Ayman al-Zawahiri was hiding in a wealthy neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan, according to U.S. military officials.
The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed a pullout of troops from Afghanistan, providing an uncertain punctuation mark to two decades of conflict.
We’ll see in the weeks ahead if cooperation can be achieved in the wake of a horrific terrorist attack.
The U.S. is working to evacuate American citizens and allies from Afghanistan as the Taliban takes power.
The problem with these retreats is that they leave a path for malignant forces to expand their reach.
President Donald Trump said he canceled previously secret negotiations with Taliban leaders after the group claimed a bombing that killed 12, including a U.S. service member, in Kabul last week. Most reporting focused primarily on fallout from the cancellation and a recap of recent Trump-...