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Watch: 6-year-old girl reacts to father’s surprise return from Afghanistan

Six–year-old Bailey Paige, from Utah, got a birthday present this year that she’ll never forget. After months of being away in Afghanistan, her soldier father, Sgt. Adam Paige recently surprised Bailey in the middle of her classroom. As luck would have it, NBC News cameras were there to capture the…

France rules out withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2012

PARIS — Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Tuesday that France would not give in to “panic” and pull its troops out of Afghanistan this year after four of its soldiers were killed there last week. “When I hear talk of an immediate withdrawal, such as at the end of 2012,…

France threatens to pull troops out of Afghanistan ahead of schedule

PARIS (Reuters) – France threatened on Friday to pull out early from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan after four a rogue Afghan soldier opened fire on French soldiers, killing four and wounding about 15 others. The killings in the Taghab valley of Afghanistan’s eastern Kapisa province were the latest in…

France suspends Afghan training after troops killed

President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday suspended French military training operations in Afghanistan and said he was mulling an early withdrawal after a renegade Afghan soldier shot dead four French troops. “The French army stands alongside its allies but we cannot accept that a single one of our soldiers be wounded…

16 killed in two attacks in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Two attacks just hours apart killed 16 people and wounded more than 20 others on Wednesday in the insurgency-wracked southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials said. A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed 10 civilians and two policemen in the first attack at a bazaar, while an…

Heavy snow, avalanches kill 16 in Afghanistan

Heavy snow and avalanches have killed at least 16 people in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan, leaving dozens more trapped in their homes, according to an official. A week of heavy snowfall cut off main roads in remote Badakhshan province, making it difficult for rescue workers to reach affected villages. “So far 16 people have been killed…

Pentagon identifies unit in US Marine abuse video

Top US officials strongly condemned a video that appears to show Marines urinating on dead insurgents in Afghanistan, while the Pentagon said it had identified the unit involved. US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the behavior in the video was “utterly deplorable,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke of…

Opium production soars in Afghanistan: UN

VIENNA — Production of opium and the illicit crop’s value soared in Afghanistan last year, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. According to the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime, farmer income derived from Afghanistan’s opium crop in 2011 was $1.4 billion (1.09 billion euros), representing nine…

Four killed as U.S. drone strikes resume in Pakistan

The deadly US drone campaign in Pakistan’s tribal zone resumed with a missile strike that killed four militants, two months after aNATO raid that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. The CIA campaign had reportedly been suspended to avoid worsening relations between the United States and Pakistan after the deadly November 26 incident, which eroded even more…

NATO reports ‘incredible’ Afghan drug seizures

The NATO-led force in Afghanistan said Monday it had made “incredible” seizures of drugs in Afghanistan last year and dealt a blow to the finances of the Taliban-led insurgents. “Narcotics trafficking has been a key generator of funding for the insurgency, but that source of revenue is diminishing,” Brigadier General…

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