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President Karzai reiterated his call for the Taliban to lay down their weapons and enter negotiations. The Taliban killed four members of a mine clearance team and an ISAF soldier in IED attacks in Kandahar and the south. Coalition and Afghan forces killed seven Taliban fighters in Badghis and detained three more in Helmand and Khost.
Afghan forces detained nine suspected terrorists, including three Italians, at a hospital in Helmand province. US and Afghan forces detained a Taliban IED facilitator and an undisclosed number of fighters in Helmand and Kandahar. President Obama said the US "will remain as the strategic partner of Afghanistan."
Three US soldiers and a civilian were killed in a CV-22 Osprey crash in Zabul. The military is investigating the crash; the Taliban claimed they shot the Osprey down. General McChrystal ordered an investigation into a Feb. 12 night raid that resulted in the deaths of five Afghans. Romania will send an additional 725 troops to Afghanistan.