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Gen. Allen: ‘Mad as Hell’ by Afghan Insider Attacks

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he is “mad as hell” about attacks on Western troops by Afghan soldiers and police – the so-called insider attacks. General John Allen said in an interview with CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes, scheduled to air Sunday night, that “we’re willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we’re […]

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2 Killed in Afghan Insider Attack

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO-led forces in Afghanistan say one of their service members and a civilian contractor have died after a suspected insider attack. The international coalition says the Afghan National Army also suffered casualties in the attack Saturday in eastern Afghanistan. The coalition did not say who carried out the insider attack – a term used to […]

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US Surge Troops Out of Afghanistan

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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The last of the 33,000 troops sent to Afghanistan in what was called the “surge” more than two years ago have pulled out. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta confirmed the withdrawal on Friday. Panetta, during a joint news briefing in Auckland with New Zealand’s defense minister, praised U.S. forces, saying the surge “did accomplish its […]

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Afghanistan Warns Pakistan about Cross-Border Shelling

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan is warning that already fragile ties with Pakistan are being further strained by Pakistan’s shelling across the two countries’ mountainous border. Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul told the United Nations Security Council Thursday that his country wants an “immediate and complete end” to the shelling. He said the attacks have taken the lives of […]

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Pentagon: Last of Surge Troops Out of Afghanistan

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon says the last of the 33,000 troops sent to Afghanistan in what was called the “surge” more than two years ago have pulled out. U.S. troops levels in Afghanistan are now back down to 68,000 — the pre-surge number. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday the drawdown of troops was “done on […]

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Pentagon: Last of Surge Troops Out of Afghanistan

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon says the last of the 33,000 troops sent to Afghanistan in what was called the “surge” more than two years ago have pulled out. U.S. troops levels in Afghanistan are now back down to 68,000 — the pre-surge number. President Barack Obama ordered the extra forces to Afghanistan in late 2009 to push […]

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Afghanistan Pushed Again on Runaways, Women’s Rights

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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There are new indications Afghanistan is moving to ensure the rights of women, but signs of progress are being met with skepticism. Human Rights Watch this week applauded three government ministers, including Justice Minister Habibullah Ghalib, for publicly stating it is not a crime for a woman to run away from home. Human Rights Watch […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Foreigners near Kabul

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has killed at least 12 people in an attack on a mini-bus carrying foreigners near the Afghan capital. Police say nine foreign workers, their Afghan driver, and two other Afghans were killed when the bomber detonated a car full of explosives near the bus Tuesday on the highway to the Kabul airport. […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Foreigners near Kabul

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has killed at least 12 people in an attack on a mini-bus carrying foreigners near the Afghan capital. Police say nine foreign workers, their Afghan driver, and two other Afghans were killed when the bomber detonated a car full of explosives near the bus Tuesday on the highway to the Kabul airport. […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Foreigners near Kabul

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a mini-bus carrying foreigners near the Afghan capital, killing at least 12 people. Police say at least nine foreign workers, their Afghan driver and two other Afghans were killed in Tuesday’s blast near the Kabul airport. The bomber detonated a car full of explosives near the bus on the main […]

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