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U.S. Says Taliban on the Run, 70 to 100 Dead

The U.S. military said on Friday it was pursuing remnants of a large Taliban force in the mountains of southeastern Afghanistan after killing 70 to 100 of them in more than a week of fighting. The Taliban force in the Zabul province, some 1,000 strong, was the largest concentration of the Islamic militia’s fighters since it was ousted from power in late 2001, and the battle, which began on August 25, the biggest in at least 18 months. “We believe we have been very successful, we believe we have the enemy on the run,” Colonel Rodney Davis told reporters at Bagram air base, headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan. Full Story

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