(Springfield, IL) — The Illinois National Guard says about 40 Illinois guardsmen were on the ground in Afghanistan during an overnight U.S. air strike on the city of Kunduz. Coalition troops are trying to retake the city from Taliban militants who seized it earlier this week. U.S.-trained Afghan forces retreated from the city to the airport and called in an air strike after they were repelled by the insurgents.
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