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Map of Afghanistan and neighbouring territories. Map of Afghanistan. Map of Taxila, Punjab. Attock Pakistan. Masjid-i-No Mosque near Balkh. South of Balkh. Guldara Stupa northwest of Kabul 1 , 2 , 3 , 4. Surkh Kotal, Platform. Taxila Punjab Bihr Mound 1 , 2.
A startling new study about U. USA Today reports that less than half of the troops there describe morale as high — a 20 percent drop from Troops there also report more intense fighting in Afghanistan now than during the surge in Iraq. The paper says 75 percent of soldiers in Afghanistan have witnessed the death or wounding of a buddy and half said they had been close to a roadside bomb explosion. The paper says mental health strain is most intense among troops with three or more combat deployments. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Meanwhile, everybody is reporting how the Taliban essentially invaded the southern city of Kandahar over the weekend and put the town under siege for 30 hours.
Amid the confusion of breaking news reports following Ahmed Wali Karzai's assassination, I mentioned the name of the alleged assassin, Sardar Mohammed, to someone close to the murdered man. The reaction was a gasp of disbelief.