Taliban Fighters Increasingly Deploy Precision Marksmen

02/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Taliban fighters increasingly are deploying precision marksmen to fire on U.S. troops at greater distances throughout opium-producing southern Afghanistan, according to the top two commanders for the southern region.

The increased use of marksmen is the latest Taliban shift to asymmetrical warfare and away from confronting U.S. troops in conventional fights, the commanders told McClatchy.

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