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No regrets despite 10 troop deaths

July 30, 2018
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday he did not regret sending 700 more troops to Afghanistan this year, despite insurgents killing 10 French soldiers this week. (MSNBC — 21 August, 2008)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy will fly to Afghanistan onWednesday after 10 French troops died and 21 were wounded in aTaliban ambush. (Sydney Morning Herald — 20 August, 2008)
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A French patrol marches up a rocky and dusty Afghan mountain pass. Suddenly, Taliban insurgents open fire from front and back, setting off an hours-long gunfight — the deadliest for allied forces in Afghanistan in more than three years. (MSNBC — 22 August, 2008)
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U.S.-led coalition troops killed more than 30 insurgents in a battle in Afghanistan while three Polish soldiers serving with NATO forces died in a roadside blast, officials said. (New York Times — 21 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 19 — In unusually large and well-coordinated attacks in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban insurgents killed 10 French paratroopers in a mountain road ambush and at least six suicide bombers attempted to storm a NATO alliance base, NATO and Afghan officials said Tuesday. (Washington Post — 20 August, 2008)
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NATO says three of its soldiers were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in central Afghanistan. (MSNBC — 21 August, 2008)
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KABUL, Afghanistan, July 16 — After suffering significant setbacks in the fight against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan troops have pulled out of a combat outpost where nine American soldiers were killed in a pitched battle with Taliban fighters Sunday.

(Washington Post — 12 hours ago)
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The death of 10 French soldiers in an ambush by insurgents in Afghanistan has stoked a cry at home for France to rethink its commitment to the seven-year mission led by the United States. (MSNBC — 24 August, 2008)
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