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U.S. cites progress against Taliban

The U.S. military said Monday that it has made significant progress fighting the Taliban in the last week, picking up 10 men who helped run and pay for Taliban missions in southeast Afghanistan and arresting at least five Taliban commanders. The military also confirmed the death of an insurgent commander once held in the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Abdul Ghaffar, a commander in the Taliban base of central Uruzgan province, was killed with two other rebels in a gunfight Saturday night. Afghan officials said earlier that Ghaffar had rejoined the Taliban insurgency after being released from Guantanamo two years ago.Full Story

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