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8/1/2022 Reutsers US kills al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in drone strike in Afghanistan The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike, President Joe Biden said Monday in a speech from the White House. "I authorized a precision strike that would remove him from the battlefield, once and for all," Biden said.Zawahiri, who just turned 71 years old, had remained a visible international symbol of the group, 11 years after the US killed Osama bin Laden. At one point, he acted as bin Laden's personal physician. https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/01/politics/joe-biden-counter-terrorism/index.html
3/12/2022 Reutsers Rockets hit northern Iraq's Kurdish capital, but no casualties reported Several rockets landed in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region on Sunday, Kurdish officials said, but added there were no confirmed casualties so far from the incident. A U.S. official told Reuters on condition of anonymity that there were no U.S. military casualties caused by the attack. Few other details were immediately available. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/13/no-us-military-casualties-after-attack-in-erbil-iraq-us-official.html
10/15/2021 AP Suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan kills 37 Suicide bombers assaulted a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that was packed with worshippers attending weekly Friday prayers, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 70, according to a hospital official and an eyewitness. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on the Imam Barga mosque. It came a week after a bombing claimed by the local Islamic State affiliate killed 46 people at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/suicide-attack-on-shiite-mosque-in-afghanistan-kills-37
10/7/2021 Reuters U.S. charges former Taliban commander with killing U.S. troops in 2008 A former Taliban commander has been charged with killing U.S. troops in 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice said, adding that a federal grand jury in New York unsealed the indictment on Thursday. "Haji Najibullah, previously charged in the 2008 kidnapping of an American journalist, was also indicted today for 2008 attacks on U.S. Service members in Afghanistan, including attacks resulting in the deaths of three American soldiers and their Afghan interpreter and the downing of a U.S. helicopter," the Justice Department said in a statement. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/us-charges-former-taliban-commander-with-killing-us-troops-2008-2021-10-07/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=twitter
9/26/2021 WaPo How Afghanistan’s security forces lost the war A sophisticated Taliban campaign aimed at securing surrender deals lay at the heart of the Afghan military’s collapse, but layers of corruption, waste and logistical failures left the country’s security forces so underequipped and with such battered morale that it enabled the militants’ success. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/25/afghanistan-security-forces/
9/26/2021 WaPo Taliban puts bodies of alleged kidnappers on public display, in a sign of return to harsh Islamic justice Taliban authorities have put the bodies of four alleged kidnappers on public display, in a sign the militant group is returning to a harsh version of Islamic justice in Afghanistan following the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops last month. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/26/taliban-bodies-herat-square/
9/18/2021 msn Pentagon admits Aug. 29 drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, including up to 7 children The Pentagon said Friday that a U.S. drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians including up to seven children."This strike was taken in the earnest belief that it would prevent an imminent threat to our forces and the evacuees at the airport, but it was a mistake," U.S. Marine Corps General Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said Friday. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pentagon-admits-aug-29-drone-strike-in-kabul-killed-10-civilians-including-up-to-7-children/ar-AAOyOSi
9/18/2021 hindustantimes Series of explosions in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, Taliban officials among dead A series of three explosions killed at least three, including Taliban officials, and injured around 20 in Afghanistan's Jalalabad on Saturday, reports said. The explosion that took place in the capital of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province was targeted at Taliban vehicles. Local officials in Nangarhar told Tolo News that the roadside bomb exploded when a Taliban ranger struck it. https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/series-of-explosions-in-afghanistan-s-jalalabad-taliban-officials-among-dead-101631954729198.html
9/16/2021 Reuters Macron says French forces killed Islamic State leader in Sahara French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that French military forces had killed Islamic militant Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. "It's another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel," Macron said in a tweet, without disclosing the location of the operation. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/macron-says-french-forces-killed-islamic-state-leader-in-sahara/ar-AAOud0H
9/9/2021 Reuters Asia Pacific Taliban to allow 200 Americans, other civilians to leave Afghanistan -U.S. official Taliban authorities have agreed to let 200 American civilians and third country nationals who remained in Afghanistan after the end of the U.S. evacuation operation to depart on charter flights from Kabul airport, a U.S. official said. The Taliban were pressed to allow the departures by U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad, said the official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taliban-allow-200-americans-other-civilians-leave-afghanistan-us-official-2021-09-09/