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Ten Taliban fighters, an ISAF soldier, and two civilians were killed after Afghan and Coalition forces targeted a Haqqani Network-linked Taliban commander in Parwan province. President Karzai claimed ISAF killed seven children during the Parwan clash. Security forces killed four Taliban fighters in Herat.

One Taliban fighter and one policeman were killed during a clash in Sar-i-Pul. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in a firefight in the east. The Taliban are circulating a video of the only US soldier in their custody. The US inspector general said the counternarcotics effort is failing.

Security guards killed a suicide bomber in Kabul. Three Afghan Local Police officers were stabbed to death by the Taliban with the help of their colleagues. Seven of the 88 prisoners that the government wants to free from Bagram are involved in green-on-blue attacks. Twenty Taliban fighters reconciled with the government in Baghlan.

7 Afghans involved in green-on-blue attacks may be freed

Recalling Past Threats, Afghans in Tranquil Valley Work to Keep It That Way

A suicide bomber killed two policemen in the capital of Kabul. Security forces killed three Taliban fighters. Eighty Taliban fighters reconciled with the government in Baghlan; another 19 did the same in Herat. 'Reconciled' fighters often return to the Taliban at the beginning of the fighting season.

Afghan high peace council unaware of secret talks with Taliban

Afghan border police: 'Rebels receiving arms from Pakistan'

ISAF confirmed that the Taliban downed a US helicopter on Dec. 17, 2013, killing six US soldiers. Police killed three Taliban fighters. Two more Taliban fighters died in a premature detonation in Nangarhar.

Taliban talks going nowhere despite secret meetings

ISAF confirms Taliban downing of US helicopter in Zabul

It is unclear if the downing of the US Blackhawk in Zabul province, which killed six US soldiers, was caused by RPGS or "if the low-flying aircraft set off a bomb hidden on the ground." Last year, the Islamic Jihad Union tested an anti-helicopter fragmentation mine with the intent of bringing down an Apache.

Report: December helo crash that killed 6 in Afghanistan blamed on enemy

Small troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014: White House

Gates: US tried to oust Karzai in 'failed putsch'

Taliban killings in Pakistani city may be part of pattern

Three members of a Taliban suicide assault team and a policeman were killed during an attack on a police station in the capital of Helmand. Two ISAF soldiers and a civilian were killed in a helicopter crash in the east. The government will free 72 of the 88 Taliban prisoners deemed by the US to be major security risks.

Taliban Commander Released From Bagram A Year Ago

Afghan president: Release prisoners US wanted held

Afghan Islamic Scholars Show Divide Over BSA

Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama's leadership in 'Duty'