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I Watched My War Story Become a Movie

NYTimes.com Friday, 3 July 2020
I witnessed the making of “The Outpost,” a film about the day my unit fought off 300 Taliban fighters who tried to overrun our camp in Afghanistan.
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The Outpost movie clip - I Can Get to Him Based on true events, in this military thriller, a small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in...

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At least 31 Afghan soldiers killed in suicide bombing [Video]

At least 31 Afghan soldiers killed in suicide bombing

Local health officials say another 24 were injured in one of the country's worst attacks in recent months.

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Pentagon orders Nimitz back to Persian Gulf during troop drawdown in Iraq, Afghanistan

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US troops withdrawal: Afghan forces try to maintain calm in Achin

NATO has suggested ISIL remains a concern in Afghanistan and has promised to support the Afghan forces for the next four years.

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'We want justice': Indian-Americans protest against Pakistan on 26/11 anniversary [Video]

'We want justice': Indian-Americans protest against Pakistan on 26/11 anniversary

A group of Indian-Americans and other community organisations held a memorial gathering outside the Capitol Hill for the victims of the deadly 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. A truck with a billboard, reading "We Demand Justice" was seen outside Pakistan and Turkish embassies in Washington, DC on the eve of Mumbai terror attack anniversary. Displaying anti-Pakistan banners and shouting slogans like "We want justice", the protesters on November 25 evening (Wednesday) said that twelve years have passed and Pakistan is yet to take any action on those who orchestrated the attack. Instead the prime accused live freely in Pakistan. Community activist Krishna Reddy said, "We are here on the anniversary of 26/11, when terrorists from Pakistan came to Mumbai and killed many innocent people, including six Americans as well, they just looked at the passport of the Americans and killed them. So the US intelligence knows that this has been done and controlled by Pakistani intelligence directly." "I urge the incoming administration not to give any kind of financial aid to Pakistan, nor in Afghanistan, until Pakistan takes action against the perpetrators of this crime and gives justice to those who lost lives," Krishna added. "We have gathered here today to remind the US government that it's been 12 years since the heinous act of terror was committed, I hope that the new administration takes every step possible to bring the perpetrators to justice", said another activist Mahindra Sapa. Earlier today, the Indian American group also sponsored a digital mobile billboard truck carrying "we demand justice" that was seen outside the Pakistan and Turkish embassies in DC.

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Taliban Taliban Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan

Donors pledge billions to Afghanistan, but with strings attached [Video]

Donors pledge billions to Afghanistan, but with strings attached

Many countries impose restrictions over pledged funds pending on progress in talks between the Taliban and the government, among others.

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Twenty-three rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, 8 civilians killed [Video]

Twenty-three rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, 8 civilians killed

At least eight civilians killed in the brazen attack and dozens wounded as the Taliban denies involvement.

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Trump to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq [Video]

Trump to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq

[NFA] President Donald Trump will sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, stopping short of a full withdrawal from America's longest war. Colette Luke has the latest.

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Afghanistan fighting shows no sign of ending [Video]

Afghanistan fighting shows no sign of ending

While the world awaits progress in the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, heavy violence continues in the country.

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Afghanistan fighting continues despite peace talks [Video]

Afghanistan fighting continues despite peace talks

More violence has erupted between Taliban fighters and government troops in Afghanistan.

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