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US commanders concerned about Ramadan fighting

By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press
Jul 31, 7:45 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has until mid-October to submit a plan for the initial withdrawal of American troops, decisions that may hinge in part on whether the latest surge in attacks continues through the holy month of Ramadan.

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