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Reuters, By Serena Chaudhry

1 May 2011

The number of civilians and soldiers killed in Iraqi violence fell in April, official figures showed on Sunday, although attacks continued against security forces ahead of the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

The Health Ministry said 120 civilians were killed in bombings and other attacks last month compared with 136 in March. (more…)

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Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, September 16, 2010

BAGHDAD – At least six Iraqis were killed during a joint Iraqi-American counterterrorism operation on the outskirts of Fallujah on Wednesday, in the deadliest incident involving U.S. troops since the United States declared an end to its combat operations in Iraq on Aug. 31.

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By BBC NEWS

Two bombs in Afghanistan have killed at least 14 civilians, including several children, just days ahead of nationwide elections, officials say.

The blasts occurred on Wednesday in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar – both regions are at the heart of the Taliban insurgency. (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 ROBERT H. REID and KATHY GANNON (AP) – 1 hour ago

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai said Monday he wants new rules governing the conduct of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan and would be willing to talk with Taliban leaders who publicly renounce violence and endorse peace. (more…)

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By Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Roadside bomb attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan are blowing past previous records, causing a rising number of wounded as U.S. troops are waging a major offensive to stop growing violence from Afghan insurgents. (more…)

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: June 22, 2009

Filed at 12:51 p.m. ET

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings killed at least 21 people in Baghdad and surrounding areas on Monday, including high school students on their way to final exams, as violence intensified before a planned withdrawal next week of U.S. troops from urban areas. (more…)

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