Sunday, February 28, 2010

Afghanistan War News Updates -- February 28, 2010

Afghan Mission 'Gone Well' But Real Battle To Come -- BBC

On a visit to Helmand, the head of the armed forces has said that British troops have performed superbly in Operation Moshtarak, and that the initial phase has gone well.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup was speaking as he flew in to Showal, formerly the heartland of the Taliban's shadow government.

He said there were still pockets of resistance further south in Marjah, where the Americans have been fighting, and some resistance in Nad Ali, but that levels had eased considerably over the last few days.

Security was tight for Sir Jock's visit.

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More News On Afghanistan

Expect major offensive in Kandahar: U.S official -- Globe And Mail
In Afghanistan, U.S. Plans Next Major Offensive Into Kandahar -- Huffington Post
Troops clear last of Marja -- Toronto Star
Normalcy takes root in Marja after allied offensive -- L.A. Times
Foreign soldier killed in Afghanistan: NATO -- Yahoo News/AFP
Blast kills 11 civilians in southern Afghanistan -- Yahoo News/AP
UK troops in Afghanistan 'for five years' -- Times Online
An Attack in Kabul Targeted Indian Citizens -- The Atlantic
In Afghanistan, U.S. seeks to fix a tattered system of justice -- Washington Post
Russia blames Nato for heroin surge from Afghanistan -- BBC
Taking It to the Taliban -- Time Magazine

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