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Jul 31st, 2010

Summary: July 2010 has become the deadliest month of the nearly 9-year-old Afghanistan war for U.S. forces, surpassing the previous record of 60, set in in June 2010. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 31, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that bombs exploded near five Shiite mosques in Baghdad, killing at least 29 people, in an apparent coordinated attack that targeted worshippers leaving Friday prayers.

Summary: U.S. troops opened fire on a bus carrying Afghan civilians, killing five people and setting off anti-American protests in Kandahar, where coalition forces hope to rally the public for a coming offensive against the Taliban. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on April 12, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that about 150 militants armed with rockets and automatic weapons attacked a transport terminal in northwestern Pakistan along a key supply route used by U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.