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Accused Taliban: US Helicopters Killed Insurgents 'Like Insects'

U.S. helicopters gunned down Taliban fighters “like insects” during a failed 2009 attack in Afghanistan, an accused Taliban fighter said in a videotaped interview with the FBI shown during his trial on Wednesday. Irek Hamidullin, a former Soviet tank officer who has converted to Islam, is charged with coordinating the November 2009 attack on an Afghan Border Police base. He is the first Afghan War military combatant to be tried in U.S. federal court. Hamidullin called off the assault...

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