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U.S. says Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians, including children, in 'tragic mistake'

12:09pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children, the U.S. military said on Friday, apologizing for what it called a "tragic mistake". | Video

Afghan diplomats chide allies, call on world to deny Taliban recognition

Sep 15 2021

WASHINGTON A group of Afghan diplomats from the deposed government in Kabul has issued a first-of-its-kind joint statement calling on world leaders to deny the Taliban formal recognition and chiding them for "leaving our people at the mercy of a terrorist group."

Afghan pilots start leaving Uzbekistan for UAE, despite Taliban pressure-source

Sep 12 2021

WASHINGTON U.S.-trained Afghan pilots and other personnel held in an Uzbek camp for about a month began leaving the country on Sunday, one of the pilots told Reuters, under a U.S. deal that came despite Taliban demands for the return of the Afghans and their aircraft. | Video

Afghan pilots start leaving Uzbekistan for UAE, despite Taliban pressure-source

Sep 12 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S.-trained Afghan pilots and other personnel held in an Uzbek camp for about a month began leaving the country on Sunday, one of the pilots told Reuters, under a U.S. deal that came despite Taliban demands for the return of the Afghans and their aircraft. | Video

Brokering exit from Afghanistan, U.S. envoy Khalilzad became face of diplomatic debacle

Sep 10 2021

WASHINGTON In a luxury hotel along Doha's coastline last year, Zalmay Khalilzad smiled as he shook hands with the Taliban's co-founder Mullah Baradar in front of journalists and diplomats from around the world.

Who to blame for Taliban takeover? Former Afghan envoy points finger at Kabul

Sep 09 2021

WASHINGTON Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan's first female ambassador to the United States who left her post in July, is clearly horrified by the Taliban takeover of her country. But she is not surprised. | Video

Exclusive-'They'll kill us' - Afghan pilots held at Uzbek camp fear deadly homecoming

Sep 03 2021

The U.S.-trained Afghan pilots and others held at a camp in Uzbekistan already feared being sent back to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. So it was little comfort when an Uzbek guard unsympathetically quipped the other day: "You can't stay here forever."

Last U.S. troops depart Afghanistan after massive airlift ending America's longest war

Aug 30 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Monday completed its military withdrawal from Afghanistan after a huge but chaotic airlift that cost the lives of 13 U.S. troops and left behind thousands of Afghans and hundreds of Americans still seeking an escape from Taliban rule.

As Delta surges, U.S. military braces for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

Aug 03 2021

WASHINGTON During his last days before dying from COVID-19, 26-year-old Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Myers played a breathing game with himself at a Florida hospital to see how high he could get his oxygen levels.

Taliban assassinations of Afghan pilots 'worrisome,' U.S. govt watchdog says

Jul 29 2021

WASHINGTON Taliban assassinations of Afghan pilots detailed by Reuters https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/afghan-pilots-assassinated-by-taliban-us-withdraws-2021-07-09 this month mark another "worrisome development" for the Afghan Air Force as it reels from a surge in fighting, a U.S. government watchdog said in a report released on Thursday.

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