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6 Mar 2021
Almost 20 years after the US-led intervention in Afghanistan that ousted the Taliban, the security situation is getting worse almost every day, amid a new campaign of targeted assassinations. Although peace negotiations between the Taliban and Afghanistan resumed again last week, they are failing to prevent violence on the ground. For a time, the capital Kabul was a more or less spared the chaos, but that era seems to be over, especially with an approaching deadline for US troop withdrawal. Our correspondents report.
19 Nov 2020
Last week, The New York Times reported that Israeli agents, at the behest of the US, had assassinated al Qaeda's number two on the streets of Tehran. Abu Muhammad al-Masri was gunned down along with his daughter, Miriam. She was also reportedly a target, as she was being groomed for a leadership role in al Qaeda. Iran has vehemently denied these reports. To shed some light on this story, we talk to Ronen Bergman. He's one of the writers of the piece and also the author of "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations".

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