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The US defense secretary said three more combat brigades will be available to deploy to Afghanistan by the spring of 2009. The Taliban promised to free the more than 140 Afghan laborers kidnapped in Farah province. The district chief of Registan in Kandahar province was killed in an IED attack. Interpol wants to help Afghanistan track detained terrorists.
The Taliban kidnapped 140 day laborers in Farah province and killed six civilians in an IED attack in Uruzgan province. Coalition forces killed one member of the Haqqani Network and captured seven in Khost province. France will increase the number of troops in Afghanistan.
The Taliban said it would honor the international "peace day" as well as allow polio shots to be distributed to children. The Taliban killed 11 policemen in Herat province and poisoned more than 100 military and government officials in Nuristan province. Two ISAF soldiers were killed in an IED attack in eastern Afghanistan. ISAF killed a civilian in an escalation of force incident in Helmand province.
ISAF forces will halt military operations to recognize "peace day." Twenty-five Taliban fighters, one ISAF soldier, and two civilians were killed in fighting in the South. The US seeks $20 billion from NATO countries to help expand the Afghan Army and provide for reconstruction.
A US soldier was killed in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan. Canadian troops killed an Afghan civilian during an escalation of force incident in Kandahar province. The British defense minister denied his country would send a large amount of troops to Afghanistan.
The US is re-evaluating its Afghan war strategy. Russia warned it would cut off NATO's air bridge to Afghanistan if countries did not stop "hostile" policies toward Moscow. Australian forces accidentally killed a district leader and several of his men in Uruzgan province. Coalition forces killed two Taliban fighters and captured two more during a raid in Ghazni province.