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Trump commits to open-ended Afghan war

Reversing course from his campaign pledges, President Donald Trump on Monday night committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signaling he would dispatch more troops to America's longest war and vowing "a fight to…
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Gunfire after explosions hit Afghan capital

Afghan police say a suicide attack has taken place outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. Gunfire was heard following several explosions in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood. A gun battle is said to be under way and civilians…
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Israel removes metal detectors from holy site

Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday and said they would no longer be used after the new security measures set off deadly violence. The move came after intensive…
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Kabul suicide car bomb kills 24

A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people, officials have told the BBC. At least 42 were also injured and there are fears the casualties could rise. The blast in a mainly Shia district in the…
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16 Afghan police killed in US strike

A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand…
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