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The New York Times, By Alissa J. Rubin

April 16, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan — For the second time in two days, a suicide bomber used an Afghan uniform to elude early detection and approach his target, killing five NATO service members attending an early Saturday meeting at the headquarters of the Afghan 201 Corps in the country’s east. The bombing was one of the worst attacks of its kind, NATO and Afghan military officials said. (more…)

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27 Jul 2009 16:09:44 GMT
Source: Reuters
* Holding territory depends on Afghan troops
* Only 650 Afghan soldiers fighting with U.S., British
* Training of Afghan police, soldiers needs expanding (more…)

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By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

Published: July 25, 2009

NAWA, Afghanistan — In three combat tours in Anbar Province, Marine Sgt. Jacob Tambunga fought the deadliest insurgents in Iraq. (more…)

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By Hamid Shalizi KABUL, July 24 (Reuters) –

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, setting out his election manifesto, vowed on Friday to make foreign troops sign a framework governing how they operate in a bid to limit civilians casualties. (more…)

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By ERIC SCHMITT

Published: July 15, 2009

KABUL, Afghanistan — The new American commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that United States Marines had faced less resistance than expected in their operation to clear Taliban safe havens in the south, but that British troops just to the north were running into fiercer fighting than anticipated. (more…)

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By Jerome Starkey in Lashkar Gar

Monday, 13 July 2009

Their homes have been destroyed, their schools have been closed and all three know friends and family who have been killed in the fighting. Helmand, their homeland, has been transformed in the past 60 years from a beacon of international development into a giant narco-farm controlled by the Taliban. (more…)

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By Reuters Foundation
Feb 26 (Reuters) – Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 0830 GMT on Thursday:

HELMAND – An explosion killed three British soldiers during an operation in Girishk district, 530 km (330 miles) southwest of Kabul on Wednesday, the British Defence Ministry said. (more…)

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