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In this photo released by the Foreign Office, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, center, receives members of Taliban delegation at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, Pakistan. Senior Taliban leaders are meeting with Qureshi in Islamabad as part of a push to revive an Afghanistan peace deal that has included stops in Russia, China and Iran.

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Afghans transport the body of a woman who was killed during a raid conducted by Afghan special forces, in the southern Helmand province. An Afghan official said Monday that at least 40 civilians have been killed during an Afghan special forces raid and airstrikes conducted against of Taliban in southern Helmand province

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In this image from video released by the CIA, Hamza bin Laden, the son of of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is seen as an adult at his wedding. The White House says Hamza bin Laden has been killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A White House statement gives no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or how the United States confirmed his death.

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Afghan special forces stand guard at the site of a suicide car bomb explosion that killed at least four people, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement sent to the media.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a ceremony to introduce the new chief of the intelligence service, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ghani, whose government was sidelined in the U.S.-Taliban talks, again declared that his country was ready to meet with the Taliban but that "negotiation without a cease-fire is not possible."

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In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, photo, A former Taliban military leader Syed Akbar Agha speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Agha defended the recent beatings, saying the peace movement gives the impression the insurgent group doesn't want the war to end.

AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

A Taliban delegation attends the Intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha along with other Afghan stakeholders

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An Afghan man checks the remains of his belongings at his shop following Monday's attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban set off a powerful bomb in downtown Kabul on Monday, killing a several people and wounding more than a hundred, and sending a cloud of smoke billowing over the Afghan capital.

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In this photo released by the Foreign Office, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, second from right, talks with visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Islamabad, Pakistan. Ghani has arrived on his first visit to Pakistan, in an attempt to forge a fresh relationship with Prime Minister Imran Khan's government and reach out to Islamabad for help in getting the Taliban to talk peace with Kabul.

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Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader, third from left, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for talks in Moscow, Russia. Baradar and a team of 14 Taliban are in Moscow where they are scheduled to meet other Afghans including former President Hamid Karzai and some of the candidates in the presidential elections.

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Members of the Helmand Peace Convoy, calling for an end to the 17-year war, arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan after trekking across the country on foot. The protest march began with a group of nine men and picked up supporters during the long journey, traveling more than 500 kilometers over nearly 40 days. The march began in the southern city of Lashkar Gah, in the Helmand province, an area largely under Taliban control.

AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini

Taliban fighters and their supporters carry a representation of the Afghan national flag and a Taliban flag while riding in a motorized vehicle, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Taliban fighters ride their motorbikes inside Ghazni city, capital of Ghazni province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Taliban fighters gather with the residences in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Residences take picture with a Taliban fighter in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing 21 people and wounding another 41, said the Nangarhar provincial Police Chief Ghulam Sanayee Stanikzai. Most of the dead and wounded were believed to be Taliban, he said.

AP Photo/Rahmat Gal

Security personnel check weapons as the bodies of Taliban fighters, wearing military uniforms, lie inside the Interior Ministry after a deadly attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials said a suicide bomber struck outside the ministry, allowing gunmen to pass through an outer gate where they traded fire with security forces, who eventually killed the attackers.

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Pakistani troops leave after a shootout with militants on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. Security forces raided a militant hideout in the northwestern city of Peshawar before dawn Saturday, triggering a shootout in which three Pakistani Tailban were killed, senior police official Sajjad Khan said.

AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad

Afghan security forces rush to respond to a complex Taliban attack on the campus of the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul.

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Afghan policemen wounded in a complex Taliban attack on the campus of the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul.

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In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, the senior leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, second left, arrives to give a speech to his fighters, in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan.

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In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. The Afghan Taliban confirmed that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.

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This photo taken by a freelance photographer Abdul Salam Khan using his smart phone purports to show the destroyed vehicle in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was traveling in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan's border. A senior commander of the Afghan Taliban confirmed that the extremist group's leader, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, has been killed in a U.S. drone strike.

AP Photo/Abdul Salam Khan

In this Aug. 22, 1998 file photo, Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant group the Haqqani network, speaks during an interview in Miram Shah, Pakistan. A shadowy, Pakistan-based militant faction is on the rise within the Taliban, moving to unify the insurgency and further poison already frayed relations between Afghanistan and its neighbor, according to analysts.

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Afghan security forces inspect the site of a Taliban-claimed deadly suicide attack in Kabul. Armed militants in Afghanistan have staged a coordinated assault on a key government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing many and wounding more than 320 people.

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Taliban fighters are handcuffed by Afghan security forces, in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province.

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An Afghan shopkeeper watches from a broken window of his shop near the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, and said the target of the suicide bomber was a convoy of foreign forces.

AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

A Pakistani woman wipes her tears attending a ceremony in connection with the first anniversary of a school attack in Peshawar, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan has closed schools across the country for a day on the anniversary of last year's Taliban attack that killed over 150 people, 144 of them schoolchildren.

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Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai wipes away tears as she listens to eye witness accounts of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Afghan security forces stand in front of dead bodies of Taliban fighters after clashes in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

AP Photos/ Allauddin Khan

Afghan Taliban leader Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor is seen in a photo taken in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1998. Mystery surrounds the fate of 'injured' Afghan Taliban chief.

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Afghanistan's security forces take their position during a clash by Taliban fighters in the highway between Balkh province to Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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A Taliban fighter sits on his motorcycle adorned with a Taliban flag in a street in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The U.S. military carried out an airstrike on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, which was captured by the Taliban the previous day in a major setback to the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

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In this Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 file photo, an Afghan newspaper headlines pictures of the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, left, and former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, Afghan officials say, but the militant group has not commented on the claim. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released.

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a Pakistani police commando gives weapons training to teachers in Peshawar Pakistan. When Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school on Dec. 16, 2014 and massacred 150 children and teachers, nobody could fight back. Some teachers want to change that. Government authorities in Pakistan’s northwest frontier have given permission for teachers to carry concealed firearms in response to the attack. But other provinces have not allowed teachers to be armed, and most education organizations say that’s the right call.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a Pakistani teacher holds an weapon during a two-day training session by the police in Peshawar Pakistan. When Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school on Dec. 16, 2014 and massacred 150 children and teachers, nobody could fight back. Some teachers want to change that. Government authorities in Pakistan’s northwest frontier have given permission for teachers to carry concealed firearms in response to the attack. But other provinces have not allowed teachers to be armed, and most education organisations say that’s the right call.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

Teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban massacre at a school last month.

AFP PHOTO (From Outlook Magazine Feb 09, 2015 Issue)

The Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, almost a month after a Taliban attack which saw 150 deaths, most of them students.

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In this file, Pakistani security personnel check students at a government-run girls school reopened after a Taliban attack in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Activists of Pakistan's civil society groups condemn the Taliban's attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, during a rally in Lahore. Civil society groups held protests in Pakistani cities a month after the terrorist attack on Peshawar's Army Public School, where 150 people, mostly children, were killed.

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Pakistani students of government-run girls school pray for the victims of Taliban attack on the Army Public School, as schools opened in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

Pakistani students of a government-run girls school pray for the victims of Taliban attack on the Army Public School, as schools opened in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

Pakistani students go to their school near Army Public School targeted by Taliban militants, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistani children and their parents returned to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers.

AP Photo/B.K. Bangash

Pakistani students look out from a vehicle on their way to school near the Army Public School which was targeted by Taliban militants last year, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ B.K. Bangash

Supporters of Pakistani civil society groups rally against Taliban and militants in Lahore, Pakistan.

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School’s up The baleful month of December brought in its wake one of the most numbing events of the year, in the ancient city of Peshawar, and no one who consumed this news is still quite normal. No war is ever worth it. Surely not one that kills the young.

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People light candles to pay tribute to students killed in a Taliban attack, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Lawyers and Locals holding candle light vigil to pay tribute to victims of Taliban terror attack in Peshawar, at Ghanta Ghar, in Srinagar.

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Local residents place candles around portraits of the victims killed in Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, at a ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek hold up posters to condemn the Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar.

AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary

Afghan friends and colleagues of 22-year-old video journalist Zubair Hatami, who died late from injuries sustained in a Taliban attack, mourn during his funeral, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini

Afghan friends and colleagues of 22-year-old video journalist Zubair Hatami, who died late from injuries sustained in a Taliban attack, mourn during his funeral, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini

Members of a civil society group rally to condemn the Taliban for the killings of the students in an attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, during a candlelight vigil near Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ B.K. Bangash

Boys wear symbolic burial shrouds and shout slogans during a protest against the Taliban on the outskirts of Srinagar. A Taliban massacre killed more than 140 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Dar Yasin

A student in Chennai sheds a tear for Peshawar’s slain schoolchildren

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‘The smallest coffins are the heaviest’ A slain student being laid to rest in Peshawar

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A Pakistani army officer, stands in front of a wall riddled with bullet marks, inside the Army Public School attacked by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Muhammed Muheisen

File Photo: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, granted bail in Pakistan.

Young girls holds placards with slogans to protest against the Pakistani Taliban's terror attack on students, in Ahmedabad.

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Combo image shows some of the students of the Army Public School who were killed on Tuesday December 16, 2014 when Taliban militants stormed their school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Schoolgirls hold flowers and candles before offering prayers for victims killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, in Bangalore.

AP Photo/ Aijaz Rahi

Students pray in Navi Mumbai for the victims of Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in Pakistan.

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Girls block the passage of a van carrying people arrested by Delhi Police for performing a candle light march to protest against the Pakistan terror attacks on school students in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist

Students hold placards during a candle light protest against the Pakistan terror attacks, in Srinagar.

PTI Photo/ S Irfan

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik makes a sand sclupture to pay tributes to the Pakistan terror attack victims, in Puri.

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Newspapers carrying headlines on Taliban attack on a school in downtown of Peshawar, Pakistan.

A Pakistan army soldier inspects the Army Public School attacked the day before by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ B.K. Bangash

A Pakistani soldier walks out of the Army Public School that was attacked the day before by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

A Pakistani photographer takes pictures in principal's room at the Army Public School attacked the day before by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

Journalists visit the Army Public School attacked the day before by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ B.K. Bangash

People buy newspapers reporting Taliban attack on a school, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ B.K. Bangash

Pakistani soldiers inspect inside the Army Public School attacked the day before by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, center, offers special prayers for victims killed in a Taliban attack in Peshawar, in Srinagar.

AP Photo/ Mukhtar Khan

This photo released in a statement by the Pakistani Taliban shows the Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing more than 140 people, most of them children.

AP Photo/ Pakistani Taliban handout

This photo released in a statement by the Pakistani Taliban shows the Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing more than 140 people, most of them children.

AP Photo/ Pakistani Taliban handout

This photo released in a statement by the Pakistani Taliban shows the Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing more than 140 people, most of them children. In an email, the Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani claimed the attack was justified because the Pakistani army has allegedly long been killing innocent children and families of their fighters.

AP Photo/ Pakistani Taliban handout

Students stomping posters on terrorism to condemn the terror attack on an army school in Peshawar in Pakistan, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak

Students hold placards during a protest at Eidgah in Lucknow, to condemn the Peshawar Army school terror attack in Pakistan.

PTI Photo/ Nand Kumar

Condolence book at the Pakistan High Commission to pay tribute to the Peshawar Martyrs, in New Delhi.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/ Outlook

Condolence book opened for visitors at the Pakistan High Commission, in the memory of Peshawar Martyrs, in New Delhi.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/ Outlook

Inside the auditorium of Peshawar's Army Public School which was attacked by Taliban gunmen.

AP Photo/ B.K. Bangash

Pakistan army soldiers stand outside the auditorium of an Army Public School a day after an attack on the school, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ B.K. Bangash

Pakistani journalists film and photograph inside an auditorium of the Army Public School attacked the day before by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ B.K. Bangash

Chairs are upturned and blood stains the floor at the Army Public School auditorium the day after Taliban gunmen stormed the school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ B.K. Bangash

School Children pray for the victims of a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, at a Vidya Bal Bhawan school in New Delhi.

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School Children pray for the victims of a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, at a school in Dhanbad.

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Pakistani students attend a praying ceremony for the victims of school attack, at a school in Karachi, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Fareed Khan

Pakistani students pray during a ceremony for the victims of school attack, at a school in Karachi, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Fareed Khan

People read newspapers carrying headlines on Taliban attack on a school in downtown of Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

Siraj-ul-Haq, fourth right, chief of Pakistan's religious party Jammat-e-Islami, leads a funeral prayer for a student killed in Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

The uncle and cousin of injured student Mohammad Baqair, center, comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother who was a teacher at the school which was attacked by Taliban, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

Pakistani journalists and civil society members hold a candle light vigil for the victims of a Taliban attack on a school, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Anjum Naveed

Pakistani civil society members take part in a candle light vigil for the victims of a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Anjum Naveed

Pakistani journalists and civil society members hold a candle light vigil for the victims of a Taliban attack on a school, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Anjum Naveed

Pakistani civil society members take part in a candle light vigil for the victims of a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Anjum Naveed

Pakistani army troops arrive to conduct an operation at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

A Pakistani girl, who was injured in a Taliban attack in a school, is rushed to a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

People carry the casket of a victim of Taliban attack in a school, after receiving it from a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

Relatives of a victim of a Taliban attack in a school, mourn over her lifeless body at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/ Mohammad Sajjad

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