Western troops are being deployed to help evacuate remaining diplomatic staff in Kabul, as the collapse of the country into Taliban control accelerated with the capture the country's second largest city.
The U.S. mission has been cagey in acknowledging how close the attacker got to American generals.
The Taliban tried to kill the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan — and the military wants to play it down
Gen. Miller was reportedly saved by his body armor.
This is more than hand-wringing over an embellished record. Reopening questions about Sajjan’s time in Afghanistan means reopening questions about Canadian complicity in war crimes.
Ayman al-Zawahri pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, Haibatullah Akhundzada, who was appointed last month after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike.
Devastating road accidents on this scale are common in Afghanistan, where drivers often ignore traffic laws on poorly maintained narrow roads that wind through steep mountain gorges.
The last of 11 Taliban militants who infiltrated the airport was killed late on Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the attack began. Scores of civilians died in the fighting.
Militants fought security forces Tuesday as regional powers geared up for a conference intended to kickstart peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been seriously wounded in Pakistan in a shootout between senior members of the Islamist movement, Taliban sources said, but the group's main spokesman dismissed their report as "baseless."
Robert Bales wrote a letter appealing to the Army for leniency, explaining that PTSD, drinking, and steroid use contributed to his rage.