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Barkatullah smiles and rests on a crutch and grips his walker during a physical therapy session at Emergency War and Trauma Hospital in Kabul. The 13-year-old lost his right arm and leg in an explosion. He practices standing on the walker 30 seconds at a time. Ivan Armando Flores for NPR hide caption

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ISIS Bombing Targets Afghan Polling Station

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Suicide Blast Kills Dozens At Voter Registration Center In Kabul

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An Afghan member of medical staff cleans a stretcher following a suicide bombing attack in Kabul on April 22, 2018. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images) WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A wounded resident receives treatment at a hospital after an Afghan airstrike in Kunduz on Tuesday. Bashir Khan Safi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Fighting Season Begins In Afghanistan, Trump Administration Aims For Peace Talks

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Tony Zimlich, a former military pilot, helps to train and manage a new generation of drone pilots. Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi/NPR hide caption

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From Cockpit To Controller: Former Pilot Finds A New Way To Fly

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Parvana runs through a street market in the trailer for "The Breadwinner". Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/Screenshot by NPR (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p64O8KAHHaQ) hide caption

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shakes hands with a foreign delegate at the Kabul Process conference in the country's capital Wednesday. During the conference, Ghani called on the Taliban to participate in peace talks with the Afghan government. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan patient sits in a yard at the only mental health rehabilitation center in the city of Herat in April 2014. Aref Karimi /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Army helicopter crew chief scans the ground near Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan in June 2017. Capt. Brian Harris/AP hide caption

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After 16 Years, Afghanistan War Is 'At Best A Grinding Stalemate,' Journalist Says

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Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Thought War On Terror Would Be Easily Won

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