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U.S. Intelligence Officials To Hold Classified Briefing On Allegations Russia Offered Bounties To Taliban
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is due to be briefed on July 2 by senior intelligence officials following reports alleging Russia paid the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
At a State Department news conference, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the situation was handled "incredibly well'' to ensure the safety of U.S. troops.
Al-Qaeda's regional affiliate in Afghanistan maintains “close ties” to the Taliban and has an "enduring interest" in attacking U.S. troops, the Pentagon says in a new report.
U.S. President Donald Trump should consider imposing new economic sanctions on Russia if reports alleging that Moscow paid the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan are true, Democrats who were briefed on the matter said.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says “initial impartial” findings indicate the Afghan National Army fired mortars on a market in the southern province of Helmand earlier this week, inflicting multiple civilian casualties.
Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the preside...
The Taliban says it has held a video conference call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during which the militant group reaffirmed its commitment to the peace process in Afghanistan.
Republicans Urge 'Swift And Serious Action' If Reports About Russian Bounties Paid To Taliban Are True.
Republican lawmakers who have been briefed about reports alleging that Russia paid the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan are calling for consequences for Russia, if the reports are true.
The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump's written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials.
Eight Republican lawmakers were briefed Monday on the explosive allegations against Russia, while eight Democrats will be briefed Tuesday morning.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers are demanding a full congressional briefing from top intelligence officials on reports that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
A mortar attack on a market in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 23 people and injured dozens of others.
A roadside bomb has killed at least six Afghan civilians and wounded two others in the southern province of Helmand, officials say.
Trump, in a Sunday morning tweet, said ``Nobody briefed or told me'' or Vice-President Mike Pence or chief of staff Mark Meadows about ``the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians.''
The White House has denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on a reported finding that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Russia called the report "nonsense."
Two people working for a human rights body in Afghanistan were killed in a bomb attack in Kabul on June 27, the agency said.
U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, The New York Times reported.
The U.S. State Department has added Afghanistan to a list of nations doing little to stop human trafficking, saying Kabul has failed to properly address child sexual slavery and the recruitment of child soldiers.
Afghan officials say dozens of Taliban fighters staged overnight raids and stormed several checkpoints in the northern part of the country, killing at least 14 security personnel.
A top Afghan government official has accused the Taliban of unleashing a wave of attacks ahead of potential talks between the warring sides, saying the insurgents had killed 291 local security personnel and wounded 550 others over the past week.
The United States has reduced its troop presence in Afghanistan to levels agreed to as part of a February deal with the Taliban, the general who oversees the region said on June 18.
Afghan security officials say a mortar shell has exploded inside a religious school in northern Afghanistan, killing at least nine students.
Afghan officials say Taliban militants have killed at least a dozen security personnel in an early morning raid on a checkpoint in the north.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has announced that it has decided to cease activities at the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, following a deadly attack at the facility’s maternity wing last month, saying that similar "horrific" attacks may occur th...