Taliban Attack Kills At Least 17 In Kabul

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Suicide Attacks Strike Afghan Capital

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Haji Zahir, the new governor of Marjah in Helmand province, listens to residents' grievances Monday. It was the first time an Afghan government official visited the former Taliban stronghold in two years. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Afghan Government Enters Marjah To Cool Reception

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The Afghan head of the Third Brigade 205th corps, Gen. Mohiudin Ghori, tells Marja villagers that it is time to back the government, not the Taliban. Soraya Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Taliban Resistance Strong In Southern Afghanistan

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U.S. Marine and Afghan army commanders confer after their men begin taking fire while on patrol earlier this week. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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A Burst Of Gunfire, And A Marine Lost In Marjah

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Marines Continue Afghan Offensive

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U.S. Afghan Forces Push Deeper Into Marjah

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Forces Launch Operation In Afghanistan

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U.S. Prepares For Afghan Offensive

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NATO, Afghan Troops To Launch Offensive In Marjah

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Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, meets with businessmen, tribal elders and other officials in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital. No business in Balkh is conducted without the popular former warlord's approval. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Ex-Warlord Helps Afghan Province Make Progress

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Military Deaths In Afghanistan Spike

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8 Americans Dead In Taliban Suicide Bombing

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Akmal Sawi stands in front of his childhood apartment. To sell the property, he had to pay $3,000 in bribes. Tom Bullock/NPR hide caption

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Lack Of Justice Hampers Afghanistan's Stability

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Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar is the only public hospital serving five provinces in southern Afghanistan. The hospital is in the middle of a war zone, but it continues to strive to provide better care with the development help of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Rebuilding Afghanistan: Locals Want More Say

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