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An assassin on Sunday shot dead a former high-ranking Taliban official working on reconciling Afghanistan's insurgency with the government, a fresh blow to peace efforts on the day Kabul announced it was gradually taking the lead from the U.S.-led coalition for providing security in much of the country.
The Afghan government and the United States signed a deal Sunday governing night raids by American troops, resolving an issue that had threatened to derail a larger pact governing a U.S. presence in the country for decades to come.
A small, little-noticed counterinsurgency force that was created in the ninth year of the Afghanistan War is proving to be the key for U.S. troops to leave the country in victory.
Pakistan's army chief will hold his first meeting with senior U.S. commanders Wednesday to discuss American airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at two Afghan border posts last year.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Monday gave an upbeat assessment of the mission there, even as two British troops and another NATO service member were killed by Afghan security forces.
The top allied commander in Afghanistan said the recent killings of U.S. and coalition troops by Afghan soldiers have created an "erosion of trust" between international and Afghan forces.
Afghan security forces killed three foreign troops, including two British soldiers, on Monday — the latest in a growing number of attacks in which Afghan forces have turned their guns on their international partners.
The top allied commander in Afghanistan said Thursday that the two biggest obstacles to success in Afghanistan are corruption in the Afghan government and militant safe havens in Pakistan.
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said Thursday he wants to maintain a troop level of 68,000 after surge forces withdraw in October — his most revealing statement to date about U.S. troop strength for next year.