Nation Jun 18

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NATO, Afghan Troops Clash With Taliban Fighters

Afghan and NATO forces, backed by helicopter gunships, moved into villages outside Kandahar on Wednesday, killing at least 36 suspected Taliban fighters as part of an assault on insurgents holed up in the valley in southern Afghanistan.

Politics Jul 24

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Iraqi Prime Minister Denies Civil War

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asserted Monday that, despite sectarian violence across the country that kills an average of 100 civilians per day, Iraq is not slipping into a civil war.