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Civilian Deaths Grow as Taliban Use Human Shields

A senior Afghan commander has reported, and Associated Press correspondents confirm Taliban insurgents are using women and children as shields in their attacks against troops.  U.S. and NATO troops are currently on day five of a major offensive in the Helmand province to root out the Taliban insurgents.  The scope of this offensive captures President Obama’s commitment to turn the tide in Afghanistan as well as implement’s Gen. McChrystal’s strategy to win hearts and minds.  You can read more here.


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