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Stalemate in Afghan town shows task ahead

By Chris Brummitt - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Jun 30, 2009 19:17:11 EDT

NOW ZAD, Afghanistan — Marines patrol slowly along streets laced with land mines and lined with abandoned shops, clinics and homes. As night falls over this Afghan ghost town, the only sounds are the howling of coyotes and the creaking of tin roofs in the wind.

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