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Leftist guerrillas said their forces shot down a Salvadoran army helicopter gunship and killed 15 soldiers in El Salvador’s northern Morazan province. A clandestine rebel radio broadcast said the U.S.-made UH-1H helicopter was downed “in response to the plans designed by eight American colonels who are directing” about 7,000 government troops battling rebels in the province. A military spokesmen said he could not confirm the report, but reported that government troops killed 15 rebels and destroyed five rebel camps.


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