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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led the effort to advance an amendment that supports keeping U.S. troops in Syria and Afghanistan to fight ISIS and al-Qaida. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Republicans Rebuke President On Syria And Afghanistan Policy

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Guards of honor carry a photo of Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, at his burial ceremony in Kandahar in October. AP hide caption

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What 3 Deaths Among Thousands Tell Us About Afghanistan In 2018

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Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai, a representative of the Taliban, attends international talks in Moscow last month. On Monday, the Islamist militant group announced that its representatives would be having conversations with the U.S. in the United Arab Emirates. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Utah Town Remembers Its Mayor, Killed In Action In Afghanistan

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Mourners stand beside the grave of Gen. Abdul Raziq, the Kandahar police chief who was killed by a Taliban attack, during his burial ceremony Friday in Kandahar, Afghanistan. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was wounded in the attack. STR/AP hide caption

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Mourners stand beside the grave of Gen. Abdul Raziq, the Kandahar police chief who was killed by a Taliban attack, during his burial ceremony Friday in Kandahar, Afghanistan. AP hide caption

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Afghanistan Delays Election In Kandahar After Attack That Killed Police Chief

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As head of the police in Kandahar, Lt. Gen. Abdul Raziq was credited with bringing more security to the southern Afghan city. Raziq died in an attack Thursday; he's seen here in a photo from 2015. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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