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Afghanistan marks 10 years since war started

Posted By admin On October 7, 2011 @ 2:13 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
October 7, 2011

KABUL — Afghanistan marks 10 years since the start of the US-led war against the Taliban Friday amid heightened security and questions over what the next decade will hold.

Security is being stepped up in the capital Kabul after a string of major attacks including the assassination of peace envoy Burhanuddin Rabbani, which has thrown government strategy for talking peace with the Taliban into turmoil.

On the frontlines, it is likely to be business as usual for the 140,000 international troops in Afghanistan, of whom 100,000 are from the United States, as they continue the fight against a brutal, Taliban-led insurgency.

For many Afghans, the anniversary will be a time for reflection on what the war has meant for their country and how the withdrawal of all foreign combat troops by the end of 2014 will affect them in future.

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/06/afghanistan-marks-10-years-since-war-started/

[2] UK plans rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-plans-rapid-withdrawal-from-afghanistan.html

[3] Afghanistan: British commander in Helmand believes troops need to stay 10 years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghanistan-british-commander-in-helmand-believes-troops-need-to-stay-10-years.html

[4] Globalists Plan to Stay in Afghanistan Forever: http://www.prisonplanet.com/globalists-plan-to-stay-in-afghanistan-forever.html

[5] US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-troops-may-stay-in-afghanistan-until-2024.html

[6] “For Years,” The Taliban Has Been Fighting the U.S. with Arms that the U.S. Shipped to Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/%e2%80%9cfor-years%e2%80%9d-the-taliban-has-been-fighting-the-us-with-arms-that-the-us-shipped-to-afghanistan.html

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