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Taliban’s Tax Collectors Force Afghans to Fund Terror Group

Afghans in Taliban-controlled areas are increasingly forced to pay taxes to the terrorist organization for government services and protection as a “normal state of affairs,” as the level of control Kabul exerts over Afghanistan reaches the lowest point since the war began in October 2001, Reuters reported Tuesday.

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U.S. Troops Suspended over Strike on Afghan Hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The blame for the accidental bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz has fallen on some American troops who, as a result, have been suspended from their duties and are under investigation by the military for not following the rules of engagement during the strike, the top commander of U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan told reporters.

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Report: USAID Provided Faulty GPS Data for Hospitals in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided inaccurate location data for nearly two dozen health facilities in the western Afghan province of Herat, placing the hospitals at risk of suffering the same deadly fate as the Doctors Without Borders medical center, a watchdog agency appointed by Congress found.

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UN Data: Taliban at Its Strongest in Afghanistan Since 2001

The Taliban terrorists’ reach in Afghanistan is greater than at any point since their regime was dethroned by the United States military in 2001, United Nations data obtained by The New York Times (NYT) reveals.

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Following Obama Apology, MSF Demands Probe into Afghan Clinic Bombing

An apology from the President of the United States is not enough for Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) (MSF). The organization wants to pursue an international investigation into the alleged “war crime” committed by U.S. forces when American fighter jets bombed an MSF facility that was operating in Taliban-contested territory, killing 22 people, including 12 members of MSF’s staff.

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U.S. Claims Afghan Allies Called in Kunduz Hospital Airstrike

U.S. General John Campbell claims that Afghan allies called in a U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) (MSF) clinic, in direct contrast to an earlier statement which claimed that the American military acted independently.

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Afghan Forces Fail to Retake Key City from Taliban

An offensive launched by Afghan security forces failed to recapture the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the first provincial capital to fall to the Taliban since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.