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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

14 May 2018

Multiple blasts and gun battle in eastern Afghan city

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Afghan security forces battled for hours against a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday after a coordinated assault that killed at least 15 people and wounded 42, local officials said. | Video

08 Feb 2018

Tougher U.S. strategy brings Afghan gains, but peace or victory look remote

JALALABAD, Afghanistan A more aggressive U.S. strategy in Afghanistan has put the Taliban on the back foot, soldiers and police say, but bloody recent attacks in Kabul show the insurgency remains potent and a prolonged stalemate looms.

24 Jan 2018

Gunmen storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Gunmen stormed an office of the Save the Children aid agency in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and at least five people were killed and 25 wounded in a daylong battle with security forces before the attack was finally suppressed. | Video

15 Jun 2017

Islamic State say they have captured Afghanistan's Tora Bora caves

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Islamic State militants, under pressure from Afghan and U.S. forces, have seized a new stronghold in Tora Bora, a mountainous area dotted with caves along Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, officials said on Thursday.

12 Jun 2017

Afghan civilians killed as U.S. troops open fire after bomb attack: Afghan official

JALALABAD, Afghanistan As many as three Afghan civilians were killed on Monday when American troops opened fire after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, an official in Nangarhar province said.

11 Jun 2017

Three U.S. soldiers killed, one wounded by Afghan soldier

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Three American soldiers were killed and one wounded on Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, according to officials. | Video

10 Jun 2017

Two U.S. soldiers killed, two wounded by Afghan commando - official

JALALABAD, Afghanistan At least two American soldiers were killed and two others wounded on Saturday when an Afghan commando opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, a local official said.

29 Apr 2017

Notorious Afghan warlord calls for peace in first public speech

MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan In his first public speech since signing a peace deal with the Afghan government, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords on Saturday called for the Taliban to stop fighting and begin negotiations.

19 Apr 2017

U.S. troops still battling Islamic State near site of Afghan bomb strike

KABUL/ABDUL KHIL, Afghanistan U.S. troops are still battling suspected Islamic State fighters near the site where a massive bomb was dropped in eastern Afghanistan last week, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday.

15 Apr 2017

Afghans react to huge U.S. bomb with shock, awe and mixed feelings

ACHIN, Afghanistan Qari Mehrajuddin first saw "lightning like a thunder storm" followed by the roar of an explosion, an all-to-familiar sound for residents in Afghanistan's war-torn Nangarhar province.


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