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19/20 October One month of airstrikes
US special forces used on the ground
Reported Strikes
For the first time since air strikes began, US special forces clashed with Taleban fighters on the ground - possibly marking a shift towards guerrilla tactics. The US said the attack on a command and control centre near Kandahar was backed by AC-130 flying gunships.

But the Pentagon also confirmed that two died when a support helicopter crashed in an accident in neighbouring Pakistan.

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