Five senior Taliban leaders in Kapisa province, including two behind the Aug. 18 attack on French forces in Kabul, were killed during a series of Coalition raids. A British soldier was killed during a patrol in southern Afghanistan. ISAF soldiers killed a civilian in an escalation of force incident in Helmand province. A 100-man Czech special forces team unit is operating outside of NATO command.

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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