Deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, on June 12, 2011.  The year shaped up as the deadliest for American forces in Afghanistan, with more than 400 being killed fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida groups.
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( Reuters/Baz Ratner )

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, on June 12, 2011. The year shaped up as the deadliest for American forces in Afghanistan, with more than 400 being killed fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida groups.

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