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Pentagon names troops killed in Afghan shoot down
Pentagon names 30 troops killed in downed helicopter in Afghanistan
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' The American troops killed in the deadliest single mission of the Afghan war came from states all across the nation.

The Pentagon has released the list of the 30 dead, along with their ages and hometowns.

Some of the names were already known because their families have spoken openly about them since the Saturday downing of their helicopter by insurgents. Eight Afghans also perished.

But the Pentagon first released the full list of the dead on Thursday, after an internal discussion of whether to identify those who were covert special operations troops.

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