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Afghan Government Is Relatively Silent On Airstrike That Hit Hospital

Over the weekend in Kunduz, 22 people were killed in an airstrike that hit a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders. Renee Montagne talks to Ted Callahan, a Western security adviser in Afghanistan.
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Doctors Without Borders: Kunduz Airstrike Was 'War Crime'

A hospital was hit while U.S. forces were conducting an airstrike in the Afghan city; the aid group says 22 people were killed. NATO has said that it will conduct an investigation into the attack.
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'A Shocking Development' In The Long Struggle To Hold On To Kunduz

The U.S. and NATO have spent years in Kunduz, Afghanistan, building communities to keep insurgents out. Two who were there 12 years ago describe how it felt this week when the Taliban retook the city.
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Strike On Kunduz Clinic May Tip Afghan Public Opinion Against U.S.

Airstrikes on a clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz have killed patients and staffers from Doctors Without Borders.
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Kunduz Airstrike Reportedly Kills 19 At Doctors Without Borders Hospital

A trauma center in northern Afghanistan run by the international aid group was badly damaged early Saturday at about the same time as a U.S. airstrike in the area.
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Afghan Force Says It Has Retaken Kunduz From Taliban

Afghanistan's government says its troops have retaken the strategically important northern city. But the Taliban is denying that they've lost Kunduz.
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Afghan Government Says Army Has Retaken Kunduz From The Taliban

The Afghan government claims Thursday that its troops have retaken the northern city of Kunduz, which fell to Taliban forces two days earlier.
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Afghan Forces Struggle To Retake Kunduz From Taliban

The Taliban overran the Afghan city of Kunduz earlier this week. This comes just a few months after a new leader took over the Taliban and a year after President Ashraf Ghani took power of the Afghan government.
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Taliban Seize An Afghan City That's Been Contested For Decades

Kunduz is a trading hub that rival groups have often fought over, and which is often beyond the control of the government in Kabul. Lola Cecchinel, an analyst for ATR Consulting, explains its history.
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After Losing A City, Afghan Forces Fight To Push Back Taliban Advance

The U.S. launched an airstrike in Afghanistan on Tuesday, one day after Taliban forces overtook the city of Kunduz — the first time the Taliban has captured a provincial capital since 2001.

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