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An Afghan police special force member mans the scene of a Taliban attack on a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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An Afghan police special force member mans the scene of a Taliban attack on a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (right) holds a rocket launcher with his comrades in Sararogha in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, along the Afghanistan border, in October 2009. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)

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**FILE** A member of U.S. special operations forces and an Afghan National Army soldier search Oct. 31, 2009, for roadside bombs during a joint patrol in Shewan, a former Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan's Farah province. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A member of U.S. special operations forces and an Afghan National Army soldier search Oct. 31, 2009, for roadside bombs during a joint patrol in Shewan, a former Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan's Farah province. (Associated Press)

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A NATO soldier is poised to respond at the scene of an attack by the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. At least two Taliban were killed and five people were wounded in the capital. There were attacks in three other cities. (Associated Press)

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Pakistani security officials visit the central prison in Bannu, 106 miles south of Peshawar, Pakistan, on Sunday, April 15, 2012, after Taliban militants battled their way into the prison and freed close to 400 prisoners, including at least 20 described by police as "very dangerous" insurgents, authorities and the militants said. (AP Photo/Ijaz Muhammad)

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Smoke rises following attacks on Sunday, April 15, 2012, by Taliban militants on three neighborhoods of Kabul, Afghanistan, that are home to government buildings, Western embassies and NATO facilities. (AP Photo/AP Video)

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Afghan Local Police officers are chosen, based on their loyalty, by village elders who are opposed to the Taliban. The members are geared for defense and trained by U.S. special-operations forces. Each local force is dedicated to one village. (Associated Press)

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Taliban leaders have havens in Quetta and Peshawar in Pakistan, said retired Army Gen. Jack Keane.

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Taliban graffiti shows Taliban fighters in a convoy decorating a wall in the Musa Qala district center and the current Battalion Command Headquarters for the U.S. Marine 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Monday, July 25, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The district center, once a large opium market under Taliban control also served as sleeping quarters for opium addicts. The graffiti, from that period, depicts Taliban fighters shooting down Russian, American or coalition planes, blowing up their tanks and taking their prisoners. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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A former Taliban militant (center) holds the national flag of Afghanistan as other militants stand with faces covered during a joining ceremony with the Afghan government in Ghazni, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. About 25 former Taliban members handed over their weapons and joined with the Afghan government as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad)

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**FILE** Taliban militants, who were arrested by Afghan Border Police, stand over their guns July 4, 2011, while they are presented to the media at the Afghan Border Police headquarters in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. All of them were dressed as women and at least one was strapped with an explosive vest. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammed, who is known to be deputy chief of the Pakistani Taliban, is seen in Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur in an undated photo. (AP Photo/Anwarullah Khan, File)

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** FILE ** Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud is pictured in Sararogha in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border in October 2009. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)

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The June robbery of this bank in Dera Ismail Khan was part of a Taliban shift to crime inside Pakistan to pay for militant activities. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Two men with U.S. special operations forces walk nearby as the Northern Alliance troops fight pro-Taliban forces in the fortress near Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan in 2001. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Bilal Khan, 19, looks out at the center of Kabul from the Taliban-razed cinema his family, including nine sisters, has made their home. Six months of interviews show life is grim for the average Afghan.

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A military helicopter belonging to coalition forces flies around a building during a gunbattle with Taliban militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday Sept. 14,2011. The 20-hour insurgent attack in the heart of the capital ended Wednesday morning after a final volley of helicopter gunfire as Afghan police ferreted out and killed the last few assailants who had taken over a half-built downtown building to fire on the nearby U.S. Embassy and NATO compounds. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan security forces are seen in a high-rise building during a gunbattle with al-Qaeda- and Taliban-affiliated Haqqani militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)