Rocket Explodes at US Embassy in Afghanistan on 9/11 Anniversary

The UN has called for fresh talks between Afghan groups after the US cancelled its discussions with Taliban negotiators one of whom is shown here in August in Qatar

The UN has called for fresh talks between Afghan groups after the US cancelled its discussions with Taliban negotiators one of whom is shown here in August in Qatar

Yamamoto spoke three days after President Donald Trump abruptly halted U.S. -Taliban talks, citing an upsurge in attacks by the Islamic insurgent group.

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that what he describes as an unprecedented USA military assault against the Taliban in Afghanistan is to continue just five days after he scrapped peace talks.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"If for any reason, they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are, and use power, the likes of which the United States has never used before", Trump said. Addressing a Pentagon ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the deadly 2001 terrorist attack that killed almost 3,000 people, Trump also warned terrorists of grave consequences if they ever carry attacks on America again.

President Donald Trump recently canceled scheduled talks between the US and the Taliban, the Islamic insurgent group ousted from power during the invasion, which still maintains strongholds in the country. 'They will have never seen anything like what will happen to them.

Less than a month after the terror attacks, Bush announced on October 7, 2001, that U.S. and British troops had begun striking Afghanistan for harbouring the al-Qaida terrorists blamed for 9/11.

It was also stunning for the choice of the prestigious Camp David setting on a date so close to the September 11, 2001, anniversary.

Relatives of victims, survivors, police officers, firefighters and city leaders held a ceremony on Wednesday at Ground Zero where hijacked Al Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers.

In what has become an annual tradition, relatives began reading out the long list of those who were killed, saying a few words about each victim, in a ceremony that took nearly four hours.

Relatives hugged and consoled each other and left roses at the memorial.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and his predecessors Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani were among those who attended.

With the American flag flying atop the White House at half-staff, Trump participated in a moment of silence on the South Lawn with first lady Melania Trump and dozens of members of the executive branch. A fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to retake control of the aircraft.

More have died since from illnesses related to the destruction.

That claim was backed up by sources CBS News contacted at Resolute Support, the USA -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan.

"But US troop levels in Afghanistan are only around 14,000, a fraction of the peak of about 100,000 in 2010".

Speaking to Dana Perino on Wednesday, Theissen gave credit to ousted national security adviser John Bolton for his reported opposition to inviting the Taliban.

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