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Foreign troop toll in Afghanistan in 2010 nears 700

KABUL (Reuters) – The number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan in 2010 neared 700 with two more confirmed on Saturday, by far the deadliest year of the war underscoring the renewed focus on when international forces will leave.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said one of its troops was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the heartland of the Taliban, and another in an attack by insurgents in the volatile east.

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South Asia morass awaits Holbrooke’s successor

KABUL/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Richard Holbrooke’s successor as Washington’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan will inherit intractable problems not even the “bulldozer” of U.S. diplomacy was able to resolve.

The increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan, inseparably intertwined with Pakistan where Taliban fighters have so long been able to seek sanctuary, has baffled U.S. diplomats, politicians and military commanders for nine years.

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      "Paul Tait is Afghanistan Bureau Chief for Thomson Reuters, based in Kabul. Most recently Paul was a Specialist Sub-Editor, World Desk, Asia based in Singapore. Formerly based in Sydney, he was a senior correspondent in Iraq for a year before joining the Asia desk in mid-2008. Paul has also worked across Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He worked in Hong Kong for 6 years before joining Reuters and began his career as a sports reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald."
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