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midnight oil

A regional colloquial term for opium.
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The investigation found that US forces, partly because of a technical error, misidentified the hospital and believed they were striking another building in the city.
We have now learned that on October 3, Afghan forces advised that they were taking fire from enemy positions and asked for air support from US forces," Gen Campbell said.
and coalition forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon that he was correcting an initial American statement that said that the airstrikes had been in response to threats against US forces.
According to local government officials, at least 14 people mostly civilians were killed in an airstrike by US forces in Narang district on Tuesday night.
James Thurman, the commander of US Forces Korea, was quoted as saying in a statement.
The US President authorised an operation to 'get bin Laden' last week, he said, and on Sunday a small team of US forces undertook the operation.
The final update of the US forces shows that "one US contractor was killed, several service members were wounded and a building received minor damages during the attack.
The US forces started deployment in the south when the Philippine Senate ratified in 1998 the US- Philippine Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).
The US service member was killed in an insurgent attack on Sunday, US forces said.
The United States hopes to continue using an airbase in Kyrgyzstan despite threats to close it, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday, calling it "hugely important" for the resupply of US forces in Afghanistan, reported AFP.
US forces have killed six Afghan policemen and a civilian after bombing a police station.
WASHINGTON: President George W Bush is unlikely to reduce US forces in Iraq to less than levels just before the surge this year for fear of putting at risk security gains, US analysts said on Wednesday.