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Taliban Militants Ousted From Afghan Villages

June 19, 2008

The militants are believed to have moved into the villages in the Arghandab district during the past week and were said to be destroying bridges and laying mines in preparation for a battle.However, local officials say they have now fled the area following overnight battles with the Afghan and Canadian forces, as well as air strikes by NATO warplanes.The governor of Kandahar says hundreds of militants were killed or wounded, but the claim has not been confirmed.

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