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Nine U.S. Soldiers Killed in Firefight

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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, July 13 — Nine U.S. soldiers were killed in heavy fighting Sunday at a military base in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border, according to a Western official. The attack was the deadliest against U.S. forces in the country since 2005.

(Washington Post — 1 August, 2008)
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KABUL, Afghanistan, July 16 — After suffering significant setbacks in the fight against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan troops have pulled out of a combat outpost where nine American soldiers were killed in a pitched battle with Taliban fighters Sunday.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, July 8 — Investigators have found evidence that a deadly suicide bombing attack against the Indian Embassy in Kabul this week was planned with the help of a foreign intelligence agency, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s president said Tuesday.

(Washington Post — 2 August, 2008)
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KABUL, Aug. 1 — Roadside bombs killed five NATO soldiers and a civilian in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, while a coalition of aid groups warned that violence is spreading to once-stable regions and forcing the organizations to scale back humanitarian work.

(Washington Post — 2 August, 2008)
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, June 22 — A tense quiet has settled here in Afghanistan’s second-largest city, a little more than a week after hundreds of Taliban fighters mounted a dramatic prison break, then briefly took control of several villages in the area.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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KABUL, July 19 — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama got his first look at deteriorating conditions in war-torn Afghanistan on Saturday, meeting with U.S. military commanders and local officials and touring part of the country by helicopter on the first day of a highly anticipated vis…

(Washington Post — 1 August, 2008)
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The nation’s top military officer said yesterday that more U.S. troops are needed in Afghanistan to tamp down an increasingly violent insurgency, but that the Pentagon does not have sufficient forces to send because they are committed to the war in Iraq.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 30 — Clashes between insurgents and Pakistani troops escalated Wednesday in the country’s fractious northwest as Taliban leaders threatened to withdraw their support for peace deals brokered this year with Pakistan’s new government.

(Washington Post — 5 hours ago)
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KABUL, June 26 — Pakistan on Thursday sharply denied that its powerful intelligence agency was behind an attempt to assassinate Afghan President Hamid Karzai in April, saying the accusations by Afghan officials were politically motivated.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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The resiliency of the Taliban in Afghanistan is raising the question of how a relative ragtag insurgency has managed to keep the worlds most powerful armies at bay. (New York Times — 4 August, 2008)
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The new government of Pakistan is seeking a “partnership” with the United States and wants tangible signs that the Bush administration will increase aid and embrace Pakistani democracy, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said yesterday.

(Washington Post — 5 hours ago)
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An apparent U.S. missile strike on a compound in northwestern Pakistan killed six people early yesterday, including a man believed to be a top al-Qaeda operative and key figure in the terrorist group’s production of chemical weapons and conventional explosives, U.S. and Pakistani sources said.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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