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Masked Pakistani pro- Taliban militants who are supporters of Maulana Fazlullah in Pakistan's Swat valley November 2, 2007. REUTERS/SHERIN ZADA KANJU/FILES

Congressman Renews Call to Label Pakistan a State Sponsor of Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A top Republican lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced a bill for the American government to officially designate “untrustworthy ally” Pakistan as a state-sponsor of terrorism, insisting that Islamabad has long “aided and abetted enemies of the United States.”

FILE -- In this March 9, 2016 file photo, smoke rises from a building, where Taliban insurgents hide during a fire fight with Afghan security forces, in Helmand province, south west Afghanistan. Kareem Atal, head of the provincial council, said Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, that troops are being deployed to a key southern city in Helmand province where fighting is raging with the Taliban to ensure it does not fall to the insurgents. Helmand is a strategically important province for both the Kabul government and the Taliban, whose insurgency is now in its 15th year. (AP Photo, File)

Afghanistan Loses Control of Nearly Half the Country Under Obama

Afghanistan, under the presidency of Barack Obama, lost control and influence of nearly half of its war-ravaged territory as armed clashes between the nation’s security forces and the Taliban reached unprecedented levels, reports a congressionally appointed watchdog agency.