Officials and mourners prepare to place the coffin of Afghanistan High Peace Council and former Taliban leader Arsala Rahmani in a grave earlier today, in Kabul. Massoud Hossaini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Taliban fighters displayed their weapons as they joined Afghan government forces during a ceremony in Herat province last Wednesday ( May 2, 2012). Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oct. 7, 2001: President George W. Bush poses for a photo in the Treaty Room of the White House after announcing airstrikes on on Afghanistan.

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In this archive photo from October 21, 2001, Jalaluddin Haqqani smiles as he leaves after a meeting with Jama"at-i-Islami leaders in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Who Are The Haqqanis?
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Quil Lawrence in Kabul
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Building Literacy Is Key To Building Afghan Army, U.S. General Says
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Gates Sees Taliban Engaged In Talks By Year's End
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A girl stands in the middle of a poppy field as Marines pass by on patrol. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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