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More Than 60 Jihadists Killed in Afghanistan

From a despondent Reuters:

A U.S. soldier keeps watch afterTaliban militants set fire to ...

More than 60 insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Sat Aug 16

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces have killed more than 60 militants during several days of fighting in the south of the country this week, the U.S. military and the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Saturday…

Clashes erupted on Wednesday when several militants attacked a joint Afghan and coalition patrol with machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades, the military said in a statement.

“ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) and coalition forces returned fire with small arms and close air support. Multiple vehicles and enemy fighting positions were destroyed,” it said.

More than three dozen insurgents were killed, it said.

No soldiers from the Afghan and U.S. forces or any civilians had been killed in the fighting, which was continuing on Saturday, a spokesman for the military said…

Afghan police killed 23 insurgents on Friday after militants attacked two separate police checkpoints in Nad Ali district of the southern province of Helmand, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Four policemen were wounded in one of the attacks, it said…

How many of these “insurgents” are even from Afghanistan?

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