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Shifting Afghan loyalties test US bid for permanent gains

US Captain Matthew Crowe recently met with elders, one of whom clutched prayer beads, in Molahel village in the mountains of Wardak Province. The area is still under Taliban threat. US Captain Matthew Crowe recently met with elders, one of whom clutched prayer beads, in Molahel village in the mountains of Wardak Province. The area is still under Taliban threat. (Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / July 14, 2009

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WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan - During the day, US soldiers and their Afghan allies set up checkpoints here along Highway One, halting traffic for hours to search for explosives and evidence of Taliban connections. (Full article: 1238 words)

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