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Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring
July 31, 2020

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring

By Catherine Putz
The next step may very well be intra-Afghan talks, but the Taliban have spent the first half of the year bludgeoning the Afghan security forces.

Taliban Make Big Changes Ahead of Expected Talks With Kabul
July 20, 2020

Taliban Make Big Changes Ahead of Expected Talks With Kabul

By Associated Press
The shuffle is meant to tighten Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhunzada’s control over the movement's military and political arms.
US General Skeptical That Bounties Led to Troops’ Deaths
July 09, 2020

US General Skeptical That Bounties Led to Troops’ Deaths

By Associated Press
"I found it very worrisome. I didn't find that there was a causative link there," Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command said.

Trump Denies Knowledge of Intel Report on Russian Bounties for Killing Americans in Afghanistan
June 29, 2020

Trump Denies Knowledge of Intel Report on Russian Bounties for Killing Americans in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
A series of media reports, citing U.S. intelligence sources, allege that President Trump was briefed on an alleged Russian operation offering bounties for dead Americans in Afghanistan.

In Afghanistan, Healthcare Services Targeted for Attacks
June 24, 2020

In Afghanistan, Healthcare Services Targeted for Attacks

By Catherine Putz
In just over 10 weeks, amid a pandemic, a dozen attacks deliberately targeted healthcare workers or services in Afghanistan. 

Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan
June 24, 2020

Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan

By  Aidan Mark Lewis
U.S. policy toward Afghanistan has been short-sighted and ill-conceived for decades.

UN Report: Taliban Maintains Ties to Al-Qaeda
June 02, 2020

UN Report: Taliban Maintains Ties to Al-Qaeda

By Catherine Putz
Beyond highlighting the ongoing connections between the Taliban and al-Qaeda, the report exposes fragility in the U.S.-Taliban agreement.
Taliban Say They Don’t Have Missing US Contractor
May 11, 2020

Taliban Say They Don’t Have Missing US Contractor

By Associated Press
"We don't have any information about the missing American," a Taliban spokesman says.

Afghan Officials: Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Civilians in Kabul
April 29, 2020

Afghan Officials: Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Civilians in Kabul

By Associated Press
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Afghan officials have blamed the Taliban.

Afghanistan Sees Drop in Civilian Casualties, But Threat Remains Serious
April 27, 2020

Afghanistan Sees Drop in Civilian Casualties, But Threat Remains Serious

By Catherine Putz
The UN says more than 500 civilians were killed in the first three months of 2020 and urged a ceasefire so the country can focus on fighting COVID-19.

Taliban Say US Bombing Insurgents at Home Contrary to Deal
April 16, 2020

Taliban Say US Bombing Insurgents at Home Contrary to Deal

By Associated Press
The U.S. military has refused to address the Taliban's specific complaint but has said that it is abiding by the agreement.
Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police
March 30, 2020

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police

By Associated Press
The Taliban have not claimed responsibility for the latest attacks which Kabul says they carried out on Afghan forces.

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