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CIA drone strikes will get pass in counterterrorism 'playbook,' officials say

Two suicide bombers in Herat killed only themselves in a premature detonation. Special operations forces killed or captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Khost, and Nangarhar. Afghan troops suffered a 124% increase in casualties due to IEDs, while the number of Coalition casualties has dropped by half.

The Taliban denied that they participated in peace talks with the Afghan government in Dubai. Pakistan said it would free all Afghan Taliban prisoners, including Mullah Baradar, who attempted to negotiate with the government in 2010.

Karzai government accused of Taliban's return to power

Taliban stay away from Dubai peace talks

Helmand Residents Protest Against Insurgency

New Taliban leader in South Waziristan vows to continue mission of emir killed in drone strike

A pamphlet released by the Mullah Nazir group announced that it would continue to follow in the footsteps of its slain emir, and named the top leaders of the group. Nazir has supported al Qaeda and waged jihad in Afghanistan.

Joint Afghan and Coalition forces killed two insurgents during a clash in the Narang district in Kunar, and detained one insurgent in Logar and two more in Paktika. A local policeman in Kandahar's Panjwai district poisoned his colleagues and then shot his commander. The US military suspended the transfer of prisoners to Afghan detention facilities due to concerns over alleged abuse of detainees by Afghans.

US general says Britain risks 'special relationship' if it cuts military

Only 3 percent Afghans have proper access to internet

A Taliban suicide assault team attacked the NDS headquarters in Kabul; six Taliban fighters and a security guard died during the attack. The Taliban killed three NDS officers in an IED attack in Uruzgan, and killed an ISAF soldier in the west. A British soldier died of wounds sustained during combat on Jan. 14.

Afghanistan: My Enemy's Enemy

French anti-terror judge says 'no choice' but war in Mali /a>

Taliban suicide assault team attacks Afghan intelligence headquarters in Kabul

National Directorate of Security personnel repelled the suicide assault team after it detonated a bomb at the main gate and entered the compound.

Al Qaeda is back in business

The Taliban killed four members of a family in an IED attack in Kandahar. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban commanders and fighters during raids in Nangarhar, Logar, Wardak, and Kandahar.

Central Government Takes Over Pakistan Province

Afghan officials claimed ISAF killed seven civilians and four Taliban fighters during airstrikes in Wardak; ISAF denied it launched airstrikes or killed civilians but said it conducted a ground raid with Afghan forces. The Taliban executed a female activist in Wardak.

Success in former Taliban stronghold was hard-won; the next challenge is making it last