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1,400 Additional Troops to Afghanistan

The office of US Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the US will send an additional 1,400 marines to Afghanistan, mostly to southern regions, in anticipation of an increase in fighting with improved weather conditions. The US-led coalition in Afghanistan is under pressure to show security gains before White House-mandated troop reductions begin in July.

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Marines in M1 Abrams Tanks: United States Deploying Heavily Armored Tanks for First Time in Afghanistan War

Photo’s and video footage of the M1A1 and the M1A2 in action. Segment shows tanks moving at a good pace at the end. M1 Abrams tanks, which will be fielded by the Marines in the country’s southwest, will be deployed in Afghanistan for the first time, and will allow ground forces to target insurgents from […]

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Forward Operating Base Wright in Asadabad, Afghanistan Attacked by Rocket-Propelled Grenade

An insurgent rocket sparked a huge blaze on Monday inside a US base in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, NATO and Afghan officials said. The incident occurred at Camp Wright near the provincial capital of Asadabad, destroying nine armoured vehicles, a Howitzer gun, and a water buffalo. Forward Operating Base Wright in Asadabad, which […]

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Errant Rocket Kills 12 Civilians in Home Near Marjah as Marines Faced Strong Taliban Defense

Two U.S. military rockets slammed into a home Sunday outside the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah, killing 12 civilians. The rocket used has been suspended during an investigation of the loss of civilian life. Inside Marjah, Marines faced booby traps, hardcore Taliban fighters and civilians unsure who to support in their second day of a […]

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Early Intelligence Release: Pakistan Taliban Chief Hakimullah Mehsud May Have Been Killed in January 14 UAV Drone Attack

A Pakistan state television report stated Hakimullah Mehsud had been injured in a drone attack in the Shaktoi area January 14 and died three days later. His burial was reported in the village of Mamuzai in the North Waziristan region. The Pakistani Taliban on Sunday denied rumors that their chief Hakimullah Mehsud is dead.

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Bomb, Gun Attack by Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan

MON JAN 18 2010 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Taliban militant insurgents attacked the presidential palace, several ministries and the Serena Hotel — host of many foreigners and visiting politicians. The attack began with gunfire about 10:00 a.m. Monday in downtown Kabul. At least five explosions heard. Afghan security forces (about 200 members) responded to combat the […]

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