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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:58 AM
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Clashes leave 71 suspected Taliban dead
Aug. 20, 2006, 10:34AM
Clashes leave 71 suspected Taliban dead

By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer
2006 The Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Afghan police backed by NATO aircraft and artillery killed 71 suspected Taliban militant in fierce clashes that also left five Afghan forces dead in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

The 71 insurgents were killed when they attacked police in Panjwayi district in southern Kandahar province late Saturday, said Niaz Mohammad Sarhadi, the district chief, in one of the bloodiest clashes since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

Militants also ambushed another police patrol in western Afghanistan's Farah province on Sunday, sparking a gunbattle that left one officer and two attackers dead and six officers and three attackers injured, said Ghulam Dastagir Azad, the governor of the neighboring Nimroz province.

The clash in southern Afghanistan lasted until early Sunday and was part of an ongoing operation "to extend security" along the main Kabul-Kandahar highway, said Maj. Toby Jackman, a spokesman for the force.
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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4129068.html
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:01 AM
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1. Pfffft. We don't even control the majority of the city of Kabul. We've
control about a six-block area.

Now we're trying for the main highway. After all these years you'd have thought we'd have done better than this, wouldn't you?

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:04 AM
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2. "And we are positive there was not one INNOCENT soul among them"
"They are all confirmed EVIL Doers, like Rush Oxycontin Limbaugh" - George AWOL Skull & Boner Bush
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:15 AM
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3. Why are they still killing members of the Taliban?
No freedom of religion for those in US occupied nations I guess.
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INDIA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:43 PM
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5. uhhhh...
did you read the part about Taliban first attacking a police station and then a convoy? "Taliban" isn't a religion, it's a group of douchebag fundamentalist violence loving assholes who love death. Possibly the worst people on the planet today.
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:56 PM
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4. Then there's the flip side:
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