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CIA gets nod to step up drone strikes in Pakistan

Several Taliban fighters and prisoners escaped from a jail in Sar-i-Pul; five people were killed during the jailbreak. Gunmen killed a police commander in Jawzjan. General Allen apologized for the airstrike that accidentally killed civilians in Logar.

Libyan official: US drones seeking jihadists in Libya

NDS arrests senior Taliban leader and 14 others linked to school poisonings

Afghan intelligence officials announced the arrest of 15 suspects in connection to the series of suspected poison attacks against girls' schools in northern Afghanistan. Among those arrested were a Taliban deputy shadow governor and three women.

UN backs probe into US drone civilian casualties in Pakistan

Twenty-six Taliban fighters, four policemen, and a soldier were killed in fighting nationwide. ISAF killed three al Qaeda operatives in an airstrike in Wardak. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south. President Karzai said an ISAF airstrike that reportedly killed 18 civilians and eight Taliban fighters was "unacceptable."

US troops do the "vampire" shift to avoid Afghan sniper

Clinton backs drones after al Qaeda figure killed

ISAF airstrike kills 3 al Qaeda operatives in Afghan east

The airstrike took place in the same district in Wardak province where 38 US and Afghan troops, including Navy SEALs, were killed when their helicopter was shot down in August 2011.

Panetta: US losing patience with Pakistan on militancy

Central Asia group seeks bigger Afghanistan role

Panetta visits Afghanistan as violence spikes

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed 21 people in Kandahar; another suicide bomber killed two Afghans in Faryab. An ISAF airstrike killed 18 civilians and eight Taliban fighters in Logar. The NDS arrested 15 people involved in poisonings at girls' schools in Takhar. ISAF captured an al Qaeda facilitator in Faryab. Two ISAF soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urges India to take larger role in Afghanistan

Iran and Azerbaijan, Wary Neighbors, Find Less to Agree On

Pakistan is the Mother of Terrorism, Afghanistan the Victim: Afghan Analyst

ISAF detains al Qaeda facilitator in Afghan north

The al Qaeda facilitator, who was based in Takhar province, "served as a financier and liaison between al Qaeda leaders," according to ISAF.

Taliban kill 21 Afghans in double suicide attack

"The agents of Punjab have once again spilled the blood of innocent civilians," Kandahar's chief of police said, referring to Pakistan's influence over the Taliban.

What happens to all that military gear?

Abu Yahya al-Libi of Al Qaeda Said to Be Killed