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The Taliban acquisition of anti-aircraft platforms




Pakistan seeks alliance with China as the US gets tough




Afghan women joining armed forces in greater numbers, challenging convention




Parcel bombs point to al-Qaeda switch




Interview: Petraeus on Afghanistan, Iran, Taliban strategy




The Taliban overran a district center in Ghazni, while the police force defected. The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in the south. Security forces killed and captured Taliban and Haqqani Network leaders and fighters Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Khost, and Paktia.




Taliban peace talks come to a halt




ISAF estimated 78 Haqqani Network fighters were killed in yesterday's assault on a US combat outpost in Paktika. Seventeen more Taliban fighters were killed in the Baramcha operation. Security forces killed a senior Taliban leader in Zabul and detained another in Kandahar. The Taliban killed three Afghans in Kandahar and a British soldier in Helmand. Twenty-three Taliban fighters surrendered in Herat and Baghlan.




Taliban hold secret talks with Afghan president




ISAF: Haqqani Network suffered heavy losses in assault on Paktika outpost

Yesterday's attack on Combat Outpost Margah resulted in the deaths of an estimated 78 Haqqani Network fighters. The assault shows the Haqqani Network remains robust despite heavy targeting by special operations forces.


US and Afghan forces launched an offensive against the Taliban in Baramcha. US troops killed more than 30 Haqqani Network fighters while repelling an attack in Paktika. Security forces killed and captured multiple Taliban fighters and commanders in Helmand and Kapisa. The Taliban killed two ISAF troops in the south. President Karzai denounced Russian participation in a drug raid.




In Pakistan, uncertainty grows over North Waziristan operation




Karzai condemns Russian involvement in Afghan drug bust




Afghans see peril in switching sides




US Marines launch operation against Taliban stronghold near the Pakistani border

US and Afghan forces have moved on the border town of Baramcha, a known safe haven and transit point for al Qaeda and the Taliban from Pakistan.


US troops repel Haqqani Network assault on eastern Afghan base

More than 30 Haqqani Network fighters were killed by US troops as they attempted to storm Combat Outpost Margah in Paktika province.


No high-level talks between Afghan gov't and Taliban: US envoy




Taliban make demands in Afghan peace talks




Khost overwatch




Richard Holbrooke denied peace talks with the Taliban are underway. Russian counter-narcotics police participated in a raid on labs in Nangarhar. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Zabul, Paktia, and Paktika. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south.


 
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