Middle East

August 7, 2011

In valley where SEALs died, U.S. raids boost Taliban support

The 30 U.S. soldiers, many of them Navy SEALs, who died Saturday in the U.S. military's single biggest loss of the Afghan war, were operating in a Taliban-controlled valley where frequent U.S.-led night raids have won the insurgents popular support, area residents said Sunday. The raids occur "every night. We are very much miserable," said Roshanak Wardak, a doctor and former member of Afghanistan's parliament.

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