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2 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Officials: Pakistani troops foil militant attack on Afghan border post, kill 6 militants

Pakistani security forces in a troubled northwestern tribal region foiled an overnight cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants, two military officials said Wednesday.

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6 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, his attorney said.

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8 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

Afghan quick reaction force slowed by logistics failures

A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated watchdog organization has found.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Suicide bomber kills cousin of president in Afghanistan

Hashmat Khalil Karzai, a cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a powerful supporter of the presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, was killed by a suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday as he greeted well-wishers at his home, government officials and a witness said.

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DNAinfo.com

New Dorp Street Renamed for Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

A soldier who died in Afghanistan while saving the life of a Polish serviceman has had the Staten Island street he lived on renamed in his honor.

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ABC News

House Panel Condemns Obama for Prisoner Swap

A House panel has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt.

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The Las Vegas Sun

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,197

As of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at least 2,197 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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Bradenton.com

Lost in Afghanistan: U.S. can't track weapons it sends

John F. Sipko, the U.S. special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, found in a report released Monday that shoddy record-keeping by the Defense Department, the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police has contributed to the failure to track the small arms.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.

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DNA India

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's cousin killed in suicide attack in Kandahar: Officials

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

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The Daily Star

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack: officials

Afghan President Hamid Karzai gustures as he speaks to the media after attending prayers Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the presidential palace in Kabul on July 28, 2014.

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Suria

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide...

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Afghanistan: Scope and scale

Break it up. Today's news from Foreign Policy is that the Taliban is filling the vacuum created by Americans having left Afghanistan .

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The Washington Post

U.S. paratroopers return to Afghanistan to deal a few final blows against the Taliban

It was a homecoming of sorts for Lt. Col. Paul Larson, returning to this remote corner of southern Afghanistan at the twilight of America's longest war.

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The Washington Post

This is what Eid is like in one of Afghanistana s most dangerous provinces

A baby - naked, with red-hennaed feet and round eyes lined with kohl - screamed in anguish as emergency doctors in this area's hospital for war victims stitched up a finger-size gash on the side of her tiny head.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Life, Holidays, Eid ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Health

Examiner.com

Identity of Soldier killed in training accident released

Last night the military released the identity of a Soldier who was killed in a training accident Thursday, July 24. Sgt.

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Newsday

Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan

An exhibition of the artist's cartoons at the French institute in Kabul shows that political satire is alive in Afghanistan, despite concerns over freedom of expression.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Hamid Karzai, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Portsmouth, NH, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

El Paso Times

El Paso airman Steven McNeely's action in Afghanistan helps repel attack

El Paso Airman Steven McNeely helped repel a violent insurgent attack at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan on July 17, according to a statement from Air Force officials.

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Washington Times

Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan pushes back against cover-up

The family of a Marine murdered in Afghanistan as he worked out in a gym is accusing the Corps of a cover-up by refusing to turn over documents that would show the dangerous environment inside Forward Operating Base Delhi .

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