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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (center) arrives at a news conference after the announcement of the final presidential election results in Kabul on Feb. 18.

With Taliban Talks Soon to Start, Afghan Government Splits Apart

The Taliban gloat as Afghanistan’s chief executive refuses to accept the election outcome and vows to form his own “inclusive government.”

Juma Khan gathers with neighbors on March 31 at the site of what appears to be a U.S. airstrike in which 13 members of an extended family, including his daughter, son-in-law, and numerous grandchildren, were killed in the village of Aqulabul, near Telawka, north of Kunduz, Afghanistan, on March 22.

U.S. Raises the Stakes in Afghanistan From the Air

Civilian deaths mount as Washington tries to pressure the Taliban in peace talks.

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