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Two American Civilians Killed in Attack at Lebanese Restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan

21 people, mainly foreigners, killed in suicide attack at Lebanese restaurant. A Chicago native, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was one of the 21 people killed in a Taliban assault Friday on a restaurant in Kabul. “First of all the world called her Lexie- She was an amazing young woman –smart, strong, beautiful, funny, stubborn and kind. […]

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Suicide Car Bomb Kills 9 People at Jalalabad Airport in Eastern Afghanistan

An explosion at the gates of Jalalabad Airport occurred Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring at least 12. The injured and dead are believed to be Afghan soldiers and civilians. Sunday, seven U.S. military trainers were wounded Saturday when a grenade was thrown at their base in Afghanistan’s north, as riots continued outside […]

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Afghan Authorities Pursue Killer of Two U.S. Military Advisers

Afghan authorities said Sunday they have identified a suspect, Abdul Saboor, 25, in the killing of two U.S. military advisers inside an Afghan ministry. Afghan authorities said on Sunday that an Afghan police intelligence officer Abdul Saboor may have been involved in the shooting deaths of two U.S. officers on Saturday and have launched a […]

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Osama Bin Laden Hideout Compound Near Abbottabad, Pakistan on Google Map

View Larger Map Satellite image of apparent location of hideout compound of Osama bin Laden (aka Usama bin Laden) near Kakul Road showing incomplete construction of compound shown directly below.

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Petraeus Gives Upbeat View of Afghan Fight for Drawdown of U.S. Surge Troops

With the top U.S. commander, General David Petraeus in Afghanistan offering Congress his first formal assessment of the war in Afghanistan, a leading Republican is asserting that the U.S. and its NATO allies are turning around the conflict. According to General Petraeus, the momentum established as been arrest and reversed in a number of areas. […]

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Defense Secretary Gates: U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Out by December 2011, But U.S. Should Stay Involved

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said says that both the U.S. and Afghan governments agree the American military should remain involved in Afghanistan after the planned 2014 end of combat operations, unlike the agreement with Iraq.

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Raw Video: 4 Killed As NATO Tankers Attacked in Pakistan, Near Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen in northwestern Pakistan attacked and torched about a dozen NATO oil tankers before dawn on Friday. The tankers were carrying fuel supplies for the NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan. At least four people are reported dead after an attack in northwestern Pakistan. The dead are reported to have been drivers or assistants on […]

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Airstrike Meant for Insurgents Accidentally Hits, Kills Four Afghan Soldiers

A NATO airstrike mistakenly killed four Afghan soldiers when a coalition aircraft fired on them as they left their military base in southern Helmand province late Wednesday. The four soldiers were leaving their base in Musa Qala district of Helmand province when the airstrike designated for insurgents accidentally hit them.

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Stockholm Suicide Bombing on Drottninggatan Kills 1, Injures 2

At least one person killed and two injured yesterday in two explosions in central Stockholm, Sweden near a busy crowd of Christmas shoppers. One man, apparently the bomber, was found lying in the street bleeding from the abdomen. Two people received minor injuries. One of the cars bombed contained gas canisters.

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President Obama Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan

VIDEO: President Obama is greeted by NATO Commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus, left, and US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Elkenberry, center, after stepping off Air Force One during an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 — just days before a pivotal review about the 9-year-plus conflict. President […]

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