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Six Libyan soldiers killed in Benghazi violence

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Six soldiers were killed in clashes between Libyan special forces and armed protesters outside a special forces' base in the eastern city of Benghazi, an military official said on Saturday. Full story

Insight: Afghan move against U.S. special forces tied to abuse allegations

KABUL (Reuters) - Two days after masked men burst in to Bibi Shereen's house and took her son away, villagers found his corpse - half-eaten by dogs - under a bridge in Afghanistan's volatile Wardak province. Full story

Navy SEAL killed on rescue mission hailed as hero

  Petty Officer Nicolas Cheque was a member of the Navy’s elite special operations force, SEAL Team 6. He was killed Sunday during a hostage rescue mission in Afghanistan. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports.

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