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NATO, Afghan Forces Hit Kandahar Taliban

From a concerned Agence France-Pressee:

British soldiers from the NATO-led International Security Assistance ...

NATO, Afghan forces kill Taliban in huge offensive

by Nasrat Shoaib

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan (AFP) – Afghan and NATO troops backed by helicopter gunships killed 23 Taliban rebels Wednesday in a huge "clean-up" operation to drive out militants entrenched in villages near Kandahar…

A Taliban spokesman told AFP that the hardline movement’s fighters — hundreds of whom swarmed into the district on Monday evening — wanted to capture it in order to launch attacks on Kandahar itself

General Carlos Branco, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, said more than 1,000 Afghan and Canadian NATO troops were taking part in the operation launched on Wednesday morning…

An Afghan defence ministry statement said that a group of Taliban was "targeted by NATO air force" in Ta-been village in Arghandab, killing 20 "local and foreign terrorists," while three more rebels were shot dead elsewhere in the district…

A self-styled Taliban commander called Mullah Sayed Ahmad, claiming to be calling from Arghandab, told AFP that there had been "very heavy fighting going on and the NATO helicopters also fired machine guns into our positions."

Taliban spokesman Yousuf Ahmadi vowed fierce resistance.

"We will use Arghandab for specific attacks with mortars and cannons on targets in Kandahar city. We have also planned a suicide attack which will be carried out in Kandahar," he told AFP by telephone from an unknown location…

Funny how easy it is for the terrorists to talk to our watchdog media.

Why is that?

An Afghan defence ministry statement said that a group of Taliban was "targeted by NATO air force" in Ta-been village in Arghandab, killing 20 "local and foreign terrorists" …

They are talking about Cindy Sheehan’s "freedom fighters."

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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