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NATO Forces Fight Taliban in 5 Provinces of Afghanistan

Clashes erupted in five provinces in eastern and southern Afghanistan on Monday and Tuesday, with roadside bombs, suicide bombings and gun battles killing four NATO soldiers and an estimated 67 Taliban fighters, NATO officials said. The violence came as NATO forces continued a military operation started last week intended to put pressure on Taliban forces through the fall and winter, and to allow reconstruction and development to reach the country’s restive south and east, NATO officials said. Taliban forces, meanwhile, continued to demonstrate their ability to carry out multiple roadside bombings and suicide attacks. Full Story

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