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This image made from a gun camera video released during a Pentagon Briefing in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, shows an explosion during a strike by U.S. forces on a surface to air missile site located inside Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Department of Defense, File)

This image made from a gun camera video released during a Pentagon Briefing in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, shows an explosion during a strike by U.S. forces on a surface to air missile site located inside Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Department of Defense, File)

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