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Monday, May 31, 2010

US troops in Afghanistan mark Memorial Day

A U.S soldier observes a moment of silence during a ceremony marking Memorial Day at the main U.S. base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 31, 2010.
(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan remembered friends and colleagues Monday in solemn Memorial Day ceremonies to commemorate all of their nation's war dead.The nearly 9-year-old war raged on, meanwhile, with NATO forces launching airstrikes against Taliban insurgents who had forced government forces to abandon the Barg-e-Matal district in Nuristan, an eastern province on the border with Pakistan. No casualty figures were given.At the sprawling Bagram Air Field, the largest U.S. military base, about 400 soldiers in camouflage uniforms and brown combat boots stood at attention for a moment's silence as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of some 94,000 U.S. troops in the country, led the ceremony....

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