development, and a major departure, since New Delhi has not participated in a multilateral meeting involving Taliban in the past.At the last meeting on Afghanistan hosted by Russia, India had sent Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretary in charge of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

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The Utah National Guard has identified the service member killed as a member of the Guard.Cox wrote on his Facebook page that Taylor, 39, has been killed.

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At War The transformation of Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province reflects the shifting strategy for troops fighting in Afghanistan, where on Oct 4.Half-dressed British soldiers sat idly next to their howitzers, smoking until they had to fire the 105-millimeter gun.

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CreditCreditMohammad Ismail/ReutersKABUL, Afghanistan — In the past 17 years of war and crisis in Afghanistan, no one remembers a season quite like this one, with peril and hopelessness at every turn.My words do not have the strength for all of them.

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KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan official says a Taliban assault in northern Jawzjan province has killed 12 members of the security forces and wounded another 10.He says 30 Taliban were killed and 19 wounded.

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11, he’d wanted to leave the front lines, but there was no way out and no way home.John Wray’s serious, sober and frequently mesmerizing new novel, “Godsend,” is based loosely on Lindh’s story and is set essentially over the same time period, pre- and post-Sept.

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The Americans often call in strikes to keep the Islamic State fighters off high ground and to give new pilots target practice in a combat zone.The emergence of the Islamic State in Afghanistan had demonstrated the country’s growing instability.

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Written by Shubhajit Roy
| New Delhi |

Published: September 9, 2018 2:21:09 am





Indian PM Narendra Modi (left) and US President Donald Trump.But, this week, when US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and US Defence Secretary James Mattis met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence M, sources said the US request for troops was not reiterated.

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Speaking with reporters prior to his arrival in Kabul, Mattis said he was hopeful about peace talks with the Taliban, despite the questions over Washington’s strategy in Afghanistan.“Right now, we have more indications that reconciliation is no longer just a shimmer out there, no longer just a mirage,” Mattis said.

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KABUL, Afghanistan — A coordinated attack in Afghanistan Wednesday shed new light on the difficulties faced by the U.It's the fifth major attack in the last four weeks, killing dozens of people.

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WASHINGTON -- A U.Scott Miller, commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, said in a statement "the sacrifice of our service member, who volunteered for a mission to Afghanistan to protect his country is a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him.

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By: AP | Islamabad |

Published: August 25, 2018 1:39:08 pm





Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghanistan.“In Afghanistan you have not just the US and Russia in competition, but also China, Iran, and Pakistan,” said Kugelman.

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If Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan allows Narinder to contest, he will have to first submit 1,000 taskira with his nomination,” said the official.[SAD president] Sukhbir Singh Badal and other leaders have expressed solidarity with us [Afghan Sikhs].

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In some cases, children of Sikhs killed in attack are living in India.It is a heart-rending moment for Sikh community across the world as people from our community and Hindus have been martyred in Afghanistan.

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ImageCreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times• “Rude, unreasonable, selfish and headstrong._____ImageCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times• North Korean triumphalism.

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The Islamic State in Afghanistan, which claims allegiance to the global terrorist group, is largely made up of former Pakistani and Afghan Taliban.“As President Ghani emphasized in his statement to the Afghan people, peace talks by necessity would include a discussion of the role of international actors and forces,” Mr.

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June 13, 2018Afghan cricket player, Rashid Khan (R), captain Asghar Stanikzai (C) and teammates during an event to celebrate the Afghan national team qualification to the 2019 cricket World Cup in Kabul in March.CreditWakil Kohsar/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesDEHRADUN, India — On Thursday, Afghanistan’s national cricket team will play India in a Test match, a form of the game — taking place over five seven-hour days — reserved for a select group of nations.

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Here’s what you need to know:ImageCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times• A new chapter begins.President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea shook hands at the start of their first face-to-face meeting in Singapore this morning.

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Afghanistan completed an emphatic whitewash over Bangladesh after beating them by just 1 run in third and final T20I in Dehradun on Thursday.The crushing 3-0 series win also ensured that Afghanistan completes a clean sweep over Bangladesh in their first ever T20 bilateral series.