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U.S. surprised by strength of Taliban fightback

Taliban insurgents have fought back against Afghan government and Western forces with surprising intensity this year, strengthened by drug money and the ability to shelter in Pakistan, a top U.S. official said on Thursday. Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asian Affairs Richard Boucher said efforts to extend the rule of President Hamid Karzai’s government deeper into the provinces had run into tougher-than-expected resistance. Full Story

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