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Insurgents ambush French paratroopers

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  • Aug. 19: An Afghan police man, left, and a French soldier, background right, stand guard in Surobi, Afghanistan. About 100 insurgents ambushed a group of French paratroopers outside Kabul, sparking a battle that killed 10 of the soldiers in the biggest loss of life for international forces in combat in Afghanistan in more than three years. French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he would immediately fly to Kabul.
  • Aug. 19: An armoured vehicle of French troops patrol in Surobi, Afghanistan. About 100 insurgents ambushed a group of French paratroopers outside Kabul, sparking a battle that killed 10 of the soldiers in the biggest loss of life for international forces in combat in Afghanistan in more than three years.
  • Aug. 19: French military vehicles head toward the scene of a gun battle in Surobi, Afghanistan. About 100 insurgents ambushed a group of French paratroopers outside Kabul, sparking a battle that killed 10 of the soldiers in the biggest loss of life for international forces in combat in Afghanistan in more than three years.
  • Aug. 19: A French armoured vehicle heads toward the scene of a gun battle in Surobi, Afghanistan.
  • Aug. 19: Map locates Khost, Afghanistan, where suicide bombers attacked U.S. base.
  • Aug. 18: Afghan national army soldiers patrol on a street in Kabul.

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