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General: US advisory teams heading to Afghanistan

The No. 2 U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the U.S. military will begin sending advisory teams this year to help Afghan combat forces as they take a more prominent role in fighting the Taliban insurgency. Full story

Official: 65 recaptured after Afghan jail break

Afghan security forces said Tuesday they had captured 65 out of at least 480 inmates who escaped from a prison through a tunnel dug by Taliban insurgents. Full story

Hundreds escape Afghan jail via tunnel

Hundreds of prisoners escaped from a jail in Afghanistan's south through a tunnel dug by Taliban insurgents, officials said, a "disaster" for the Afghan government. Full story

Signs of progress in Afghanistan

   The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran explains whether the U.S. will be able to start bring home troops in July as attacks from Taliban insurgents decline.

Low pay, high risk for fuel haulers in Afghan war

Nowsher Awan, 30, will drive 435 miles through Taliban territory to deliver 15,600 gallons of fuel. The U.S. war effort in Afghanistan would grind to a halt without men like him. Full story

Afghans claim police are enlisting criminals

The village-level fighting forces the U.S. is fostering  are having a rocky start, with complaints that recruits are not consistently vetted for ties to criminals and warlords. Full story

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An Afghan policemen takes a look at the opening of tunnel at the main prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan which prisoners escaped through Monday, April 25, 2011. Taliban insurgents dug a more than 1,050-foot (320-meter) tunnel underground and into the main jail in Kandahar city and whisked out more than

An Afghan policemen takes a look at the opening of a tunnel at the main prison in Kandahar which prisoners escaped through
An Afghan policemen takes a look at the opening of a tunnel at the main prison in Kandahar which prisoners escaped through

An Afghan policemen takes a look at the opening of tunnel at the main prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan which prisoners escaped through on Monday, April 25, 2011. Taliban insurgents dug a more than 1,050-foot (320-meter) tunnel underground and into the main jail in Kandahar city and whisked out more t