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afghanistan

af ga nuh stan

  • n  a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
News & Articles

  • Afghanistan blast kills 3 amid security transition
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A large bomb exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least three people on the day the international military coalition hands over responsibility for fighting the Taliban insurgency to the nascent national army and police they have been training.
    June 18, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Afghanistan to kick off Taliban peace talks in Qatar
    By Dylan Welch and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan will send a team to Qatar for peace talks with the Taliban, President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday, as the U.S.-led NATO coalition launched the final phase of the 12-year war with the last round of security transfers to Afghan forces. Karzai's announcement was the first possible step forward in the peace process, which has struggled ...
    June 18, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Afghanistan War: Afghans poised to take security lead from U.S., NATO
    One of the most significant turning points in one of America's longest and costliest wars is imminent: Afghanistan's fledgling security forces are taking the lead for security nationwide, bringing the moment of truth on the question of whether they are ready to fight an insurgency that remains resilient after nearly 12 years of conflict.
    June 16, 2013 - The Oregonian
Quotes

  • David Petraeus in Washington Post
    ...a letter to NATO soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan, a gesture he also made when he took over command of US troops in Iraq in 2007, Petraeus wrote, "We must never forget that the decisive terrain in Afghanistan is the human terrain."
  • Barack Obama in Sunday Independent (subscription)
    Washingotn - New US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will "begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan."

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