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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 07:37 AM
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Afghan Says U.S. Planes Strike Taliban Position
Afghan Says U.S. Planes Strike Taliban Position

Sun July 20, 2003 04:35 AM ET
By Saeed Ali Achakzai

SPIN BOLDAK (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes on a Taliban position close to the Pakistani border on the weekend after a guerrilla attack on a government checkpoint, an official said Sunday.

Khalid Khan Achakzai, a senior local official with the foreign ministry, said the strikes came late Saturday night about 4 miles east of the border town of Spin Boldak.

He said the fighting started when Taliban guerrillas attacked a government checkpoint, and witnesses reported seeing the bodies of at least four government soldiers.

"Afghan forces retaliated and the fight continued at least five hours," Achakzai told Reuters, adding that U.S. forces had sent armored vehicles in support. "There are dead on both sides, but the number is not certain," he said.

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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:49 AM
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1. thought THIS war was over almost two years ago...it this the war
that Rummy said is costing us $ 1,000,000,000.00 a month ???

it's time that bush* answer for this too...

??? W
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lkinsale Donating Member (662 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:59 AM
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2. This is the war we didn't finish
No Osama. No security outside Kabul. Taliban regrouping (no Osama, no Osama, remember?) Attacks on girls' schools. Pakistani raids over the border. Promises we made to get Afghanistan on its feet completely broken.

We're busy.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:01 PM
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3. kick
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