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U.S., Afghan Troops Flush Out Taliban Group

U.S. and Afghan forces have driven Taliban guerrillas from a village in the central province of Uruzgan after a day of intense fighting in which more than a dozen people were killed, an official said on Wednesday. Dozens of U.S. troops scoured the village of Darwan in Char Cheny district on Wednesday, a day after 10 Taliban fighters were killed by U.S. helicopter gunships and in joint American and Afghan ground strikes, the official said. “Our casualties do not exceed two dead and six wounded,” said the official, who asked not to be named. “The Taliban forces overnight escaped from Darwan because they could not resist the fighting and now American soldiers are conducting house-to-house searches to find out if any Taliban members are hidden among ordinary people.” U.S. military spokesman Colonel Rodney Davis confirmed U.S. air and ground forces responded to a request for assistance in Uruzgan but declined to give details except to say there were no U.S. casualties. Full Story

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