What We're Following This Morning

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

U.S. strikes Afghan city: The U.S. says it carried out an airstrike today over the city of Kunduz and Afghan forces launched an offensive to retake the city from the Taliban, which seized it Monday. The Taliban’s control of the northern provincial capital marks the first time it has taken over a city since it was forced from power by the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. Update: More here.

A Russian role in Syria: They might have clashed during their respective speeches before the U.N.—and there was that awkward photograph—but Russian President Vladimir Putin said his talks with President Obama were “very constructive, business-like and frank.” Replying to a question on whether Russia could join the U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, Putin said: “We are thinking about it, and we don’t exclude anything.”

Tesla’s new model: The long-delayed Model X is due out today. The most expensive model will set you back $132,000.