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U.S. forces target outskirts of Afghan cities

By Carmen Gentile - Special for USA Today
Posted : Thursday Jul 28, 2011 21:12:37 EDT

UPPER GERESHK VALLEY, Afghanistan — Smoking a cigarette after a long day at a tiny military outpost deep in Taliban territory, Sgt. David Sowell mulled over how many of his fellow Marines had lost limbs in this river valley.

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