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By: Aunohita Mojumdar

March 24, 2011

Anti-American sentiment is at record high levels in Afghanistan, a factor that promises to complicate what is already shaping up as a tricky transfer of security responsibilities from Western forces to indigenous military and law-enforcement entities. (more…)

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By Jerome Starkey

The Times

A night raid carried out by US and Afghan gunmen led to the deaths of two pregnant women, a teenage girl and two local officials in an atrocity which Nato then tried to cover up, survivors have told The Times. (more…)

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27 Jul 2009 07:57:00 GMT

Source: Reuters
* Move comes ahead of presidential election next month
* Similar deals sought elsewhere in country
* Taliban had previously insisted all foreign troops leave (more…)

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22 Jul 2009 14:37:47 GMT
Source: Reuters

By Hamid Shalizi KABUL, July 22 (Reuters) –

Almost 30 years of conflict have forced millions of Afghan children to go without education and work to help feed their families, U.N. and Afghan government figures released on Wednesday showed. Of Afghanistan’s 8.4 million children — more than a third of the population of 28 million — 1.2 million are the main breadwinners for their families and many more supplement family incomes, according to a survey conducted by the Afghan government, UNICEF and the independent Afghanistan Research And Evaluation Unit (AREU) from 2008 to 2009. (more…)

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New York Times
By DEXTER FILKINS
Published: June 21, 2009
KABUL, Afghanistan

The new American commander in Afghanistan said he would sharply restrict the use of airstrikes here, in an effort to reduce the civilian deaths that he said were undermining the American-led mission. (more…)

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