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Up to 20 insurgents were killed after Afghan police and Coalition forces raided a Taliban-occupied village in the Bala Baluk region of Farah province. A Canadian soldier was killed during a firefight in Kandahar's Zhari district, and preliminary reports suggest a private security firm may be have accidentally shot and killed the soldier. Mullah Turab and several of his Taliban fighters were killed in a security operation in Ghazni province.
The Pentagon backs a plan that will expand the size of the Afghan Army to 120,000 troops and will place all US forces under a single command. The Canadian and Afghan Army are on the offensive in northern Kandahar province. Four women and a child were among several Taliban fighters killed during a raid in Ghazni province.
Twenty-four Taliban fighters and seven policemen were killed in fighting in Kandahar, Helmand, and Badghis province. Several hundred French troops arrived in Uruzgan province. A ISAF UAV crashed in Paktika province. The Canadian military is acquiring UAVs and helicopters to support its forces.
NATO troops prevented the use of two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices in the central Afghan province of Wardak. A senior Afghan intelligence official has accused a number of parliamentarians of supporting Taliban insurgents. Afghanistan's spy agency accused a member of Pakistan's consulate in Kandahar province of helping a Taliban commander in his attempts to weaken the government. US troops killed several insurgents in Kapisa province and confiscated explosives from a compound while four US soldiers were wounded and one killed during a roadside blast in Herat province.
Afghan forces killed 16 Taliban fighters in Kandahar and Uruzgan province. The Taliban remains in control of the Ajristan district in Ghazni province. India announced an additional $450 million in aid for Afghansitan.
Fifteen Taliban and four policemen were killed in a series of clashes in Ghazni, Paktika, Uruzgan, and Kandahar provinces. Two Taliban suicide bombers were killed when their vest exploded prematurely. The Czechs plan to send 200 addition troops in 2009.
More than two dozen Taliban fighters were killed during clashes in Farah and Uruzgan provinces. Three Taiban bombers were killed during a premature detonation. A top British general said British Muslims are fighting in Afghanistan.