Trump commemorates 9/11 attacks at Pentagon ceremony

Afghan Taliban send team to Russia

The Taliban regime that had sheltered 9/11-mastermind Osama Bin Laden was ousted by USA -led military forces in 2001 but was never fully routed, maintaining a foothold in Afghanistan for 18 years.

For the 18 anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, President Trump is scheduled to attend a ceremony at the Pentagon hosted by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

Mujahid said the bomber had been infiltrated into the base well before the attack.

"And if for any reason, they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are, and use power, the likes of which the United States has never used before. We are hitting the Taliban harder than they've ever been hit".

A Taliban suicide vehicle bomber has targeted an Afghan special forces' base on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul, killing at least four troops, an official said on Thursday. Leading the nation in honouring and mourning the almost 3000 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, the president said it was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow and righteous fury.

Washington Post conservative columnist Marc Thiessen called President Donald Trump's inviting the Taliban to join him at Camp David "one of the most shameful moments of his presidency" and an insult to Americans who died on 9/11.

While the USA peace overtures to the Taliban flounder, India has said that the global community should address the problem of sanctuaries for terrorists in Pakistan. A few days ago.

It confirmed four soldiers were killed and three others wounded in the attack.

However, on Monday Trump labelled the talks "dead" and cancelled the covert Sunday meeting, citing the death of a U.S. serviceman killed by a Taliban vehicle bomb at a Kabul NATO checkpoint on Thursday. His move comes after nine rounds of talks between the USA and Taliban representatives, held in Doha, the capital of the Gulf state of Qatar.

Trump's U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad had announced a peace deal "in principle" with the Taliban on Monday last.

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin said on Tuesday that the country preferred direct talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban terrorist group, PTI reported.

"President Trump ultimately made the decision", Pompeo said, according to Reuters.

The number of US troops peaked at around 100,000 but began to drop steadily after Bin Laden was killed in 2011.

He said that over "the last four days", USA forces have "hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before and that will continue".

The Taliban took responsibility for the attack.

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