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    FILE - In this May 1, 2009, file photo, an Afghan man looks on as U.S. solider's of 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division stands guard during a search operation in Nerkh district of Wardak province in west of Kabul, Afghanistan. A burst of strength by al-Qaida that is chipping away at the remains of Mideast stability now confronts President Barack Obama, testing his hands-off approach to conflicts in Iraq and Syria at the same time he pushes to keep thousands of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Obama has already decided the fight against extremists must continue, so long as Afghan President Hamid Karzai signs off on a joint security agreement. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)



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    Four-year-old Czech military dog Athos who was seriously wounded in a Taliban rocket attack in Afghanistan in 2012 sits with dog handler Rostislav Bartoncik after being decorated by Czech Defence Minister Vlastimil Picek in Chotyne, Czech Republic,Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Suffering life threatening injuries, Athos was first treated by U.S. military doctors in Afghanistan before he was transported to the U.S. Ramstein base in Germany. (AP Photo/CTK, Radek Petrasek) SLOVAKIA OUT


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    Four-year-old Czech military dog Athos who was seriously wounded in a Taliban rocket attack in Afghanistan in 2012 sits with dog handler Rostislav Bartoncik after being decorated by Czech Defence Minister Vlastimil Picek in Chotyne, Czech Republic, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Suffering life threatening injuries, Athos was first treated by U.S. military doctors in Afghanistan before he was transported to the U.S. Ramstein base in Germany. (AP Photo/CTK, Radek Petrasek) SLOVAKIA OUT




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    Afghan security forces secure the area near the U.S. Camp Eggers after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. A coalition spokeswoman said the explosion occurred Saturday evening "in the vicinity" of Camp Eggers, a coalition base that is close to Afghanistan's presidential palace and many embassies. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)


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