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Hindustantimes.com
Back by US, Afghan forces mount offensive against Islamic Stateforces troops and airstrikes that authorities say have killed hundreds of Islam
Back by US, Afghan forces mount offensive against Islamic State
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 hours ago
forces troops and airstrikes that authorities say have killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters in recent weeks, the Afghan army has launched an offensive against the movement, which is now believed to be confined to three or four districts... Read more
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Reuters
Afghan troops press offensive against Islamic Stateforces troops and airstrikes that authorities say have killed hundreds of Islam
Afghan troops press offensive against Islamic State
Reuters / Posted 11 hours ago
forces troops and airstrikes that authorities say have killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters in recent weeks, the Afghan army has launched an offensive against the movement, which is now believed to be confined to three or four districts... Read more
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New Kerala
Afghanistan: Explosion heard in Herat city, casualties feared - newkerala.com #97838city on Saturday morning. Khaama Press quoted officials as saying that one pers
Afghanistan: Explosion heard in Herat city, casualties feared - newkerala.com #97838
New Kerala / Posted 17 hours ago
city on Saturday morning. Khaama Press quoted officials as saying that one person was killed in the incident, while few others were injured.. The blast took place in the northern part of the city near an Afghan army compound. Further details awai... Read more
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Herald Sun
Afghan army offensive kills 30 TalibanAn Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand prov
Afghan army offensive kills 30 Taliban
Herald Sun / Posted 19 hours ago
An Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand province has killed at least 30 Taliban members, while in Kabul a car bomb explosion has left two people dead and two injured. Security officials were seen setting up an... Read more
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Weekly Times
Afghan army offensive kills 30 TalibanAn Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand prov
Afghan army offensive kills 30 Taliban
Weekly Times / Posted 19 hours ago
An Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand province has killed at least 30 Taliban members, while in Kabul a car bomb explosion has left two people dead and two injured. Security officials were seen setting up an... Read more
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News.com.au
Afghan army offensive kills 30 TalibanAn Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand prov
Afghan army offensive kills 30 Taliban
News.com.au / Posted 19 hours ago
An Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand province has killed at least 30 Taliban members, while in Kabul a car bomb explosion has left two people dead and two injured. Security officials were seen setting up an... Read more
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Perth Now
Afghan army offensive kills 30 TalibanAn Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand prov
Afghan army offensive kills 30 Taliban
Perth Now / Posted 19 hours ago
An Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand province has killed at least 30 Taliban members, while in Kabul a car bomb explosion has left two people dead and two injured. Security officials were seen setting up an... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Afghan army offensive kills 30 TalibanAn Afghan army offensive has killed at least 30 Taliban members, while a car bo
Afghan army offensive kills 30 Taliban
Sky News Australia / Posted 19 hours ago
An Afghan army offensive has killed at least 30 Taliban members, while a car bomb explosion in Kabul left two people dead and two injured. Security officials were seen setting up an attack post in Sangeen district of Helmand on Friday after gaining... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Afghan army offensive kills 30 TalibanAn Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand prov
Afghan army offensive kills 30 Taliban
Adelaide Now / Posted 19 hours ago
An Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand province has killed at least 30 Taliban members, while in Kabul a car bomb explosion has left two people dead and two injured. Security officials were seen setting up an... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Afghan army offensive kills 30 TalibanAn Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand prov
Afghan army offensive kills 30 Taliban
The Courier Mail / Posted 19 hours ago
An Afghan army offensive launched in the nation's restive southern Helmand province has killed at least 30 Taliban members, while in Kabul a car bomb explosion has left two people dead and two injured. Security officials were seen setting up an... Read more
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TribLIVE
Afghan effort called ‘waste’ of tax dollarson site. But that doesn't explain the failures, the inspector general said. Fo
Afghan effort called ‘waste’ of tax dollars
TribLIVE / Posted 22 hours ago
on site. But that doesn't explain the failures, the inspector general said. For example, the military assumed that the Afghan army would be able to provide spare parts when needed, which turned out not to be the case. And the United States... Read more
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The Manila Times
5 US troops wounded in Afghanistan – militaryconference from Kabul. The Americans were wounded “in the last several days” w
5 US troops wounded in Afghanistan – military
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
conference from Kabul. The Americans were wounded “in the last several days” while taking part in a joint operation with Afghan army troops in eastern Nangarhar province, Nicholson said. The Afghan army has intensified operations against IS... Read more
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Daily Star
Got him! ISIS founder obliterated in firefight along with 120 other militantsaffect its presence in eastern Afghanistan. FOUNDER: ISIS Afghan faction leade
Got him! ISIS founder obliterated in firefight along with 120 other militants
Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
affect its presence in eastern Afghanistan. FOUNDER: ISIS Afghan faction leader Saad Emarati was wiped out by the Afghan ArmyFight against ISIS Daesh ISIL Islamic State militants pictures Afghan officials have said he died alongside at... Read more
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International Business Times
Isis warlord in Afghanistan Saad al-Emarati among 122 killed by troops, say officials A top Islamic State (Isis) chief in eastern Afghanistan was one of 122 militant
Isis warlord in Afghanistan Saad al-Emarati among 122 killed by troops, say officials
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
A top Islamic State (Isis) chief in eastern Afghanistan was one of 122 militants killed by the Afghan army in a purge following the deadly Kabul attacks. On Monday (25 July), Afghan troops launched a large overnight offensive in the Nangarhar... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
IS commander says Afghanistan’s Hazaras targeted over support for Syriaof political instability. Government and NATO force officials insist, however,
IS commander says Afghanistan’s Hazaras targeted over support for Syria
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 4 days ago
of political instability. Government and NATO force officials insist, however, that Islamic State is being hit hard. The Afghan army has launched its first major offensive since the holy month of Ramzan in Nangarhar. According to the interior... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Afghanistan weighs IS threat after Kabul attackof political instability. Government and coalition officials insist however th
Afghanistan weighs IS threat after Kabul attack
Bdnews24.com / Posted 4 days ago
of political instability. Government and coalition officials insist however that Islamic State is being hit hard. The Afghan army has launched its first major offensive since the holy month of Ramadan in Nangarhar. According to an interior... Read more
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Reuters
Afghanistan weighs Islamic State threat after Kabul attackof political instability. Government and coalition officials insist however th
Afghanistan weighs Islamic State threat after Kabul attack
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
of political instability. Government and coalition officials insist however that Islamic State is being hit hard. The Afghan army has launched its first major offensive since the holy month of Ramadan in Nangarhar. According to an interior... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Afghans, U.S. plan push against ISISgoods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyo
Afghans, U.S. plan push against ISIS
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
goods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyond. "It is like a second capital," Afghan army Gen. Shir Mohammad Karimi, the former staff chief of operations, said of the provincial capital, Jalalabad, which... Read more
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The Columbian
Afghan forces going on offensivegoods and a thoroughfare for much of the country’s exports to Pakistan and beyo
Afghan forces going on offensive
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
goods and a thoroughfare for much of the country’s exports to Pakistan and beyond. “It is like a second capital,” Afghan Army Gen. Shir Mohammad Karimi, the former general staff chief of operations, said of the provincial capital... Read more
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The Hindu
Afghan Army chief coming to India with revised wish listso we are looking into other avenues as well, to help Afghanistan in the defenc
Afghan Army chief coming to India with revised wish list
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
so we are looking into other avenues as well, to help Afghanistan in the defence sector.” During the visit, the Afghan Army chief is expected to submit a list of arms and equipment revised from the one that had been handed over by the... Read more
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Air Force Times
After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensivegoods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyo
After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive
Air Force Times / Posted 6 days ago
goods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyond. "It is like a second capital," Afghan Army Gen. Shir Mohammad Karimi, the former general staff chief of operations, said of the provincial capital... Read more
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Boston Herald
After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensivegoods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyo
After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive
Boston Herald / Posted 6 days ago
goods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyond. "It is like a second capital," Afghan Army Gen. Shir Mohammad Karimi, the former general staff chief of operations, said of the provincial capital... Read more
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USA Today
Afghan offensive planned in aftermath of Kabul bombingagricultural goods and provides a thoroughfare for exports to Pakistan and else
Afghan offensive planned in aftermath of Kabul bombing
USA Today / Posted 6 days ago
agricultural goods and provides a thoroughfare for exports to Pakistan and elsewhere. "It is like a second capital," Afghan Army Gen. Shir Mohammad Karimi said. "If Nangarhar falls, Kabul will become a battleground every day.” The military... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensivegoods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyo
After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 6 days ago
goods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyond. "It is like a second capital," Afghan Army Gen. Shir Mohammad Karimi, the former general staff chief of operations, said of the provincial capital... Read more
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Daily Herald
After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensivegoods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyo
After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
goods and a thoroughfare for much of the country's exports to Pakistan and beyond. "It is like a second capital," Afghan Army Gen. Shir Mohammad Karimi, the former general staff chief of operations, said of the provincial capital... Read more
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Salon.com
After Obama’s green light, Afghan forces on the offensivegoods and a thoroughfare for much of the country’s exports to Pakistan and beyo
After Obama’s green light, Afghan forces on the offensive
Salon.com / Posted 6 days ago
goods and a thoroughfare for much of the country’s exports to Pakistan and beyond. “It is like a second capital,” Afghan Army Gen. Shir Mohammad Karimi, the former general staff chief of operations, said of the provincial capital... Read more
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New Kerala
120 militants killed in Afghan operations - newkerala.com #93583July 21 : At least 120 Islamic State militants were killed in wide-scale operat
120 militants killed in Afghan operations - newkerala.com #93583
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
July 21 : At least 120 Islamic State militants were killed in wide-scale operations launched during the past 24 hours by Afghan army, police and intelligence agency personnel, said a Defence Ministry statement on Thursday. Up to 48 militants... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammoa problem. The United States spent more than US$300 million from its Afghanist
Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
a problem. The United States spent more than US$300 million from its Afghanistan Security Forces Fund on ammunition for Afghan army and police last year, Department of Defense figures show. In a report from February, Pentagon inspectors said... Read more
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Reuters
Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammowas a problem. The United States spent more than $300 million from its Afghani
Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
was a problem. The United States spent more than $300 million from its Afghanistan Security Forces Fund on ammunition for Afghan army and police last year, Department of Defense figures show. In a report from February, Pentagon inspectors said... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Transcript: Defense Secretary Carter On Turkey, ISIS And Afghanistanused to be there, and that is because our role there now is to assist the Afgha
Transcript: Defense Secretary Carter On Turkey, ISIS And Afghanistan
KERA North Texas / Posted 10 days ago
used to be there, and that is because our role there now is to assist the Afghan security forces. Remember, there was no Afghan army, there was no Afghan air force. There was nothing. We laboriously built up the Afghan [National] Security Forces... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Transcript: Defense Secretary Carter On Turkey, ISIS And Afghanistanused to be there, and that is because our role there now is to assist the Afgha
Transcript: Defense Secretary Carter On Turkey, ISIS And Afghanistan
KPBS San Diego / Posted 10 days ago
used to be there, and that is because our role there now is to assist the Afghan security forces. Remember, there was no Afghan army, there was no Afghan air force. There was nothing. We laboriously built up the Afghan [National] Security Forces... Read more
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Aljazeera
Pakistanis describe 'hell' of Bagram base detentionstudent. He was traveling from Karachi to Waziristan to gather some family poss
Pakistanis describe 'hell' of Bagram base detention
Aljazeera / Posted 10 days ago
student. He was traveling from Karachi to Waziristan to gather some family possessions when he vanished. Exactly where the Afghan army picked him up and why it did remain unclear. They kept him for two days without food, and then handed him over to... Read more
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Aljazeera
Attacks on hospitals: Afghanistan's medics under fireinto the incident. The organisation said it repeatedly shared the GPS coordinat
Attacks on hospitals: Afghanistan's medics under fire
Aljazeera / Posted 11 days ago
into the incident. The organisation said it repeatedly shared the GPS coordinates of its hospital with the Taliban, the Afghan Army and the US military before the attack. "War still has rules," says Canadian nurse Samantha Hardeman. "These are... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Afghan forces see hopeful signs as air strikes hit TalibanCharles Cleveland, spokesman for the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, said th
Afghan forces see hopeful signs as air strikes hit Taliban
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
Charles Cleveland, spokesman for the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, said there was "cautious optimism" amid signs the Afghan army had improved over the winter as well as at the impact of the U.S. airstrikes in recent weeks. "It could change... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Marine from Niles was eager to serve his countryplatoon. Johnson said there was a lot of back stabbing between the tribes. The
Marine from Niles was eager to serve his country
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
platoon. Johnson said there was a lot of back stabbing between the tribes. They also had friendly interactions with some Afghan Army members. Johnson said they joked around and gave each other nicknames. Since they couldn't pronounce Johnson,... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Commander: US support of Afghans could be game-changerlast year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldie
Commander: US support of Afghans could be game-changer
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 14 days ago
last year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldiers going AWOL or deserting, have kept the Afghan army under strength for an extended period. Command Sgt. Major Michael S. Clements, the senior enlisted adviser to the... Read more
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Air Force Times
Gen. John Nicholson: U.S. support of Afghans could be game-changerlast year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldie
Gen. John Nicholson: U.S. support of Afghans could be game-changer
Air Force Times / Posted 14 days ago
last year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldiers going AWOL or deserting, have kept the Afghan army under strength for an extended period. Command Sgt. Major Michael S. Clements, the senior enlisted adviser to the... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Commander: US support of Afghans could be game-changerlast year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldie
Commander: US support of Afghans could be game-changer
Brandon Sun / Posted 14 days ago
last year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldiers going AWOL or deserting, have kept the Afghan army under strength for an extended period. Command Sgt. Major Michael S. Clements, the senior enlisted adviser to the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Commander: US support of Afghans could be game-changerlast year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldie
Commander: US support of Afghans could be game-changer
Boston Herald / Posted 14 days ago
last year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldiers going AWOL or deserting, have kept the Afghan army under strength for an extended period. Command Sgt. Major Michael S. Clements, the senior enlisted adviser to the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Commander: US support of Afghans could be game-changerlast year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldie
Commander: US support of Afghans could be game-changer
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
last year. Those losses, combined with other forms of attrition such as soldiers going AWOL or deserting, have kept the Afghan army under strength for an extended period. Command Sgt. Major Michael S. Clements, the senior enlisted adviser to the... Read more
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DW
Can more powers to US troops change the course in Afghanistan? |their training and advisory mission for the local security forces to 2017. NATO
Can more powers to US troops change the course in Afghanistan? |
DW / Posted 15 days ago
their training and advisory mission for the local security forces to 2017. NATO members also agreed to continue funding the Afghan army until 2020. In Kabul, Carter also praised the 'courageous' Afghan troops and expressed his country's confidence... Read more
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Daily Mail
Stoners became arms dealers and landed contract with the Afghan Armyof the ammunition that AEY had supplied was manufactured in 1966, back in the t
Stoners became arms dealers and landed contract with the Afghan Army
Daily Mail / Posted 15 days ago
of the ammunition that AEY had supplied was manufactured in 1966, back in the time of the Vietnam War. A colonel in the Afghan Army in Nawa, Afghanistan, an outpost near the border with Pakistan, called the bullets 'junk' after the packaging... Read more
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The Columbian
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistanbillion annually to fund Afghan forces, and the government in Kabul is expected
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan
The Columbian / Posted 18 days ago
billion annually to fund Afghan forces, and the government in Kabul is expected to contribute as much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The funding would maintain a total of 352,000 Afghan Army troops and police office... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistanas much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The fun
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan
Hawaii News Now / Posted 18 days ago
as much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The funding would maintain a total of 352,000 Afghan Army troops and police officers. This story has been corrected to show the number of troops in support role to 3,300,... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistanbillion annually to fund Afghan forces, and the government in Kabul is expected
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan
Lake Placid News / Posted 18 days ago
billion annually to fund Afghan forces, and the government in Kabul is expected to contribute as much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The funding would maintain a total of 352,000 Afghan Army troops and police office... Read more
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Boston Herald
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistanbillion annually to fund Afghan forces, and the government in Kabul is expected
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan
Boston Herald / Posted 18 days ago
billion annually to fund Afghan forces, and the government in Kabul is expected to contribute as much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The funding would maintain a total of 352,000 Afghan Army troops and police office... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistanbillion annually to fund Afghan forces, and the government in Kabul is expected
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 18 days ago
billion annually to fund Afghan forces, and the government in Kabul is expected to contribute as much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The funding would maintain a total of 352,000 Afghan Army troops and police office... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistanas much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The fun
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 18 days ago
as much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The funding would maintain a total of 352,000 Afghan Army troops and police officers. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistanas much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The fun
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 18 days ago
as much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The funding would maintain a total of 352,000 Afghan Army troops and police officers. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistanas much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The fun
Pentagon chief seeks better use of US forces in Afghanistan
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 18 days ago
as much as $500 million. Allies would provide the remaining $1 billion. The funding would maintain a total of 352,000 Afghan Army troops and police officers. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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