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A file picture taken on September 21, 2010 shows a French soldier (C) patroling with Afghan soldiers in Kapisa province in Afghanistan. (AFP PHOTO)

France ends combat mission in Afghanistan

Nijrab Base, Afghanistan(AFP) – France ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday, withdrawing troops from a strategic province northeast of Kabul as part of a quickened departure from the war-torn country. Paris says all French combat soldiers will leave the country next month, two years before allied nations contributing to the 100,000-strong International Security …

Liliana Mihaila

A man looks at destroyed vehicles following two car bombs near the provincial government headquarters in Kirkuk. (AFP/ Marwan Ibrahim)

Iraq attacks kill at least eight

Baghdad, (AFP) — A spate of shootings and bombings targeting Iraqi security forces north of Baghdad on Monday killed at least eight people, while a prisoner on death row escaped from a police station south of the capital. The attacks, which killed four policemen and three anti-Qaeda militiamen, came after a deadly bombing targeted Iraqi …

Liliana Mihaila