May 2011 Special Report: Afghanistan Operations 


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Joint patrol


Petraeus testifies coalition forces have momentum in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s momentum has been reversed in most areas of Afghanistan, but the progress achieved there is fragile and reversible, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces said before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Soldier patrol in Afghanistan


Karzai names 7 areas to begin transition to full security control

Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced recently the first seven areas of his country that will transition to full Afghan security control.

Clearing operation


Coalition, Afghan forces step up search for explosives, weapons

Since January, Afghan and coalition forces have eliminated 825 potential improvised explosive devices, 200 indirect fire attacks and 11 suicide attacks.


Operations successfully target insurgents

American and coalition forces had several successful operations against insurgents in Afghanistan in March.