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US army struggles to combat suicide

More army members killed themselves in 2012 than the number of soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan.

Last Modified: 03 Jun 2013 02:21
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Suicides among US army personnel are on the rise. In the first four months of this year, more than 160 soldiers have taken their own lives.

The Pentagon has released a report detailing the depth of the problem.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports.

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