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G.I. Dies After Clash With Taliban in Southern Afghanistan

An American Special Forces soldier has died from wounds sustained during an operation against Taliban guerrillas in southern Afghanistan, the United States military said Friday. He is the third American to die in operations in Afghanistan in less than a week. The Special Forces soldier, whose name has not yet been released, was with a combat unit of Americans and Afghan militia on Thursday when they came under attack from a group of 10 to 15 gunmen suspected of being members of the Taliban in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. While United States Apache helicopters and A-10 planes blasted the rebels, an Afghan soldier, who was also wounded, and the American were both evacuated by helicopter to the United States air base just outside the city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. Full Story

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