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    Afghanistan Declares Triumph in Kunduz

    We’re back in control. So say Afghan officials following three days of fighting to regain the northern city seized by the Taliban earlier this week. Overnight operations, coupled with U.S. airstrikes, reportedly helped troops retake government buildings while racking up the death toll of Islamic fundamentalists. Militants, meanwhile, claim they still control many parts, and their swift capture of the city has left experts worried that they’re bolstering themselves throughout the north. But if the government victory is confirmed, it’ll mean Afghanistan has passed its biggest test since the coalition’s withdrawal last year.

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