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US Citizen Sentenced for Conspiring to Aid Taliban

A federal judge sentenced a U.S. citizen to 25 years in prison for conspiring to sell weapons to the Taliban, the U.S. attorney's office in New York said. The prison sentence for Alwar Pouryan Wednesday came a month after he and a co-defendant were found guilty in a bench trial by U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, CNN reported. "Alwar ... more

Taliban Offer to Free US Soldier

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. army soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay as a conciliatory gesture, a senior spokesman for the group said Thursday. The offer follows this week's official opening of a Taliban political office in Doha, the c... more

NATO: Death Toll in Kabul Military Base Attack Reaches 9

Afghanistan's national police stand guard at the entrance gate of Police Academy a day after two massive attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

KABUL, Afghanistan — One international service member and eight Afghan contractors were killed in an attack on a military base in the Afghan capital, a NATO official said Saturday. The nationality of the NATO soldier was not released. A number of other NATO service members and foreign contracted civilians were wounded in the Friday night attack... more

Jury Convicts Ex-Russian Soldier of Attack on U.S. Forces

This photo provided by the U.S. Government shown during a trial shows Irek Hamidullin surrendering after being wounded by U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Nov. 29, 2009.  Hamidullin is charged trying to destroy U.S. military aircraft. U.S. Government via AP

RICHMOND, Virginia — A federal jury on Friday night convicted a former Russian military tank commander of planning and leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Irek Hamidullin showed no expression as guilty verdicts were read on all 15 counts, including providing material support to terrorism, attempting to destroy U.S. aircraft ... more

Official: 27 Taliban Fighters Killed in Afghan Ops

Twenty-seven militants were killed in military operations conducted throughout Afghanistan during a 24-hour period, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. "In the past 24 hours, Afghan National Police, army, National Security Directorate and the NATO-led troops carried out several cleanup operations, killing 27 armed Taliban insurgents," the min... more

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