Coalition forces detained eight Haqqani network fighters in Paktia province. A policeman in Herat was arrested for helping the Taliban; 12 others defected. Bulgaria may increase the number of troops in country; 460 Bulgarian soldiers are currently stationed in Afghanistan. China offered Afghanistan $11 million in additional aid.

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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