Associated Press in Kabul
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Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility to date.
If he issues the decree as promised, the move would pose a significant new challenge to government troops who have relied heavily on foreign air power to give them an advantage against insurgents.
The killing of an American serviceman in firefight with allied Afghan soldiers pushed US military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold reminder of the perils that remain in the 11-year conflict.
He accused the Taliban and the US of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave as planned by the end of next year.