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No Early Pull-Out for British Troops in Afghanistan

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Britain says it will stand by Afghanistan, keeping troops there until 2014. British Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters Saturday he has no plans to pull his country’s combat troops from Afghanistan before the current deadline expires. He also said Britain will continue to have a strong relationship with Kabul going forward because “it is […]

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French Defense Minister Visits Afghanistan

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The French defense minister arrived in Kabul Saturday for talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a day after an Afghan solider shot and killed four French troops. Gerard Longuet said France remains committed to bringing stability to Afghanistan. His comment followed a threat from Paris to accelerate its troop withdrawal following the soldiers’ deaths. Longuet […]

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French Defense Minister Visits Afghanistan

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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The French defense minister arrived in Kabul Saturday for talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a day after an Afghan solider shot and killed four French troops. Gerard Longuet said France remains committed to bringing stability to Afghanistan. His comment follows a threat from Paris to accelerate its troop withdrawal following the deaths of the […]

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France Threatens Early Afghan Withdrawal After Troop Deaths

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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France on Friday threatened to accelerate its withdrawal from Afghanistan, after an Afghan soldier shot and killed four French troops. President Nicolas Sarkozy suspended military operations in Afghanistan and said he is considering an early pullout of French troops if security conditions “are not clearly established,” following Friday’s attack. Fifteen French troops were wounded in […]

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France Threatens Early Afghan Withdrawal After Troop Deaths

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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France on Friday threatened to accelerate its withdrawal from Afghanistan, after an Afghan soldier shot and killed four French troops. President Nicolas Sarkozy suspended military operations in Afghanistan and said he is considering an early pullout of French troops if security conditions “are not clearly established,” following Friday’s attack. Fifteen French troops were wounded in […]

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France Suspends Afghan Military Operations After Troop Deaths

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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France says it is suspending all training and joint operations in Afghanistan after an Afghan soldier shot and killed four French troops. President Nicolas Sarkozy says he is considering an early withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan if security conditions “are not clearly established,” following Friday’s attack. Fifteen French troops were wounded in the same […]

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France Suspends Afghan Military Operations After Troop Deaths

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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France says it is suspending all training and joint operations in Afghanistan after an Afghan soldier shot dead four French troops. President Nicolas Sarkozy also says he is considering an early withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan if security conditions “are not clearly established,” following Friday’s attack. Afghan security officials said at least 16 other […]

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Afghan Soldier Kills 4 Foreign Troops

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says an Afghan National Army soldier has killed four coalition service members. Afghan security officials say the dead soldiers are French nationals. The Afghan authorities say at least 16 people were wounded in the asssault Friday in eastern Afghanisan. NATO says the suspected shooter has been apprehended. Meanwhile, a helicopter belonging to international military […]

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Afghan Soldier Kills 4 Foreign Troops

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says an Afghan National Army soldier has killed four coalition service members. The alliance says the service members were killed Friday in eastern Afghanistan. NATO says the suspected shooter has been apprehended. Meanwhile, helicopter belonging to international military forces in Afghanistan crashed in the country’s south Thursday, killing six NATO service members. A spokesman […]

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US Official: Logistics Challenges to Ship Military Equipment Out of Afghanistan ‘Enormous’

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO military planners in Afghanistan are trying to figure out how to remove $30 billion worth of military equipment from the mountainous, landlocked country by the end of 2014, when coalition troops are to end their combat mission. A senior U.S. official said Tuesday the logistics challenges are enormous. He said the operation requires the […]

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