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Elusive game in Afghanistan

US Marines battle the Taliban for control of Musa Qala

Marines from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment wage a counterinsurgency in Musa Qala after months of fighting on the peripheries of the district center.

Afghans to form local forces to fight Taliban

What Kandahar residents say about the Afghanistan war: It's complicated

Karzai approves village defense forces

Petraeus gets Karzai to back "community watch on steroids" program

Militancy in Africa

Reliability of Afghan army called into question by Pentagon

3 ISAF troops killed repelling Taliban assault in Kandahar

Five civilians were also killed while defending a headquarters for the Afghan National Civil Order Police in Kandahar City from a Taliban assault.

The Taliban killed nine civilians in an IED attack in Helmand, four ISAF soldiers in an IED attack and another in a small arms attack in the south, and a policeman in an IED attack in Kandahar. Three ISAF soldiers and five civilian contractors were killed while repelling a Taliban assault on a police station in Kandahar. Security forces killed three Taliban fighters in Ghazni and detained an undisclosed number in Kandahar and Helmand.

Afghan villagers battle the Taliban in Ghazni

US may label Pakistan militants as terrorists

Afghanistan - NATO sees Taliban in power in case of early departure

Holbrooke: Afghan peace outreach to gain steam

Karzai, Petraeus in talks on Afghan militias: spokesman

Watchdog warns Taliban talks may harm Afghan women

Airdrops break records in Afghanistan

An Afghan soldier killed three British troops in Helmand. The Taliban killed eight civilians in an IED attack in Helmand. Security forces killed six Taliban fighters in Kunduz and detained "a large number" of Taliban and Haqqani Network operatives in Paktia and Kapisa. A village defense force killed "numerous" Taliban fighters in Ghazni; one villager was killed.

Fears of Afghan women™s rights being traded for peace

The checkered history of Musa Qala

Coalition forces have struggled to gain control of the district in northern Helmand province for four years. US Marines have now taken over from the British, who have come under fire for their handling of the district. Part 1 of a three-part series.