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Published April 27, 2013, 10:08 AM

Afghan troops hold their ground at high cost

FORWARD OPERATING BASE CONNOLLY, Afghanistan (AP) — The Americans could be spotted waiting for the Chinooks in the 2 a.m. darkness only by the shape of their night-vision goggles, as they shared a cigarette with glowing embers in quick drags among the kneeling assaulters in the chilled dark.

By: KIMBERLY DOZIER,AP Intelligence Writer, WDAY

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