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Pentagon names alleged ‘ISIS-K facilitator’ killed in Afghanistan drone strike, after admitting Kabul op killed 10 civilians

An August 27 drone strike in the eastern province of Nangarhar killed a “high profile… lethal aid facilitator” for the Islamic State’s ‘Khorasan’ cell named Kabir Aidi, CENTCOM spokesman John Rigsbee told the Military Times on Thursday, noting the man also went by the alias “Mustafa.” “Post-strike reflections indicate that …

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Girls will return to secondary schools in Afghanistan, but only after ‘safe environment’ is set up, Taliban tells media

“We are not against education of girls, but we are still working on mechanisms of how their school attendance can be possible,” Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine.  Mujahid said that a safe environment and transportation must be guaranteed for female students before they are allowed back in …

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Freezing Afghanistan’s assets, aid funds could ‘throw millions into poverty’ & spark ‘massive’ refugee crisis, UN envoy warns

The UN Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, issued the dire warning during a briefing to the Security Council in New York on Thursday, arguing that ordinary Afghans will suffer dearly if the international community halts the flow of aid dollars into the country in order to “deny” the Taliban resources. …

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