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US Softens Deadline for Deal to Keep Troops in Afghanistan

The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south and kidnapped three construction workers in Farah. Security forces captured three would-be suicide bombers in Laghman and defused 65 bombs in Kandahar.

Afghan forces killed 12 Taliban fighters in clashes throughout the country and captured six more who were involved in attacking supply convoys in Kandahar. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in an attack in the east.

America's giant Afghan yard sale

Afghanistan - Activists Target Illegal Mining

Alarm rises for Afghan women prisoners after Western troops leave

Taliban eulogize Qari Hussain, chief of suicide and international operations

Qari-Hussain-martyr-tape-2.pngQari Hussain is thought to have been been killed in a US drone strike in January 2012. He served as the Taliban's "teacher of suicide bombers" and was involved in the Times Square plot and the suicide attack on the CIA in Afghanistan.

Tribes Should Unite To Support Peace: Afghan Officials

Local Turf-Sharing Accord With the Taliban Raises Alarm in Afghanistan

United Kingdom - How many more times can the Foreign Office get it so wrong?

Why the U.S. Paid Karzai's Top Aide

The Afghan Army cut a peace deal with the Taliban in the Sangin district in Helmand, and turned over several checkpoints to the jihadists. Three Taliban suicide bombers were killed in an assault on a NATO supply base at the Torkham crossing in Nangarhar.

Have Afghan forces intentionally surrendered turf in Sangin to the Taliban?

In remote Afghan areas, cease-fires catching on

Six ISAF soldiers were killed in an aircraft crash in Zabul; the Taliban claimed they shot down a helicopter. The Taliban killed two Afghan Border Police officers in an IED attack in Kandahar. Security forces killed eight Taliban fighters, including Pakistanis, in Ghazni.

Taliban claim credit for ISAF helo crash in Afghan south

The Taliban killed four soldiers and wounded six more in IED attacks in Khost, Wardak, and Kapisa. The Taliban also killed four children in a bombing in Uruzgan. Security forces killed 10 Taliban fighters during an operation Ghazni.

2 Guantanamo detainees transferred to Saudi Arabia

Both detainees were approved for transfer "subject to appropriate security measures" by President Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force. Previously, Joint Task Force Guantanamo deemed both detainees "high" risks to the US and its allies and recommended that they be retained in US custody.

The Taliban killed eight civilians in IED attacks in Kunar and Nangarhar, and wounded three Afghan intelligence officials in a suicide bombing in Nangarhar. The military claimed it killed 23 Taliban fighters in operations throughout the country.

The Taliban killed five soldiers in Helmand, three policemen in Ghazni, and two civilians in Kunar. Security forces killed 13 Taliban fighters in Kandahar, Kunar, Laghman, Kunduz, and Jawzjan. ISAF killed seven Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Nangarhar.