• DHS, FBI expect foreign terrorist messaging to exploit 9/11 anniversary and Afghanistan withdrawal, intel bulletin says

    (CNN) — US intelligence officials are anticipating foreign terrorist organizations will seek to exploit the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and “probably the US withdrawal from Afghanistan” in their messaging, according to a FBI, DHS, and NCTC joint intelligence bulletin obtained by CNN. The agencies also concluded that homegrown violent extremists are unlikely to initiate or […]

  • Biden to Kabul attackers: ‘We will hunt you down and make you pay’

    (CNN) — President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to retaliate for a terrorist attack that killed a dozen US service members outside Kabul’s international airport even as he said the frantic mission to airlift Americans from Afghanistan would continue. “We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Biden said […]

  • US begins to withdraw some troops from Afghanistan

    (CNN) — The US has begun withdrawing some troops from Afghanistan, part of the initial drawdown to 8,600, a spokesman for US Forces in Afghanistan announced on Monday. The move is part of the historic agreement signed between the US and Taliban late last month that sets into motion the potential for a full withdrawal of US […]

  • US conducted airstrike on Taliban fighters following attack on Afghan checkpoint

    (CNN) — The United States conducted an airstrike Wednesday against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan who are accused of attacking an Afghan National Defense and Security Forces checkpoint, according to the US military. The strike comes hours after a telephone call between President Donald Trump and Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Tuesday amid reports that […]

  • Seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan to begin, US announces

    (CNN) — A seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan, negotiated by the US and the Taliban, is set to begin Friday night local time, the US State Department announced. “After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across Afghanistan. This is an important step on […]

  • ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to Be Released

    John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions imposed recently on Lindh’s release, slated for Thursday, make clear that authorities remain concerned […]

  • 3 American Soldiers, 1 US Contractor Killed in Roadside Bombing in Afghanistan

    Three American service members and a U.S. contractor were killed when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on Monday near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, the U.S. forces said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission said the four Americans were killed near the Bagram Air Base, […]

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