100 soldiers return to Fort Bragg from Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) – About 100 soldiers have returned to Fort Bragg after nearly nine months in Afghanistan.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1k4YyuE) that the soldiers returned on a chartered plane shortly before sunrise Wednesday.

Most of the soldiers were from the 319th Military Intelligence Battalion. They were the only unit in Afghanistan collecting intelligence and providing battlefield analysis for conventional military leaders. The unit operated from 10 locations around the country.

It conducted 420 patrols and was involved in dealing with a number of threats and captures.

The brigade commander said some of the soldiers in the unit have deployed as many as eight times.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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