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Obama honours US war dead

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US President Barack Obama has paid his respects to 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan, the first time he has honoured the fallen in this way.

The bodies of 15 US soldiers and three drug enforcement agents were transferred to a mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, in Delaware.

The president also met their families privately.

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