Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar speaks in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday. A prominent figure for decades in Afghanistan's war, Hekmatyar, 69, was known as the "Butcher of Kabul" when his forces rocketed the city in the 1990s. He made peace with the government and President Ashraf Ghani welcomed him back to the capital on Thursday.
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Soldiers transfer the remains of Army Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Ill., at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, were killed during a raid in Afghanistan.
A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb strikes ISIS-K cave and tunnel systems in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, in a screenshot from video released by the Pentagon.
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A photo provided by Eglin Air Force Base shows the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target on Thursday, the first-ever combat use of the weapon.
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Hossein Mahrammi with his wife and four young sons arrived at at Dulles International Airport in Virginia earlier this month with Special Immigrant Visas for the work Mahrammi had helped the U.S. with in Afghanistan.
Pakistani security officials gather outside the devastated Marriott Hotel in Islamabad on Sept. 21, 2008, following an overnight suicide bomb attack. The Pentagon announced Satuday that a recent airstrike had killed Qari Yasin, who was linked to the bombing.
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Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is a celebration of the start of spring marked through large parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. Above, a Nowruz haftseen table, laden with seven items meant to symbolize rebirth or renewal.
Former U.S. Army interpreter Qismat Amin arrived in the U.S. from Afghanistan on Feb. 8. Amin waited nearly four years for his Special Immigrant Visa, living in hiding after receiving death threats from the Taliban for helping American troops.
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Two Afghan men weep for their relatives in front of the main gate of a Kabul military hospital Wednesday, after a deadly six-hour attack claimed by the Islamic State.
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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at Fort Bragg, N.C. His defense team is arguing that he cannot get a fair trial after Donald Trump repeatedly called Bergdahl a traitor in public.