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U.S. Deaths Rise in Afghanistan

September 26, 2018
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June was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war there began in late 2001, as resilient and emboldened insurgents have stepped up attacks in an effort to gain control of the embattled country.

(Washington Post — 1 August, 2008)
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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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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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At least four Americans were among those killed by what the Taliban claimed was a remote-controlled bomb. (New York Times — 2 August, 2008)
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KABUL, June 28 Hundreds of Pakistani military and police forces moved into the key northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday to head off a possible attack by the Taliban and other Islamist insurgents, marking the first major military operation in Pakistan’s fractured border region since a new gov…

(Washington Post — 1 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 30 — A powerful explosion ripped through a compound used by an armed Islamist group in Pakistan’s volatile tribal areas Monday, killing eight people, as the country’s paramilitary forces pushed forward with their offensive against insurgents.

(Washington Post — 1 August, 2008)
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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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Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain shifted their foreign policy focus yesterday from the future of U.S. military involvement in Iraq to the deteriorating war in Afghanistan, with both White House hopefuls pledging thousands of additional troops and a large-scale infusion of aid for the Afghan…

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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UNITED NATIONS, June 26 — Afghan opium poppy cultivation grew 17 percent last year, continuing a six-year expansion of the country’s drug trade and increasing its share of global opium production to more than 92 percent, according to the 2008 World Drug Report, released Thursday by the United Na…

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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Roadside bombs killed five NATO troops in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, as 100 aid groups warned that violence in the country was spreading to once-stable regions and hindering humanitarian efforts. (MSNBC — 2 August, 2008)
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