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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Taliban Fighting Flares

KABUL, Afghanistan () -- Taliban tanks rumbled toward the front line north of Kabul on Monday as helicopter gunships swooped in low to try to push back rival troops, who had made some small gains overnight.

The latest round of fighting, some of the heaviest in the past week, came just hours before peace talks were to begin in New York. The United Nations-sponsored talks include the five permanent members of the Security Council, the warring factions, neighboring countries, and Japan and Germany.