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Taliban Announces It Has Withdrawn From Afghan City Of Kunduz

The Taliban said in a statement they have achieved all their objectives including seizing the major transportation hub of Kunduz, releasing its fighters from a prison and grabbing tons of weapons.
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Doctors Without Borders Are Now Doctors in Anguish

Jason Cone, executive director of the aid group, talks about the impact of the bombing on his staff — and on the people of Afghanistan.
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Obama Apologizes To Doctors Without Borders For Kunduz Hospital Attack

Doctors Without Borders calls on President Obama and 75 other Geneva signatories to investigate the Kunduz, Afghanistan, bombing by activating the never before used fact-finding commission of the Geneva Conventions.
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Hey, Wasn't The U.S. Supposed To Stop Fighting In Afghanistan?

The U.S. airstrike on a hospital has shown the military is still deeply involved in Afghanistan's war. The U.S. has flown more than 3,300 sorties and fired on the enemy more than 600 times this year.
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Doctors Without Borders Wants Independent Inquiry Into U.S. Attack On Hospital

Twelve of those who died were staff members of the Paris-based charity, which says the attack went on for 30 minutes after it contacted both Afghanistan's and the coalition's military leaders.
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Gen. Campbell Tells Senators White House's Afghan Plan May Change

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell, tells senators he is drawing up plans to keep a larger number of U.S. troops in the country next year than originally planned.
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Sen. McCain Expects A Permanent U.S. Presence In Afghanistan

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. John McCain about Afghanistan. McCain chaired an Armed Services Committee hearing with testimony from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell.
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U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Says Kunduz Hospital 'Mistakenly Struck'

At the first Congressional hearing on the fighting in Afghanistan since a U.S. plane fired on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the top U.S. commander is in the hot seat. Gen. John Campbell is expected to face questions Tuesday about why the hospital was targeted, as the White House mulls keeping a residual force of up to 5,000 in Afghanistan beyond 2016.
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Was Kunduz Attack A War Crime? Legal Analysts Say It's Difficult To Prove

A medical aid group says U.S. airstrikes on its hospital in Kunduz amount to a war crime. Analysts say an investigation is needed, but diplomatic fallout is more likely than a war-crime prosecution.
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U.S. General Says Afghan Forces Requested Airstrike At Kunduz Hospital

The top U.S. officer in Iraq, Gen. John Campbell, says the airstrike Saturday was targeting Taliban forces in Kunduz. A hospital nearby was hit, killing 22 people, including three children.

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