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By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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White House: Josh Earnest says Taliban not terrorists

While the United States waged a lengthy war in Afhganistan to disrupt the power of the Taliban, the message from the Obama administration is that members of this group are not terrorists. “They do carry out tactics More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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US draws down troops in Afghanistan, Taliban declares victory

The U.S. has formally ended the war in Afghanistan. The Taliban declared “defeat” of the U.S. and its allied forces, saying the Americans failed and didn’t accomplish “anything substantial or tangible.” In More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Pakistan: Taliban attack school, kill over 130, 100 were students

More than 130 people, 100 being students,were killed and 122 others injured in a Taliban seizure of a military-run school in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, according to provincial authorities on Tuesday. The actual More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Malala Yousafzai wins World Children’s Prize, donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old advocate for girls’ education, has donated $50,000 in prize money to rebuild a Gaza school that was damaged in the Israel-Hamas war.    Yousafzai was awarded the World Children’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Death toll from Afghanistan car bombing reaches 89, doubles initial reports

The initial reports from media sources stated that a car bombing in Afghanistan killed 38, but now is being revised to reflect almost 90 deaths. Paktika is along the eastern border with PakistanImage/CIA A suicide More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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John Kerry on release of Taliban from Gitmo endangers US troops, ‘baloney’

Critics of the Obama administration have zeroed in on the release of the five Taliban leaders from the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Bowe Bergdahl. Now Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on CNN about the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Afghanistan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah survives bombing

The Afghan Interior Ministry said a suicide bomber and a roadside bomb have struck the convoy of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah as it left a campaign event in the capital Kabul. Friday’s explosions More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Bowe Bergdahl free as Obama administration attacked by GOP for freeing ‘hard core terrorists’

Many in Washington on unahppy and concerned over the prisoner sway for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Saturday. Bergdahl has been held by Taliban for five years and was freed in exchange for five militants from the US More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Army Cpt Tye Reedy talks ‘The Hornet’s Nest,’ Afghanistan War

Army Cpt. Tye Reedy spoke with The Global Dispatch/Dispatch Radio about the new film, The Hornet’s Nest, which takes audiences into the depths of the war in Afghanistan. The film was put together using footage More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Afghan war explodes to life in ‘The Hornet’s Nest’ movie trailer, poster

PRESS RELEASE: The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, documenting the drastic turn of events when a single day, routine strike turns into nine intense days of harrowing combat against More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, January 19th, 2014
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Taliban target Pakistan army compound, kill 20 troops in bombing

A Taliban bombing inside an army compound in northwest Pakistan killed at least 20 troops Sunday, officials said. The blast was a heavy blow for the Pakistani military which has been fighting a stubborn insurgency More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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6 Soldiers dead, 1 survive Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The Taliban claim they shot the chopper down, initial reports claim there was a mechanical failure, but the end results is that six US soldiers are dead and one narrowly survived. Pentagon and military officials More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Malala Yousafzai denied Nobel Peace Prize, anti-chemical weapons group takes top honor

The teen schoolgirl from Pakistan may have been the favorite to win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize announced in Oslo, Norway, but a chemical weapons watchdog won the top award. The Organization for the Prohibition of More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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US consulate in Afghanistan attacked after anniversary of 9/11 by Taliban, 3 dead

A huge explosion rocked the area near the U.S. consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province early Friday during a heavy gunfight between militants and security forces, officials said. The attackers sped towards More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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US battles Afghan, Karzai over peace ‘talks’ with Taliban

Secretary of State John Kerry assured Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the government of Qatar took down a sign board under the name of “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” adding that the United States is More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 12th, 2013
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Nawaz Sharif declares victory in Pakistan election, death toll from attacks rises to 29

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif has declared victory in the country’s general elections as preliminary results showed a clear lead for his party as the death toll across the country rose to 29. Militant attacks More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
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Taliban captures Turks, Afghan and Russians from NATO helicopter

Taliban insurgents seized an Afghan pilot and nine foreign nationals from a transport helicopter after it was forced to make an emergency landing late Sunday night in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said Tuesday. Taliban More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 12th, 2013
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Taliban attack in Afghanistan leaves 13 Afghan soldiers dead, seizing ammunition and weapons

Taliban militants attacked an army outpost near the eastern border with Pakistan on Friday, killing 13 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said. Image/CIA Violence is increasing as the weather conditions have improved, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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Nato airstrike kills 6 militants, but also claims the lives of 11 children and 1 woman

A Nato air strike has killed 11 children and a woman in eastern Afghanistan, according to local officials. The strike targeted militants in the Shigal district of restive Kunar province, which is on the border More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
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Taliban gun down women in Pakistan for ‘bad character’

More violence broke out in Pakistan this weekend as armed men on a motorcycle killed one woman, shot another, the Pakistan Tribune reports. The Taliban appear to executing terrorist attacks in Pakistan, especially More...


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