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U.S. and Afghan forces launch major assault in eastern province of Konar

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ZONEASIA-PK

A force of about 700 U.S. and Afghan troops launched a major assault along Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan in an attempt to destroy a growing insurgent haven and blunt rising violence in the area, senior Army officials said Monday.

The assault represents one of the largest in eastern Afghanistan in the past several years and reflects growing concern among U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders that Taliban insurgents are seeking to intensify pressure in the east as troops prepare for a tough summer of fighting in the south.

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