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Marines struggle with more tours to Afghanistan, discussions with families

Added: 28.03.2017 3:11 | 1 views | 0 comments


CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — With multiple deployments abroad and new orders for another tour in the Afghanistan hot spot of Helmand, Marine Col. Matthew Grosz has become an old hand at telling his family when duty calls him away. This time, though, his wife balked.
"When I first told her, ...

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Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

Added: 27.03.2017 13:18 | 0 views | 0 comments


WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

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Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'

Added: 27.03.2017 13:03 | 3 views | 0 comments


Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, urging Kabul to eradicate "sanctuaries" for militants. Citing the attacks, Islamabad earlier this month temporarily shut the main crossing points along the colonial-era Durand Line border, drawn up in 1893 and rejected by Afghanistan.

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Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

Added: 27.03.2017 9:50 | 1 views | 0 comments


WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

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Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'

Added: 27.03.2017 9:10 | 2 views | 0 comments


Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, urging Kabul to eradicate "sanctuaries" for militants. Citing the attacks, Islamabad earlier this month temporarily shut the main crossing points along the colonial-era Durand Line border, drawn up in 1893 and rejected by Afghanistan.

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Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in "high-threat zones"

Added: 27.03.2017 8:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries.

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Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Added: 27.03.2017 4:40 | 0 views | 0 comments


ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks, a move that could worsen tensions with Afghanistan, which has never accepted the colonial-era frontier.

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Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

Added: 27.03.2017 4:11 | 0 views | 0 comments


WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

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