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2008-11-07 06:00:07

By Jim Michaels WASHINGTON -- Afghanistan's government has stepped up efforts to win the cooperation of tribal leaders to try to build security at the village level and fend off the Taliban.

2008-11-06 11:17:37

A new report of Afghanistan civilian deaths in a U.S. airstrike fanned more furor Thursday, officials said. The report prompted Afghan President Hamid Karzai to call on U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to halt the attacks, CNN reported.

2008-11-06 00:00:06

At least 40 Afghan civilians were killed and 28 more injured in a U.S.-led airstrike that hit a wedding gathering in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

2008-11-05 15:00:12

Civilians including women and children were killed in a U.S. air strike aimed at Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Kandihar province, Afghan officials said.

2008-10-20 15:00:13

A suicide bomber struck a German military convoy in northern Afghanistan Monday, killing two German soldiers and five children, NATO officials report. The bomber was traveling on a bicycle when he detonated his explosives near Kunduz, Germany's Deutsche Welle reported.

2008-10-02 09:00:10

The Associated Press MADRID, Spain Western intelligence agencies have long suspected that elements of Pakistan's spy service have aided the Taliban in Afghanistan, but a Spanish government report leaked to the media appears to be the first published assessment that spells out such cooperation .

2008-09-17 09:00:07

By Robert Burns Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Even after an extra U.S. Army brigade joins the fight against the insurgency here in January, three times that many reinforcements will be needed shortly thereafter, the highest- ranking U.S. general here said Tuesday. Gen.

2008-09-15 06:00:18

By From news reports A suicide bomber in a vehicle attacked a convoy carrying Afghan doctors working for the United Nations in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing two doctors and wounding 15 other people, a police chief said.

2008-09-04 09:00:04

From wire reports ISLAMABAD, Pakistan At least 20 people were killed in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday after U.S. and Afghan troops crossed from Afghanistan to pursue Taliban insurgents. The early morning attack marked the first known instance in which U.S.

2008-08-26 03:00:02

Excerpt from an article in Pashto entitled: "Civilian casualties drive people to the mountains," published by pro-government Afghan newspaper Weesa on 24 August Civilian casualties in Afghanistan are those incidents that make the patience of the people run thin repeatedly.


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