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Posted: December 18, 2013 at 5:02 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The area is not fully safe — there is enemy movement there, and it is also surrounded by mountains and covered with forest.” Ghulam Jilani Khan, security chief for Zabul province, Afghanistan, where six American troops died in a helicopter crash for which the Taliban claimed responsibility but Khan attributed to technical problems

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