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Twenty-three Taliban and allied fighters died during a cold snap in Baghlan province. Coalition and Afghan forces killed a Taliban commander and detained three more commanders and an undisclosed number of fighters during raids in Khost, Helmand, Kandahar, and Zabul. The UN believes opium production will drop this year.
The Afghan government will hold a Loya Jirga on the proposed reconciliation plan with the Taliban in mid-spring. Afghan and Coalition forces detained a Taliban and a Haqqani Network sub-commander during raids in Ghazni and Khost, and seized more than 800 pounds of opium in Helmand.
The Taliban killed a US soldier and an unidentified Coalition soldier during attacks in the South and East. A US Predator unmanned aircraft crashed during takeoff in eastern Afghanistan. Russia ruled out sending troops to Afghanistan. ISAF warned civilians in Marja to remain in their homes, signaling the offensive will begin shortly.