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    Born Into Carnage, 18 Afghan Babies Face an Uncertain Fate

    A day after gunmen stormed a maternity ward and slaughtered new mothers at random, the authorities...

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    Afghan Warlord Escapes Arrest as Troops Turn City into War Zone

    President Ashraf Ghani sent combat forces to capture a belligerent warlord, but many Afghans believed the...

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    Taliban Attack U.S. Base in Afghanistan as Negotiators Talk Peace

    At least two civilians were killed and 73 others wounded in a car bombing and subsequent...

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    At Least 23 Soldiers Killed in Insider Attack in Afghanistan

    A Taliban infiltrator opened fire on soldiers as they were sleeping in a military base in...

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    A Bitter Election Dispute Sends Afghanistan Back to the Brink

    Abdullah Abdullah, a three-time contender for the presidency, is again at the center of an electoral...

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    Documents Reveal U.S. Officials Misled Public on War in Afghanistan

    The documents, obtained by The Washington Post, paint a stark picture of missteps and failures in...

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    Key Takeaways in Newly Released Documents Detailing Failures of War in Afghanistan

    Some of the findings were already known. But they are sure to fuel a debate over...

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    Afghanistan Needs Billions in Aid Even After a Peace Deal, World Bank Says

    Analysts say that American hopes for a quick deal and then slashed spending could lead to...

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    ISIS Is Losing Afghan Territory. That Means Little for Its Victims.

    Offensives against the Islamic State’s Afghan branch have brought it down to several hundred fighters, officials...

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    U.S. Drone Killed Afghan Civilians, Officials Say

    The strike on a car killed all five onboard, including a woman who had given birth...

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    In Afghanistan, Trump Creates Confusion Over U.S. Policy on Taliban

    The president said stalled talks with the militant group were back on and called for a...

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    Trump Visits Afghanistan and Says He Reopened Talks With Taliban

    Details were unclear. The declaration came on an unannounced trip as the president seeks to highlight...

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    U.S. Envoy Says Afghans Coerced Retraction of Rape Allegations

    Ambassador John R. Bass says the Afghan spy agency used “Soviet-style tactics.”

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    Afghan Vote Crawls Toward Crisis, With No Results After 2 Months

    A dispute over a decisive slice of votes in the country’s presidential election is again exposing...

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    Two Americans Killed in Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

    The U.S. military in Kabul said preliminary reports indicate the crash was not caused by enemy...

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    Two Western Hostages Are Freed in Afghanistan in Deal With Taliban

    The two Western teachers held by the Taliban are safe with American forces, officials say, and...

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    I Watched Friends Die in Afghanistan. The Guilt Has Nearly Killed Me.

    I was convinced the deaths of my friends in combat were my fault. It took me...

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    Captives or Defectors? Taliban Fighters Tell Conflicting Tales

    The simple idea of insurgency versus government proves much more complex when dozens of detained fighters...

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    She Was Daddy’s Little Girl. At 3, She Watched Him Shot Dead.

    The assassination of an Afghan government employee while his adopted daughter was next to him has...

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    Afghan Government Demands Cease-Fire Before Any Taliban Talks

    The new precondition is likely to complicate any revival of the peace negotiations called off last...

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    In Afghanistan’s War and Peace, WhatsApp Delivers the Message

    WhatsApp has proliferated in the highest echelons of the Afghan government — as well as among...

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    In One Afghan District, the Same Promises of Victory, 32 Years Apart

    A Times reporter visits Baghlan Province, where, three decades ago, a Russian journalist documented the same...

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    7 Combat Deployments in 6 Years, Then a Bullet Nearly Killed Him

    Jeffery Dawson wasn’t supposed to be on the mission that nearly killed him, but the Army’s...

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    Turkish and Kurdish Forces Said to Clash in Syria

    Military forces maneuvered for position after an American withdrawal, apparently violating a United States-brokered cease-fire.

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    Rocket Attack Wounds at Least 5 Marines in Afghanistan

    The high number of casualties came a day after Defense Secretary Mark. T. Esper visited the...

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    U.S. Is Quietly Reducing Its Troop Force in Afghanistan

    The reduction, which officials say could gradually drop the number of troops by several thousand, is...

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    Pentagon Chief Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan, and Pelosi Does the Same

    Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and the House speaker arrived as the U.S. considers reviving peace...

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    Blast at Mosque Kills Dozens in Afghanistan

    The attack in Deh Bala, a small agricultural district in the east of the country, caused...

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    Civilian Casualties Reach Highest Level in Afghan War, U.N. Says

    July was the deadliest month for noncombatants in Afghanistan since the organization began tracking such figures...

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    U.S. Disputes Finding That Airstrikes on Afghan Drug Labs Killed 30 Civilians

    The American military said the facilities were funding the Taliban. But a United Nations report argued...