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Taliban says foreign troops must go before peace talks as US plans 4,000-strong surge

RT | June 23, 2017

In an annual address to followers, the Taliban’s leader warned against sending additional foreign troops to Afghanistan, saying that only after all foreign soldiers leave can peace be negotiated.

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John Walker Lindh, Detainee #001 in the Global War On Terror, Will Go Free In Two Years. What Then?

On Nov. 25, 2001, two CIA officers discovered a bearded 19-year-old English speaker among a group of captured Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

The bedraggled teen stood out. 2,881 more words

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Fear and loathing on the Afghan Silk Road

Will the New Silk Roads, a.k.a. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ever manage to cross the Hindu Kush?

Temerity is the name of the game. Even though strategically located astride the Ancient Silk Road, and virtually contiguous to the US$50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – a key BRI node – Afghanistan is still mired in war. 1,236 more words

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Car bomb in Afghanistan targets security forces waiting for pay

22 Jun 2017 04:36 PM (Updated: 22 Jun 2017 04:41PM)

An Afghan security personnel adjusts his weapon as he stands on a armoured humvee vehicle near the Al Zahra mosque in Kabul on Jun 16, 2017. 171 more words

Job well done? Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion

Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion

Source: teleSUR

Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, or FSKN, fueling organized crime and widespread death. 287 more words

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