afghan afghan  /ˈæf ˌɡæn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl
  2. (n) a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
  3. (n) an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
  4. (n) a coat made of sheepskin
  5. (n) tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
  6. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people

News

  1. 2 Afghan Police Die in Taliban Checkpoint Attack

    Afghan officials: Taliban attack checkpoints, 2 local policemen and 18 militants killed        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. 2 Afghan police die in Taliban checkpoint attack - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan authorities say Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints in a northern provincial capital, killing two members of a community-based security force. The officials claim 18 attackers died in the assault.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. Afghan government signals may join Taliban talks

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan spokesman says President Hamid Karzai is willing to join peace talks with the Taliban if the U.S. follows through with promises he says were made by Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Assuming command Sunday, Petraeus told his troops that while civilian safety remains a critical consideration, "as you and our Afghan partners on the ground get into tough situations, we must employ all assets to ensure your safety."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I say to the American people, this is a change in personnel, but it is not a change in policy," Obama said. "He has worked closely with the Afghan and Pakistan governments and with all our partners in the region. He has my full confidence...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: msnbc.com

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