|'The insurgent Taliban said Wednesday that US President Barack Obama should learn from the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan and pull his troops out of the country to allow Afghans to decide their own fate,' reports The News, a popular English-language daily in Pakistan. The Boston Globe adds that a 'record 151 American forces died in Afghanistan in 2008, compared with 111 the previous year.
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