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Marines raise the U.S. and New York City flags at Dolangi

AFGHANISTAN
Fighters and Leaders Look to the Future
The military assault on the Taliban moved into a decisive phase as the U.S. stepped up air attacks and deployed around 1,000 ground troops to close in on Kandahar and the underground bunkers possibly sheltering al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. As U.S. Marines went into combat for the first time and a Russian Emergencies Ministry team flew into the capital, the cia confirmed that one of its agents was among those killed during a three-day revolt by Taliban prisoners at a compound near...

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