Afghanistan War News Updates -- June 11, 2013

Taliban militants line up to join the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, two years ago in Kandahar. Despite the group’s loss of some high-level fighters, attacks in Afghanistan are likely to continue.

Taliban Surge Expected To Continue -- Washington Post

KABUL — In the latest in a series of dramatic Taliban attacks across Afghanistan, a team of seven heavily armed fighters staged a bold raid on NATO’s operational headquarters at the Kabul airport Monday before being fought off and killed by Afghan security forces.

The incident served as an example of what coalition and Afghan military officials say is the Taliban’s renewed determination to carry out nationwide attacks well after their annual spring offensive, in a bid to disrupt plans for next year’s national elections and expose Afghan security forces as incapable of defending the country ahead of the withdrawal of most NATO troops by the end of 2014.

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More News On Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, June 11th -- ISAF
Heavy explosion rock capital Kabul, 17 killed 40 injured -- Khaama Press
Suicide blast in Kabul kills 17 near Afghan Supreme Court -- USA Today/AP
Suspected Taliban bomber targets Afghan court, kills 17 -- Reuters
Explosion hits Kabul diplomatic area -- Al Jazeera
Taliban claims responsibility for Kabul suicide blast -- CNN
IMU-linked insurgent leader targeted in northern Afghanistan -- Threat Matrix
Kabul Airport Attack Part Of Coordinated Taliban Strikes Across Afghanistan -- AP
Senior Taliban leader arrested in Kandahar: ISAF -- Khaama Press
Taliban release Kyrgyz chopper crewman -- Stars and Stripes
Ali Jalali lays out the three things the Karzai regime needs to do to survive -- Thomas E. Ricks, Foreign Policy

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