Afghan Casualties Exceed Iraq Toll
In June, more U.S. and NATO troops were killed than in Iraq for the second straight month.
U.S. presidential candidate John McCain has touted the surge as a successful strategy in his campaign speeches.
US, NATO deaths in Afghanistan pass Iraq toll (AP)
AP - Militants killed more U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan in June than in Iraq for the second straight month, a grim milestone capping a run of headline-grabbing insurgent attacks that analysts say underscore the Taliban's growing strength.
Other news from the region:
Would-be Karzai assassins were Afghans
United Press International - 3 hours ago
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 30 (UPI) -- The alleged members of an assassination plot against Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai were mostly government employees, officials said.
No Afghan peace while Taliban have sanctuary - NATO Reuters
Afghan officials linked to attempt on Karzai’s life The Post