**FILE** In this May 8, 2010, file photo, U.S. Army soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment of the 5th Stryker Brigade, keep their eyes in the direction of two Taliban fighters, armed with AK-47 assault rifles, who were seen running after one soldier shot at them when they entered the nearby intersection in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this May 8, 2010, file photo, U.S. Army soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment of the 5th Stryker Brigade, keep their eyes in the direction of two Taliban fighters, armed with AK-47 assault rifles, who were seen running after one soldier shot at them when they entered the nearby intersection in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. (Associated Press)