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Tyler Hicks The New York Times

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American soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division take cover and yell to others to get out of the line of fire as they're ambushed in a valley by Taliban fighters while patrolling the village of Hazarbuz in southern Afghanistan. The two-week operation involved eliminating Taliban fighters and bringing stability to the remote mountainous region where they were known to be in control. The operation was one of many during following some of the heaviest Taliban attacks since they were ousted in 2001.


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