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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:58 AM
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Stung in an Afghan 'hornets' nest'
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Stung in an Afghan 'hornets' nest'

Andrew North
BBC News at US Camp Tillman, Afghan-Pakistan border

A routine mission for a small unit of US troops based here turned into
a fight for their lives when they came up against a group of suspected
Taleban militants along the border with Pakistan.

It did not make any headlines. It was just another incident among many
in this volatile region.

But it gives an insight into why the US-led coalition is having such
difficulty defeating the insurgency that has affected much of eastern
and southern Afghanistan for the past two years.


Capt Islamuddin is more blunt. "Pakistan is interfering in
Afghanistan. They are sending the bad guys here. They say there
are cooperating, but they are not."

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