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U.S. sees fighting rekindled in Afghanistan

The United States has stepped up military activity in Afghanistan, spurred by a resilient insurgency that includes al-Qaeda terrorists and rebels associated with the former Taliban government, according to Afghan officials, Pentagon leaders and Afghanistan experts. The renewed fighting led to the downing Tuesday of a U.S. Chinook helicopter carrying 17 troops, many of them members of the Navy’s elite SEAL commando unit. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade.Full Story

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