Sunday, January 31, 2010

Afghanistan War News Updates -- January 31, 2010

Analysts and officials are warning the deaths of 44 foreign soldiers in January
is a sign of things to come. Photo AFP

January Death Rate Signal Of Tough Year In Afghan War -- AFP

KABUL — The Afghan war has notched up another grisly record, with the number of international troops to die in the fight against the Taliban the highest for the month of January since the war began.

With tens of thousands more international troops being deployed to Afghanistan this year, analysts and officials are warning the deaths of 44 foreign soldiers in January is a sign of things to come.

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More News On Afghanistan

Four Afghan Soldiers Killed in NATO Air Strike -- Voice of America
NATO airstrike kills 4 Afghan troops -- L.A. Times
4 Afghan Soldiers Are Killed by a Mistaken Airstrike -- New York Times
4 Afghan troops killed in friendly fire incident -- Washington Post
NATO troops clash with Afghan allies -- Reuters
Interpreter kills 2 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan -- Reuters
Afghan interpreter shoots dead two US soldiers -- BBC
Afghan troops battle Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan; 6 militants killed -- Today Online
Troops detain Taliban commander in S. Afghanistan -- Xinhuanet
Afghan cleric killed by Western troops; NATO apologizes -- L.A. Times
Canadian general plans offensive against Taliban -- CTV
AP Interview: Months ahead key to Afghan fight -- Washington Post

Few see reason to take rumors of Taliban talks seriously -- McClatchy News
Karzai renews call for Taliban to reconcile -- AFP
Karzai urges Taliban talks before U.S. pullout -- Reuters
Afghan leader appeals to Taliban to lay down guns -- Yahoo News/AP
Hamid Karzai fails Taliban who gave up arms -- Times Online
In Afghanistan: fighting over the terms of a settlement -- Reuters
Afghan Taliban deny meeting with UN -- Yahoo News/AP

A Look at America’s New Hope: The Afghan Tribes -- New York Times
New U.S. air strategy in Afghanistan: First, do no harm -- McClatchy News
Marine assault vehicles key to Afghan strategy -- L.A. Times
US Marines fight a 'different war' in Afghanistan -- AFP
Marines Invest in Local Afghan Projects -- New York Times
Afghanistan: Making Counterinsurgency Work -- ABC News
Afghan 'geological reserves worth a trillion dollars' -- Yahoo News/AFP
Afghanistan: Armed And Ready To Rumble -- Strategy Page

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