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Forty insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Coalition and Afghan troops continued their push against the Taliban after killing 40 insurgents in an air and ground strike and as NATO warned it would deal “robustly” with rebels. The “enemy fighters” were killed in a strike in a remote, mountainous rebel stronghold in southeastern Paktika province, on the border with Pakistan, the US-led force said late Thursday. The strike — which began Wednesday and ended Thursday — was part of Operation Mountain Thrust, the biggest push against militants since the fall of the Taliban government nearly five years ago, it said in a statement. Full Story

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