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More than 1,700 Taliban fighters join Afghan reintegration program

WASHINGTON — More than 1,700 former Taliban combatants have turned in their weapons to join a reintegration program started by the Afghan government nearly a year ago, the NATO general in charge of the program said Thursday. “So far we’ve got about 1,740 former fighters who have formally joined the…

Clinton hopes US will split Taliban from Al-Qaeda

NEW YORK (AFP) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced hope Friday that US-led military efforts would split the Taliban from Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, laying the groundwork for a lasting political settlement. In a speech at the Asia Society in New York, Clinton reaffirmed US plans to start reducing troops…

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