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Jul 5th, 2010

Summary: More than 100 foreign troops in Afghanistan died in June 2010, making it the deadliest month to date in the nine-year war. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 5, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that Iraqis were skeptical that much would change for the better after the June 30, 2009 withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from urban areas; that June 2009 was the deadliest month of the year to date in Iraq; that two U.S. troops were killed in an attack on a U.S. base in Afghanistan; that a U.S. soldier was reported missing, believed captured, in Afghanistan; and that four U.S. troops were killed in a roadside bombing in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan.