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October 4, 2010 4:59 PM

Afghan, U.S. forces face growing insecurity in key province

The difficulties in Baghlan province in Afghanistan's north are emblematic of the uphill battle the United States faces in trying to stabilize Afghanistan enough to begin drawing down troops next year. While the U.S. military has focused on the Taliban's southern strongholds, the militants and allied groups have been gaining ground in the north.

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