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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

Department of Defense on transfer of 4 Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan: 'The US is grateful to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for its willingness to support ongoing US efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility' - statement

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

Pentagon: US troops sent 4 Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan overnight at request of President Ashraf Ghani; census now 132 - @Reuters, @carolrosenberg

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Pakistan school attack, Dec. 16, 2014

International forces carry out attacks in eastern Afghanistan on Pakistan border, killing 5 militants - @BBCSanjoyM

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US Army Sgt. Bergdahl freed

US Army concludes probe into disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan and must decide whether he should face charges - @NBCNews

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US Army Sgt. Bergdahl freed

Investigation into whether Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl broke military rules when he was captured by Taliban militants said to be near completion - @Reuters

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Pakistan

More: Pakistan military says militants were moving through Khyber region near Afghanistan border when ambushed - @AP

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Pakistan

Pakistan's military says its jet and ground forces have killed 27 militants in northwestern tribal region near Afghan border - @AP

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Afghanistan

Earthquake: M 4.6 - 34km SSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan

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War in Afghanistan

4 Afghan police killed, 6 injured after suicide bomber detonates car bomb in Tarakhil area east of Kabul; Taliban claims responsibility for attack - @FazulRahimF

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War in Afghanistan

5 attackers killed, fighting ongoing with Afghan security forces in Helmand, Afghanistan, bank attack - @AhMukhtar

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War in Afghanistan

Attackers have taken several civilians hostage inside Kabul Bank branch in Helmand - @AnisaShaheed1 via @EKohsar

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US military drone program

11 militants including 4 Pakistani Taliban killed in Afghanistan drone strike, district governor says - @Reuters

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Afghanistan elections 2014

New report from EU election observers confirms widespread fraud in Afghan presidential election voting - @nytimes

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Pakistan school attack, Dec. 16, 2014

Afghan Taliban condemns attack by Pakistani Taliban on school as 'against Islam' - @Reuters

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Pakistan school attack, Dec. 16, 2014

Afghan Taliban express condolences to the victims of Peshawar, Pakistan, attack; says killing of innocent children is against Islamic principles - @euamiri

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War in Afghanistan

5 Afghan army, 41 Taliban insurgents killed in clashes in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan - @TOLOnews

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War in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's President Ghani vows security shake-up after Taliban attacks surge - @Reuters

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Afghanistan

4 children wounded in blast inside a school in the Bihsud district of Nangarhar, Afghanistan, official says - @pajhwok

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War in Afghanistan

Update: Taliban insurgents killed at least 19 in a series of gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan - @AFP

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War in Afghanistan

Iran extends visas for 450,000 refugees from Afghanistan - @Reuters

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