Thursday, June 19, 2008

Afghan, NATO Troops Clear Kandahar Villages of Taliban

When the Taliban took those remote villages, the Left and Media ate it up! I wonder if this will receive half the coverage as the original story?

Good job, lads! - Afghan, NATO Troops Clear Kandahar Villages of Taliban - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News: "A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan's largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.

Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said the Afghan National Army was now in control of the villages, but that the militants had planted hundreds of land mines in the area before fleeing.

NATO officials have not confirmed that Arghandab was militant-free, or Azimi's report that 56 militants were killed. But NATO spokesman Mark Laity did say the alliance launched a 'limited number of successful airstrikes' overnight.

'We don't have a definitive assessment, though casualties were inflicted,' Laity said. 'The main point is that it has helped ensure the continuing success of the mission.'"

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