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US Special Forces in Firefight in Afghanistan's Helmand Province

One U.S. service member was killed and two others were wounded Tuesday during fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where Taliban fighters recently have expanded their operations.   U.S. defense officials said American special forces units were involved in the operation near the city of Marja, a scene of intense fighting in recent weeks.   A helicopter was sent to evacuate the wounded, but was unable to take off from Marja when a rotor struck a wall compound, a senior...

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