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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Taliban Pushed Back

KABUL, Afghanistan () -- The forces of a northern alliance have pushed back the Taliban militia in the remote northwest of Afghanistan, sources said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Iran opened a conference in Tehran to seek a solution to the Afghan crisis, but Pakistan, a key player in neighboring Afghanistan, stayed away from the talks.

The Taliban, who took Kabul a month ago, have said their forces captured Badghis province on the border with Turkmenistan late last week and were driving on Maimana, capital of neighboring Faryab province.