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UN Urges Caution In New Anti-Taliban Operation --> The Afghan National Army on parade (file photo) (epa) June 19, 2006 -- The UN today called on Afghan and coalition troops to avoid harming civilians during an ongoing operation against Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan.

Operation Mountain Thrust is said to be the largest offensive by international and Afghan forces since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001.


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