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Salvadorean troops attack stronghold in eastern area

Salvadorean Army troops led by elite US-trained battalions have launched an attack against left-wing guerrilla strongholds in one of the biggest surprise raids of the four-year-old civil war. The Army said troops were airlifted to the largely guerrilla-controlled eastern Morazan Province. A spokesmen said 3, 000 troops were dispatched, reflecting a more aggressive field strategy resulting from recent Army command changes.

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