"(Reuters) - Targeted strikes by U.S. special forces against insurgents around Kandahar are yielding results, but war planners expect tough fighting ahead and more casualties, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday. The campaign to secure the Taliban's birthplace of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan is a central objective of President Barack Obama's revised war effort and will factor prominently in a White House strategy review in December."Read the rest of the article in "U.S. braces for Kandahar fight", Reuters, August 12, 2010.
See also "Taking on the Taliban in Kandahar", BBC Newsnight, August 11, 2010.
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