Afghan war enters 10th year

The war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 with a lightning rout of the Taliban, has transformed into a counterinsurgency with no end in sight.

In this Monday, April 28, 2008 file picture, relatives mourn over the body of lawmaker Fazel Rahman Samkanai at the hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Samkanai, who was about 30 yards away from President Hamid Karzai, was killed when suspected Taliban militants attacked a ceremony marking the 16th anniversary the defeat of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in Kabul on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

In this Monday, April 28, 2008 file picture, relatives mourn over the body of lawmaker Fazel Rahman Samkanai at the hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Samkanai, who was about 30 yards away from President Hamid Karzai, was killed when suspected Taliban militants attacked a ceremony marking the 16th anniversary the defeat of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in Kabul on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

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