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Taliban Seek Friendly U.S. Ties as Challenges Mount After War

  • Militant leaders meet at airport after last U.S. soldiers exit
  • China calls on world to provide Taliban economic assistance
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U.S. Completes Afghan Pullout, Ending 20-Year Military Presence
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The Taliban called for friendly ties with the U.S. and indicated they were close to announcing details of a new government just hours after the last American soldiers flew out of Kabul to end 20 years of war.

“The Islamic Emirate wants a good and diplomatic relationship with the Americans,” Zabihullah Mujahed, the Taliban’s main spokesman, told reporters on Tuesday from the Hamid Karzai International Airport, which was the last place under American control.