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A view of the luxury Frontier Tower Hotel, built near the ski resort on a Swat Valley peak. Residents often describe their region as the Switzerland of Pakistan because of these views. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Once Ruled By Taliban, Residents Of Pakistan's Swat Valley Say Army Should Leave

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Scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia attended a conference on Friday to discuss stability in Afghanistan. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (center) shakes hands with Qibla Ayaz, chairman of Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology. Dita Alangkara/AP 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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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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A member of the Afghan local police on patrol in Nangarhar province. U.S. and Afghan forces are currently working to remove ISIS fighters from the area. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Security forces guard the site of a clash between gunmen and security forces in Kabul on Monday. Gunmen stormed a partially constructed building near an intelligence training center, triggering a gun battle with security forces as detonations and shooting reverberated from the area. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is escorted into the Ft. Bragg military courthouse for the sentencing proceedings on Thursday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — Eugene R. Fidell, left, and Army Lt. Col. Franklin D. Rosenblatt — leave the Ft. Bragg military courthouse on Thursday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl enters the Fort Bragg military courthouse for his sentencing hearing on Wednesday in Fort Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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At Bowe Bergdahl's Sentencing, Navy SEAL Describes Being Shot During Search

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (center) is escorted to the military courthouse at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Oct. 16, the day he pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan National Army soldier searches a vehicle at a checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday on the way to the Maiwand army base, the site of the Taliban attack late Wednesday. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (right), with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, arrived in Kabul on Wednesday. A rocket attack targeted Kabul's main airport on the same day. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Pakistan's prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (shown here Aug. 1), says that U.S. sanctions against Pakistan will only hurt its efforts to fight militants in the region. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Men look at the remains of their properties at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 24, 2017. A suicide car bomb killed dozens of people as well as the bomber early Monday morning in a western neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital where several prominent politicians reside, a government official said. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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The death toll from Wednesday's bomb attack in Kabul has risen to more than 150, according to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. He spoke at an international peace conference Tuesday in the Afghan capital. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images/Office of Press Counselor of Afghanistan Presidency hide caption

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Security forces inspect the site of a massive explosion in a busy area not far from the German Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Kabul Truck Bomb Kills At Least 80 People, Injures Hundreds More

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