FROM Ben Arnoldy
NATO Airstrikes in Afghanistan Kill Scores In Afghanistan today, officials say a NATO air strike on two fuel trucks has killed up to ninety people. An investigation is being launched into whether civilians were among those killed. In the meantime, controversy over the recent elections continues to grow. Ben Arnoldy is the South Asia Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor .
US Military Launches Offensive in Afghanistan A US soldier reportedly has been captured by a terrorist group in Afghanistan. Not much is known, but the Agence-France Press says the group is promising a videotape along with some kind of demands. Meantime 4000 other marines are in involved in an offensive in Helmand Provence. Ben Arnoldy is South Asia correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor .
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