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American deaths in Afghan war drop to 4-year low

WASHINGTON — US troop deaths in Afghanistan have plunged to the lowest level in four years, reflecting a pullback from direct combat into the less deadly role of advising and assisting Afghan forces as they do more of the fighting.

Attacks by Taliban insurgents also have declined, although the war is far from finished.

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