That claim by a member of the Taliban comes just as President Biden announced that he will pull the remaining 2,500 US troops out of Afghanistan, saying, “It is time to end America’s longest war.” The planned date of withdrawal: September 11—exactly 20 years after terrorists took down the Twin Towers.
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Second wave: A nationwide roundup
The TLDR: The biggest story in the world right now is the gargantuan second wave in India. And TBH, there aren’t any aspects that we haven’t already explained. So we’re doing a roundup of the biggest stories related to the wave—to give you the big picture of the mess we find ourselves in.
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