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Afghan troops, backed by Canadian forces, launched an operation Wednesday to push Taliban militants from villages in southern Afghanistan as the UK revealed four more of its troops had been killed.

The operation is targeting villages in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province, where 400 militants escaped from prison in a jailbreak Friday.

The four British soldiers were killed Tuesday in a separate operation in Lashkar Gah, also in southern Afghanistan. Read full article »

-- Journalist Farhad Peikar contributed to this report

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