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The US is drawing down forces in the Pech Valley in Kunar. Security forces detained several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Uruzgan, Kandahar, Helmand, Khost, Paktia, and Khost. Afghan officials claim five hunters were killed in an ISAF airstrike in Kapisa.
General Petraeus ordered an investigation into charges that General Caldwell ordered an information campaign against US politicians. Coalition and Afghan forces killed and captured several Taliban, Haqqani Network, and HIG commanders and fighters in Helmand, Kandahar, and Khost. A suicide bomber killed three people in Kandahar. ISAF is investigating reports that civilians were killed in Kapisa.
Coalition and Afghan forces detained several Taliban fighters in Kandahar. General Caldwell said the Afghan Army loses 32 percent of its forces each year and the police lose 23 percent. The United Nations said that security in Afghanistan is at its lowest in a decade and that the Taliban have expanded operations throughout all of the country.