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Elite U.S. Units Step Up Effort in Afghan City Before Attack

The New York Times, 25 April 2010
Publié le : 26 avril 2010
 Thom Shanker, Helene Cooper and Richard A. Oppel Jr. 

"Small bands of elite American Special Operations forces have been operating with increased intensity for several weeks in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan's largest city, picking up or picking off insurgent leaders to weaken the Taliban in advance of major operations, senior administration and military officials say.

"The looming battle for the spiritual home of the Taliban is shaping up as the pivotal test of President Obama's Afghanistan strategy, including how much the United States can count on the country's leaders and military for support, and whether a possible increase in civilian casualties from heavy fighting will compromise a strategy that depends on winning over the Afghan people."

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