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Taliban, NATO Battle over Border District

by DAVID AXE On May 1, a 12-year-old suicide-bomber blew himself up in a bazaar in the village of Shakeen, killing four people, including provincial councilman Sher Nawaz. The attack, in Bermel district of Paktika province, in eastern Afghanistan along … Continue reading

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NATO Border Strategy Counting on Better Afghan Troops

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan — The two tan-painted U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook helicopters broke away from each other at the last moment and headed for neighboring mountaintops in this rugged province bordering Pakistan. They flared as they landed and dropped their … Continue reading

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