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11 January 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 11 Jan 2012 [PDF]
  • Report: Afghans Will Require Substantial Help After 2014 VOA 11 Jan 2012 -- A respected London research organization says the Afghan government likely will be able to retain control of the country after foreign troops end their combat role in three years. But the International Institute for Strategic Studies says Western nations will need to provide financial and military support for Afghanistan for much longer.
  • Coalition Force Captures Taliban Leader AFPS 11 Jan 2012 -- An Afghan-led and coalition-supported force captured a Taliban facilitator in the Ghazni district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province today, military officials reported.
  • Coalition aviators train Afghans to perform critical supply run AFNS 11 Jan 2012 -- The pilot's eyes squint as he tries to locate his landing zone located in the terrain covered by a rolling and twisting blanket of dust. The trip to the Kunar Valley in northern Afghanistan is treacherous with numerous towering mountains as tall as 12,000 feet, providing an obstacle course of a flight path. Navigating his MI-17 helicopter, which is fully loaded with vital ammunition and supplies, is a challenging task.
  • US resume drone strikes in Pakistan as 4 die in attack IRNA 11 Jan 2012 -- The United States Wednesday resumed drone strikes in Pakistan after a two-month lull and killed four people in a pre-dawn attack in the country's tribal region, tribesmen in the area said.

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