Afghanistan – An alliance patrol fought off an rebellious attack in hilly eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, on a day when two servicemen were killed in the country's anxious south, bringing the death toll for overseas troops in the nation for 2010 to 700, according to an AP count.
This year is by far the deadliest for the alliance in the almost decade-long war, as tens of thousands of extra international troops have pour into the country in an effort to suppress a strong Taliban insurgency. Other than while NATO and the United States note growth has been made in the militants' conventional strongholds in the south, they recognize gains made remain unstable.
Security has also decline in the north, while many parts of eastern Afghanistan, along the border with Pakistan, remain aggressive and under militant control. NATO forces often connect in heavy combating there.
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