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Salem-News.com (Mar-03-2014 17:55)

Afghans See More Battles Between Gov`t Forces, Taliban in February

The restless Taliban outfit has carried out series of attacks since early February and the deadliest one took place in the eastern Kunar province on Feb. 23.

(KABUL Xinhua) - Afghan National Army soldiers take a break and eat a meal in Kabul. The conflict-ridden Afghanistan has witnessed a rise in Taliban-linked activities and government forces operations to dislodge militants from their hideouts.

They are trying to tighten security across the country before elections slated for April. 5

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Salem-News.com (Feb-28-2014 12:48)

Kerry, Rasmussen Expect Afghan Security Pact After Karzai Leaves

The election is set for April 5.

(WASHINGTON, DC Radio Free Europe/Rad) - John Kerry and Hamid Karzai John Kerry says the next president of Afghanistan will sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) that will provide for U.S. soldiers to remain in the country after this year.

Kerry said in Washington that if it wasn't for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, "we would be on a different track today."

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Salem-News.com (Jan-28-2014 23:26)

Order Readies 37 of Bagram 88 for Release, U.S. Outraged

U.S. officials say 17 of the 37 released prisoners are linked to the production of IEDs and the killing of 11 Afghan soldiers.

(KABUL Tolo News) - Bagram, Air Base The U.S. government has condemned an ordered release of the first wave of 88 prisoners from Bagram prison, saying that more than 40 percent of the prisoners who are set to go were involved in direct attacks against U.S. and Afghan forces.

The Afghan Review Board (ARB) overseeing Bagram prisoner releases, led by Abdul Shakoor Dadras, ordered the first 37 of 88 prisoners from Bagram to be released on Monday, despite the U.S. military categorizing them as "dangerous".

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Salem-News.com (Jan-20-2014 10:50)

Taliban`s Kabul Attack Kills 21, Heightens Security Concerns

The standoff between Kabul and Washington has fueled uncertainty about future stability and security in Afghanistan.

(ISLAMABAD) - The Lebanese restaurant in Kabul that was attacked by the Taliban. The death toll from a Taliban attack on a restaurant in Afghanistan's capital has risen to 21. A suicide bomber who blew himself up and Taliban gunmen who rushed in behind him to shoot the survivors killed 13 foreigners, including U.N. employees, Americans and other Westerners.

The attack is seen as a critical blow to Afghan peace and reconciliation efforts, and it has raised serious concerns ahead of the political security transition that is due to begin in Afghanistan in April.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-14-2014 12:15)

99 Afghan Taliban Give up Fighting, Blast Rocks Kabul

A total of 80 armed militants give up fighting and handed over their weapons to government in the northern Baghlan Province on Sunday, provincial governor Sultan Mohammad Abadi said.

(KABUL Xinhua) - Afghanistan A total of 99 Taliban militants gave up fighting in the northern and western parts of Afghanistan over the weekend, while the militants organized a suicide attack in the capital city Kabul, injuring at least six police personnel.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in Afghan capital Kabul, killing himself and injuring six others on Sunday, police said.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-24-2013 12:52)

PRESS TV: SEAL Team 6 - The Ultimate Burn

Will a House Committee further burn the legacy of SEAL Team 6?

(SALEM) - U.S. Navy SEAL Michael Strange was lost with other members of SEAL Team 6 The crash was the costliest in the history of U.S. Naval Special Warfare, but what really happened to 17 members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6? Is Congress really going to investigate? These nagging questions are part of a scheduled U.S. House of Representatives probe in January, that may be nothing but smoke and mirrors.

This brings little solace to the families of warriors who were credited with capturing and killing bin Laden.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-12-2013 12:35)

Hamid Karzaï: `The United States behaves in Afghanistan like a colonial power`

There is corruption in Afghanistan, no doubt. There is corruption within the Afghan system, no doubt. There is corruption also within the international community, especially regarding American contracts and the way those contracts are implemented. - Hamid Karzai

(KABUL Le Monde.fr) - Hamid Karzai In a interview with Le Monde, afghan president, Hamid Karzaï, blames the United States for acting like a "colonial power" in the way it "pressures" Kaboul to sign a security agreement.

This accord is meant to provide military assistance to Afghanistan after 2014. M. Karzaï says he is not ready to sign it unless certains conditions are met.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-23-2013 12:03)

1 Million Christmas Cards for POW Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl

Five years later, an American Prisoner of War in Afghanistan is remembered.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Bowe R. Bergdahl Bowe Robert Bergdahl is a United States Army soldier who has been in the captivity of the Taliban-aligned Afghanistan Haqqani network since June 2009. This will be Bowe Bergdahl’s fifth (5th) Christmas in captivity.

Bowe supporters started a campaign to let the White House know, we have not forgotten him.

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