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US General: NATO Special Forces Still Key Presence on Afghan Battlefield

NATO special operations forces, whom world leaders say have not been in a combat role since the end of 2014, are still out in the field with Afghan forces almost nightly, a U.S. general in Afghanistan said Thursday. “On average, we [NATO] probably have somebody out every night or every other night at some place in the country,” U.S. Brig. General Charles Cleveland told reporters Thursday at the Pentagon. Cleveland, a NATO spokesman, was speaking remotely from Kabul. About 10 percent of...

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