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  1. US commander lauds progress as NATO ends its Afghan warRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    General John Campbell, pictured at Camp Bastion at Lashkar Gah in Helmand province on October 26, 2014, has hailed the achievements of 13 years of fighting against the Taliban The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the achievements of 13 years of fighting against the Taliban, as NATO formally ended its war at a ceremony in Kabul. "Together... we have lifted the Afghan people out of the darkness of despair and given them hope for the future," General John Campbell told assembled NATO soldiers.

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  2. The war in Afghanistan is over, but the battle against the Taliban - and their IEDs - goes onRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Independent

    As the US and Nato formally declare an end to their 13-year mission, an Afghan bomb-disposal expert is carrying on the fight Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The war is over, victory secured.

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  3. Police hunting rogue Afghan policeman who shot dead British soldierRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily Mail

    Corporal Brent McCarthy, who was attached to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, was gunned down while guarding a base in Lashkar Gar in Helmand Province. The 25-year-old died alongside Lance Corporal Lee Davies, 27, after they were shot by men dressed in Afghan police uniform in May 2012.

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  4. Wounded soldier proposes to the woman who helped rebuild his lifeRead the original story

    Saturday | Sunderland Echo

    ... crying, then put the ring on her finger. Dean was on a routine patrol in the Bowri desert in Central Helmand, Afghanistan, when his armoured vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2010. Colleague corporal Steve Dunn, from Gateshead, ...

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  5. Dozens killed in Afghanistan fighting as foreign troops head homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | AlertNet

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  6. Report: Taliban Threatening Afghan Districts Secured by USRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Breitbart.com

    Taliban jihadists are pushing into districts in southern Afghanistan that were secured by the U.S. military, now that foreign forces have left the area, reports The New York Times . Last week, Rear Adm.

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  7. A dark future for Afghanistan grows more likely as U.S. forces withdrawRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Hot Air

    They would never use these precise words, but American officials are deeply concerned about making the same mistakes in Afghanistan that were made in Iraq. As the longest war in American history comes to a close on an arbitrary and political timetable, some military planners are preparing for the worst.

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  8. Taliban Push Into Afghan Districts That U.S. Had SecuredRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Memeorandum

    Taliban Push Into Afghan Districts That U.S. Had Secured - LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - In a large swath of the Taliban heartland in southern Afghanistan, government centers are facing a long-dormant concern this winter: Four years after the American troop surge helped make such places relatively secure

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  9. Huntington homeowner hosts free beachside getaway for veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | The Wave

    ... Josh Lopez of San Marcos lost his right leg below the knee while serving with the Marine Corps in North Helmand, Afghanistan. He learned about dreamrenting.com during an event hosted by Freedom Alliance at a cigar lounge in Washington, D.C. 1/2 ...

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  10. Rising casualty count takes toll on Afghanistan's veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Stars and Stripes

    Qandagha Qandaghari, a former commander of an elite police unit, displays a photo of international military advisers with whom he worked before losing both his legs to a roadside bomb in Helmand in the summer of 2014. He says he feels frustrated that he hasn't been able to apply his education and training to another job in the security forces.

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  11. Britain could allow women in army close combat role from 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | AlertNet

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  12. CIA Best Practices in Assassination, and Other News About AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Daily Kos

    This is a secret CIA document assessing high-value targeting programs world-wide for their impact on insurgencies. The document is classified SECRET//NOFORN and is for internal use to review the positive and negative implications of targeted assassinations on these groups for the strength of the group post the attack.

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  13. Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Independent

    In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan; the blast took his legs and an arm. He tells Chris Green what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery Residents of the quiet village of Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, can usually spot Gary Jamieson coming.

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  14. World briefs: Vigilantes clash in MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Post-gazette.com

    Two rival vigilante groups faced off in western Mexico in a shootout that left 11 people dead weeks after federal authorities had said violence was under control in the state. The son of a vigilante leader was among the dead Tuesday in Michoacan, where civilians armed themselves in 2013 to fight a drug cartel.

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  15. Taliban suicide attack on Afghan bank kills 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Peninsula

    KANDAHAR: Taliban militants detonated a suicide bomb and stormed a bank in southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing five policemen and five civilians as the country endures a rise in violence as US-led Nato troops pull out. The attackers forced their way inside after a bomb exploded at the entrance of the Kabul Bank branch in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the insurgency-racked province of Helmand.

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  16. Five suicide bombers storm Afghanistan bank, killing at least 10 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | National Post

    Afghan insurgents stormed a bank in the country's restive southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including three policemen, authorities said. In the attack, in the provincial capital, Lashgar Gah, five suicide bombers raided the city's branch of the New Kabul Bank.

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  17. Afghan insurgents storm bank in south, killing 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Stars and Stripes

    An Afghan wounded man is helped by security personnel as he survives from clashes between Afghanistan's forces and insurgents over a branch of Kabul Bank in Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Dec. 17, 2014. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan insurgents stormed a bank in the country's restive southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including three policemen, authorities said.

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  18. Attack at southern Afghanistan bank leaves at least 12 deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Los Angeles Times

    Afghan security forces take up positions around the scene of a gun battle with militants inside a New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan. Afghan security forces take up positions around the scene of a gun battle with militants inside a New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan.

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  19. Afghan spy chief laments intelligence vacuum as foreign troops leaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Straits Times

    Afghan security forces keep watch as smoke rises from the site of an attack by Taleban suicide bombers at a branch of the Kabul Bank in Lashkar Gah, capital city of Helmand province on Dec 17, 2014. The departure of most foreign troops from Afghanistan has left an intelligence-gathering vacuum that facilitates Taleban attacks, the head of the Afghan spy agency said on Wednesday.

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  20. Insurgents storm bank in southern Afghanistan, killing 10 people, including 3 policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Nanaimo Daily News

    Afghan insurgents stormed a bank in the country's restive southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including three policemen, authorities said. In the attack, in the provincial capital, Lashgar Gah, five suicide bombers raided the city's branch of the New Kabul Bank.

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