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Afghanistan Battles Resistant Taliban

After a week of clashes, Afghanistan’s battle against Taliban insurgents intensified Friday with government soldiers meeting fierce resistance as they entered remote southern mountains believed to be a rebel stronghold. Dozens of Taliban were killed in fighting as Afghan troops pushed into a deep gorge and along a mountain stream after a night of heavy U.S. bombing in the Chinaran and Larzab mountains of Dai Chupan district, an Afghan official said. The U.S. military said one of its special operations soldiers died in a fall during a nighttime assault in the rugged mountains of southern Zabul province. His name was not immediately released. No casualties were reported among the Afghan soldiers. Full Story

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