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Hamid Karzai

Obama Announces No Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2015

'Flexible' new drawdown timeline disclosed during joint press conference with Afghan President Asraf Ghani

Lauren McCauley, staff writer ·

CIA Money Landed in Al Qaeda's Hands: Report

2010 ransom transaction between terror group and Afghan government used cash that came from monthly US donations, NY Times investigation finds

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·

US Airstrike on Afghanistan Kills Four Civilians

In attack targeting supposed Taliban fighters, civilians again collateral damage

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

Taliban Destroys Hundreds of Oil Tankers Fueling US/NATO War

Assault on truck depot outside of Kabul results in massive explosions overnight

Jon Queally, staff writer ·

Five US Soldiers Killed in US Airstrike in Afghanistan

'Friendly fire' incident one of the most deadly in what has become nation's longest war

Jon Queally, staff writer ·