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Dozens Of Taliban Reported Killed In Afghanistan


http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) May 12, 2007 -- Afghan officials say NATO-led forces and Afghan troops have driven out the Taliban from a southern district after a weeklong battle in which more than 70 militants were killed.


An intelligence department statement says the Nari Saraj district of Helmand Province is now under government control.


The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force was not immediately able to confirm the statement.


Nari Saraj lies some 25 kilometers from Sangin district, where Afghan officials said a U.S. air strike killed more than 30 civilians earlier this week.


(Reuters, AFP)

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