Duel in mountains one-sided for weeks

Posted: September 1, 2013 at 2:40 a.m.

For weeks, the f ierce duel playing out in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan between U.S. and insurgent artillery crews had been decidedly one-sided — deadly only for the Taliban.

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