DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando.

The distance between Resolute Support headquarters and the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul can’t be more than 50 feet, yet it is too dangerous to walk across the street from one to the other.

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The top religious clerics of Afghanistan issued a fatwa banning the use of suicide attacks as going against Islamic law on Monday, before being attacked by a suicide bomber roughly an hour later.

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Rahmat Gul/Associated Press

Gunmen disguised as U.S. military personnel and wearing explosives-laden suicide vests engaged Afghan security forces in a two-hour siege of the national police headquarters in Kabul on Wednesday, U.S. and Afghan officials announced. One responding Afghan police officer was killed and five were wounded, the Washington Post reports.

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Army photo / Capt. Brian Harris.

Although President Donald Trump has made clear that he wants U.S. troops to leave Syria as soon as possible, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Monday that the president has not indicated he wants to withdraw from Afghanistan.

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Editor's note: This is the first dispatch by T&P; correspondent Marty Skovlund Jr. who is reporting on the ground from Afghanistan. 

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U.S. Army/Sgt. Michael K. Selvage

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A U.S. service member died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province, NATO said Saturday.

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