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U.S. Airstrikes Rise In Afghanistan as Fighting Intensifies

As fighting in Afghanistan has intensified over the past three months, the U.S. military has conducted 340 airstrikes there, more than twice the 160 carried out in the much higher-profile war in Iraq, according to data from the Central Command, the U.S. military headquarters for the Middle East.

By Thomas E. Ricks

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