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The Taliban killed seven civilians and five security personnel in yesterday's suicide attack and bombing that targeted presidential candidate Abdullah's car. Security forces killed four Taliban commanders in Helmand. Four Afghan soldiers and 27 Taliban fighters were killed during clashes throughout the country.




The Accelerating Spread of Terrorism




Exclusive: Afghan villagers recall when Bergdahl stumbled into their midst




US vacates Manas base in Central Asia as Russia's clout rises




Afghan parliament approves anti-terrorist financing law




Official: 1,800 US Troops for Afghan Counterterror




Taliban video details Bergdahl prisoner swap




WikiLeaks document backs up US soldier's claim Bowe Bergdahl tried to contact Taliban




'They can move around freely,' Gulf official says of 5 freed Taliban commanders




The truth about Bowe Bergdahl




How Obama convinced his spies to support the Taliban prisoner release




Afghan Government Wants Full Freedom for Five Taliban Leaders




US says troop plan only guarantees NATO Afghan mission until end-2015




Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange 'won't help the peace process in any way' - Taliban spokesman

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated just after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the prisoner exchange might "be a new opening that can produce an agreement."


Afghan president fumes at prisoner deal made behind his back: source




We lost soldiers in the hunt for Bergdahl, a guy who walked off in the dead of night




Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory'

In addition to a statement from Mullah Omar, the Taliban has posted pictures of the Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo. The pictures show the jihadist leaders being greeted by their supporters and families in Qatar.


Taliban says 'five senior leaders' have been 'liberated' from Guantanamo

The Taliban has released a statement on the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The Taliban says that its five "prominent" leaders have been freed in exchange for an American soldier, and that it did not participate in direct negotiations with the US to complete the swap.


Pakistani Military Attacks Kunar With Rockets, Helicopters




Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for top 5 Taliban commanders at Gitmo

The five Taliban commanders exchanged for Sgt. Bergdahl were all deemed "high" risks to the US and its allies by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. All of them were closely allied with al Qaeda prior to their detention. Two of them have been wanted for war crimes by the UN.
 
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