Taliban claim to pull out from Kunduz city

The Afghan Taliban have claimed withdrawal from the centre of the northern city of Kunduz after weeks of intense fighting against the Afghan troops back by US airstrikes in the city. Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson, told Al Jazeera that they have withdrawn from the city to protect civilians. “We[…]

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Obama apologizes for Kunduz attack

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime. MSF said that an independent humanitarian commission created under the[…]

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Residents bury dead in Kunduz

Afghan government forces have regained control of most of the besieged city of Kunduz, according to police and residents. Al Jazeera’s Qais Azimy, reporting from Puli Khumri in neighbouring Baghlan province, said some shops in the centre of Kunduz city opened on Monday for the first time since it fell[…]

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Taliban expands fight beyond Kunduz

Taliban fighters are expanding the fight to other northern provinces after Afghan government troops backed by NATO special forces evicted them from the centre of the strategic city of Kunduz. Al Jazeera’s Qais Azimy, reporting from Puli Khumri in neighbouring Baghlan province, said the Taliban had captured at least one[…]

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Central Kunduz retaken from Taliban

Afghan government forces are back in control in parts of the city of Kunduz, three days after it was captured by the Taliban, an Afghan special forces commander on the ground told Al Jazeera. Operations were ongoing on Thursday morning to take control of the entire city, the commander said.[…]

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Afghan forces battle Taliban to retake Kunduz

Heavy fighting raged inside the key northern Afghan city of Kunduz for a third day early on Wednesday as government forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, battled Taliban insurgents who had scored one of their boldest successes in 14 years of war. Taliban fighters seized control of Kunduz after staging[…]

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Afghans mobilise for Kunduz counteroffensive

Afghanistan has mobilised military reinforcements for a counteroffensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban fighters overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being toppled from power in 2001. Afghan security forces have retreated to the outlying airport, leaving the Taliban effectively in control of Kunduz[…]

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