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With Mansour Dead, Taliban Must Select A New Leader

U.S. drones killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan over the weekend. The death that was confirmed by President Obama and Afghan intelligence.
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U.S. Drone Strike Killed Taliban Leader, White House, Afghan Government Say

Mullah Akhtar Mansour was a divisive figure within the Taliban, and the Afghan government saw him as an obstacle to peace.
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How Effective Is The Peace Program That Pays Taliban To Leave The Fight?

A program in Afghanistan that was meant to promote peace is under review. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Douglas Keh of the UN Development Program about the success the program.
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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour Killed By U.S. Airstrike

The Afghan government says that a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
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U.S. Targets Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour In An Airstrike

The Pentagon says they're studying the results of the attack, which occurred along Afghanistan-Pakistan border, to determine the Mansour's fate.
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Leaving Afghanistan Is Not Always The Best Solution For Migrants, Ghani Says

News reports out of Afghanistan lately have focused on the number of people trying to leave the country for a better life elsewhere. Renee Montagne talks to the first lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani.
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Loss And Reunion For Family Fleeing Afghanistan

One Afghan family fled to Germany through the Mediterranean to save one child from the clutches of an Afghan strongman. But it cost the life of another one of their children, or so they thought.
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VIDEO: The Taliban Hated Her Art, But She Became An Artist Anyway

Sughra Hussainy, a 27-year-old artist from Afghanistan, never imagined her talent in traditional Persian calligraphy would take her around the world.
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Checking In On The U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

We hear a lot less about Afghanistan these days, but America's longest war isn't over. The U.S. military still has nearly 10,000 personnel in the country assisting the Afghans.
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Hoping To Rebuild Connections, Marines From Darkhorse Battalion Reunite

Marines belonging to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment — one of the hardest-hit units to deploy to Afghanistan during the war there — last weekend held their first reunion outside San Diego.

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