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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:39 PM
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Mission Unraveled: Taliban's terror tactics reconquer Afghanistan
Taliban's terror tactics reconquer Afghanistan
By Nelofer Pazira in Kandahar
Published: 20 August 2006

http://www.rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%...

"If we die, we are martyrs - if we live, we are victors," say the Taliban in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province. They have taken control of the area in less than two weeks. For, with ever accelerating speed, the Taliban are reconquering south-west Afghanistan from the government, American and Nato forces sent to fight them.

It took Besmillah, a villager from Panjwai, three hours to get from his home to Kandahar, a journey that usually takes an hour. "There were bodies on the road," he says, "at least 40 bodies - of Afghan soldiers - lying in a place called Yakh Chah , halfway between Shykh Kalandar and the municipality of Panjwai. The Taliban have a madrasa in Shykh Kalandar and they were attacking the municipality from there at first. But now they have taken the whole district. I saw two cars on fire. I had to go through the fields and take side roads to make it to Kandahar."

Panjwai, 30km west of Kandahar, is one of the more prosperous districts in the province. It's been 12 days since the fighting began there. "At first, Canadians were there too," Besmillah says. "But I don't know what happened. They left, and now there is only the Afghan army."

The Taliban have told the district's mayor that he will be left untouched providing he and his men stay where they are and forbid Nato forces permission to enter the area, Besmillah says. "The Taliban have kept the soldiers' bodies because they have asked for 10 rocket-propelled grenades in return for each corpse," he says. Another account suggests that the Taliban have asked for the release of prisoners in return for the bodies. Temperature this week have been hitting 44C. "The bodies will rot and people will be affected by their smell," he says.

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:25 PM
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1. the picture of bush says it all
he could care less.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:58 PM
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2. Busholini couldn't care any less.
He is a Silverspoon Sociopath that will shift the blame to others. It wasn't his fault that the Intell of Iraq's WMDs was faulty. "Where are those WMDs." The skit about WMDs that he and the audience thought was humorous says it all.
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