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Biden said in July Taliban ‘overrunning everything’ was ‘highly unlikely’

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"So the question now is, where do they go from here?" Biden said during a July 8 press conference. "The jury is still out.  But the likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the who...

Biden planning to allow some Afghan civil servants employed by Taliban exemption from terror bans

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The draft U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) planning document, reviewed by Fox News, outlines how the Department of Homeland Security is planning on issuing a memorandum to allow Afghan civil servants...

Who is Sirajuddin Haqqani, Taliban deputy leader and wanted terrorist?

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Haqqani is also the head of the Taliban’s military strategy and was placed in charge of security in Kabul after the militants seized the city last week. His exact age is unclear, but he is believed to have been born ...

Taliban capture 6 Afghan cities, in areas where US airstrikes are rare

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In just 48 hours, the Taliban captured six provincial capitals in northern and western Afghanistan.  With Bagram Air Base closed, the U.S. military is now forced to fly drones, B-52 bombers and AC-130 gunships from b...

Taliban insurgents take Kandahar, Herat as US plans to evacuate Americans from embassy in Kabul

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The insurgents have taken more than a dozen provincial capitals in recent days and now control more than two-thirds of the country just weeks before the U.S. plans to withdraw its last troops. The New York Times repo...

America’s top general meets with Taliban, calls for a reduction in violence

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Washington America's top military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, met with representatives of the Taliban in Qatar during an unannounced trip this week through the Middle East. Mille...

Hannity: Biden planning aid to Taliban as the economy tanks, Americans show disapproval with anti-Joe chants

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The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a Afghanistan, which is on the brink of an economic disaster, while at the same time refusing to give political recognition to the country's new Taliban government, ...

Psaki dodges questions about Biden pressing Afghan president to change ‘perception’ of Taliban dominance

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Asked during her daily press briefing to confirm the contents of the call, Psaki refused.   "Well, I'm not going to get into private, diplomatic conversations or leaked transcripts of phone calls," she said. "But wha...

Taliban capture first Afghan provincial capital as US, NATO forces withdraw, report says

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The group has posted images on social media showing insurgents inside the local airport and posing for photographs at the entrance to the city, according to the Associated Press. Nimroz is sparsely populated in a reg...

MSNBC’s Joy Reid promotes guest who calls Texas pro-lifers the ‘new American Taliban’

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The "ReidOut" host invited author Frank Schaeffer, the son of the late evangelical Francis Schaeffer, to discuss the Texas Heartbeat Act, the law restricting nearly all abortions in the state which went into effect o...

Jewish House Democrats condemn Omar for comparing US and Israel with Hamas and Taliban

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A group of a dozen Jewish House Democratic members is calling on fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar to "clarify her words," after accusing her of equating the US and Israel with the Taliban and Hamas, the Palestinian militant g...

Afghanistan IG says it was ‘not surprising’ how country fell to Taliban: ‘All the signs have been there’

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John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), told NPR Sunday that the signs have been there for nearly a decade. KABUL AIRPORT: 3 KILLED BY GUNFIRE OUTSIDE TERMINAL BUILDING, REPO...

Female student in Afghanistan on Taliban control: ‘They are trying to imprison us once again’

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Her remarks come just over a week after the U.S. completed its withdrawal of armed forces, a move that garnered significant bipartisan backlash for the Biden administration's hasty strategy which left 13 service memb...

Biden administration resumes Taliban peace talks

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The US is sending negotiators to the Middle East to restart peace negotiations with the Taliban for the first time in the Biden administration, the State Department announced Sunday. US Special Representative for Af...

Pakistani airline suspends Afghanistan flights due to Taliban ‘heavy-handedness’

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Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced Thursday that it was suspending flights to Afghanistan due to what it described as unworkable conditions imposed by the Taliban. The airline said c...

Pentagon appears to break with State Dept on Haqqani network, says there is ‘co-mingling’ with the Taliban

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The network’s leader, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is deputy leader of the Taliban and his uncle Khalil Haqqani was placed in charge of security in Kabul after the militants seized the city last week. PENTAGON SAYS TWO ‘HIGH-...

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