Dec 31, 2014

Afghan mountain hamlet a proving ground for army

DANGAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The smoke from mortar and rocket attacks rises from the mountains of Dangam in the remote eastern border region of Afghanistan as Talban insurgents battle government forces in a bid to establish a permanent presence now that the American soldiers who led the fight here for more than a decade have left. Heavy fighting has been raging for almost three weeks, with wave...

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