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Taliban Rebels Hit Hard in Afghanistan, U.S. Says

Recent fighting has killed at least 11 militia members — and four Americans. U.S. warplanes supporting Afghan ground forces pummeled Taliban positions in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 11 rebels in three days of fighting, military officials said Thursday. The fighting in the mountains of Kandahar and Zabol provinces began at the end of August, and more than 100 suspected Taliban have been killed, according to U.S. and Afghan officials. Four American soldiers have died in recent fighting in Afghanistan. The battles in Zabol and Kandahar are part of a U.S.-Afghan operation dubbed Mountain Viper. “Operation Mountain Viper continues to destroy the Taliban’s ability to operate in the southern region of Afghanistan,” the U.S. military said from Bagram air base, north of the capital, Kabul. Full Story

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