08/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Afghan Insurgents Cross-Dress To Escape U.S. Marines

(CNN) -- Insurgents locked in a standoff with U.S. Marines tricked them by dressing up as women to escape, a task force spokesman said Monday.

Women and children had been caught in the standoff between the armed groups, but some of the women were not what they seemed, according to task force spokesman Capt. William Pelletier.

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