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British marines will lead the international security force in Kabul

AFGHANISTAN
International Security Force Starts Work
As the interim government under Hamid Karzai took office in Kabul, the first of the International Security Assistance Force that will eventually number 5,000 arrived in the war-torn city. Increasing stability inside the country is expected to make it easier for humanitarian aid to reach the thousands of Afghans displaced by 23 years of civil war and four years of drought. Even before the recent fighting about 25% of Afghan children died before the age of five and half of all under-fives were believed to be underweight. The British charity Save the Children...

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