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US forces killed 22 Taliban fighters during operations in southern and eastern Afghanistan. The US has secured alternative supply routes through Central Asia. The Afghan government seeks greater control over future NATO deployments.
One teenager was killed and 16 other civilians were wounded in two suicide attacks and an IED attack against police and soldiers in Khost province. A Canadian soldier was seriously wounded in an IED attack during foot patrol in Kandahar's Panjwaii district.
The Taliban claimed control of 70 percent of rural Afghanistan and set up a shadow government with police, courts, and sharia law. The NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said the Afghan government is "ineffective" and said officials were almost as much to blame for the insurgency as the Taliban.
A US soldier and four Afghans were killed in a suicide attack outside of the German Embassy in Kabul; another suicide attack killed an Afghan in Nangarhar. One US soldier was killed in a helicopter crash in Kunar.
A senior Afghan general in charge of western Afghanistan and 12 others died in a helicopter crash in Herat province. Two British soldiers were killed in Helmand province. The Taliban killed an ISAF contractor in Kapisa province and forced markets to close in Khost province.
Afghan and Coalition forces detained eight Haqqani Network and Taliban fighters during operations in Khost and Kandahar provinces on Jan. 10. The Chaman border crossing in Kandahar reopened for NATO supplies after protests in Pakistan ended. Kyrgyzstan threatened to shut down a key US airbase used by NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Mullah Abdul Rasheed, a senior Taliban commander in Uruzgan, was killed in an airstrike. A British soldier was killed in an IED attack in Helmand province. The Dutch may stay in Afghanistan past 2010. The Australians hope to leave Afghanistan by 2012.
Australian special forces killed a Taliban leader and several other fighters during an operation in Uruzgan province. CENTCOM commander General David Petraeus said Iran should have an interest stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan, but there are "major conflicting interests" with the West.
Five US soldiers and nine Afghans were killed in bombings throughout the country over the past two days. Coalition forces killed five Taliban fighters and detained three more during an operation in Zabul. Finland will send an additional 100 troops to Afghanistan.
Afghan and Coalition forces killed a Taliban IED facilitator in Helmand province and six Taliban fighters in Farah province, and detained five Haqqani Network fighters in Khost and Kandahar province. Eight Afghan women were killed in a rocket attack in Uruzgan province. One Canadian soldier was killed in an IED attack in Kandahar.