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The Gravedigger of Kabul

Posted May 27th, 2016 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ahmad buried what remained of a suicide bomber who attacked the Indian Embassy….I tell Ahmad that…I interviewed the widow of an…officer who died because of this attack. Ahmad says nothing. I want to know what he would say to her as the man who buried her husband’s killers, but his silence cuts me off.

The Changing Logic Behind Suicide Bombings

Posted March 25th, 2016 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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‘ISIS is now losing in Iraq and Syria—they’re losing actually quite badly—and so they’re now in a position where they’re trying to change a losing game,’ (Robert Pape) said. The less in control the organization is at home, the more it strikes at targets abroad.