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January 29th, 2010

US troops shoot and kill Afghan cleric near Kabul

KABUL - U.S. soldiers shot and killed an Afghan cleric as he drove Thursday with his young son near an American base on the eastern edge of Kabul, underscoring the dangers facing civilians despite NATO efforts to minimize casualties. The shooting occurred as Mohammad Yunus, 36, approached a four-lane highway ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Car Bomb Wounds 14 Near US Base in Afghan Capital

KABUL — A suicide car bomber struck a barrier outside a U.S. base in Kabul on Tuesday, wounding six Afghans and eight American troops hours after gunmen killed four policemen in southern Afghanistan. The car bombing was the latest attack to hit Kabul, coming just over a week after a ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

Taliban Attacks Paralyze Afghan Capital

(CBS/AP)  Taliban militants wearing explosive vests launched a brazen daylight assault Monday on the center of Kabul, with suicide bombings and gunbattles near the presidential palace and other government buildings that paralyzed the city for hours. Afghan forces along with NATO advisers managed to restore order after nearly five hours ... continue reading

December 28th, 2009

Troops deaths in Afghan war seen rising with surge

KABUL — The arrival in Afghanistan of tens of thousands of reinforcements to fight the Taliban will lead to a higher death rate among foreign troops, adding pressure on Western leaders to get out altogether, officials say.Militants fighting for the overthrow of the Kabul government promised to turn Afghanistan into ... continue reading

December 26th, 2009

US soldier killed in Afghanistan bomb attack: NATO

KABUL — An American soldier has been killed by a roadside bomb while serving with NATO forces in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said Saturday.NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the soldier died on Friday, but gave no details of where the incident took place.The death of the American, who ... continue reading

December 18th, 2009

Afghan Elders to U.S.: Let Us Do Fighting

CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier traveled with Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, through Kandahar and Helmand Provinces in Afghanistan. She filed this dispatch after landing in Basra, Iraq — her first trip back since Memorial Day 2006.As we flew in to Forward Operating Base Frontenac, the ... continue reading

December 9th, 2009

US says bin Laden sometimes slips into Afghanistan

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden may periodically slip back into Afghanistan from his remote hideout in neighboring Pakistan, a senior White House official says, adding a new twist to the mystery of the elusive terrorist's whereabouts.President Barack Obama's national security adviser, James Jones, said bin Laden, believed hiding mainly in ... continue reading

December 1st, 2009

2 Afghans allege abuse at U.S. site

KABUL -- Two Afghan teenagers held in U.S. detention north of Kabul this year said they were beaten by American guards, photographed naked, deprived of sleep and held in solitary confinement in concrete cells for at least two weeks while undergoing daily interrogation about their alleged links to the Taliban. ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

US skeptics fear Afghan mission turning into a quagmire

WASHINGTON — Skeptics reject President Barack Obama's expected decision to ramp up the Afghanistan war as a misguided bid to fix a muddled mission, arguing it will draw America deeper into a quagmire.Ahead of Obama's momentous address to the nation on Tuesday, even fellow Democrats in Congress are voicing growing ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

Obama to announce Afghanistan troop strategy Tuesday

Washington (CNN) -- President Obama will announce the U.S. troop strategy for Afghanistan in a speech at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday. The Pentagon was making detailed plans to send about 34,000 more U.S. ... continue reading

November 24th, 2009

Fifteen per cent of Afghan army 'are drug addicts'

Afghanistan lacks the capacity to recruit and train men in large enough numbers, they said, despite a pledge by President Hamid Karzai to take over the nation's security from foreign troops by the end of his newly begun five-year term. Abdul Rahim Wardak, the Afghan defence minister, used a ceremony ... continue reading

November 19th, 2009

Two US Soldiers Killed In Afghan Blast As Karzai Sworn In - NATO

KABUL (AFP) -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed by a car bomb in southern Afghanistan Thursday, at the same time Afghan President Hamid Karzai was being sworn in for a second five-year term in the capital, NATO said. The blast, which an Afghan army soldier described as a suicide car ... continue reading

November 19th, 2009

U.S. headed for Vietnam War-like disaster in Afghanistan, two experts warn

TORONTO — The United States is being dragged into a bloody Vietnam War-like morass because of a misguided obsession with establishing a national government in Kabul and its military failure to protect rural Afghans, a new analysis concludes.Prof. Tom Johnson says the only chance of success the Americans might have ... continue reading

November 16th, 2009

12 Afghans killed in attack on meeting with French

TAGAB VALLEY, Afghanistan — Rockets slammed into a market northeast of Kabul on Monday, killing 12 civilians but missing their presumed target: a meeting between France's top general in Afghanistan and dozens of tribal elders and senior local officials.The attack also wounded 38 people, 20 of them critically. The market ... continue reading

November 15th, 2009

2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan explosions

KABUL — NATO says two U.S. service members and an American contractor have been killed in two separate explosions in Afghanistan.NATO headquarters in Kabul said Saturday that one U.S. troop was killed in a roadside bomb strike in southern Afghanistan the previous day. It said the other service member and ... continue reading

November 13th, 2009

Suicide bombing near US base in Afghanistan: officials

KABUL — A suicide bomber struck near a US military base in Kabul on Friday, wounding foreign soldiers and Afghan civilians less than a week before the inauguration of President Hamid Karzai, officials said.Kabul has been hit by a rising number of suicide bombings claimed by the Taliban, whose insurgency ... continue reading

October 25th, 2009

US service member killed in Afghanistan bomb

KABUL – A bomb killed an American service member in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Sunday, as Afghan police fired shots in the air to disperse up to 1,000 students protesting a rumor that U.S. troops burned a copy of the Muslim holy book, the Quran. A U.S. statement ... continue reading

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