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U.S. Troops Train in Germany with Iraqi Extras

The Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade combat team has wrapped up its final training in Germany before deploying to Afghanistan for a year. Troops spent last week fighting pretend insurgents and helping pretend villagers in the hills of Bavaria.

The extras playing the villagers were Arabic speakers — including Iraqis — brought in to create more realism for the soldiers. But due to a change in orders, the Americans are headed for Afghanistan.

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