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100 Now Killed in Afghan Military Campaign

A U.S. soldier died over the weekend after a traffic accident near Kabul, becoming the 100th American casualty since the U.S.-led military campaign began in Afghanistan two years ago. The U.S. military did not name the soldier in a brief statement issued Monday. It said the soldier was involved in a vehicle accident southwest of the Afghan capital on Friday night and died as a result of his injuries the next morning. “His death underscores the dangers inherent in Operation Enduring Freedom and our condolences go out to his family,” the statement said, without giving further details. U.S. troops make up the majority of the 11,700-strong coalition forces hunting al-Qaida rebels and remnants of the former ruling Taliban regime that was ousted from power in Afghanistan in late 2001. Full Story

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