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Explosion hits US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

Explosion hits US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

The September 12 bombing in Chahar Asyab district was claimed by the Taliban. "Yet this is precisely what President Trump tried to do when he initially invited the Taliban to Camp David for a meeting this past weekend", the Fox News contributor and AEI fellow wrote.

The conservative pundit is known for his wild defenses of the president, including the time he claimed Trump is one of "the most honest president in modern American history".

India supports direct talks between the elected Afghan leadership and the Taliban to end the violence there, he said.

However, the radio host said Wednesday on "The Mark Levin Show" on Westtwood One, his assertion was an expression of his own opinion and not a criticism of President Trump or any particular US official. Trump has cited the death of a US service member in one of those blasts as the reason why he now calls the US-Taliban talks "dead". In his address at the Pentagon memorial, Trump said, "18 years ago, the terrorists struck this citadel of power and American strength, but the enemies soon learned that they could not weaken the spirit of our people".

Despite holding peace talks with the insurgents over the past year, the US military has continued to conduct airstrikes at a high rate, with the highest monthly tally for 2019 seen in August as the negotiations were said to be in their final stages, a new report shows. "When they killed a great American soldier-when they killed 12 people-innocent people- essentially, innocent people because if you look, I mean many of these people were civilians", he said.

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In what has become an annual tradition, relatives read out the long list of those who were killed, saying a few words about each victim, in a ceremony that took nearly four hours.

Bagpipes played as police officers walked into the ceremony carrying the U.S. flag before the United States national anthem was played.

Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed victims' families and survivors to the White House, where they marked the anniversary with a moment of silence before the president delivered his speech at the Pentagon, where he also laid a wreath.

Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes.

Pompeo said the United States won't release the pressure until the Taliban is serious about peace. The US now has about 14,000 troops in the country.


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