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U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Near a Decade of Combat

Mixing with Civilians

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Mixing with Civilians

Soldiers in populated areas face a different kind of interaction, mingling with civilians while on patrol. The United Nations estimates that 2,777 civilians were killed in 2010, most from Taliban attacks.

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