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U.S. Warns of Threat Vs. Afghan Council

The largest U.S. military offensive in two years, launched this week, aims to knock Taliban insurgents off balance and keep them from attacking a historic constitutional council, the American ambassador said Tuesday. U.S. officials have “specific” intelligence the Taliban and their al-Qaida allies are planning an all-out campaign to wreck the grand council, or loya jirga, due to start this weekend, a military spokesman said. As part of the American offensive, hundreds of U.S. troops swooped in on a fleet of helicopters Tuesday to storm an area of eastern Afghanistan along the border with Pakistan, the spokesman said. Full Story

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