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U.S. bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban ties  The U.S. military bombed about 300 tons of seeds in a dusty field in a dramatic show of force designed to break up the Taliban drug ties British soldier killed  A British soldier was killed in an explosion on Saturday during a patrol   Western troops die in Afghanistan  3 US troops died in roadside bomb blasts in the south of the country, while a French soldier was killed in a gun battle north of Kabul Troops move to protect before vote  Hundreds of Marines and Afghan soldiers have moved into southern Afghanistan to protect citizens during upcoming elections Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
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Marines targeting Taliban in Afghan push  U.S. Marines kept up a major push against entrenched militants in an attempt to rout the Taliban from their stronghold in the province 2 U.S. troops killed   Two separate militant assaults in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktika led to the deaths of two U.S. soldiers and at least 42 insurgents Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours Map of Sangin Afghanistan  5 British soldiers have died were killed in two separate blasts while on foot patrol   Copter crash kills 16
Australian troops kill Taliban commander U.S. soldiers killed while disabling bomb Drug abuse hampers Afghan police Four British troops killed  3 British soldiers under NATO command were killed in an explosion, and a Royal Marine died as a result of wounds Blast kills coalition contractor   A contractor working for U.S.-led coalition forces died after a roadside bomb exploded during a combat reconnaissance patrol, NATO-led troops kill senior militant  The troops killed Maulawi Hassan and nine of his associates in an operation that targeted his house   20 insurgents killed in Taliban stronghold  NATO-led service member died after being wounded by a roadside bomb 'Record' Afghanistan drugs bust   International and Afghan troops have killed 60 militants and made a record drugs haul in the four-day attack targeted the town of Marja U.S. launches 'major operation'

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  4,000 Americans, mostly the Marines, and 650 Afghan soldiers and police launched Operation Khanjar, 'strike of the sword' against Taliban fighters
  The aircraft was a 'civilian contracted' helicopter, not a military one. It was not shot down

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  Monitors: Making good on a threat of election day violence, the Taliban sliced off the index fingers of at least two people
Aug.25   At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
  A massive car bomb explosion in the center of the city has killed at least 30 people. Dozens more were hurt as buildings collapsed in the attack
Aug.26   Red Cross worker among bomb victims  A Red Cross worker was among the 43 people killed in a massive car bombing Aug.29     British PM pays surprise visit  Gordon Brown paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan, thanking his nation's fighting forces for a job 'well done'

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Sep.3   Afghan election fraud row mounts
  A row over alleged fraud in the presidential election has intensified, after a tribe in the south made the most serious claim so far Sep.7   Five in NATO-led force killed  Two members of the force were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb

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Oct.1   Airstrike killed Afghan women, children
  NATO: Civilians were killed in an airstrike by coalition troops, when NATO-led forces were targeting militants at a compound Oct.27   8 U.S. troops killed
  The service members were inside armored vehicles at the time of the multiple complex IED attacks

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Nov.4   5 British soldiers shot dead
  6 others were wounded when an Afghan National Police officer opened fire on them

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B. 01-12 Australian troops kill Taliban commander Southern Afghanistan
C. 02-08 U.S. soldiers killed while disabling bomb Helmand
3. 02-17 Drug abuse hampers Afghan police Helmand
E. 02-25 Four British troops killed Southern Afghanistan
5. 02-28 Blast kills coalition contractor Uruzgan, Southern Afghanistan
G. 03-23 NATO-led troops kill senior militant Helmand
H. 04-04 20 insurgents killed in Taliban stronghold Helmand
8. 05-23 'Record' Afghanistan drugs bust Marjah, Helmand
07-01 U.S. launches 'major operation' Southern Afghanistan

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