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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.

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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.

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.

14 Apr 2017

'Right time' to use huge bomb in Afghanistan - U.S. general

ACHIN, Afghanistan/KABUL The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Friday that the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical, and made as part of the campaign against Islamic State-linked fighters. | Video

20 Mar 2017

Pakistan PM orders border re-opening amid tense Afghanistan ties

ISLAMABAD/TORKHAM, Afghanistan Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the two main border crossings to Afghanistan to be re-opened on Monday, after their closure last month following a series of attacks that Islamabad blamed on militants operating from across the frontier.

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