Afghanistan

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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reached record levels in the first half of 2021, the United Nations warned Monday, noting that deaths and injuries spiked markedly from May when the United States and its allies began withdrawing troops from the country. ...
Afghan officials this week announced a curfew in most provinces while the government attempts to push back against Taliban attacks as the U.S. military withdrawal nears completion. ...
Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, talks about the situation the United States is leaving behind in Afghanistan and some of the concerns about what will follow in the wake of the U.S. departure, including concerns about how a re-empowered Taliban in Afghanistan could rebound to Pakistan where they've been harbored for decades. ...
The Taliban's ongoing assault, cranked up in May, has seen the insurgents capture half of Afghanistan's districts and border crossings as well as encircle several provincial capitals. ...

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