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By ERIC SCHMITT

Published: July 13, 2009

ABOARD U.S.S. RONALD REAGAN, in the Gulf of Oman — After taking repeated fire from Taliban fighters holed up in a building last week, a group of American Marines in southern Afghanistan called in airstrikes to wipe out the threat. (more…)

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Thu Jul 2, 2009 6:50am EDT

By Jonathon Burch

KABUL (Reuters) – Thousands of U.S. Marines stormed into a river valley in southern Helmand province on Thursday in an operation seeking to break the Taliban’s hold on the key opium-growing region and turn the tide of the war in Afghanistan. (more…)

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By Tony Perry
The program, suggested by an Iraqi women’s group, is part of an effort to reestablish the country’s once-thriving dairy industry as well as a way to help impoverished women and children. (more…)

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Pakistan Angry as Strike by U.S. Kills 11 Soldiers
By CARLOTTA GALL and ERIC SCHMITT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — American air and artillery strikes killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers during a clash with insurgents on the Afghan border on Tuesday night, a development that raised concerns about the already strained American relationship with Pakistan.

The strikes underscored the often faulty communications involving American, Pakistani and Afghan forces along the border, and the ability of Taliban fighters and other insurgents to use havens in Pakistan to carry out attacks into neighboring Afghanistan. (more…)

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Marines in, Taliban out, and Afghans have new hope

By CARLOTTA GALL
The International Herald Tribune

For two years British troops staked out a presence in this small district center in southern Afghanistan and fended off attacks from the Taliban. The constant firefights left Garmser a ghost town, its bazaar broken and empty but for one baker, its houses and orchards reduced to rubble and weeds. (more…)

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