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Soviet forces attacked Afghan guerrilla positions in the Konar Valley with tanks, napalm and saturation bombing, forcing the insurgents to retreat, rebel spokesmen in neighboring Pakistan said. They said the rebels were falling back from fortified strongpoints in the rugged valley, about 100 miles north of the Khyber Pass. The Soviet forces are driving up the Konar Valley toward the town of Barikot, where guerrillas have besieged an Afghan army garrison for more than a year.


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