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U.S. considers wider Afghan offensive to root out terror groups

An ambush that killed two American servicemen is a sign rebel activity is increasing in Afghanistan following the start of the war in Iraq, an Army spokesman said Sunday. Col. Roger King also said the military was considering new offensives in the area of southern Afghanistan where the ambush occurred. “This helps paint the picture for future operations,” King told reporters. However, he said, the attack also “points out that it’s a challenge to pick out enemy forces that are made up of local Afghans.” Late Sunday, a rocket hit the headquarters of the international peacekeeping force that patrols Kabul, the Afghan capital. No injuries were reported. Afghan authorities say Taliban, their al-Qaida allies and forces loyal to a renegade rebel commander are behind the killings and the rocket attacks. Full Story

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