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Three years later, U.S. forces still battling stubborn Taliban

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posted on May, 27 2005 @ 01:25 PM
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Since March, after a winter lull, fresh fighting and attacks have left more than 320 people dead, including 192 militants, according to figures compiled by the AP from U.S. and Afghan officials. Among the dead are 24 U.S. soldiers _ 15 of them killed in an April 9 helicopter crash blamed on a sandstorm.

Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya, the operational commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, however, expressed optimism, and attributed the spike in clashes to the coalition taking "the fight to the enemy in his sanctuary."

He predicted there would be a "modest reduction" in the 16,700 troops in Afghanistan this summer. One battalion that was going to rotate would be kept in the United States as a rapid reaction force to be deployed in Afghanistan as necessary, he said. A battalion usually has between 500 and 750 soldiers.


There have been 320 people killed just since March but you wouldn't know that by watching the news. There's almost no reports about Afghanistan on the News stations. Well, hopefully someday it will be calm in Afghanistan. They've been through a lot in the past few decades.




posted on May, 27 2005 @ 03:09 PM
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Did the world truely believe that the Taliban would succumb to military power, if not, democracy? If a men like George Bush, Aldolph Hitler and Moussilini gain power through legality and democracy, why can men of the Taliban not? I also remember the United States supporting the Taliban for quite some time, or, as long as they were an asset to them and thier endevours in that region of the world.

Such a tool democracy has become.

Deep



posted on May, 27 2005 @ 03:35 PM
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4 years later American troops still there fighting against people who loves to destroy Budda statues. tsk tsk the Taliban having a hard time eh? have to cross Pakistan attack and run back. tsk tsk.



 
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