The Afghan Army, back by local militia, killed 70 Taliban and cleared 400 Taliban from the Nad Ali district in Helmand province. Two Taliban were killed and 12 captured during operations in Nangarhar and Paktia provinces. The US is considering supporting local Afghan and Pakistani tribesman against al Qaeda.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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