08/07/2011 05:03 pm ET Updated Oct 07, 2011

In Valley Where SEALs Died, U.S. Raids Boost Taliban Support

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The 30 U.S. soldiers, many of them Navy SEALs, who died Saturday in the U.S. military's single biggest loss of the Afghan war, were operating in a Taliban-controlled valley where frequent U.S.-led night raids have won the insurgents popular support, area residents said Sunday.

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