WASHINGTON — A number of U.S. special operations troops were killed or wounded in fighting in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, U.S. defense officials said.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Mercy Corps is working in southern Afghanistan to connect craftsmen with their countrymen and women so they can make a living and better their lives.
By Larisa Epatko
In other news Wednesday, cleanup workers struggled to clean oily waste from Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans and militants targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq killed 38 people in attacks across Baghdad.
In other news Wednesday, dozens more people died in new attacks across southern Afghanistan, including four NATO troops shot down in a helicopter in Helmand province. In neighboring Pakistan, seven people were killed as militants attacked a NATO convoy outside…
Elite marine recon teams were dropped behind Taliban lines as the major NATO offensive in Southern Afghanistan ends its first week. Ray Suarez reports.
Margaret Warner travels to the tiny English village of Wootton Bassett and finds growing unease about British involvement in Afghanistan.
After a three-month review of options, President Barack Obama is set to unveil his long-awaited new strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time address to the nation tonight.
With Afghanistan's second presidential election just days away, U.S., NATO, and Afghan forces are racing to secure voting locations from Taliban militants who have vowed to target anyone participating in the Aug. 20 contest.
As coalition forces attempt to wrest control of southern Afghanistan from Taliban insurgents, they are experiencing their highest casualties in eight years of war. Analysts discuss the rise in violence with Gwen Ifill.
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