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  UK's Brown visits troops in Afghanistan   Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid a surprise visit to British troops. He went to Camp Bastion, the main British base in Helmand province Kandahar hit by suicide bombers, 30 dead  40 more wounded in 4 bombings. The attackers struck near a prison, a hotel, a mosque and at a city centre road junction Taliban: Afghan blasts a message to U.S. 10 Afghans killed in suicide attack Offensive in Kandahar due in June   4 killed in U.S. aircraft crash   ISAF: Air Force CV-22 Osprey crashed, killing three U.S. service members and one civilian employee Deputy mayor of Kandahar assassinated UK troops 'under US command' Afghan insurgents hit Nato base U.S. Air strike kills senior Taliban leader Hostile fire downs Nato helicopter 39 dead in blast at Afghanistan wedding
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Taliban stronghold under siege Map of Marjah Afghanistan  The major Operation Moshtarak to rout militants from a notorious southern Afghan stronghold claimed its first NATO casualties   Nato hails major Afghan operation   Nato forces in Afghanistan have hailed as a success the first phase of a major operation to oust the Taliban from two key districts Coalition troops find 'minimal interference'   The major coalition assault against the Taliban claimed the lives of two coalition troops, but military officials regard the push as very pr... Coalition finds resistance, explosives   12 Afghan civilians were killed when two rockets fired by coalition forces missed their target, as the Taliban showed stiff resistance to the...   McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths   Twelve Afghan civilians were killed when two rockets fired by coalition forces missed their intended target, as the Taliban showed stiff res... Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive Map of Marjah Afghanistan  The NATO operation aimed at tackling a Taliban stronghold is making progress, but still has a long way to go Marines seize key police HQ in offensive   Taliban put up stiff resistance   Foreign and Afghan forces encountered stiff resistance as the offensive entered its second week, and a civilian was mistakenly shot dead Nato strike kills number of Afghan civilians Afghan flag raised over Taliban town Map of Marjah Afghanistan
Taliban members killed Villages abandoned before Nato operation U.S., Afghan troops prep for assault NATO launching major Afghan offensive Map of Marjah Afghanistan

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  NATO troops were set to launch their biggest offensive of the war, attacking the last Taliban stronghold in a war-scarred southern province
 Operation Moshtarak. Moshtarak, a Dari word for 'together,' symbolizes the combined forces are serving alongside one another. 15,000 troops from the United States, United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Canada attacked Taliban targets in and around Marjah
  Authorities raised the Afghan flag over the battle-scarred enclave, a ceremony symbolizing the presence of the government in the Taliban stronghold

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  A bombing at a wedding ceremony Wednesday in Kandahar province killed 39 people and wounded 73 others

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Jul.5 Police kill 64 in Afghan drug bust Jul.6   UK troops 'to move out of Sangin'   British troops in Afghanistan are to hand over responsibility for the Sangin area of Helmand province to US forces Jul.17 Troops seize drugs, bomb-making material Jul.24   Bombs kill five U.S. troops in Afghanistan  Four service members died in one attack and one was killed in the other Jul.31   Dutch troops to leave Afghanistan
Map of Uruzgan Afghanistan  The Netherlands is ending its military involvement in Afghanistan, after 4 years in which its 1,950 troops have won praise for their effectiveness

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Aug.22 4 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan

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Sep.19   UK troops leave Helmand's Sangin
Map of Sangin Afghanistan
  Control of the area was formally handed over from UK forces to the US Marine Corps at 0630 BST
Sep.20     9 Americans killed in Afghanistan crash
Map of Zabul Afghanistan  9 members of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force have been killed in a helicopter crash. There was no enemy fire

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Oct.6     Afghans seize 19 tons of Iranian bombs
Map of Nimruz Afghanistan  Authorities in southwestern Afghanistan have seized 19 tons of explosive devices that had been transferred across the border from Iran Oct.15 US army trial for Afghan killings Oct.31 Dozens of bodies found after clash

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Dec.2     Leaks criticise UK in Afghanistan  The latest US diplomatic documents released by Wikileaks contain harsh criticism of the UK military effort in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2009 Dec.10   Afghan bomb 'kills 15 civilians'  At least 15 people have been killed by a roadside bomb The explosion reportedly hit a pickup truck carrying civilians Dec.23     'Iran arms smuggler' held by Nato  A member of the elite al-Quds force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard has been captured accused of arms smuggling Dec.26   Turkish engineers kidnapped in Afgha-n
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  Four Turkish engineers were kidnapped in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktia, one kilometer from the Pakistan border

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1. 02-06 Taliban members killed Helmand
C. 02-07 Villages abandoned before Nato operation Helmand
D. 02-09 U.S., Afghan troops prep for assault Marjah, Helmand
02-12 NATO launching major Afghan offensive Marjah, Helmand
5. 02-13 Taliban stronghold under siege Marjah, Helmand
G. 02-13 Nato hails major Afghan operation Afghanistan
7. 02-13 Coalition troops find 'minimal interference' Helmand
8. 02-14 Coalition finds resistance, explosives Marjah, Helmand
J. 02-14 McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths Afghanistan

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