Taliban attacks Kabul commando base in Afghanistan; four killed

Trump warns Taliban on 9/11 anniv

Trump warns Taliban on 9/11 anniv

"Yet this is precisely what President Trump tried to do when he initially invited the Taliban to Camp David for a meeting this past weekend", the Fox News contributor and AEI fellow wrote.

During a ceremony in honor of 184 killed at the Pentagon 18 years ago on September 11, 2001, President Donald Trump pledged to continue to prosecute America's longest war, and ramp up efforts to erase terror threats against the homeland.

Akbaruddin said India supported UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' call for direct talks, as it was the Afghan people who will implement any agreement and bear the consequences of the dialogue.

Following the collapsed talks between the US and the Taliban, and days ahead of the landmark presidential polls, Afghanistan has witnessed an alarming spike in violence across the country, claiming lives on all sides. A Pentagon report to Congress in July touted efforts to synchronize and increase US and Afghan operations to "put heavy pressure on the Taliban" and "provide strong incentives for them to engage in meaningful negotiations".

The US president said that the Taliban did this because they thought by doing this, they will have an upper hand in negotiations.

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

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At ground zero in NY, victims' relatives and dignitaries were gathered on the memorial plaza at the World Trade Center in NY as the ceremony started at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday.

They held poignant moments of silence at 8:46 am and 9:03 am, the precise times that the jets struck the North and South Towers.

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

Relatives read out the long list of those who were killed, and held placards with images of their loved ones.

He will observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., to mark when the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, before delivering remarks to honor "the almost 3,000 lives that were tragically stolen from us on September 11, 2001", according to a White House spokesman.

The president campaigned on a pledge to end the war in Afghanistan, but has pronounced the peace talks with the Taliban as now "dead".

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