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 Tuesday, Sept 11, 2007 file picture, plumes of fire and smoke fill the sky after a suicide car bomb explosion which hit fuel tanker trucks on the main highway of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaleq, File)

In this Tuesday, Sept 11, 2007 file picture, plumes of fire and smoke fill the sky after a suicide car bomb explosion which hit fuel tanker trucks on the main highway of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaleq, File)

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