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U.S. Forces Kill 22 Afghan Insurgents

U.S. forces backed by helicopter gunships killed 22 insurgents, including several Arabs, in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Monday.The 12-hour battle began late Sunday in Shinkay district of Zabul province, a hotbed of resistance to the U.S.-backed Afghan government, the military said. Spokesman Maj. Scott Nelson said about 40 militants attacked coalition soldiers on a search operation in Shinkay. The troops called for assistance from two Apache helicopters, which opened fire on the fighters. “Skirmishes continued throughout the night, and the final battle damage assessment from the incident, from our soldiers on the ground, was 22,” Nelson said. Full Story

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