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“Insurgent” HQ Destroyed, 25 “Guerrillas” Killed

From those enablers of terror at Reuters:


Afghan insurgents HQ destroyed, 25 killed: U.S. military

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces destroyed an insurgent headquarters near the southern city of Kandahar overnight, killing an estimated 25 guerrillas, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

Troops backed by air support attacked two compounds in Ashoqeh Village, 17 km (10 miles) southwest of Kandahar, the military said.

It was the latest in a series of clashes in the Islamist Taliban-dominated south in recent weeks in which the U.S. military said coalition forces have killed hundreds of insurgents.

“Intelligence suggested that the compounds, comprised of seven buildings, contained multiple insurgent leaders responsible for the deaths of Afghans and Coalition forces during IED attacks and ambushes,” the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

“A total of 25 insurgents were estimated killed during the course of the evening’s operations,” it said, adding that a suicide bomber blew himself up during the initial engagement.

Kandahar’s police chief Sayed Agha Saqib said more than 100 Taliban were killed in the clash, but analysts say death tolls are often exaggerated for propaganda reasons.

A spokesman for the Taliban, Qari Mohammad Yousuf, confirmed the clash but said only five fighters were killed. He also said the insurgents destroyed a vehicle in a convoy of the U.S.-led troops in an ambush, though he had no other details

There is something terribly wrong when our watchdog media describes the enemy combatants as “insurgents” and “guerrillas” when, in fact, they are simply terrorists.

There is also something wrong when the “spokesmen for the Taliban” are able to give statements to the (supposedly Western) press.

This is a war for our civilization. Neither Reuters nor any of the other media will be spared by the enemy.

And yet the Taliban feel perfectly safe to contact the media and give them their side of events. Which, of course, the media favors.

Have we ever won a war that was waged like this? 

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, September 2nd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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