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Clashes in Afghanistan kill 40 militants

Coalition and Afghan forces killed more than 40 militants across southern Afghanistan on Saturday, including 10 in a large-scale air assault aimed at wresting a desert town from Taliban control. More than 300 British paratroopers, backed by U.S. and Canadian forces, launched an early morning raid on Helmand province’s insurgent stronghold of Sangin, where hundreds of Taliban had massed in preparation for launching attacks, coalition spokesman Maj. Scott Lundy said. “The coalition conducted a large-scale air assault before dawn with helicopter-borne infantry dropped on several positions,” Lundy told The Associated Press. “Coalition forces killed 10 Taliban and drove the others out, but it is difficult to say if the remainder are still nearby.” Full Story

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