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PublishDate: Thursday, April 15, 2010 09:08

NATO troops quit mountainous valley in E. Afghanistan

"ISAF continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy," the statement said.

"ISAF forces repositioned out of the isolated Korengal Valley in Kunar province today," it said. "These deliberate moves began in March."

"This repositioning, in partnership with the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), responds to the requirements of the new population-centric counterinsurgency strategy," Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, ISAF Joint Command commander said in the press release.

He said the move does not prevent forces from r

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