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powwowdancer Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 08:06 PM
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Fighting a Hard, Half-Forgotten War
"I thought the Taliban had fallen," Conlon marveled recently. "I thought this was going to be a peacekeeping mission."

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"The Taliban forces, estimated at anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 fighters, cannot hold territory against U.S. forces. But the battalion in Zabol has been attacked more than 10 times since March. During one bloody seven-hour clash in Zabol in May and in a series of pitched firefights across the south and east since then, the Taliban has revealed itself to be a hardy, resilient foe equipped with machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars."

Here's the above story from The Washington Post

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