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Summary: Kandahar (Afghanistan) Feb 2 (ANI): Afghan and NATO forces are planning to launch more operations in Kandahar to clear it of the Taliban, said Afghanistan's acting Defence Minister Assadullah Khalid after touring the province along with NATO forces commander General Scott Miller.
Hundreds of people held a rally in Qarabagh district and chanted slogans against the America and NATO forces for distributing the blasphemous content.
The actions were yet another test of the international military body as Russia has repeatedly poked and prodded NATO forces while re-enforcing its military presence near and around Europe.
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Thursday that NATO would build all the capabilities needed to defend sovereignty and territorial integrity.Plevneliev made his remarks at the at the ceremony which marked the official opening of a NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.Located not far the landmark Ruski Pametnik ("Russian Monument") near downtown Sofia, the NFIU is a coordination center which will be tasked with organizing and planning international drills involving NATO forces on Bulgarian soil, as well as planning of potential deployments.
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least one civilian was killed in the second suicide attack on NATO forces convoy in Eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan on Thursday.
The tanker was transporting goods for Nato forces deployed in Afghanistan.
RAMALLAH - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas would support a five-year Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank provided a NATO force is deployed to ensure security, the New York Times has reported.Abbas, in an interview published by the paper on Sunday, shifted from his insistence on a three-year time frame for Israel's withdrawal from occupied territories under any future peace deal."At the end of five years my country will be clean of occupation," Abbas said, insisting however that NATO forces should be deployed during this period to undertake cross-border security and anti-terrorism duties."For a long time, and wherever they want, not only on the eastern borders, but also on the western borders, everywhere," NATO could be stationed, he said."The third party can stay.
Sources said that Nato containers and tankers have been carrying supplies for Nato forces in Afghanistan from Karachi port by road to Chaman border in Balochistan for about a decade, but since 2006 onward the incidents of looting and burning of containers and tankers not only started but continued rising in different parts of Balochistan mostly in Khuzdar, Mastung, outskirts of Quetta, Kuchlak, Qila Abdullah, Pishin and adjoining areas.
A statement from the president's office on Thursday said the partial pull-out is an "appropriate" move as NATO forces hand over the war against the Taliban to the Afghan military.
As the Long War Journal details, attacks on NATO forces by Afghan insurgents have been on the rise.
Nato forces at first said that about 45 insurgents and no civilians were killed in the attack but spokesman Jamie Graybeal stressed later that they took the charge of civilian deaths seriously and were investigating the allegations.
The 52-year-old, from Abergavenny, said Nato forces are encouraged to show they trust members of the Afghan Police and Army but in doing so leave themselves open to attack.

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