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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl To Face Court-Martial For Desertion

Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for five years after he left his base in Afghanistan in 2009, could be sentenced to life in prison.
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Afghan Activist Blames Taliban Sympathizers For The Attempt On His Life

Ahmad Saeedi was shot shortly after predicting on TV that he would likely be assassinated. He accuses his would-be killers of being part of a "fifth column" embedded in the framework of the state.
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Afghan Forces Battle Taliban In Daylong Attack That Killed Dozens

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack near the Kandahar airport. David Greene talks to New York Times reporter Mujib Mashal about why Afghan forces have struggled to stop Taliban advances.
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At Least 46 Dead After Taliban Attack Airport In Southern Afghanistan

At least 46 people are dead after the Taliban attacked an airport in southern Afghanistan, which coincided with a big regional conference in Pakistan.
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In Refugee-Resettlement Debate, Former Marine Wants To Put Translators First

After troops returned home from Afghanistan, many translators who worked with them became targets and were forced to flee. A former Marine is now trying to help his former translator get to the U.S.
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Positive Bumper Stickers Light Up Worst Traffic City

Stuck in traffic? In Kabul? Afghanistan's capital has some of the worst traffic jams in the world. But humorous bumper stickers, plastered all over cars, makes driving a little more bearable.
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MSF Director Unsatisfied With Pentagon's 'Admission Of Gross Negligence'

The Pentagon's report says the Doctors Without Borders hospital attack in Afghanistan was an accident. The group's executive director, Jason Cone, says it raises more questions than it answers.
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Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Calls Hospital Bombing 'A Tragic Mistake'

An American airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan last month was "a tragic mistake," the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday. He cited a long list of what he called "human" and "process" failures that led to the attack.
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U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Admits Mistakes In Kunduz Airstrike

The airstrike killed at least 31 people in a hospital in the Afghan town. Gen. John Campbell briefed reporters Wednesday on the Oct. 3 bombing.
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An ISIS School Teaches Jihad To Children At Age 3

A new documentary shows Islamic State members indoctrinating children in the language of jihad, as well as displaying weapons. Afghanistan is among several countries where ISIS now claims a presence.

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