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While U.S. Talks Withdrawal, Afghan Corruption Soars

While U.S. Talks Withdrawal, Afghan Corruption Soars WASHINGTON — The farmer picking apples in the outskirts of Kabul must pay the Taliban $33 to ship out each truckload of fruit. The governor sends in armed men to chase workers off … Continue reading

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Despite formal combat end, US joins Baghdad battle

Despite formal combat end, US joins Baghdad battle BAGHDAD (AP) – Days after the U.S. officially ended combat operations and touted Iraq’s ability to defend itself, American troops found themselves battling heavily armed militants assaulting an Iraqi military headquarters in … Continue reading

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Petraeus: Progress in Afghanistan will take time

Petraeus: Progress in Afghanistan will take time WASHINGTON (AP) – Progress in Afghanistan only began this spring and needs time to take root, Army Gen. David Petraeus said in comments broadcast Sunday that were aimed at shoring up American support … Continue reading

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6 guards fatally stabbed in Afghan bank heist

6 guards fatally stabbed in Afghan bank heist KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six Afghan private security guards were poisoned and fatally stabbed during a bank robbery in northern Afghanistan, police said Tuesday. Meanwhile, insurgents wearing suicide vests tried to storm … Continue reading

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